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  • any tips on how to cope with panic attacks?

  • Anyone has experienced this?

    Ok, i got really nervous today, i wanted to try and take just benzos at night, and lexapro after breakfast (doctor said 1/2 tablet of bromazepam every 12 hours and lexapro after breakfast) but being the weather over here hot, and this weird feeling of not being tired since i started with my anxiety/panic attack outbreak, it´s really breaking me apart.

    I don´t know if its the secondary effects of the meds, or the fact that im not sleeping on my own bed, in my own room ( i have to share the bedroom with my dad and my sis because we are taking care of my grandmother at her house), it´s hot at night, my father snoring all getting crazy !

    Since i started with this horrible panic attacks / OCD thoughts and started taking anti depressants, if i sleep well or not at night, i can´t really feel it because i have these strange sensation all the god damn day! I know i sleep at least some hours because i remember my dreams, then wake up because of noises in the room ( someone going to the bathroom, cars outside, etc),and sleep/dreaming a little again. I wake up at least like 3 times at nights... I told my doctor about this but he just said i was gonna have some negative effects the first weeks ( today just marks my first week of treatment) and also that i never experienced anxiety this much and it´s all a result of my mind... but im getting scared...

    So, i ask you guys, is it normal to not experience being tired physically and mentally while having a lot of anxiety and taking meds?
  • Does anyone else feel like this?

    I have suffered severe anxiety for about three years now. I've tried lots of different techniques and therapists etc... It feels like I'll never get out of it. Does anyone else feel like this? And is there anything you do to help the situation?
  • Does anyone else mentally beat themselves up during a panic attack?

    When I get panic attacks, I will sometimes completely tear myself apart. I will beat myself up for things I had gotten over, anywhere from a month ago to several years ago. These feelings come back when I have a panic attack as though I had done nothing to resolve my feelings.

    For example, about a month ago I had to tell a friend that he needs to stop flirting with me because I have a boyfriend, and he was hurt by it but he understood. I've forgiven myself for hurting my friend and when I don't have anxiety, I hardly think of it. However, this past week I've been getting panic attacks for no reason. During these panic attacks, my mind races and I go back and think of all the bad things I've done and beat myself up about them, and I make myself feel like a horrible person. When I'm not feeling anxious, I know this is a silly thing to do, and I know I am not a bad person and shouldn't feel bad about these things, but it's difficult to maintain that thought when I'm in the middle of a panic attack. Does anyone else get this way? It would be reassuring to know that I'm not alone in feeling this way.
  • Fingers drawing up?

    The other day after my workout, my arms got a good pump. On the way home I felt anxious, my fingers started tingling and drawing up. By the time I got to the emergency room parking lot I felt calm. It has happened several times the past few days. I only take my anxiety medicine at night. Has this ever happened to anyone?
  • Have you ever experienced tingling and pins and needles

    Have you ever experienced tingling and pins and needles related to your anxiety or panic attacks? I am trying to find the mechanism behind it when it happens. I think it has something to do with my muscles contracting heavily while I'm experiencing anxiety which puts pressure on the nerves. The thing is, even after the period of anxiety passes I still tend to feel these sensations for sometimes days or weeks after a particularly bad episode. I'm wondering if it just takes time for the nerves to get back into working order, or if anyone has any suggestions on how to stretch to release the tension that can cause tinglings in arms and legs. It normally ends up happenings throughout the left side of my body. I've gone to doctors for it and they never seem overly concerned after they test me for stroke or heart issues which are always negative. The problem with a negative answer is that it doesn't tell me what is actually happening, which in many cases just not knowing is the scariest part.
  • How can I stop or treat anxiety attacks?

    My attacks come on by my thoughts. I'll start thinking "what if I have an anxiety attack, I think I'm going to have an anxiety attack" I repeat this over and over until I have one. They are super uncomfortable and when my breathing starts to get erratic, it is hard to bare. I sometimes take medication but do not like this solution. Any suggestions of what works for you.
  • How is anxiety for you?

  • I'm stuck

    Lately I've been feeling stuck, like I'm not improving. I'm not getting worse either. But it seems like I've been doing better. But I'm not sure if it's because I am getting better and the working on myself is actually doing something. Or I'm only feeling like I'm doing better because the main trigger for my anxiety and depression is momentarily gone. I just don't know what to do. The working on myself is expressing my emotions and feelings more, and trying to reach out to my friends. I've been figuring out what Happens during an attack and what helps. I know myself pretty well in that area. But I want to be able to do more then just coping with it. I want it to get less. I only have no idea how
  • is it normal to start gagging during panic attacks?

    Sometimes when I get panic attacks I start to gag and have to cough cause I feel like I'm going to vomit. I never have, and I know panic attacks aren't life threatening or anything, but I'm wondering can panic attacks cause gagging, or is that something more asthma-related? It usually happens when I'm anxious and feel like I'm choking
  • What can I do to control my anxiety (pills/therapy did not help?

    I took prescribed pills for severe anxiety and depression for a year and I was okay for a while but I have come back into my same patterns. I fear of falling into another deep depression and never leaving my room again! What can I do?
  • What should i do ?

    When i was 13 years old i was diagnosed OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder) , years later i started to experience anxiety/panic attacks related to the fear that i may die ( for countless/stupid reasons ). I was afraid of going out of my house, i didn´t want to eat, i was constantly checking my pulse, had problems to sleep, etc. but usually, those "feelings" disappeared over time). The problem is, that months / years later, those "fears" come back and i have to deal with that everytime, but now, these panic attacks have been extremely terrible. Because of a stomach ache i got 3 weeks ago ( the time this "fears" came back" ) i was starting to worry, at first i could sleep, eat, go out without problem, but then the stomach ache started to get worse, and i started to think more about it. I don´t know what to do, i´ve told my mother about this ( she is a family medicine doctor ) and gave me medicine for that, however, i don´t know if what im experiencing are really panic/anxiety attacks or it´s something else.. and thats what isn´t letting me live the way i used to. What should i do ?
  • Why is anxiety such a roller coaster ride?

  • Why is anxiety such a roller coaster ride?


we are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!



We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!