I joined the Anxiety and Panic Attacks support groups. I'm not sure if they are the same or not, but if you have read my story in the other group, my apologies. In 1999, I had Panic attacks only when in grocery stores, my doctor put me on zoloft, it didn't really work so I just avoided the stores. In 2002 my grandmother died, and my attacks got really bad. I didn't know what was wrong with me. So I was in and out of the ER. Between the ER and my doctor, I was being given some many different meds. Xanax seemed to help the most. In 2004, I finally got better. I had attacks or anxiety here and there, but I was able to manage it. 2008, they came back very bad again, and I'm still trying to get past them today. My heart skips, I have been to the doctor and a cardio doc. They did all the tests, 2 different holtor monitors, eco's, and EKG's, and said my heart does skip, but is fine, and will not hurt me. They said it was from my anxiety, and the less stress and anxiety I have the less skipped beats I will have. Knowing this does not seem to help me, because I monitor my body to closely. So I limit my actions, afraid to be too active. I know this will not help me in the long run, but I am too fearful at this point. Some days I feel ok, and can not worry about it, but those days are few. I am hoping someone can relate, and maybe give me some advise. I go to a therapist, and practice breathing during my panic attacks, but still find the strong attacks hard to manage.
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