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Panic Disorder sufferers?

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ChloLauxxx Thu 20-Apr-17 18:23:27

I'd love to speak to other mams in the same boat!
I'm 25, Mam of 3yr old twin boys. I was diagnosed with panic disorder when I was 11. Then I got better (kind of) then baaaaam!
It's been awful for the past maybe 4 year now. Just wondering if anyone else suffers and does any alternative therapies etc. I currently take Sertraline, mirtazapine and propananol to ease my symptoms. I do CBT too.
I also suffer from terrible depressive episodes due to it, I self harm and I've had several suicide attempts.
I don't currently have many close friends so thought I'd try my luck reaching out in other places smile

NolongerAnxiousCarer Fri 21-Apr-17 18:59:32

I'm not a Mum, but I've suffered pannic attacks as part of PTSD. I'm also on Mirtazapine. I've found meditation, mindfulness, exercise and EFT helpful in managing it. The EFT (emotional freedom techneque ) was particularly helpful if I could feel a pannic attack starting. The best thing for me thoug was seeing a therapist for Eye Movement Integration ( IEMT ) that was like a magic wand, it stopped my pannic attacks after the first session.

Ashers40 Sat 22-Apr-17 00:23:54

How does that work NolongerAnxious? Did your GP refer you for that?

NolongerAnxiousCarer Sat 22-Apr-17 11:05:21

IEMT uses eye movements to process difficult memories. I think its specifically aimed at PTSD to help resolve the trauma, but I've been told it can be useful for anxiety and depression too. Certainly some of the memories I worked through from childhood probably wouldn't be considered trauma, more unpleasant memories of bullying and childhood accidents. I saw someone privately, I'm not sure if it is offered on the NHS. EMDR is a similar therapy which is offered to PTSD sufferers on the NHS and reccommend in the NICE guidelines as one of 2 treatments with evidence of effectiveness in treating PTSD.

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