Thought I was getting better then panick

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I thought I was getting Better no stress no anxiety then all of a sudden I had a massive panick attack while I was driving anyone else had one out of nowhere

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    Yes! I wAs doing well the past few years. A few months back I had a panic attack out of nowhere and the anxiety lingered and lingered. The worst it's ever been for me. I started back on an antidepressant and am working with a therapist. I'm in a much better place, trying to get back to my normal.
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    Hi Iain,

    Sorry to hear you had a nasty panic attack.  Remember that that is all it was - just a panic atack.  Say to yourself - "Thank goodness I got through that one" and let it go.  That's the real trick.  I would suggest checking with your doctor re meds - they can really help as can therapy.  I think it's always best to use whatever and all tools you have available to you - anything that helps is good.  It's a bit of a process and setbacks are totally normal - eventually, the setbacks are very minimal.

    Best,

    Linda

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      Thank you India I have tried different meds and I find the side effect worse than the anxiety itself Iam quite sensitive to meds of any kind have been since a child even over counter pain med don't agree with me so I'm now down to the option of therapy 7years ago my gran was very ill and passed away after 8 month illness then two weeks later my cousin had a heart attack I gave him CPR he passed 4 days later in hospital then 3 weeks later his son died and another 2 weeks later my dad had a heart attack thankfully survived I felt as tho I had delt with it all but 5 years later I stated getting panick attacks can this happen after all that time can it all be linked? This is why I'm thinking therapy? I don't understand why it would take so long to happen to me why not there?
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    Hi again, Iain

    Absolutely - kind of post traumatic stress.  I went through a terrible year - thought I was doing fine - then, bam - it hit fast and hard. I am on celexa now and, though it was rough going at first - I am also very sensitive to Meds - theside effects did I pass and it really helped a lot. As did positive self talk, a bit of therapy, daily walks (even when I did not want to), support from this group and generally pushing myself to carry on.

    take care, iain

    you will get through this

    best,

    linda

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      Thanks Linda I am going to push the doctor for some kind of therapy I will get there in not going to let this rule my life again thanks for your time I appreciate it xx
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    I totally get it. I'm in the same position right now. Best thing you can do is understand that it's all in your head. Remind yourself of how happy you were, how happy you could be, and how much you're depriving yourself of that. As hard as panic attacks and anxiety are, you can take control back. Do not give up. Never give up. It's all in your head and you'll be fine.
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