Hey guys, you may have noticed from my posts that I suffered from an anxiety disorder for about a year. I did not have a panic attack for about 8 months. Yesterday, I had one. I have no clue why, I was with my friends by the movies, and we were looking for a phone to call our parents when all of a sudden I started feeling the old panic feelings. I think it may have been because one of my friends that knows about my anxiety problem told me that recently she's been experiencing the same feelings. I like to help people with this, it makes me feel better about having it but suddenly when it is someone I really know, I start to feel like I can't handle it. Well, i guess what I'm asking is should I consider this a relapse? I'm so upset :**(
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I suffer from anxiety disorder too. And, like you, i've just relapsed If you want to know what's going on or why this is happening, the best person for you to ask is your doctor. I was just put back on zoloft after being off of it for two months ... so i was NOT a happy camper. I know this is hard, but you'll get through it. Remember to take long deep breaths and know that you are safe and nothing will happen to you. If there's any way you can get out of the situation that's making you panic, do it. I have to excuse myself from class all the time b/c of it ... It makes me look like i have a bladder problem, but you gotta do what you gotta do, okie? Good luck!
Panic attacks always blindside me. They are now controlled with imiprimine and clonazapam but every year or so I will have one. They come out of the blue and in the most unlikely of circumstances. I have never been able to establish a common thread. I now believe that there isn't one.
One of the most common error most people with panic attacks make (and I include myself) is to avoid the situation you were in when you last had an attack. For instance, if the attack occured in a bowling alley, you would avoid bowling allies. However, in all likelihood, the bowling alley had nothing to do whit what triggered the attack. Panic attacks just happen and the best thing to do is take your meds which will prevent them from becomming a common occurance.
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Well ya know what hun ... I see it like this; If they higher your dose, you won't have to go through all those icky things you went through when you started the zoloft. I don't know what you had, but i had headaches for the first 2 wks ... it was hell! And if you change meds, it's likely to come w/ side effects too. If they increase your dose, you chances are greatly lowered. There's a rainbow after every storm
I hope you feel a little better about it ... I suggest you look into going back to your doc. You do'nt need to feel crummy, honest!
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