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I just wanted to share my own experience with Anxiety and Panic attacks.
I am a 30 year old man and i had my first panic attack aged 17 which I am certain was caused by smoking cannabis. Since then I have had them on and off over the years but had always managed to get over them and get on with my life.
Then about a month ago, I wasn't sleeping well and was feeling a bit run down and I awoke one morning to having the worst panic attack I have ever had.Since then I have been having attacks daily with symptoms including: palpitations,heavy breathing,tiredness,clammy feet,hands and hot,tingly spells.
For the first time it is actually started to seriously affect my life as I do not want to go anywhere or be around other people, it has also been affecting my work as I have had several days off in the month alone.
Last week I finally plucked up the courage to seek medical advice from my GP, who has prescribed me fluoxetine and recommended I do cognitive behavioural therapy.But so far being on the drugs has actually made me feel worse as I have developed tremors,my legs feel like jelly all the time and I am getting hardly any sleep at all now.
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