Oh No!!! They've started again :*(

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Well that's it, I give up, I tried going down the medication route, am on 80mg slow release propranolol which I've already taken 2 of today and I'm also on venlafaxine 150mg and have had an awful day today with stress, lone behold I have had 2 panic attacks so far tonight.

Thought these bloody meds were supposed to stop them. Obviously Not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like its back to the drawing board for me.

going to have to go back tot he doctors and see what they have to say.

Danielle (Not a happy Bunny) xxx

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    Hi Danielle,

    Lisa here.  I'm so sorry to hear that your panic atacks have returned.  I know how debilatating and devasting anxiety can be when it reaches such a level.

    Have you thought about asking your gp to refer you to a psychiatrist?  As psychiarists are experts and specialise in prescribing the correct medication for somebody like you who has been suffering for a while.  Gp's dont really know that much about mental illness.  My gp fully admitted that she didn't really know what to do for me and referred me.

    I know that you are sick of medication and trying different things but honestly psychiatrists know about medications that could really help you that most gp's have never even heard of and often it can be an "add on" medication that you can take as well as the medication that you are already on so you may not even have to go through the discomfort of coming off you current prescription.

    Unfortunately there is a waiting time after you've been referred before you would get your appointment through.  But believe me it is such a relief to walk into a room and talk with someone who actually understands and knows what you are going through.

    I hope you will consider mentioning this to you doctor and   that you start to feel better again soon,



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    Sorry to hear you are having bad time Danielle. I used to be on 80mg Propananol slow release and thye certainly helped my palpitations to go away when i had a apanic attack. You do need to let them get into your system which may take good week or so. Try and stick with them for a while and see if they can help you Good luck and peace to you x
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    Yes well it's 'supporting England' syndrome,a well-known debilitating illness,in World Cup year,usually disappears after a few penalties.


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    But it elicited a response as I thought I'd lost contact with you,well I don't have much else to offer really 'cos I don't really get the panic attacks much nowadays,mine decreased as I got older and more aware of what triggered mine,but throughout my long history of the Blues I've always tried to maintain a sense of humour which to me is the best tonic of all,and it's free and non-medicated,but yes you must get the right meds and obviously your current ones are incorrect for your condition,what intrigues me is that this forum and my inbox is filled most days with very many young people suffering all manner of anxiety based conditions,what on earth is going on?

    In my opinion a lot of it is down to doctor's not really understanding or in some cases not wanting to understand their patient's fears,finding it easy to prescribe the same useless medication to all and sundry,simply because the Lancet advocates and supports the large pharmaceuticals who champion these drugs.

    I tell you anti-depressants will not benefit you,you need something more powerful,

    slow release valium or an equivalent.

    Nice to know you're still kicking around though,and as usual I wish you well and good luck at the Doc's,by the way my psychiatrists weren't too concerned with my problems so I won't bother again,bunch of *******,unless you sef-harm or commit arson,or beat someone up badly,this is what they said in a rounabout fashion,you will have to manage as best as you can.

    Anyway I'm off to sleep now,and will leave the world and all its worries behind for an hour or two,bonne nuite.

    Malky Walky  

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