I did a post on this somewhere not sure where but Here it is folks.
I would say about ten years ago maybe a bit longer. lol. I had 9 long horrible awful months all by myself, with panick attacks first they would start on my arms and they would numb up, then I would panick, think I am dying or having heart attack. I stay up all nite. I would call this nurse named Debbie at 2am almost if not every nite… She would say I cant tell you whether you are or not. I got to the point that I would tell her to just tell me I am fine. lol. She would not. She was very used to me calling thou and I would litterally ask for her. For 9 months this took hold of my life and everything to do with it also.
After 9 looooong months I finally went to my primary care doctor and with my 6 yr old daughter Leanna. As soon as my doc came in I began to cry like a little baby thought I am the only one going through this never heard of such things happening with any one else. I actually thought this was it my doc is going to put me in the looney bin. After a straight hour of me crying like a baby and of course Catherine her nurse took my daughter out right away. My doc came in handed me a script for zanax and sent me home and told me before I go home get this filled and take one right away. So that was what I did and I was in shock she was sending me home. After that she set up tests and counseling and for me to see physchiatrist. I found out I had carpel tunnel and that was what was causing the arm numbing and I had an hiatel hernia, causing the chest pains. Still I was having the anxiety attacks and seeing counselors. So I asked one of them how can I get this to go away? What do I do. She sugeested listening to music or taking long baths and ect.. Okay I said. I do not want to be like this forever.
It was very hard to get in a tub at first there were times I would fill it and not even get into it. Eventually I got in . Nights and days I would take up to 6-7 very as hot as I could handle baths.
Finally with meds that were changed to klonopin (clonazepam) is the generic brand. I took them 4 x a day. Along with baths too! They did calm me down and that was how I learned to talk myself out of them that took time too.
Today, I do not have like that any more. Sometimes I can sense them coming and just relax myself and they go away.
I began meeting other people that live with this day in and day out, I wonder how anyone could live like that every day of their life and not want to change it? They are out there.
I am so glad I took hold of the things that I learned and now am over this but yes, it was the scariest experience I went through. So much insecurity involved and stress and basically self esteem was crushed.
I hope this helps anyone of us that have these symptoms because there are ways to totally rid yourself of these panick and anxiety attacks. There is hope…
As always, I enjoy sharing with you all. Have a wonderful day!
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