Panic disorder and GAD

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  1. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    I went to the ER for my first two panic attacks. Second time I went because my left hand was going numb and left arm felt odd, I was truly concerned about a heart issue. The rest have been my primary doctor and specialists. Mostly a waste of money, though I did find out I have a brain cyst.

    Haven't done much. I was taking xanax pretty regularly for a while, only .25mg when needed. I haven't used any in a few months though. I stopped working out after my first attack, and had a real problem getting back to it, because I was anxious about exercising. I've been running and lifting again though for the past few months, which has helped, but not eliminated it.

    I kick around the idea of trying anti-Ds, and my wife's pushing it, but I'm apprehensive.
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  2. Thomas Huxley

    Thomas Huxley Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean drugs.

    I mean have you looked at triggers, how you respond and such?

    I've recently decided to take a stab at sorting out the mania/depression/anxiety, hence the interest.
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  3. The Steve

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    My triggers are mostly any physical changes. Pain in my chest, sore throat, slightly elevated HR, etc set it off. I've had a bad habit of playing out the worst possible outcome whenever I experience these, repeatedly.

    I've worn holter monitors and had quite a few blood tests, really getting symptoms checked out is the only thing that's really helped. Otherwise my mind just runs wild with possibilities.

    Like I said, exercise and eating healthy has seemed to help more than anything, such as trying to change my thinking or my reaction when it occurs.
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  4. Orange407County

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    Wow I am exactly the same way

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  5. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    Brett Partridge
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  6. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    u see the correlation between anxiety panic disorder and hypohondria.
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  7. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    have you looked into stress management activities such as meditation? or even proper breathing such as diaphragmatic breathing?

    youd be surprised at how many people tension breathe, and the relief you can get through simply utilizing your diaphragm properly
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  8. yayo

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    l-theanine is a natrully occuring amino acid in green tea that gives u the calming effect

    when u take straight l-theanine u get more of the calming effect, try it out. i dont think it contains a toxicity level.

    trust me, drop kava
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  9. Thomas Huxley

    Thomas Huxley Well-Known Member

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    So is it not ultimately a fear of death?
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  10. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    it always boils down to fear of death or the pain that may go along with it..its a prima lfear, the mother of all fears.fear of ultimate seperation from everything yo uve come to hold so deerly and have attached yourself to..of course all of this is imaginary, ia powerful and frightening llusion..if death truly was the worst thing then why does it await every living thing that has ever existed. and what was before you were born? we all have to come to gripes with death one day..death is life, life is death..for everyone who fears death..i would suggest you read up on Mellen THomas benedicts near death experiance..and that of many other folks, it may not prove anything but it may be of some comfort and give you another point of view
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  11. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    Yes. I had always liked to think I had a grip on death, but when I felt I was surely about to die, I quickly realized I didn't.
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  12. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    I'll give it a shot.
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  13. The Steve

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    Yeah of course. Meditation kind of fucks with me though, as sitting quietly and hearing my heartbeat magnified doesn't do well with my health anxiety.
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  14. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    alright what about diaphragmatic breathing? Training your body to go back to this? We are all born diaphragmatic breathing, and a lot of people lose it as they grow due to stresses....
    just ideas, i dont know what youve tried or what works for you.
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  15. JASON ANTHONY

    JASON ANTHONY White Devil

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    I've never had one. Scares me that you did.

    I, like Busta, have anxiety. I worry about everything and pick my hair out. That's about as close as I come to knowing how you feel, which is no way at all.
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