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I am getting married in 2015 and suffer from bad panic attacks, anyone in the same boat?

I have suffered panic attacks for past 4 year but got really bad a year ago to the point I hardly leave the house and wont go anywhere alone. Cant go out for a meal or anything like that.

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Hi

Have you ever tried Bach Rescue Remedy? Boots sell it.

I've found it absolutely wonderful and have recommended it to many friends.

Worth a try?

All the best

Hugs

Coz xx

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What is it and what does it do xx

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It's perfectly safe for everyone as it is made of natural ingredients.

With the spray, you just spray it on your tongue and it calms you down.

I don't know exactly how it works. But, for me, and lots of people I know, it does work.

Personally I prefer to spray my tongue.

If you want to you can put it into water and sip it, but it didn't work that way for me.

There's a spray, drops or tablets, which I think you suck.

It's under £10 a bottle and a really good investment.

Personally I would recommend the spray

Do you think it's worth a try?

xxx

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Defo, ill get some today. Ill try anything. As i just want my life back and enjoy time with my 3 yr old. Thanks alot.

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Hiya

Please let me know if you try it and how you get on.

Hugs

Coz xx

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Coz1

I got the spray and i dont think it helping. Never mind, just have to try something else xx

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Don't give up with it straight away hun. I'm meeting a new friend I recommended it to today and she texted me last week saying "that stuff really does work". I will ask her how long it took for it to start working with her, and message you later.

Hang in there

Coz xx

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You should try and ask your GP to refer you for cognitive behavious therapy. For years I had similar problems, and had counselling several times. Finally I saw a good therapist last year, and the way she explains things really helped and although I'm not anxiety free, I know how to deal with them more.

A wedding is a very stressful (but happy) day but if you start to get the right help now, you can plan for how to deal with the stress in advance (which, in turn, makes it less stressful)

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Hi,

Many years ago I suffered from awful panic attacks - hyperventilating, hands going claw like (very strange). I was sent to see a psychologist and after the first session (I did see her a few times) I never had another attack. It might be worth asking your dr to be referred as Lucy suggests :) It shouldn't do any harm and it might change your life in a positive way. I'll keep my fingers crossed you can beat your anxiety :)

Pip xx

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Hi there, I so understand what you are feeling, I too used to suffer from panic attacks which would end up with my hyperventilating. If this happens to you a good standby is to have a paper bag and blow into it, inflating it, keep on blowing it and gradually your breathing will slow down and you will feel more calm, much less like you are being run by your body, more like you are back in control. I would agree that the Bach Rescue Remedy is helpful, but the suggestion of some CBT is also a very good idea, particularly as your wedding is not immediate, it would give you some time to work and perhaps overcome your panic attacks. Firstly I think you should speak to you doctor, even if it is on the phone if you find it hard to go out to the surgery and get him to refer you to someone reputable.

I am sending you loads of positive healing vibes and hope you can gradually overcome your panic attacks, let us know how you get on :-)

Foggy x

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Ive been in touch with my doctor endless times they have referred me to counselling etc but i never get there as my panic attacks stop me. Its like a circle in which i cant get out of.

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Hi again 89, just a thought, there are some, and I'm not using this nastily, some mental health people who will come to your home, if you explain the true extent of your problem with going out, your dr might take more notice. You say you want your life back for your little boy, but lovely as that is, you must want your life back for you....... that is the first step on the ladder, you have to want recovery for yourself. :-)

Sending lots of healing thoughts your way, and I really hope I haven't spoken out of turn :-)

Foggy x

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Hi 89

I've been under treatment for an anxiety disorder for some time now and can honestly empathise and sympathise with your problem :) I would leave baskets and trolley's in supermarkets because the attacks would be so severe plus many social events that I've missed or had to leave.

?There's usually a trigger for anxiety and counselling/ CBT can help you work your way through it. Its not for everybody but I found it helped me a lot as I can control my anxiety now (to a point anyway!) I also found that the anxiety management course was educational about anxiety, the effects of it and how to change the way you approach anxiety.

I'm not sure why your GP appears to have ignored this distressing illness but be strong and fight hard for your treatment :)

BTW fogy's suggestion about the paper bag is a very good one to remember if caught out somewhere without the spray etc,.

I have some calming cuddle fluffies for you to protect and keep you safe :)

xxxzebxxx

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It never fails to amaze me how many different symptoms we have all suffered from or continue to share.

May the force be with us xx

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Its weird isn't it when you've thought you were the only one for sooooooooooooo long and having no-one to discuss and share our experiences with.

stay away from the dark side :-o

xxxzebxxx

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I will, and especially Darth Foggy ;) xx

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hahahahahah! :D

there's been little mischief today thankfully yesterday was exhausting :-o

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You've been able to have a more restful day ;) That's good news :) xx

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on here maybe... in the real world I'm kinda dodging depression every 1/2 hour :( Its that time of year for SAD to kick in for me.

thankfully :) I have you guys on here to keep me chuckling :D

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We're here for you Zeb. Mad, but here ;) xx

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cheers hun :)

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E x c u s e M e ???? - go and wash your mouth out immediately with carbolic soap :p :p

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I can't believe you're a Star Wars fan ;) xx

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LOLOLOL :D

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the force be with you - the rhubarb is looking good my friend - I am not being rude xxgins

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hahahahahaha! nah! deffo beans :-p

xxxzebxxx

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Thanks guys its really helped to know im not thr only one goin though this. Ya i too havr left my shoppin etc a yr ago i ha to walk out of a funeral which made me worse as i felt so guilty. All i want is to lead a normal life nd b able to return to work so i can treat my son the way he deserves.

Xxxx

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Hello

Have a look at MIND, they have offices in different areas. In Suffolk there is a Wellbeing service which is "attached" to the NHS, you don't need to be referred by your GP. They are both really good, if you explain to them about the panic attacks I'm sure one or both of them will be able to help you.

All the best.xx

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