Panic attacks

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I've been suffering with panic for

The last 5 months now and

Wondering whether it will ever end! I e been taking 40mg of Citalopram for nearly 3 months now and yeah things ha e calmed a bit but I still have several episodes of worrying about panic everyday to the point of which I feel trapped and there's no way out of this nightmare. Does anyone ha e any similar experiences with any success stories I don't know how much more I can take! Thank you X

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    I was on the same pill years ago went from 10 20 30 40, stayed on 40 for few months and I was feeling like crap, doctor then moved me back to 30mg and that where I stayed till I got off of them. It could be that the dose is too high for you, or that your body also still adjusting to the intake, but since u have been on it so long they say 6-8 weeks. Could be to high of dose, or that drug is just not fit for u. But I would probably go with the first one two high of a dose, just from my experience. I am now back on them and been on 30mg for little over 4 weeks now and I still wake up not well, have my anxiety attack than calms down and go into sleep mode and repeat again, but if I was to go to doctors now they would probably increase my does as this happened last time, so I am gonna stick with it for a few more weeks and hope for the best. Oh and can't forget that I don't wanna leave the house and extremely lazy

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      Did you panic all day everyday last time and did it get better over time what did you do specifically to help you get over it? I'm sorry to hear you're having to take medication again I hope you feel better soon xx

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      Hi there, yes I woke up in panic and continued all day into the night. Some days was so bad that I truly thought I was dying. I remember one night I completely lost it and convinced my self if was someother desease eating at my and doctors miss diagnosed me and just stuck me on pills, it was horrible. I also remember running around the house because I felt so off and thought something was gonna happen to me. The worst mistake I ever did was go of the medication as my illness came creeping up on me slowly and slowly till few months ago I hit rock bottom again. The things I found most helpful was talking away about just anything, even if it was my symptoms. And as stupid as it may seem, I don't know if u get this but when I would panic I would get extremely hot and sweaty Shakes etc and because it was winter when I started I would open the window and stand in front of it the shock of the cold snapped me out of the panic. I also did a lot of reading to calm down but I would pick relaxing books like romance fairy tail perfect ending, as I tried to distract my mind with something happy. I also picked up watching reality shows where my life seems so much better then their drama. As much as it's hard best thing u can try to do is think how much better u will feel in no time, my doctor also told me that she felt that I was strong enought to bring my anxiety out because I was so desperate for the pill to work and take all my worry and crappy feelings away. I remember going to bed thinking tomorrow is gonna be the day and that day would never come than I would yet again panic and think something else is wrong. So one day I woke up did my thing and realized liek 2 weeks later omg I haven't had anxiety attack, I just drove by myself, it's amazing what the pill can do. I would also def go back to the doctor and see if they think bringing your does to 30mg would work better for you, u could also ask for a few temporary pills to get you by on really bad day till everything comes into place. They game me lorazopram I take one at night and sleep liek a baby and don't wake up.

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      Thank you for sharing your experience it sounds awful! My panic isn't physical as silly it sounds I panic all day that I'm going to be trapped in a panic world forever and the more I think about it the more I just cry! X

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    hi rachael sorry to hear about your panic attacks i started having them around 20 years ago just came out of no where dont know why just started i had no problems in my life i was only 26 i had everything i wanted in life then bang i didnt know what was going on i thought i was dying panic attacks are the worst feelings ever as hard as it is you have to try to carry on with you life as much and as normal as you can and things after time do become a bit easier the best thing to do and it is hard is to not run from them. try to control your breathing and just tell yourself everything will be fine and it will just pass the more you can do that the better things will become for you. when i first started having them i never left my house through fear of having more attacks but that was the worst thing to do i dont know if you have any therapy but that can help
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      Hi Marky

      Thank you for coming back to me, my panic is not really physical it's more the worry, I keep thinking I'm just going to live In a panic world forever and never be able to switch off and enjoy my life again!

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      I had a virus a few months ago called labyrinthitis which effects your inner ear I was really dizzy and disorientated for a couple of months, I stupidly researched the virus and found that people could suffer with this for months or even years and I started to panic everyday, when the virus finally went I thought great I'm over this but then I started panicking thinking it would come back and I've been in a panicked state ever since X

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      hi sounds like you over thinking things in a panic over nothing hopfully this will just pass all is fine sounds like you need to put your mind on other things we all start to panic over the smallest of things in this world hopfully when this does pass you will beable to think what was that all about and laugh about it you sound streesed out theres no need to panic. smile xx

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      Oh my god Rachael that's what I'm currently going through and it is awful sad how long did your last? That's all I keep worrying about now. Everything I was so worried about before isn't bothering me because I'm so worried about this dizziness

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