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Hey guys and gals,
Not posted on here for a while but I've come back for, hopefully, more help.
As some of you know I originally came on here suffering with terrible panic attacks, depression and constant anxiety as I suffer with Thanatophobia, then I got put on venlafaxine 150mg and propranolol 80mg, both slow release, it took a couple of weeks for them to settle in and apart from 2 occasions where a close friend was diagnosed with cancer, thankfully she's been given the all clear now, and another close friend, who was only 32, died from cancer. On both occasions I had panic attacks the same days and after her funeral, but I put that down to both occasions specifically relating to my phobia.
I've been on the medication now for over 6 months and things have been better than ever, I'm talking a complete turnaround, sleeping, eating, back at work, relationship going well etc, its been amazing.
The past 3 nights have been different though, I've started getting the same old panicky feelings, and tonight actually panicked and hyperventilated a bit.
I just wondered if anyone could provide an explanation or give some advice???
I know I've been on the medication long enough to stop having side effects, or can I still get some???
I don't know because this is the first time I've taken medication for my phobia and I've had it since I was 15, I'm 24 now.
I'm just scared of having a panic attack or the medication stops working or something negative is going to happen.
I guess these past few nights have just shaken me up a bit.
Anyway, any help would be much appreciated.
Love and peace to you all.
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