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I have been having panic attacks for going on a little over 6 months now. I have my good days don’t get me wrong, but no very often. I try to stay busy as much as I can but sometimes it don’t always work. It’s like my brain is accustomed to thinking negative & that something is really wrong with me. All I panic about is my health. If any little thing starts hurting I panic. I try my best to think nothing is wrong but it’s so hard! I have been to the hospital I couldn’t tell you how many times doing tests & blood work, and everything comes back good. It’s like my brain tells me something is wrong every time even though I know all my tests came back good. When I have my panic attacks I get cold feet & hands, nauseous, dizzy, & sometimes hot flashes, feeling like I can’t catch my breath. Does anyone go through this? I’ve lost my job over this. I’m scared to go to the doc now because I’m terrified of taking my blood pressure now. I was having a panic attack when they took my blood pressure at the hospital & of course it was high. They took it before I left & it was fine. I just get these fears in my head & try to avoid them now. I’ve heard that facing your fears make things better. I’m lost on what to do now. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I had my first panic attack about 30 years ago. I thought I was going to die. After many years of unnecessary suffering, I sought out therapy and medication. With both, I have been able to recognize the signs that trigger my panic attacks. Seek help.

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BrittA1990 in reply to NOLA1985

I see a therapist , & ive tried Lexapro and it sent me into a horrible panic attack. Ever since then I’ve been scared to try anything else. It’s like it’s a never ending thing

I deal with anxiety and panic attacks. I JUST got put on meds like 2 weeks ago. It did get worse because ofthe meds, but the dr said that could happen. Well now day by day im starting to get more positive. It is still hard for me to do normal stuff because of my agoraphobia/anxiety. But I know i will one day soon. I been seeing drs( i hate leaving the house). Some honestly dont care, some really do care.

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