Panic Is A Daily Occurance For Me

I was diagnosed with a panic disorder when I was 16 and I am now 25.  I have had panic attacks for as long as I can remember.  Lately, I have started having them more often and they are more intense.  They are so frustrating to deal with and go through.  I have experienced cold sweats, increased heart rate, dizziness, nausea, and feeling as if I were going to die.  I had a very traumatic panic attack at home about 2 months ago after my grandmother died and since then I have not been able to be at home without someone being there with me.  All day I fear that I will have one and people will see me having one.  I want my life back! 
tink1984 tink1984
26-30, F
4 Responses Aug 10, 2010

I HATE IT FOR U ,,,CANT TELL U ENOUGH THE DISABLING THIS IS FOR ME,YOU AND OTHERS I KNOW,,,IF YOUR NOT ON MEDS,,,TRYEM!!!!IVE BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK WITH EVERY KNOWN CURE,,,IF YOUR SHRINK HAS NEVER HAD ONE,,,FIND ONE WHO HAS!!!IF THE MEDS DONT WORK,,,CHANGE EM!! IM STILL WAITIN ON A MIRACLE PILL BUT CANT FIND IT,,,LOL!!!GOD BLESS!!!! 97-TILL NOW...

i have the same issue. itl be ok tho..im on meds but still :/

Yes ritz, I know what you mean by the lingering fear of having a reoccuring panic attack. Even though I am on meds., I still have them and still have that fear of having one. I am trying to overcome my avoidance of places where my panic attacks have happened. It is difficult but, I know I can do it because I have overcome worse things in my life. If you continue experiencing panic attacks, maybe you should consider getting on the meds and staying on them for awhile. Good luck to you!

I had my first panic attack back in 1995. It changed my life completely. <br />
I wouldn't stay home alone or get out of the house alone... i was felling miserable, afraid to go throught that awful feeling again, getting anxious, afraid of being afraid.... i finally went to the doctor and was prescribed Xanax... it was ok for me for a while, i was on and off (now i'm off) but the fear of panic attacks has lingered...