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  • Medicated at highest dosages, completed cbt, no trauma, but panic attacks suddenly came back after a year without a problem?

    Ive been on prozac, clonazepam, lamotrigine and hydroxyzine for a year for my panic disorder. Theyve been working wonderfully, anxiety has been under control. i got my panic disorder caught judt in time before it turned into full blown agoraphobia. But suddenly, my panic attacks have come back. I feel like i did before the medication. Nothing signifigant has changed in my life - i did get rejected by someone i liked (nothing traumatic), became vegetarian and i switched from smoking to vaping, those are the only things that have changed since ive been on medication. my psychiatrist is stumped. he suggested it may be due to an underlying medical reason. does anyone have an idea of whats wrong with me? 22 female, not in school, and im quitting my part time job because of the panic attacks. i also have GAD and OCD that gets worse when my panic/anxiety gets up. i most definitely have agoraphobic tendencies but i can still function outside my home. also depression but i havent showed symptoms in years.
  • Monophobia- Fear of Being Alone

    Does anyone else suffer from monophobia (fear of being alone)? I have a terrible time sleeping at night in an empty house. Any suggestions?
  • My therapist suggest an online support group for severe social anxiety. I noticed that many questions are asked but few answers. Can anyone tell me what's the best way to use this website?

  • New to the site, please help!

    I am going to the doctor today and I have never had so much anxiety in my life, which triggered a depression. This has been going on for a week. I had back problems that caused me not to sleep and one night I just was fearing to sleep. Now I have thoughts of death, just thinking I have some kind of deadly illness. I also have bad thoughts (like I won't be normal, something bad is going to happen to me, or something terrible has already happened to me.) I think thoughts such as I will be hurt in the future and I think things like I was sexually abused as a child but I talk about it. And nothing comes to mind. When I have my "lucid" moments Everything I have thought when I was anxious seem so insane for me to go there. Am I the only one who has these thoughts? I don't if it comes from my fear of being sexually abused since I know many women who have dealt who rape or being abused as a child and I always feel like it will happen or it already has. Is this common? Or have I truly repressed a memory and this is why I think this. I don't always think this, its usually when I feel anxious. Whenever I have felt anxious I think about death or something abusive has happened to me or will happen. I think of having fatal illness. I feel numb lately as well. When It get bass I feel like am I really here. And I always think of the deeper mean of the world. Please help anyone.I have always been a strong person and never have I dealt with depression or serve anxiety before. It just happened this week and I am so afraid. I am feel afraid of everything. I am afraid now to have kids, or the future, or everything. I am literally living day by day. I need help. Please help.
  • panic attacks during exercise

    Hi there to all the community. Has anyone experienced panic attack during running, jogging or doing treadmill???
  • please help me

    I have not been able to leave my house for almost 6 months now. I cannot push myself to go. My parents have to force me in the car and I have only left a total of 3 times (all 3 times I was forced). Every time I get in the car to go somewhere, I get halfway down my street, start panicking and go home. I can't even get to the end of my neighborhood without panicking. I am tired of living like this. I am tired of feeling helpless and worthless. When I panic, I feel nauseous and its so incredibly uncomfortable. How do I get over this? Please help me. I am open to any and all advice.
  • Please help! What antidepressant would help best for Anxiety and panic attacks?

    Please help! What antidepressant would help best for Anxiety and panic attacks? I a taking lexapro and klonopin 1mg 3x a day but Lexapro is not helping at all. it seems to make my anxiety worst.
  • ptsd

    anyone come out a traumatic event after just a week, i believe i blocked it all out
  • Recently started having panic attacks, now they won't stop.

    the first 3 times i had panic attacks were while smoking weed. this was all in the last 6 months. i decided that i would stop smoking because i knew that it not only lead to full blown attacks, but also this general anxiety throughout my regular day, even when i wasn't smoking. i stopped smoking and my everyday "shyness" got better, I was more social than normal - able to speak up when i normally would have stayed quite - everything was going good. after not smoking for more than a month i decided i'd take 1 hit. just 1. i had moved in to a nice new house, had a new job - hey...i can take 1 hit right? well, the first night was cool - just like i remember it. i was happy, numb, playing video games, and slept like a rock. the next evening I said to myself "hey, last night was fun - let's go again." that's the night that I ended up in the ER, thinking I was dying, with a full blown panic attack that lasted over 2 hours (until the Ativan kicked in). it's funny, some people say MJ cures anxiety, for me it's the complete opposite. The worst part about this is that since that night i've had chronic panic disorder. It's been a month and I can't go a single day without an attack. i'm dealing with them better, trying to NOT take drugs (Xanax) because I know that when it wears off the panic is going to come back stronger than before. So far i've been able to go 1 day without xanax, but then the next day i'll end up needing .25 mg to stop an attack. My DR doesn't prescribe it to me either for fear of dependence - and honestly i don't want to be "ON" it - but it's nice to have something on hand to kill an attack when they happen....i just can't be going to the ER or urgent care (where they gave me the xanax) every other week, nor do I want to - Xanax is highly addictive and the last thing i need is a panic order WITH an addiction and/or withdrawls (seizure, etc). Long story short - I wish i'd never took that hit that night...i have a strong feeling that the MJ opened the gate for all this panic that i'm dealing with in my COMPLETELY SOBER life. Has anyone had something like this happen? How long did it last? I honestly can't take this shit on a daily basis. It'd be one thing if I could identify WHAT was making me feel this way...i think at first it was health....i'd feel a flutter in my chest and think i was having a heart attack. after getting a complete exam, blood work, urine test, etc - i know i'm a healthy 33 year old male...should be in the prime of my life. so WHY the panic? WTF am i freaking out about?
  • Severe Shaking

    I suffer from the sever shaking around people and it starts while just thinking about it. I am on meds like Ativan. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  • What are the symptoms of panic attacks?


    Usually I do promotions and I meet a lot of people. This year on one fair I had interesting experience. I met a girl that couldn't relax, she was shaking, sweating a lot and feel dizzy. On the last promotion she run away. I am worry for her, Could this be symptoms of panic attack?

  • What color would you be?

    If you were a chameleons, and when they are in danger and have high anxiety, what color would you be? I tagged it as sex......I don't know if anyone ever used that tag.....hehehehehhehe
  • what does an anxiety attack feel like?

    Yesterday I felt like I was having a heart attack at work, I was not able to breath and I freaked out. I had to go to the hospital. They run all possible test on my including and MRI but they found nothing. The doc suggested it was a panic attack. was it?
  • What is the best way to deal with extreme anxiety?

    I've had anxiety and OCD since I was thirteen (I'm 22 now) but I didn't start having panic attacks until I was around nineteen. Since then, I have been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder and my anxiety has reached an all time high. The anxiety is always there but it gets really bad at around noon and doesn't start to get better until four so for those few hours I am in utter hell. My palms and feet get incredibly sweaty and I have a sensation of pins and needles stabbing me all over my body. My body shakes and the feeling just gets worse. Suicidal thoughts come to my mind, not because I want to die but because I want relief from this unbearable agony. I take .5mg of Klonopin (Clonazepam) twice a day but I feel like I need something much stronger. I will have to talk to my doctor about this obviously but my question is, what is the best way to fight this anxiety? I know everyone reacts differently to different medication but does anyone get any relief from a certain medicine that you can take when you get panic attacks or really bad anxiety? What are your thoughts? Much thanks! :)
  • Whats the best ways of coping with serve anxiety without medication?

    I've been suffering for a few months now with anxiety and have not found a good way of dealing with it, without the use of any medication. Any suggestions would be appropriated greatly ?
  • When to tell your kids about yout panic/ anxiety attacks? Mine are 17 and 14. Thanks

    At what age is it acceptable to tell your kids about your panic/anxiety attacks. Mine are 17 and 14. Thanks

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