Panic growing

Hi, my panic is getting really bad the last few days! My daughter is returning to school next week and my husband is back in work, and I know I'm going to be alone all day. Im worried about it and dreading it. I've noticed my back and chest has been really aching the last few days! I know it's from stress. Does anyone elce have this? The constant raining isn't helping my mood either! I'm taking propranolol but its not really helping and I now have to start weaning off it. Has anyone elce been weaned off propranolol? X

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  • Hi H2b32

    I hate this time of year & spent years feeling like you

    I loved my kids been on holidays & hubby been about , & think I was the only one that I knew that dreaded them going back !

    Got more use to it now espeacially as kids have grown up , had no choice as they have to lead their own lifes , but still get sad when everything goes back to normal

    January is a bad time of year for lots , Christmas is over , weather is rubbish , seems like winter will never end , I am making myself feel down just thinking about it ! lol

    Thats something I try not to do think about it !

    OK they have to go to school & work , we have to accept that , how I cope is keeping myself as busy as i can & before you no it , they are back home !

    You may be alone in the house , but with this site you are not alone , just pop on here when you feel that overwhelming , sadness & anxiety , always someone to talk to

    Try not to give yourself a tough time for feeling the way you do , its normal , even people without anxiety find this time of year difficult , let alone us that do !

    You have the weekend , try to kepp it out of your mind (hard I no ) & enjoy the time left of the holidays

    The aches & pains we get with stress as well , it is unbelievable , what anxiety can cause at least it is positive that you seem to realise that is the cause though , i get health anxiety & do struggle with accepting the pains etc I get !

    If you dont feel ready to wean of your meds , i would see my GP & have a chat , let them no how you are feeling about this

    You are not alone remember that

    Thinking about you

    whywhy x

  • Yes i was also weaned of propanonol 6 wks ago, i was intolerant 2 them really dizzy could barely stand up as dr said bcause i had normal blood pressure 2 begin wiv they had lowered it 2 much, wouldnt of minded 2 much if the things bloody worked. Dont know why the Drs seem 2 give these out so easily bcause ive not heard of much sucsess of betablockers helpin wiv panick attacks. Ive also read in a medical survey that there was no evidence 2 sugest that these help wiv anxiety + after all they were not invented 4 this problem.

  • Try not to read what it says about tablets , something i have done , do & now resisting , there will always be negatives , think for someone like me it was alot better when tablets just came in a bottle & you didnt no what you were taking , as again my mind will just focus straight on the negatives , im like a magnet , miss any positives they might say about them , but are drawn straight to the negatives , so when that happens I have made my mind up before I even start "they wont work " which results in me not giving anything a chance !

    I also want instant results , even when I am taking an antibiotic , one tab & I want to no why I am not feeling any better ! well the sensible side of me knows that nothing works that quick ! I have to keep reminding myself though constantly !

    If you have been put on something , give it a chance , if you really think there is something wrong or they are not working then its back to the GP

    whywhy x

  • Thanks everyone. I drank 2 cups of coffee the other morning and then took propranolol. Big mistake!! Ended up in a&e on hearth monitor for 2 hours. I'm still dizzy and light headed now, and I really feel I want to get off them! I don't really see why the give this medication when it only cures some of the side effects and doesn't help the root cause. Good luck to everyone out there suffering this illness!!

    I also want to say how refreshing it is to speak to everyone on here, I feel like I've made some really good friends already! Xx

  • Thanks everyone. I drank 2 cups of coffee the other morning and then took propranolol. Big mistake!! Ended up in a&e on hearth monitor for 2 hours. I'm still dizzy and light headed now, and I really feel I want to get off them! I don't really see why the give this medication when it only cures some of the side effects and doesn't help the root cause. Good luck to everyone out there suffering this illness!!

    I also want to say how refreshing it is to speak to everyone on here, I feel like I've made some really good friends already! Xx

  • Hi,

    I am been weaned off propanalol at the moment, gone down from 40mg twice a day to 10mg twice a day, have not had any effects from weaning, I have been on them for around 3yrs,also had my citalaphram 40mg changed to 100mg sertraline, I used to panic that I went to the gp to often but now I don't care, I have slowly learned that to basically sod what anyone else thinks,

    Its great to find a site like this, where even just reading posts, makes you realise you are not alone, or crazy etc etc,

    I am all over the place at the moment panic over the esa forms, my mobility if I will loose the car, have not been to bed in about 30hrs, have sat up all night reading posts on here to try to calm myself,

    I went thro all this really bad a few years ago and had to have the cpn out everyday as was deemed to be very unstable with my panic attacks and depression.

    I am sorry if I am waffling on, but feel rather confused at the moment to what I am trying to say, (fibro fog) anyway, don't be afraid to demand to have your treatment re assesed,

    xx loz xx

  • They've only put me on 10mg 3 times a day. Is it hard weaning off them? How long does it take? Xx

  • Hi H2B32,

    Can't comment on the propranolol. Have never been on it. But I can relate to the anxiety that builds knowing your going to be alone for a period of time, as the people in your life go about with their own stuff.Its a sucky feeling, with the anxiety building in the pit of your stomach, all the way to the point you are so worked up from it, you feel like puking.

    Post on here whenever you feel this way. Its a good place to express how you're feeling, and sometimes after unloading, you might feel better.

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