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New here, and shesh where do i start. 3 months ago I suffered a massive panic attack, I'm 42 and my 19yo daughter had to call the ambulance. NEVER experienced anything like this ever before... as you all know, i thought my time had come!!!!. Since that day I have suffered day and night long anxiety symptoms... and I mean, every symptom you have read about.... I can hardly function during the day and don't sleep at night... I've had 95% of them. multiple trips to the ER, multiple tests. all clear.
I have been on 50mg of Sertraline for 5 weeks and still wake up every morning hoping to see an improvement, but alas.... bear minimum improvement. Where I struggle to find support is the fact I am also alcohol dependent and trying to cut down and eventually stop drinking. I was an extremely heavy drinker for a good 6 years before the panic attack (i mean EVERY NIGHT 12+ bourbon n coke), I am a moderate drinker now as I was advised not to just STOP drinking altogether but to cut down.
On top of all this, my relationship ended and myself and 2 daughters had to move cities and I also had to stop working AND can barely drive.
Just wondering if anyone else is also having the same struggle, feels like a vicious never-ending cycle, my country's mental health system absolutely SUCKS! any advise would be greatly appreciated. sorry it's so long.... I'm complicated haha
Feeling like this will always be my future 😦
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