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I have suffered from a mind anxiety years now but recently have been having full blown panic Attacks. It's got so bad I cannot leave my house or even bedroom for weeks.

I've been hiding from my friends and dodge their phone calls.

Going to the doc Monday to ask for lexepro and lyrica as I heard these are a good combo.

I suffer with health issue also which I feel is the main trigger to these panic attacks

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    Sorry,I can't help with any ideas.but do sympathise ,as I suffer from Panic attacks .

    too.Just know,that you are not alone in how you feel.

    Please don't shut yourself away.easier said than done I know.Talking to your friends about how you are feeling may help.Honest.

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    I dont think it's wise to.visit a Dr and ask for specific medications, tell him your issues, then perhaps ask to speak to a therapist who can give you meds if they think they would help. I don't think you'll find a Dr very receptive to being told what meds you want
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      I've been with my GP 25 years. He put me on lexepro last year but we switched it to something else and lyrica was the first thing I was ever prescribed by a psych so I think won't mind me asking. He currently has me on a benzo and beta blocker but I don't want to stay on the benzo for very long just need something to help me leave the house so I can sort therapy out. Hard to go to therapy when I can hardly leave the house lol.
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    I can vouch for lyrica or gabapentin both very similar.word of advice if he does start you on lexapro make sure he gives you something to go with it for the first week because initially it can ramp your anxiety up especially in the morning. that happened to me and I was given the gabapentin and it was cool after that. Eventually didn't need the lexapro as the gabapentin did the job on its own xxxx
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    I was on lyrica myself 5 years ago but only a short spell just need something to take the edge of so I can sort out therapy these days the thoughts of even going to the local shop terrify me.
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