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BigMomma3 Fri 04-Sep-09 13:07:43

I feel like I have something stuck in my chest and could faint. Just took DSs out to the soft play place and while I was sitting down reading the paper, I suddenly came over all shaky, felt like I had something stuck in my chest, lightheaded and as if I would collapse. I have had panic attacks before but nothing like this!!

I had to grab the kids and get out of there. Managed to drive home whilst terrified I would crash the car and now don't know what to do. Am worried about being with the kids alone (DH at work and not back until late tonight)as I am worried I am going to have a heart attack!! My GPs surgery are not answering the phone.

I started taking Prozac 5 days ago thinking it would bloody help and I have felt worse since I started taking it. Any advice please???

blissa Fri 04-Sep-09 13:09:52

When you say you feel like there is something stuck in your chest- can you describe it?

BigMomma3 Fri 04-Sep-09 13:10:47

It feels like I have swallowed an apple!

ksld Fri 04-Sep-09 13:14:44

OK - just focus on breathing around the 'apple' taking slow breaths and try not to think about anything else. It does sound like a bad panic attack. I have no experience of prozac, so don't know if it could be related, but if you were going to have a heart attack you wouldn't have been able to drive home.

Is there anyone who could sit with you and the kids?

Keep trying your Dr and NHS direct - you need to speak to someone to get some help.

blissa Fri 04-Sep-09 13:16:21

I'd second what ksld has said.

You do need to speak to someone, just to be on the safe side

jangly Fri 04-Sep-09 19:00:19

When you start taking fluoxetine (prozac) you do feel even more anxious and nervy, even agitated, for the first couple of weeks. I know I did, but I was forewarned that this would happen so I stuck with it. It did pass and now I find fluoxetine very calming.

candyfluff Fri 04-Sep-09 20:08:16

when you see your gp suggest taking a few diazepam while the ad's are kicking in ,i had to do this when i first started on mirtazepine

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