Hello everyone I'm new here and just want to share my expirience with panic attacks and hopefully gain knowledge from you all as well. Nothing has ever been wrong with me (healthwise) until a couple of months ago. I was at work and my chest started feeling tight and I felt weird heart palpalations. I left work and was going to drive myself to the ER but things just spun out of control. My fingers on hands and feet went numb and I started to loose control of my breathing and had tunnel vision. I thought I was having a heart attack so I called 911 and once in the ambulance I got an EKG and everything checked out to be fine. The EMT then told me that I was just probably having an anxiety attack. I went to the ER just in case to check out that everything was ok. However within the next few days I kept having them, so I went to my regular doctor and she perscribed me Lorazepam. Lorazepam only worked for me for about thirty minutes to an hour and then I would just start freaking out again. So now she has me on xanax and ideral and those are working fine. However I don't understand why I keep having them. Does anyone else feel like these attacks are taking a complete toll in their lives? Sometimes I just feel like some freak because nothing has ever been wrong with me and now all of a sudden I have to carry pills around like im some kind of drug dealer. Dealing with them is hard and embarrasing. My family keeps asking me what is wrong and I don't have any answers I'm just really tired of them and miss being my normal self. Anyone else feel the same way? What are some ways you calm down without taking drugs for them? I'm also extremley concerned with becoming dependant on drugs for them.
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