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panic/anxiety attack & now voices in my head!!!

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PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 22:32:13

had another one of these attacks tonight.( happened twice before)... I take AD's (sertraline) twice a day but even my evening dose is not helping. during the attack I was rocking my body back & forth crying and muttering "bad mother, bad wife, bad daughter" over & over again!!!

now I've got 2 voices in my head 1being kind to me the other repeating the above to me. it's like there are 2 people in my head fighting for me.

I feel really scarred & think I'm going NUTS!!!

You are not going nuts. Can you try doing something to externalise. My counsellor taught me this

Name 3 things you can see
Name 3 things you can hear
Name 3 things you can feel

Now do it for 2 things then for 1. You need to speak out loud.

Others will be along soon. X

Are you still there PFL?

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:10:38

yes was trying ur suggestion, sorry it was a slight distraction.... heart still racing but I do feel a bit calmer so thankyou.

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:12:53

voices still in my head!!!

Has this happened before?

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:21:28

twice in the last month but wasn't hearing any voices today is the first time!

Ok. Is there a crisis team in your area that you can get in touch with right now? I think if you could talk to someone in RL it would help. Are you feeling scared?

strumpetpumpkin Fri 11-Jan-13 23:27:52

are the voices your voice?

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:29:17

no I feel ok now my brother has just got home thankfully so I'm not alone anymore!!! I cnt stop the voices though but there calming down. maybe it's because my brother is home.

How long have you been on your medication? Could it be a side effect of that?

oopsadaisymaisy Fri 11-Jan-13 23:32:48

How are you doing pain?

I am glad your brother is with you and that you are not feeling afraid. These are 2 positive things. Would it help to try and focus on these and maybe try to do tje externalising exercise together. Will he do it with you?

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:37:10

sparkle I've been taking my meds for just over 2 years now so it can't be that. I've been feeling really crap this last month, more than usual & far more depressed than before. maybe I need my dosage changed or maybe sertraline doesn't work on me anymore. I really don't know.

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:40:27

the voices thing is just a bit scary as never had it like this before & it feels like it's not going to stop!

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:42:37

broken he is doing them with me as we speak.

Thats great that you have someone who can help. I hope you can get through tonight ok and get some sleep. Can you get to your GP soon?

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:50:28

can't get to G.P till Monday now. don't think sleep will be happening too scarred to close my eyes.

Have you got some techniques for relaxing? Or loads of old films you can watch?

PainForLife Fri 11-Jan-13 23:58:03

no such technique for relaxing but lots of films to keep me going all night & thankfully my brother doesn't have work tomorrow so he's going to keep me company.

thankyou so much for responding.

Well thats good. I hope you do get some sleep eventually. Try and stay positive if you can. See your GP on monday to talk through whats happened. X

How are you today?

PainForLife Sat 12-Jan-13 17:45:45

brokenbananatantrum thanks for checking up on me.

got some sleep last night had another attack this morning but took my morning pill straight away so avoided a major meltdown. voices haven't stopped and are not stopping. have been ignoring them and keeping myself busy with tv. just took my evening dose a bit early. hoping to just get through the weekend till I see G.P on Monday.

NanaNina Sat 12-Jan-13 18:04:53

Hi PFL so sorry you are feeling so bad. Mental health problems are a real torment and can only be understood by those who have experienced them. Hearing voices is a bit worrying and I think it's really important you get to the GP and make sure you tell him/her about these voices. You may be referred to a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. Sometimes when depression gets so bad, you can have a psychotic episode and that needs treating with more than an AD. Sorry I don't like "diagnosing" on internet as I am no medic but know people who have had this condition.

Do you live alone, although you mention your brother, so do you live together. Have you any children - do you work. Sorry to bombard you with questions, just wondering how much support you have around you. Have you got a good GP and will you get an appt on Monday - it's terrible in our surgery for getting appts. Suggest you book a double appointment so that you are not rushed.

Keep in touch over the weekend. There is a great deal of support on here.

Just wanted you to know people are thinking about you and that you are ok. Keep posting if you need to. As NannaNina says there is a lot of support on here. X

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