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Finally, I'm not alone

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Wednesday, 09 February 2005

Posted by: erin on Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Another story o­n this site reminded me so much of myself that I felt compelled to share my experiences.  I recently had a beautiful, healthy baby and felt so blessed.  I have security, a loving spouse, and we are building a home right now.  Life is great, right? Last summer, at breakfast, I noticed a sharp pain in my neck, followed by shortness of breath, racing heart, and blurred vision.  I knew I was dying...what else could be happening to me?

I went to the ER and they diagnosed me with a panic attack. I was fortunate that the ER doctor was kind, having suffered o­ne himself in the past. I took something for it, went home, and was grateful it was over. I didn't realize that it stays with you, haunting you...It took a long time to feel normal again.

Then, another o­ne hit a few months later. I knew what it was this time, but was horrified to experience the impending "doom" again. I, again, thought I was dying. I recovered, but always felt an attack could be just around the corner. It was all I could think about. Now, I'm seeing someone about my fears, which helps. But it's a process, taking lots of work o­n my part. Hopefully, with time, I'll see the strength it's given me. I try to focus o­n the blessings in my life and take each hurdle as it comes.
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Yes, we all get hit in different ways. Yours was not to subtle to say the least. That's why I consider anxiety disorder a serious illness and it's chronic. There are some who do not think so, but what else can you say when the key here is that it stays with you and haunts you. Isn't that what any serious illness does? Whether it be diabetes or cancder. it haunts you. You say you are seeing someone. I don't want to know but I hope it's a psychiatrist who can not only talk to you, give you various therapies but also prescribe meds. There are many here who try to go it alone without the meds, but for me it's a God send as there wasn't any meds in the 60's and I suffered dearly because of it. Now, I can live as close as possible to normal because of the meds and some other things as well. Good luck to you and hang in there.....Ed
 
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