The Very First Attack

My first panic attack was back in Oct of 2010....I was asleep and woke up to a fast heart rate ...I was cold and clammy ......and I felt like I was gonna die of a heart blood pressure also was very high...I called the ambulance and they transported me to the ER....I had several test done and a EKG ....cardiac enzymes test and it all came back normal ...they told me I was having a heart attack but a  panic attack ..I have had several episodes of these horrible events .....went to my doctor and she ordered a echocardiogram and a stress test to rule out any heart problems ......everything came back good and then they put me on a cardiopal for a month and I am still waiting on the test results from that.......I still have horrible panic attacks and I am now on paxil 20 mg one time a day and klonapin as needed .....1 mg when I go to bed .......but the problem is now I am so afraid to be home alone......I don't want to live like this took my freedom away and is affecting my daily life........ I don't know what to do ...I need some support but have no one ........when I wake up in the morning I feel that is when the panic attacks strikes in the morning and in the middle of the night.....does no ones else go thou this
CMA1234 CMA1234
46-50, F
1 Response May 2, 2012

Yes absolutely! there are many groups here on ep about panic attacks, anxiety etc...i encourage you to join them, and read and share you stories...there's strength in numbers! We're all here to support one another. Just a friendly note to keep in mind....right now in the beginning, it's going to be very hard for you to do....but...try to keep the klonapin use down to only when absolutely necessary!! Don't know if you're dr. told you, but it's extremely addictive. It took me along time to get off it...but in the beginning, it was definetly a god send.

Thank you,