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So Incredibly Lost With Debilitating Panic Attacks and Anxiety...

New to this forum... I am struggling so badly with anxiety symptoms that I don't know what to do anymore... It has taken over my life... I'm 37 years old and trying to raise an 11 year old on my own. I seem to get very anxious at night and go into full blown panic attacks with severe nausea, shaking, heart palpitations etc. I am currently on zofran for the nausea but it doesn't seem to help. I just got upped to 3 tablets a day of kolonipin at 2mg each... I am at the end of my rope with this debilitating me... I do feel alone as my family members don't understand the depths of my anxiety and panic attacks. They don't understand the desperation to find and get relief... I am in tears over this and try not to let it show through to my son..

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Hi,

I'm taking alprazolam. I hate when I get those random heart palpitations that keep you up at night or make u feel like your having a heart attack. It helps to talk to others. I just downloaded two apps called Dare and headspace has meditation and different things to help with anxiety and other things. Sometimes Epsom salt bath helps. I hope you feel better ♡We can get through this!

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Thank you for reaching out to me it means a lot and I will definitely look into those apps you suggested I'm willing to try anything to help with the attacks. It does help to talk to others but I get hit with these attacks so late at night that I have virtually no one to call... My 11 year old sees me go through this and he shouldn't and it shouldn't be his burden to carry and that in turn makes me feel even worse but I know we can get through this together I just have to keep up that hope thank you Gigi84

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I hear you. I too have anxiety attacks. My doctor has me on "Buspar." That helps with my anxiety. Without those, I go anxiously nuts. Perhaps you can ask your doctor about that medication. I hope it helps.

As for the anxiety...perhaps try taking walks. They work wonders for me. I put in my earbuds and listen to classical music while I'm walking. It's by no means a cure for my anxiety, but it does help to comfort me.

Best,

MZ

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Thank you for reaching out to me about the Buspar I was just put on that today when I went to see my psychiatrist. He also upped my kolonipin to 2mg tablets 3 times a day. I really hope that the buspar does work for me and I try to get out and be outside as much as I can I love the outdoors 😊 thank you MrZee

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I am sorry you are suffering so much. I have had panic attacks and they are horrible. I am not a doctor, so trust what he is telling you about meds. In conjunction with klonopin or atavan, work on your coping skills. The apps and walks are a great idea. Pay attention to your thoughts that trigger the avalanche of anxiety which leads to a panic attack. Benzodiazepines can be very addictive and hard to get off of. The rebound anxiety can be tough. I use klonopin, so don't get me wrong. I use it when I need it. But I am working on trying to intervene first with coping skills.

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I hear you on the benzos funny enough I took myself off of xanax four years ago and almost died. I said that I would never take benzos again and here I am back on a benzo... The odd thing is I can't pinpoint a trigger for my attacks they come out of nowhere but are centered around nighttime I can be reading a book, playing a video game or watching TV and bamn out nowhere it hits and I'm focused on what I'm doing. I'm also greatful for your reply AZ1970 I hope to be able to get through these attacks a night at a time there was a period of peace for about 3 years where I would get 2 panic attacks a year I wish it were that way again...

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I hope that for you as well. Have you had a full medical work up? Just to rule out something else? It sounds like what you have going on is very overwhelming.

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I hope so too and yes I have had a full medical work up chest xrays for lung cancer cause I am a smoker blood work everything and they can't find anything it is very overwhelming and discouraging and I'm trying to quit smoking and I was thinking that may be apart of my attacks getting worse is that even possible??

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Thank you so much for that article! That gives me more insight to everything and I will seek my doctors help with smoking cessation but thank you AZ1970

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You are very welcome.

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