I have at least one anxiety attack a day. Generally at night it's an unbearable way to live. I was diagnosed at out on three 5 my bars of Xanax at EIGHT! I'm now nineteen, even though I'm used to feeling this way, it's never less scary, or more convincing that it's anxiety. After a while, 'trying not to think about it' gets easier. It's almost as if you have to trick your brain both ways and say "Ok. Not gonna let it get me you know it will, yeah but oh well." Like you know you're thinking about it by no trying so you don't try.. I'm no doctor, but I most definitely wouldn't recommend Xanax. Out of personal experience, I'd recommend Valium over Xanax any day seeing as how Valium is a bit Milder, and stays in the system longer. Whereas Xanax is pretty much a quick fix for your panic attack... That being said I have every dang symptom at once. Really weird ones that are actually common so if you didn't know this, I'll post the link for a website I found a while back with a list of anxiety symptoms. Even for someone with hypochondria like me, it helps! Trust me! It helped calm my nerves, and help me see that it's merely anxiety. Even when it feels like something worse.
I urge you to read them when having a panic attack, cause if you're anything like me wen it comes to obsessing on death, or severe illness, then this helps calm an anxiety attack a lot. Because you see that the things you're feeling in that moment, especially combined, are merely anxiety. The reason I say read it every time, is because (for me anyway) we tend to think each new attack is worse as or different/not anxiety. Hope this helped some of you. This forum has helped me a lot, km glad I found it, and I will be praying for those with anxiety as it is no happy way to live.View Thread
Let me start off by saying I'm a total hypochondriac so, I think like everything is going to kill me.. I have anxiety, severe depression, ADHD, OCD, and frontal and temporal love epilepsy(don't know when I had a seizure last, they're in my brain they're not the severe grand mal kind or whatever. I'm also off my epilepsy meds right now which I shouldn't be but I've been off them for about three months now or so) I'm also only 19. I was diagnosed with all of this at only 8 years old and got out on medicine and amounts of medicine I Believe no 8 year old should have to have to take but whatever I'm ramling..
My anxiety is really bad. I got out on Xanax when I was 8, and they wanted me on three 2?(maybe higher) mg bars a day! I never took that much but as I've gotten older I still only take one bar at night although I've had some complications with my doctors and have had lots of days recently where I was having awful withdrawal because I have no medicine and the do etc. So that's not good for me but I am in No way a junkie and NEVER have been. But back to the point..
I kind of need an unbiased opinion and I almost don't wanna post because I'm afraid of what I might find out.. Cause knowing myself I'll assume I'm dying but anyway that makes it hard for those around me to listen to anything I say and take it seriously well
Here are my symptoms if you can help?
My heart feels like it's barely beating
I just woke up (at 4 AM, it's now 6 and I can't go back to sleep)
I woke up not being able to breathe good at all.
I can't get a full breath at all(I smoke but I'm quitting and I've only been smoking not even a whole year but it's doing me harm anyway so I'm quitting.) when I breathe through my nose I feel like somehow I'm still breathing through breathing through my nose is really difficult.
I can't sleep on my left side now because my hear stats beating rapidly and I feel as if I can't breathe I also wake up with like a jolt of breath or as if my heart has stopped beating
I'm numb and tingly
Feel like I'm going to pass out(COULD be hyperventilation due to anxiety but this feels different) I saw flashes with my eyes closed
And sat up and was like about to fall over in bed so I just got up. I have a ton more symptoms such as this weird falling sensation and al lot of anxiety related symptoms but I took my meds, an idk this just feels like a heart or lung issue and I'm really frightened.
Sorry for the typos, I'm on my phone. Your opinions are really appreciated.View Thread