Mirtazipine & Anxietyi

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Hi, I'm a recovering painkiller addict who has just passed the 1 year clean stage which I'm so proud of myself of reaching. I'm on medication to stop the withdrawals and I have and now suffer anxiety issues.I'm on Mirtazipine to stop this anxiety and I can usually have a couple of weeks where my anxietry levels are low but yesterday for some reason ( I don't know what triggerered it ) I had a full blown panic attack and was ready to dial 999 that's how bad I got. I'm wondering if anyone else is on 45mg of Mirtazipine a day and how do you cope when you feel panic attacks coming on. I've tried relaxation cd tracks which helped at the start but now when my anxiety is h

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    Somehow it posted before i finished and sorted it into paragraphs, as I was saying...the cd tracks don't help as even on a low volume just the noise or talking makes it worse. I'm on 15mg of Diazipam a day too which help a little.

    Any ideas on how I can help stop these attacks happening myself. I usually phone my mum or wife but that sends them into a panic when they hear how much pain I'm in. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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    Hi, I am not on any medication but I suffer from anxiety too. I would like to ask what kind of anxiety troubles you ??
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    Hi Paul, my suggestion is don't fight it when it comes on, let it run its course and it will go. 

    Its horrendous I know to have one but almost invite it to do its worst and get it over with as panic attacks do go on their own usually after peaking after 15 minutes or so.

    Try your best not to think about the thoughts which cross your mind when they start as they will be negative and feed the anxiety.

    Give it a go and see what happens, alternatives are diazepam and other benzos which you can pop when you feel a panic starting.

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      I can usually let it run it's course and tell myself it's nothing seroius i.e I ain't dying but when I have a full blown attack I can't relax,,,,the only thing that really helps calm me is cuddling into my wife for 5 minutes and that helps but she works 13 hour shifts so I'm screwed when shes at work but if she is working I usually phone my mum and just talking helps me calm down and take my mind of the attacks.
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    I've Aldo heard that listening and focusing on analogue white noise during an attack helps, the snow sound you get on old radios and untuned analogue TV's.

    Search on YouTube there is plenty, just find one which you like the sound of and download it, when you get an attack stick some headphones on and focus on it.

    Id be interested to know if it works for you.

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