24 year old girl with Panic attack and anxiety disorder

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Hi everyone 

I really need some help from other people and would like to know if anyone is experiencing the same as me so thought joining a forum might be my last hope and some self help! 

I had a really bad experience taking and ecstasy pill last year and ever since then I just haven't been the same. I haven't touched drugs since but I think there experience has just left its mark on me. My panic attacks startd in January but I only had a few and it was easy to live with.  I had a really bad panic attack at work back in April and just haven't been the same since. I felt like I was going to die and my mum had to come to where I work and calm me down. I work as a nanny looking after a 7 month old baby which can be quite lonely and difficult and often I have time to sit and think and let me mind race. After a few panic attacks that week I was put on 2mg diazepam as I was going away with the family I work for to Chicago for three weeks and was terrified I wouldn't be able to get through it. I've been back for over a month and finished my diazepam the doctor won't give me more as he says they are addictive. I startd CBT last week but the past week has been horrific for my panic attacks. I constantly have a tight chest so I can never relax and because this feeling never goes away it's just a constant cycle waiting for the next attack. I've had a couple of ECG scans and they have both come back fine. I seem to suffer every symptom of a panic attack from thinking I'm going crazy to thinking I'm going to die and I always think I'm having a heart attack and I'm waiting for one to happen. I used to be so care free and not worry about anything and now I worry all the time about things I never did before! I'm constantly feeling like this and it's really getting me down I just want it to go away! Is there anyone else that feels the same as me? Am I going to be like this forever? Any help or advice would be grateful.

Thanks everyone! Mimi 

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    You are not alone nor are you going crazy.  You are probably over analyzing and worrying about things that will never happened or that you can't prevent.  Try replacing those thoughts with the "good" that's going on in your life.  What are you worrying about? Talk with a therapist to get feedback on the source of your anxieties.  There are natural supplementals that can help you relax. Don't worry about what people are saying or what you think people are saying about you.  What they think doesn't matter in the long run.  They, too, and fallible human beings.  When you feel like you are getting a heart attack, say to yourself "I know this is not a heart attack." Take deep breaths. Say out aloud repeatedly to yourself, "Relax, relax...I am not having a heart attack." "I am not dying." Try replacing those thoughts with something good you have planned for the day.  Watch a funny tv show or listen to uplifting music. Praying for you Mini.
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    Hi please try not think the worst. That's not helping you. You need to find something which makes you smile or laugh. Get yourself a diary and write down how your feeling. Tell your friends and family , come on here to chat. And when my panic attacks started I was 27 I was put on diazepams for 7 years all because my doctor forgot me. I just thought they were chill pills. I am now 36 and hook on valium. So you have a good doctor. And why fo u think it was an E what done this to you. Lots of people suffer from this. Might off been something else
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