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I've always had increased anxiety/health anxiety. My mom has it very badly as well. In the past, the doctor had put me on citalopram hydrobromide (celexa) but after about 2 years of being on it, they wouldn't refill it anymore. I'm not sure why but that doctor doesn't work at the office anymore. So I just weaned myself off of it about 3 years ago and I have felt fine up until about 6 months ago. Last night was the scariest moment of my life. I was playing a video game (something I do to unwind after a long day of work) and all of a sudden my throat felt like it was closing up. My heart rate increased to 138bpm (never been that high) and I had pins and needles all over my body. I started shaking uncontrollably and my hearing was echoing. I immediately got up and got me a glass of water because I felt like I was going to pass out. It felt like someone was sitting on top of my chest and it was very hard to breathe. I had the feeling that I was going to die. So I called my best friend (who happens to be a nurse) and she told me that it was just a panic attack. I just don't know why I had one. I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary and I'm just as stressed as I always am. I'm a 29 year old female, in pretty good health, I don't smoke or drink. I just have really high anxiety. My work life is okay, however it's been extremely slow and me being a manager, it stresses me out because of the break in action up here. If anyone has any pointers or ideas on how to lower my anxiety, I would greatly appreciate it. I've never posted on forums for answers to this. I don't want to experience that ever again. I have no health insurance so it's not easy for me to go to a doctor to talk to them about it. But I might just have to suck it up and go. I've been a worrier/stresser since I was in highschool. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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