Panic Attacks Am Really Scared

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I used to take cocaine I'm going to get to be honest cos I need answers, then I stopped and started getting severe anxiety and panic attacks it's caused me to stop smoking stop drinking and do all sorts and I am so scared it's been happening all most a month I wake up and am never relaxed I'm just scared am going to die but I'm sure it's only panic attacks I'm having as I'm constantly having heart palpitations and am scared to leave the house now , I am constantly dizzy as am not taking propanaolC I keep thinking cos I take drugs that's it not anxiety and panic attacks I'm having when I'm pretty sure it is cos I would of known about it by now, I just keep feeling dizzy, I get shooting pains in my chest, heart palpitations, headaches, constantly feels like someone is pushing my head out from the inside I'm so scared I don't want to die can someone give me some positive answers to help me get through this doing everything right drinking water everyday and breathing correctly I'm just scared.

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    I suppose one positive has happened and that is you have stopped  putting sh@@

    into your body one thing I do know is you will not get much sympathy on here

    that said I would suggest you go and see your GP it does sound like you have anxiety your doctor would be best placed to advise the best course of action

    take care   

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    Well, I will give you an honest answer, although you may not like it. The likely reason for your anxiety is the fact that cocaine fried most of the dopamine receptors in your hippocampus, which is the part of a brain that controls emotions. Propanolol would not help you, even if you decided to take it.

    If you want to get better the first thing to do is to quit drugs. Then you could try to see a specialist and get a script for a neuroleptic - for example olanzapine. This class of medicines would help to restore balance in your dopamine levels and enable you to feel normal again. However, it would also render inactive all other stimulants...

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    Have you spoken to your doctor? I know it might feel difficult because you will have to admit to using the cocaine but you have been honest here with us and it is he best way forward to also be honest with your doctor too.

    I don't know much about cocaine but I think it's pretty clear that substances like that can have negative effects and that will include negative effects on your mental health and I do know it can cause panic attacks and anxiety, it can be undone but it will take time and proffessional help.

    You must get a physical check up too, I am not trying to scare you here but it's important to rule out these things and make sure it truly is purely anxiety then get the best treatment you can from there.

    But  cannot stress to you enough that honesty with yur dctor is so important, look I currently smoke at least 40 cigs per day, it's bad and I know it is but when I see my doctor I tell the truth because if I hide these things it's going to make it difficult and possibly even dangerous for them to treat me.

    Also they can help you get to the root of why you turned to cocaine, I guess some people do it for fun but there must have been a reason for you to feel you needed that high in your life and I for one am not going to sit here judging you, clearly you need help not judgement.

    Make an appointment as soon as possible and tell the doctor absolutely everything, it's the only way to get better x

     

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    kelshaw

    Have you been to any drying out centres, you are on a medication. Does your GP know about your drug taking ?

    You need some help to move on away from the Cocaine

    BOB

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    Just to add, some people were not sympathetic to the girl having tried a particular drug once but majority were and gave constructive advice.

    LFC has posted full discussion ..

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    You will get better but it may take some time and of course effort.

    Phil

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    Hi. I sympathise with your situation. It is however very common and normal to have anxiety issues when you stop taking drugs (even prescribed drugs). Have a look online and find your nearest meeting for NA (narcotics anonymous) or CA (cocaine anonymous) and go along to a meeting. You will find other sympathetic people who have been in the same situation as yourself and can offer you good advice and real support for your problem. You are not alone.

    Just as there are people who have never experienced being in an intense anxiety state and therefore do not understand it and can be judgmental i.e. snap out of it, get a grip, don't be so pathetic etc, there are also people who have never experienced drug addiction and therefore do not understand it and cannot be empathic.

    Anxiety will not kill you and you will not go insane (although it might feel like it). You will be ok. Get some help and support and inform yourself about it. It is your own nervous system trying to protect you. It will not harm you but it does feel very uncomfortable.

    Drugs can harm you and effect your mental health and in extreme cases can kill you but only if you carry on taking them. Do not take any more drugs. Hang on in there. You will be ok and come out of this experience a better person. I wish you the best of luck x

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