Bad anxiety and panic attacks help plz!

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Hi, i'm new to this and i dont know how these things work but i just came across this page when i was searching about my anxiety, i am 19 and i've had anxiety and panic attacks since the last 2 and a half years now! I've given blood tests gone to several the doctors and done everything i possibly could but i dont think anyone really understands what i'm going through! For the first few months doctors gave me depression tablets when i had no symtom of depression and then after i looked my tablet up i found out that i shouldnt be taking them and i stopped and well my panic attacks got so worse that my parents took me to the doc again and he well gave me sleeping pills so i would sleep all day and night! And one doc even tried to convince me that i'm just nauseous and i cant tell the difference, Thats when i finally gave up on doctors and searched my symptoms myself and found out that I have anxiety problem and that i get panic attacks! And well i wanted to start therapy but my mom said its too expensive and i'll be fine without it! Obviously she doesnt understand my state! I feel so helpless and i am so tired of these that i want to get over them! The constant fear that i'm gonna die, i think this is the first time i've admitted it out aloud but its killing me mentally and several other problems, the list can go on and on. i have no idea what else i can do to get better, i've tried my hardest to get out of this! And well i dont know what i can do!

I'm sorry for writing such a long essay! But i'll be glad if i could get any advice on how to deal with them!

Thanks

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    Hi sameenie i am so sorry you are going through this. Anxiety is a bully but you came to the right place for support. I would like to ask what type of doctors did your parents took you? I would like to recommend to talk to a psychiatrist for anxiety because sometimes gps are not specialized anxiety meds. For me it was a hit and miss at first but luckily we found a good combo for my anxiety. Lexapro although an antidepressant, it removes the anxiety symptoms and then xanax for those panicky moments. Ask your parents if they can take you to a specialist.
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      Hi thanks for replying! The doctor that i went to was in pakistan! And well he couldnt figure out what was wrong so he told me i had thyroid and alot of other stuff! a year back my best friend passed away aswell! Her death was so sudden that i guess it made my anxiety and panic attacks worse! And cuz i cudnt cope with it in pak my mom took me back to london! Where i was fine for about 6months and then my anxiety and panic attacks started again so i went to a doctor there she explained me everything about anxiety and panic attacks! I had a chat with her for around about 45mins but she didnt give me any medicine! She told me to start CBT! But before i could I had to come back cuz of a family emergency! And to be honest i dont think i want to go to any psychiatrist here Cuz i dont really trust them after my last experience! When i went to one here she gave me sleeping pills! And after that i'm really scared to back again! I was looking for online therapy sessions but they r really expensive.

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    Don't self diagnose, it's never a good idea. Your dr knows best, if you don't want meds then just tell them that and ask for therapy instead. You can't come up with your own diagnosis and treatment and expect it to work - which it obviously isnt. Stop being silly, stop googling - goto your dr and have a grown up honest conversation. Tell them how you feel, what you want and what you don't want, your old enough to be able to have these kinds of conversations with a Dr. Don't look for strangers to help you when you've discounted drs, that's very dangerous and not at all wise. Go and see a Dr, a different one if you want. Your asking for trouble if you dont

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      I did see a doctor when i was in london and had a chat with her for around about 45mins, she explained me everything, i just dont trust a doctor who told me i had thyroid and i was just nauseous. I was going to start CBT soon but then i had to move back for a family emergency. Now i'm just scared to go to a doctor/psychiatrist here, And online therapies and expensive, So i thought i cud talk to someone who's going through the same thing that i am.

      I'm sorry if u didnt like what i said.

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    So sorry your mom cant afford it to help you. Very sad. HEre are heloful things..

    one  ***learn all you can about anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Pinterest, utube, books and a workbook to guide you. Tons and tons of self help is available. Tons of it is free too.

    start yoga. LEarn how to belly breathe..belly bio free app to teach you. Learn mindful excersises right off uttube. Utube has so much its great. I learned how to do mindfullness breathing and such myself and it worked. 

    If needed your doctor can give you medicatiin to try to see if it will work on you to help. Half the time it does work, the other half not really. 

    Read through this forum and know you are not alone at all. One in four have an anxiety disorder or a related anxiety disorder. It is epidemic. 45 billion dollar industry in the US. It sucks way worse then people realize. Your mom cant relate but im positive it is in your family. Ask around. Check with your dad and sibling and aunts and uncles.see what they do for it. Depression is a very close relative of it so that counts.

    you can self help. It is very doable but you need to apply what you learn. You will need an anxiety workbook. That is very useful. 

    Eat as healthy as you can, be sure to keep hydrated always it helps, no caffiene or any stimulant. 

     

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    Can i ask you a real question? Have you been abused in anyway? Coping mechanism are learned as well as in born. But sometimes theres someone who causes a person to hit their threshold on saftey, love or what have you. Not always on purpose, sometimes trough their own mental illness gone untreated but it happens. I say all that because trauma or abuse or the like does something to the brain. Actual changes in the brain. And then adulthood brings it in tow.  Noones life was perfect but many do have issues they never care to mention to anyone. Unvalidating it even to themselves the treatment would be different. Emdr, dbt would be the route to help this. 

    Its one out of four with a anxiety related disorder. Its one of seven in males for abuse and one of five or more really for females. So it makes great sense anxiety disorders occur in one of four doesnt it.you cant live or change in the past but you can get the proper treatment to go forward. It can be sexual,it can be physcial,  it can be verbal or it can be feeling very betrayed abuse has a lot of guises.

    not saying this is you but many many people who end up with anxiety disorders and intrusive thoughts seem to have fallen into the category of being abused or having had trauma.

    very hard to place so much cure in a pill to fix all that. 

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      Id be careful suggesting abuse, that can be a powerful thing which can stick in peoples minds as a cause when sometimes- there just isnt a cause. Its tempting to try and find one, sometimes there just isnt one.  One of the biggest problems for therapists is that patients can become obsessed and sure of past abuse and trauma, when there actually is none - and if its a problem for the therapist, it becomes a massive problem for the patient.  Best to never suggest abuse or trauma if the patient hasnt brought that up themselves, it can be a total minefield
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      You are correct on this one. No delete button. After i wrote it i wanted to delte it. And i saw her friend passed away which would be the trauma. Although many times it plays a role too. But yeah. Just hard to help some people at times and they really feel a pill is suppose to heal it all up. How can a pill be that powerful? I dont know.
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    Hi Sameenie, 

    I have been where you are. Anxiety is terrible but you will find ways to cope. Your local authority should have a waiting list to see a therapist. This should be free. Try and google to see if there is a phone number. You don't always have to be referred.

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    Hey that's what happened to me I was complaining my stomach problems and they gave acid reflux tablets it was a year later I used Dr Google and he told me I had depression and anxiety I started getting pariond and I beat it but now it's come back a lot worse been taking different tablets and I am still trying find the best one I've tried mindfulness but its works for 5 mins and then I tense up all over again

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