I hadn't had a panic attack for a couple of months, but last week things seemed to build up and i had quite a bad panic attack which lasted for about 2hours. Ever since ive had this horrible feeling of disorientation and it's making me feel so anxious. When i first wake up it's not too bad but once i am dressed it suddenley hits me and i am left disorientated and upset all day. Sometimes it wares off about 7pm, and even then i still don't feel right.
I just can't put up with it any longer! It really is hell, i can't seem to do anything so having to lie to my friends that i can't meet up and this is putting added anxiety on me. I know for a fact i will have to delay going to Uni for a year as I can't go with these panic attacks, anxiety and it's symptoms! I don't even feel comfortable at home anymore so don't think living with strangers will help!
Also on Friday, i had an appointment with a mental health counsellor for adults at my doctors surgery, it was horrible and didn't even take in what the counsellor was telling me as i was that disorientated and upset i was just waiting for it to be over! After 8months of CBT with my counsellor at camhs who i trust and she knows everything about me i just feel now im 18 ive been 'kicked out' of camhs and passed to someone else who knows nothing about me! This may have contributed to my anxiety on top of everything else.
In the past this disorientation has wore off within a couple of days and at my worst weeks, so maybe i just have to be patient, but its hard. Any tips on how to deal with it?
When it does ware off i am going to visit my GP to enquire if medication might reduce my panic attacks and symptoms, but im finding this all really scary at the minute.
Sorry for rambling on! Looking forward to hearing peoples opinions