Hi Everyone. I haven't posted in a very long time mostly because I'm doing so wonderfully. I am having one issue, not MS related and since everyone is so knowledgeable and insightful, I thought I'd throw this out. I came off antidepressants about 6-8 months ago after being on them for 16 yrs. I just didn't like the side effects of the one I was on when I missed a dose. And since I've been so great I thought why not stop?
Well, panic attacks have set in like the little weasel they are. First one was flying (mind even on antidepressants I was still nervous). I almost refused to fly home on that trip. Then it happened driving to Florida. Then when my son drove me last week. I just can't believe that after not having one hint of panic for 16 yrs that as soon as the meds were out of my system fully they are back. I was sure I had fully defeated them during that 16 yr period, what with cognitive behavioral therapy and learning to stop all the negative fearful talk in my head. Im almost insulted!! Did I just delude myself that whole time thinking I was better? It makes me feel defeated (yup, there is that negative talk).