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candyfluff Fri 10-Oct-08 12:23:05

been having panic attacks for a few days now and its awful i feel so weak that i just dont know how to deal with them and how to calm myself down.
any ideas??

HeadFairy Fri 10-Oct-08 12:27:15

Sorry to hear you're suffering like this. Couldn't just read and not post, sorry I don't have any experience of this, my cousin suffers from panic attacks and I know how debilitating it is for her. She's set up a support group on facebook, it's called panic attacks. Not much help now I know, but I hope you get some support soon. Has anything you can identify triggered the attacks?

candyfluff Fri 10-Oct-08 12:43:06

i know what triggered it i wanted to swap my old anit depressents for some others coz the old ones were making me put loads of weight (3 stone) so the gp told me to stop the old ones for a week and then start taking these new ones which i have but i think they take up to 2 weeks to start working.
its my fault i should of stayed on the old ones being fat is nothing compared to this

Nikkiemadisonandbump Fri 10-Oct-08 12:54:40

Hi Hon,
Having read your message, I had to help somehow.
April this year I was suffering with panic attacks and anxiety, I had been dealing with it on my own for a year before hand, but April it came to a head when I couldn't even go into my own backgarden.
I went to see my Dr, she referred me to a Cognitive Behavourial Therapist and it has been the best thing I have ever done, 6 months later I feel so much better, I do get a case of the wobblies (as she put it!) every now and then but she taught me how to get "over" it
The information she gave me I found amazingly effective.
When you feel a panic attck coming on count 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3 whilst breathing in and out to the same count, it distracts your mind and gives you something else to concentrate on, you may feel like a twat to start with but bear with it and it truly works! I only have to say it once and Im calm, it works wonders for getting off to sleep too!
I also always wear a hairband round my wrist, when you feel anxious "ping" it, that works as a distraction and really works, although use one without the metal on cuz that bloody hurts!
I have loads of techniques that really work, email me if you wanna chat.
Sorry for rambling!
Nikkie xxx

candyfluff Fri 10-Oct-08 13:02:27

thanks for that i have being trying to breathe through it coz ive been i the same place many times before,i have a place at an anxiety management course in november which ive been waiting for ages to come through. but not pleased as i had'nt realised it was a group thing and that involves maybe running into someone i know and i dont want people to know how pathetic i am.
for me the panic feelings are all day not for just short amounts of time so find it hard to get on with normal life when i feel like this ,i have 3 kids to deal with so its extra hard for me. if i could just take a pill to make it all go away i would, i hate it!!!

Nikkiemadisonandbump Fri 10-Oct-08 13:53:27

Your situation is very different to mine, but maybe we can help each other?
Whereas your concern being in a group is maybe someone you know being there, mine would be the fact that its a group of people.
I hate beign around lots of people and would and will do everything in my power to avoide it!
What your dealing with doesn't make you pathetic, you need help and the people that will be there will be in the same boat as you.
Do you have a partner? do they know about how you feel?
Do you have anyone you can talk to about it?
I couldn't take a pill to make it go away because the thought of taking a pill would set me off on a panic attack, thinking that it would kill me, totally irrational I know.
Even now, I daren't dye my hair, why, because Im worried something will happen and I'll have a reaction, but I have dyed my hair hundreds of times before with no problems! Crazy huh!
I hate it too, wish I could go back to being "normal nikkie" and sometimes I think maybe today is the day I'll wake up and it'll all eb gone but I know its going to take time

candyfluff Fri 10-Oct-08 19:40:33

have calmed down from earlier thankgoodness i know that come 5am its gonna start all over again its always worse in the morning.i have a dh of 11 years and he does understand what im going through as he has had depression before too ,its just that he has 2 jobs so i dont get any time for myself and there are no grandparents on the scene either.
my problems all stemmed from when i had my dd 7 years ago before her i was so happy go lucky no mental health problems i too wish i could be that way again

candyfluff Sun 12-Oct-08 14:34:56

still very unwell .i was up all night with major anxiety no sleep shaking bad heartburn from lack of food probably nothing for the stomach acid to work on?
went to doctors on call today who explained that im experiencing withdrawals from the old ad and there was me thinking its the new ones making me feel so bad .he gave me some diazapam 2mg but not working to calm scared what tonight has in store for me.

candyfluff Mon 13-Oct-08 06:20:40

had a good night slept for 6 hrs lovely!!! now on 40mg amitryptaline and 8 mg of diazapam,hope the new ad's kick in soon

SuperBunny Mon 13-Oct-08 06:24:11

Good sleep can make the world of difference, can't it?

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