Anxiety for 1 year now!!

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Alright guys, please shed some light for me if possible. My daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was 15 months old. To make a long story short she had two surgeries and they were successful in removing the tumor. Turns out it was a stage 1 cancer and as of now we keep it monitored at St. Jude in Memphis.

On November 10, 2015(5 days before her next MRI)I woke up at 2am from a deep sleep and thought I was dying(literally). Went to ER and was diagnosed with a anxiety attack. Since then I have been a completely different person and have seen many doctors, counselors, and psychiatrists. Still to this day I have this overwhelming feeling of shakiness and uncalmness that seems to never go away. The professionals seem to think its GAD and I have been on every type of medicine you could think of and nothing seems to work except maybe Klonopin a little. Anyways, it's been almost a year and I have had terrible bouts of depression that came along with this and some very negative thoughts which I don't understand. Anyone who has anything similar to this I would absolutely love to hear from you and your ideas. Thanks for reading

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    6 years ago my son who was 7 at the time became very ill with a rare skin disease it was horriable it lasted 3 years! He was monitored to watch to see cause it could become lymphoma! I was doing good about 8 months into it and driving down the road I had a severe panic attack got really dizzy! Scares the hell out of me! I spent 2 years not going out of my house unless to the doctor for my son! I was scared to be alone and in a constant anxious state. I did not drive for 5 years I still only drive in town no more than ten minutes from my house. My son has been in remission for 3 years but I still have dizziness and anxiety! I waited 2 years to go to my doctor and I let it get out of hand!! I am on citalopram it does help some! I really should of went to therapy was to scared to go! I can't imagine what you have been through with your little one it is absolutely terrifying when you as a parent feel helpless! What you are experiencing is normal is has finally just caught up to you! I would really suggest you go to therapy!! My heart goes out to you and your little one and I pray for you to feel better soon! This forum has been amazing for me there are a lot of awesome people on here!

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    I've been having panic attacks on occasion and general anxiety throughout the day. I occasionally get heart palpitations too which is always scary because it feels like a heart attack. I am starting to see a therapist and hoping it helps. Thinking of getting on some sort of medication.

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    you have had a traumatic experience with your daughter matthew you would have gone into the "fight" mode doing the worse times of your daughters illness and as your body has gone through this its saying "hey" hang on I have to fight or fly. once it kicks in it is very difficult to get out of but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. My mum passed away 23 years ago she lived four hundred miles from me but i didnt grieve then twent two years ago i had my youngest son he was really ill in hospital and i was also looking after my elderly father in law. when my son was six months old i had a break down I had the illness of my son the looking after my father in law and my grief came out for my mum it took me two years to get through it but I did.I have had bouts of depression and anxiety on and off for years this time was the worse one but with th eright medication cbt therapy and wonderful work team and my family I am now out of it. I still have to take my a/ds for about another year but I can live with that do you get much support from friends and family? I have also found this forum so supportive because it has people all going through the same/simular experiences and they have been a god send I hope you get the help and strength you need and i hope your little one fully recovers

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      Thank you guys for the responses! I am hopeful some of your opinions will spark something for me.

      To make my symptoms more clear, it's like I feel the exact same all day everyday as I do right before the results of my daughters MRI are revealed. Which to this point(3 1/2 years) have all been clear. This is the hardest thing I have ever tried to overcome. It's very persistent. Thanks guys

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