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Hi all been reading through many discussions on the forum since I was diagnosed with anxiety and PTSD.
I have been a pretty level head person throughout my life 12yrs in the army and worked since the day I got out.
Then around 3 months ago I did the Great North Run and after the event started to experience chest pains and light headness,convinced that I was having a heart attack I went straight to A&E to find out nothing was wrong however over the next few weeks I started to fall apart in the end before I finally cracked I had not eaten nor slept correctly for well over a week. I went to work one morning and broke, I was admitted into a care home and was seen by many people, during my stay I tried sertaline and cilitropan which made me feel worse so I refused to take them.
I pushed for myself to be released from the centre with the ambition of going back to work on the Monday which I did however I felt everyday was a battle I would climb a ladder and fall off by the night time.
I read forum after forum driving myself nuts to the stage of experiencing other peoples symptoms lol.
I visited my GP an reluctantly I tried 15mg of Mirtazipine which I have been on for 38 days during the time of this I went for an interview and landed a better job.
At present I still suffer from difficulty in breathing and dry mouth, choking sensation less often. The drug is not a miracle worker however it had helped me and I noticed a slight change within 14 days.
I realise that everyone faces there own battle everyday and you WILL get through it.
The reason for my post is to say keep your head held high there is no wonder drug and what works for me might not work for you but try to motivate yourself and keep busy is the key.
I wish you all the best on your journey
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