I Have Panic Anxiety Disorder

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    Pink Elephants

    this condition has become so wide spread i cant believe there are no posts here. yeah i know theres a pink elephant in the room nobody look. nobody talk about it. i have not been diagnosed by doctor and i am not on meds but i am intelligent enough to know when something is wrong...
    4everandaday 4everandaday
    41-45
    3 Responses May 12, 2009

    Is It A Panic Attack Or Heart Attack?

    I hope everyone is still hanging in there! Remember anxiety attacks are just temporary. Nothing more than over the top adrenaline rushes in which you play a silly mind trick on yourself and convince yourself that something terrible is going to happen. That's it! They do go away...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2013

    Stopping Panic Attacks Can Come Much Quicker Than You Think

    I know panic attacks are really, really, really miserable. One second of a panic attack can feel like an eternity and the hardest part of any recovery is the beginning when progress is measured in inches not miles. But regardless of how tough it is, it is very possible to recover...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Jan 12, 2013

    My Struggle

    Well hello everyone. Some of you know me and alot of you don't. Since my dad past away on the 4th of this month I just feel like I am sinking into a deep dark pit that will not let me out. I have GAD,PTSD and the fear of death phobia. I was put on effexor xr and started with...
    TammyWammy66 TammyWammy66
    41-45
    Jun 27, 2009

    Here Is How Fun This Is.

    I have always been an anxious person, since I was a young child.  However, it only got to where it controlled my life when I was thirteen, in the eighth grade.  For five years I worked on the anxiety that stemmed from that trigger event, and after those five...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    Jan 7, 2010

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2013

    Recently Diagnosed

    i have been recently diagnosed with anxiety disorder with panic attacks. the worst ones are when I'm driving and almost pass out 
    stromy stromy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2010

    New To Panic

    I started having Panic attacks in November of 2008. I had my first one on my birthday after being stung by a bee. They weren't too severe but as the months dragged on they became more frequent and more intense. I had moved to another town to start university by February this year...
    katemonster katemonster
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    The more I find out about it the more I educate

    my mind that it's ok to be different
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2, 2015

    Stop Panic Attacks Without Medication

    Since I started blogging about my panic experiences and how I overcame them, one of the things I get asked about most is whether or not I had to take meds. And the answer is yes, for a while I did. But regardless of whether you have to take them for a while, just know that curing...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Jan 6, 2013

    Another One.

    Chest tight, Heart pounding, Body getting tight, Tears start to fall. It's just another day, Just another attack. People ask me questions Bam hello panic attack. Stressing about life? Well hello have a panic attack. I hate this so much... I can't even move right now I'm in such...
    ConfessionsOfThatGirl ConfessionsOfThatGirl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    Lonely

    I have suffered with socialphobia all my life. School was terrifying for me, I had to take the bus and just starred out the window the entire ride. The other kids use to tease me saying I was just watching the grass grow. When I got my car I never took the bus again! I was so shy...
    naturallyshy naturallyshy
    51-55
    Apr 2, 2013

    Recently Diagnosed

    i have been recently diagnosed with anxiety disorder with panic attacks. the worst ones are when I'm driving and almost pass out 
    stromy stromy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2010

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    Borderline Personality Disorder

    I have terrible anxiety and let my emotions and thoughts, constant racing thoughts control my life. I have not been diagnosed but wondering of anyone on here has this?
    Bullishi Bullishi
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013

    All-consuming terror.

    I've explained it a thousand times, and the doctors slap benzos on me, which is fine for now. For me, textbook GAD, anxiety is routine; and it probably has been for longer than I've been willing to acknowledge, having written off early attacks as: well that was the worst I...
    polpo polpo
    31-35, M
    Jan 9

    How Can I Stop My Negative, Panic Inducing Thoughts!

    When I suffered from chronic panic attacks, one of the biggest obstacles to overcoming it was stopping my mind from constantly circling around negative thoughts. I would just get these terrible ideas of things that "might" happen, and my mind would obsess about them like they...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    It Sucks

    I haven't had one in a while, but any mere school related stress gets me all anxious.:/
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    18 Responses Jan 22, 2011

    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2013

    I'm having a huge panic attack!

    !' I was about to fall asleep when all of a sudden I couldn't breathe, I was getting light headed, and I couldn't feel my heart until I jumped off my bed in a huge panic. I'm in tears and terrified to go to sleep now. (Ps I have a fear if dying) I'm scared I won't wake up.
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    16-17, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    Panic Attacks Since I Was Young

    I am just eighteen years old, and have been having panic attacks since I was about 10 years old. This whole time (up until I was 17) I had NO clue what they were! All I knew was that about once a day I would feel as though I was dying. My heart would be pounding, I...
    bumblebee9 bumblebee9
    18-21, F
    Oct 31, 2009

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    Hang In There, It Gets So Much Better!

    I hope everyone reading this is doing ok and making progress with their panic attacks. For those of you that haven’t read any of my posts before, my name is John and I used to suffer from brutal panic attacks and agoraphobia. My condition got so bad that for a time I couldn...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 11, 2013

    Lonely With Panic

    hello i have had anxiety im guessing all of my life thats what my psychologist says but the last two years ive been dealing with panic disorder and it has totally tooken over my life. my friends have turned their backs on me i feel like im nothing but a burden to my family. my...
    shandippity shandippity
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    Dizziness Spell Constantly Cause Of My Panic Attack.

    Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 5:15PM I'm have my panic attack for more than 4years now..The first attack was so scary I was so dizzy, can't breath and feel having heart attack I rush my self to the ER and the doctor said nothing wrong with my heart. I stay for 3 days in Hospital...
    JeArcsolina JeArcsolina
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2012

    You Cant Rely On A Crutch To Overcome Panic

    Before reading, just remember that this is my personal experience, everyone has their own goals and personal situations to deal with. If you're on meds, make sure to speak with your doctors before getting off of them. Panic attacks are desperately miserable situations, there's...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    Pink Elephants On the March

    as you could imagine i was miserable. more so now than before. up until this point i had coped with it all. the time for our local fair was coming my daughter loves this every year. i was like i cant find it in me to drive her and go with her. this is something we have done...
    4everandaday 4everandaday
    41-45
    1 Response May 12, 2009

    Will I Have To Deal With Panic Attacks The Rest Of My Life

    Will I Have To Deal With Panic Attacks The Rest of My Life Chronic, overly intense panic attacks are probably the worst thing I've ever had to go through in my lifetime and I'm really hoping that that period is the worst I go through ever. You feel so helpless and it seems like...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Jan 20, 2013

    I may have this but I will not be beaten I

    struggle I fight I gasp for air damn anxiety steals my oxygen but this is my body I am not gonna be ruled or frightened by you today I am taking control even if I have small tiny breaths til I feel my lungs fill so c'mon do your worst even if it kills me take your best shot
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 28, 2015

    To many of us live in the past

    or the future I think that's the biggest problem for ppl like us
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    Going Back To Work After Agoraphobia

    This isn't so much about overcoming panic, as it is about how awesome life is after. You feel bulletproof! Hope and a positive attitude are critically important to curing panic attacks and agoraphobia once and for all. Sometimes people really focus too much on the day to day...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Jan 6, 2013

    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2013
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