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Hello folks, I am a newbie here and wondered if anyone has similar symptoms to me or am I just going mad?
Basically, I have been suffering Panic Attacks on and off for almost 35 years. My doctor, who is a lovely guy, is convinced I am BiPolar, but I have never ever suffered from depression, nor am I ever manic. I have been on 150 mg of Venlafaxine daily for over 5 years and I am certainly reliant on it, as found out last year when I forgot to take it for two days!!! I won't do that again!!
Anyway, my symptoms are straightforward, I will suddenly and for no reason take a severe panic attack, will all the associated symptoms. After a while ranging from minutes to hours I get my panic under control, but then spend the next weeks and months in a very fragile mental state worrying when the next one will hit!
My latest episode was around one month ago and I can't seem to shake off the ripples of panic that are there, worrying about the next biggie!
As if that's not bad enough, I have developed cricopharyngeal spasm to worry about......
So my question is whether anyone out there recognises my symptoms, can anyone suggest better meds or treatment or am I just bonkers!
Thanks for reading anyway......
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