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Old 12-21-08, 07:06 PM   #21
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what if you were to listen to some calming music while your on the train? that might help. I find that when I have to go out front I bring my mp3 with me and I - listen to my music and try to focus more on the tunes. Sorry you have to go through this, I know and feel your pain.
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I do bring my ipod but I'm so relating the train = panic thing now. Some songs have a soothing effect but others exacerbate it. I've tried reading too. It isn't a really big problem to the point where I can't use public transport. It is something that I hate happening and I don't want it too and some days I'm upbeat about it and others I'm 'oh shit, not again' about it. I might chew some sugar free gum and see if that helps.
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Old 12-24-08, 03:35 PM   #23
 
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Dear friends!
I just discovered this forum and I would like to share my story...

It all started some 10 years ago, we started moving from one flat to another, (I live with my husband and 2 kids)and I developed an allergy (dust mites) and had respiratory problems that I never had before. That made me so scared, actuually I become hypochondric beeng concerned that sometnin seriously happens to me...and one day-it came...I started losing the apetite, sleep, and one day i got a panic attack, the first one, and ended at emergency.
Since than, my hell started. I was finally diagnosed with panic disorder and deppression that always accompanied it. The attacks are not bond to any particular sitiuation-they just came with therryfying symthoms, and the main is-hyperventilation.
When I am on SSRI-I am doing fine, but when I decide to stop-they get back, lefting me hopeless and depressed.
Now I am in such a mood, I feel sick, I cannot take breath, cannot communicate with people, cannot eat (I lost 4 kilos in ten days), cannot function...and whats more, thie time because I feel so helpless I have suicidal thoughts. I know that if I go on doctor, I will be prescribed medications again (last time I hardly get off from paroxetine, they have many side efeccts when you stop them even with carefull tappering off)...And I don't want medications, I feel so helpless that I cant solve this on my own...I do yoga, relaxation, but nothing works.I don't want medications, I feel like tablethoman, so many years in a vicious circle...
I cant function at home, I lost my energy, and I have at least 4 PA a day...

I feel so unhappy because my whole family suffers because of me....

Thanks for reading me...Hope you will advice me somethnig...
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Hi there Lady M. It seems like you are trying to help yourself without the use of medications like trying yoga etc so I suggest that straight away you try some camomile tea because it is supposed to have a calming effect. Also if you can get to a good chemist/drug store see if they have the herb tablet st johns wort. You can get it in various strengths so I suggest that you ask the person there which is best. Google st johns wort to read all about its effects.
If you go with st johns wort it takes a few weeks to have an effect. I have been on it for 3 weeks now and even though it is not a cure all I do feel some what better. In 3 more weeks I shall know the full resuls so like me hang in there because Im sure that to other people you are important no matter what you think of yourself.
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Old 12-25-08, 01:27 AM   #25
 
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Dear Down Under, you are right, I want to beat this hell without medications, but it seems impossible. I am taking St. Johns wort tablets for two months, I am taking valeriana tee and valeriana drops, also chamomilae tea, I do yoga regularry...but the hell came again..:(((
I feel very unheppy as I realize that I am helpless and that I will have to go back on therapy. That adds additional misery on my life, I think "How long I can live like this?" MY husband is tolerant and supportive, but-everything has end :(( I am afraid that one day my children will inherit this...
I am very, very unhappy...........
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Lady M lets look at a few positives for now. Firstly you have a supportive husband so that is a good thing. At least you don't have to battle it out alone and even though you say you think that his support has an end, don't think like that because you really don't know what is going to happen tomorrow.
You also say that you have children so there is a reason for going on. You said that you have thoughts of suicide but if that happened how do you think they and your husband would feel. I know that you think your family is suffering because of your current state but if you were to end it all they would be devistated and wished you were still there.


Please try to look at the positives in your life like the simple things such as the warm bed you will sleep in tonight and that you have a roof over your head, and that you are not entirely alone etc, etc, and know that even though it is easy for me to say, things could be worse. I find this helps me get through the tough times.

Lady M it is important for you to eat something on a regular basis even when you dont feel like it because when you don't it does make you feel worse.

At the moment you are feeling like hell ,I know, but you say that it hasnt always been like that so please try to hold onto the thoughts of better times and that one day things will get better.
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Old 12-25-08, 03:18 AM   #27
 
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Thank you dear Down Under, your post left me in tears. How right you are...remembering me the positive issues I must not forget.
But its hard, trust me...I am hungry, but the mouth is closed and won't open. I want to talk, but the voice stuck in the throat and the heart starts ponding faster...I waana breath normally, but the lungs are so full...I am yang, only 38 but feel already exausted...

I will try to remember all this wonderful things I posses and you rememeber me of...Thank you dear :)))
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Lady M if you can have a mug of warm milk. It will go down easy especially if you dont feel like eating, and fill you up because you are hungry. Also it is supposed to have a calming effect so your heart wont beat so fast and you may get a bit of time to relax for a while.
Also if you have any coco or chocolate powder put that in the milk. But only a very small amount because it will make you hyper. Chocolate is supposed to be a feel good food but like I said only put in enough for taste say half a teaspoon.
I know it is hard but give it a try anyway.

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Thank you so much dear.
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