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Hi guys ... Been diagnosed with GAD and Papanic attack last year ... I was down with lexapro for 9 months and everything was manageable to the point that my doctor and i decided i wean off the medication which we did. All is well and i was withouth medication for 4 months now.

Recently the same symptoms i had when my GAD All started, i have been anxious, palpitating, the electric sensation have began and the starting to worry that something is wrong with me again.

I kept on reminding myself that its maybe the anxiety but there are moments when i am weak and i want to give in. My will to fight it diminishes. I dont want to be back with ssri again.

I need some help on how i can go on figthing. I know i can beat this i know i can do this.

Anybody feels the same?

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    Many of us here know we will be on anti anxiety meds as part of our lives, and that's just it. I would rather do that than ever to experience what life was before the right med. changed everything for the better, Mark. What do you think?

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    Hi mark! Just like you, i was diagnosed with anxiety disorder too. Wasted years and money going back and fourth the hosp, but the attacks seem endless and hopeless. I got depressed, lost my will to fight, and blamed everyone whom i thought was the cause of my chronic stress thus resulted to my anxiety disorder.

    Fortunately one time at the hosp, a dr talked to me and advised me one simple thing....to eat and drink right! Imagine a dr prescribing a non-medical drug! She gave me lists of FOODS (easy list coz she meant real food and not junk ones) and most of all, to drink ginger tea 2-3 times a day. I still had occasional attacks but not as often as it used to.

    Another blessed day of my life was when a pastor advised me to just PRAY. It beats all medicines she said. So i did. Everytime i felt an attack, i just pray and let God do His miracles over me. I never let myself be brought to the hosp anymore. I just closed my eyes and prayed.

    My years of having anxiety attacks gradually turned into years of happiness.

    I just wish you don't give in to these nasty attacks. You can beat it!!!

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      Hi liza

      Thank you so much for your reply its really encouraging. Prayers do help alot i coudnt agree more.

      Thanks for your advise about food and the tea i will try them aswell.

      Yes i know i beat this and will come out better.

      Thanks again liza

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      Hi mark! Glad to be able to help. Whenever i pray, i always include people like you...people who suffer from a disorder that only a few understand. Our disorder sounds easy and simple to cure to those who haven't experienced it. We often hear them say "relax...it's only in the mind...no one can help you but yourself." They don't know that the "yourself" is the real problem, and it makes it even harder to make ourselves understood. Who wants to be in this situation, anyway? They will never understand....

      Today's my first day in this group, i feel blessed that i was able to contribute something...and thankful coz i've learned something too!

      Mark, just in case you experience a balance issue, don't panic. It may be another manifestation of GAD. All the while i thought i was A-okay already with my disorder coz i could sense an alarming upcoming attack and could stop it through prayers, meditation, tea, and rest. Haven't had an attack for more than a year now. I only have this balance issues that make me unproductive. I was thinking of eyes or ears problem. While reading some comments, i ran into someone's problem about balance....so it made me think of what i'm undergoing now. So ifever you experience this too, you may consult with the EENT and if everything turns normal, it probably is GAD again.

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    Liza made an excellent point about food. Eating right once actually saved my life when the doctors said I was going to die. I talk so much about food that some people might get a little tired of it. i am seeing more and more postings here about eating real food.

    Between the medication I am on,  the food in the fridge, and of course the terrific people in this panel I am doing very well.

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      Hi cia! Nice to know that you're doing very well now. Happy for you. Let's not worry about some people getting tired of us talking about good food. smile Personally, i think i owe everyone a fair warning and advice about food. Come to think of it...many people tend to looooove bad stuff/food, but when diagnosed with a disease, the first thing the Dr would say is, "don't eat this and that....you should eat more of this and that." So it only means that food plays a vital role in our health and well-being. Same goes to our disorder...food...healthy ones, are what we need....and i'll never ever get tired of telling everyone that...even if they get tired of me...i'll just let them rest..then tell them again lol

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    Have you done cbt counseling? Therapy? You took the pills but you needed to learn new ways to deal with stress and new coping mechanisms to replace the old ones. Using the same mindset, doing the same things, same routine, same thought processes wont give you different resukts haha. The pill helped you but you forgot you needed to learn and behave in new ways. Worst thing ever to do is "rememeber" a feeling it floods it back. Reconnects the body and mind with the anxiety.  Check your inbox.

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    Hello Mark sorry to hear of your troubles. I also was on a med for this venlafaxine several years ago It worked wonders I went off of it as I was feeling better and I did for several years no one told me this could come roaring back but it did( wish they had warned me) Sadly the meds don't work for me now so I am navigating this mess med free. I really don't recommend it . No one likes taking meds but if they work for you consider yourself blessed. Trust me we are all trying to beat this. My heart goes out to you for I feel your pain. Keep in touch let me know how you are doing ok? xx

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