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Stress and Panic attacks

JBUGGIE210
JBUGGIE210

I am under alot of stress and i have atleast 20 panic attacks a day. They even wake me from my sleep. I have considered suicide but wont go thru with it because of my babies. They are my reason to be. Ive been to the doctor and they gave me klonopin. Only problem is...the problem isnt fixed. The klonopin doesnt help with the attacks. Ive done the deep breathing, exercising, yoga. And yet the attacks are still effecting me. I know im way to stressed but hopefully some of that stress will be released by the end of the month. I dont sleep unless i take up to 200mg of benadryl and thats def not a good thing. It makes me super anxious and makes the restless leg syndrome act up. So i have to force myself to be still to fall asleep and still wake up with the anxiety. I become really restless and walk the house around 3am or even 3pm. I work nights. So 3pm is my 3am. I dont know what eles to do. Any advice?

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Hi, sorry to hear your so anxious. Could you perhaps ask your GP about what talking theropy is available in your area. Sometimes it just helps to off load to someone who will listen without judgment. Hope this helps.

JBUGGIE210
JBUGGIE210 in reply to Blue42

Thanks. I do need therapy, but there is no way i cab afford it. I make too much for assistance but not enough to pay for everything.

Blue42
Blue42 in reply to JBUGGIE210

Some talking theropy's are free. You can refer yourself. The GP will be able to give you a list of the ones in your area. Hope this helps x

Jbuggie210 I have been where you are after my miscarriage. I was finally put on lexapro and after awhile started to feel better. You can always ask for an ssri to help you until you are through your stressful time. Klonopin did not work for me either. Also I bought cd of dr Clair weeks books and played it in my car everyday which helped me a lot so look into this as well. Also got an adult coloring book and some nice gel pens and this was very soothing to do. Also nature, just sitting in the sun in my back yard listening to the birds helped. You will get through this I know it does not feel like it at the moment but you will you just have to hold on.

JBUGGIE210
JBUGGIE210 in reply to Cares179

I have tried some of those before and it didnt work for me. Usually i have to work thru it myself. Its just harder with 2 children and feeling like i have no time.

Blue42
Blue42 in reply to JBUGGIE210

It is hard when you have children. Try having 10 mins a day to just close you eyes and listen to the quietness. Even 10 mins day can make a huge difference and thoes 10 mins are just for you and you alone. It's important not to forget that we are important too. Take care x

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