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Podmog Wed 20-Apr-05 19:54:00

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juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 19:59:11

Oh you sound so much like me when I suffered PAs. I'm the strong one and couldn't believe this is what was happening. The mind can be so strange at times though. I've just been talking about them today funnily enough, how I was relieved to find out what they were. Before that I thought I was dying, that's exactly how you feel

There's a really good Panic website, think it's called No panic? I'll have a search to see if I can find it?

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 20:01:13

No Panic

mummytosteven Wed 20-Apr-05 20:02:40

yes, I would also recommend the No Panic website.

also generally reducing stress levels - things like eating well, avoiding caffeine and alcohol may also help a bit.

you might also find your HV/GP can help you out

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 20:10:03

yes mummy your diet is so important. One thing I found through researching is how important magnesium is. I'll try to find a good link about this as when I supplemented this in my diet the difference was amazing.

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 20:13:04

magnesium link

This has some good info but bear in mind they're advertising!

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 20:16:20

Actually this one seems better? here

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 20:17:58

BTW just read the magnesium bit not the hypnotherapy bit iykwim!

Podmog Wed 20-Apr-05 21:07:04

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foxinsocks Wed 20-Apr-05 21:11:29

you could have generalised anxiety disorder...sort of chronic worry and tension.

Could you go to the GP?

Do you have any 'me down time' where you can sit and relax and put all your worries aside?

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 21:15:40

how old is your baby?

Glad to hear you don't think they're PAs as they're awful.

Podmog Wed 20-Apr-05 21:15:56

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Podmog Wed 20-Apr-05 21:16:39

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juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 21:18:42

Enjoy your bath!

No wonder you're out of sorts podmog, with a young baby and 2 other young children. I have a 7 and 4 year old and feel overwhelmed just by them at times.

foxinsocks Wed 20-Apr-05 21:24:28

do you have a partner? could he handle all kids for half an hour?

it may sound mad but just half an hour a day where you let all your problems out of your mind will make a huge difference to your mental well being. Someone once explained that when you have chronic worry/tension, your brain goes into overload so that you find you are constantly having irrational worry and tension about things you normally wouldn't. Just having a bit of time when you 'blank' your mind, means your brain gets a bit of a rest and slowly, but surely, your normal mind state returns. I think it take a bit of practice to 'not worry' if you see what I mean!

dejags Wed 20-Apr-05 21:26:27

Hi Podmog, sorry to hear things are tough at the mo. I had the most awful panic attacks/PND after DS1 was born. I ended up having to take a tranquiliser on the really bad days but hated doing so because I didn't feel entirely in control. I didn't know I had PND before I discussed the panic attacks with my health visitor, who then referred to my GP for a more detailed look at the problem.

I started taking a very high dose evening primrose oil/magenesium supplement soon after the diagnosis with AD's. I now only take the supplement and it has helped me so much. It has balanced me out and makes me less prone to panic.

I would also say that my panic attacks were definitely worse if I was lonely or feeling out of control. Not sure if this has been covered by talk to your partner or pick up the phone to a friend if you can when you feel one coming on.

One last thing - Bachs Rescue Remedy is absolutely fantastic, it saw me through many dark days.

CAT me if I can be of help

Spacecadet Wed 20-Apr-05 21:36:47

Hi, I started to have horific pa's after dd2 was born 9 months ago, I now have 4 kids and do feel overwhelmed, I try to watch my stress levels now, go to bed at a decent time, cut down on caffeine etc, I do still take a diazepam on a bad day, but also am suffering from menieres which intensifies the panic. I have had the lot, palpitations, intense fear, chest pain, thoughts of death and feelings of unreality, the unreal feelings have gone now, thankgod, but I still get the panic attacks, my gp has referred me for rebreathing therapy as most panickers overbreathe, I also take magnesium ok tablets, I burn geranium oil, as it is good for stress! CBT therapy can be really helpful for panic, would your gp refer you?

Podmog Wed 20-Apr-05 21:48:41

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juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 21:49:40

to hear that spacecadet. You have a lot to deal with and then menieres on top.

juniperdewdrop Wed 20-Apr-05 21:50:21

podmog, I didn't want to say!

Spacecadet Thu 21-Apr-05 22:55:40

juniper, menieres winning hands down at the mo, the little bugger!! but I wont let it in the long run

Podmog Fri 22-Apr-05 08:01:08

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Amberlilli Fri 22-Apr-05 08:09:19

Just wanted to say thankyou for the tip on Magnesium, I have suffered with PA for 15 years and have never been told about it!

Spacecadet Fri 22-Apr-05 10:18:56

podmog, i too suffered from ptsd after dd2 was born in july, thiswas triggered by a potential life threatening situtation, the general school of thought is that there are only certain ad's that are suitible for ptsd and there special forms of counselling which are very helpful, i have had pschocoanalys and also cbt, some forms of counselling can be very counter productive thouch and can actaully heighten distres, so be careful this is of course if you choose to go for counselling, I personally would recommend cbt, when I worked in mental health, most people were referred for cbt with good results, it is excellent for panic attacks, good luck.

Podmog Fri 22-Apr-05 13:48:32

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