Monday, 19 February 2007
Posted by: erinmr on Monday, February 19, 2007
I am in my third year of being a "survivor." I found this website shortly after I went to the emergency room with the terrifying experience of my first panic attack. I posted my story then...Now, almost 3 years later, I'm realizing that I'm not alone and not ashamed of my condition.
I no longer apologize to myself for being this way...I'm just trying to live life the best I know how. We are all doing the best we can. In the past 3 years, I've tried medication, therapy, and hypnosis...all with varying degrees of success. I am amazed to see that there are so many parents, just like me, suffering with this condition. In fact, my first attack came shortly after having my first child. I always worried about everything, but with a child the stakes are raised even more! I'm comforted in knowing that I'm not the only mom working through anxiety. We have such a tough job--I feel better in knowing that there is a community here online to reach out to.
To all of you hurting, I wish you comfort. I will be dealing with my panic/anxiety for the rest of my life, but I know that my life is worth living and life does in fact go on...It can even help you to find the strength inside you and show you that you are worth fighting for. Thanks for being here for me through my tough times!