I have been struggling with panic attacks for the past 3 months. Never had them before until i was walking home from work one day and felt a weird sensation in my head and started to lose my balance and panicked that i would pass out(my worst fear) then after that the panic attacks used to be once everyday, putting me in the ER a couple of times. I've had blood work done, EKG, echocardiogram, MRI on my brain, basically everything and have been told nothing is wrong.
My PD put me on lexapro but I had a really bad reaction to it with the worst panic attack I've ever had, calling the ambulance to go to the ER and they gave me the lowest dose of xanax which I now take for emergency situations.
There were 3 weeks that went by and I was completely fine until it happened at my job and they had to take me to the hospital since the xanax I took didn't do its job. And now I am at a constant worry at work.
I am just so sick of having panic attacks....I see a psychologist and he just thinks my body is extra sensitive to what's going on. But l really can't take it.
Does anyone have any advice? It's really taking a toll on me :( first i was worried about my heart beat, then I was worried about my breathing and if I didn't control it myself it would stop, then it went back to my heart beat and now since i got a little sick it's making it hard to breathe sometimes and it made me have another panic attack at work.
I'm sorry for the long post I just don't know what to do anymore. I don't want to go back on lexapro and fear other medications will give me the same reaction.
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