Aug 09, 2008
I suffer from anxiety have for years now. If you have questions about anxiety I probally have an answer or know where to find it just drop me a note. I also suffer from PTSD. which in turn affects anxiety. please don't be afraid to ask me questions. I am a mother of a 5 year old and one on the way. My husband is in the military and is gone for up to 6 months at a time out of the year. Its hard but I manage. I wasnt diagnosed with the anxiety disorder itself til I was married to my husband over 6 years ago. But when I look back I can see that I had it all along. I get anything from heart flutters, to hot and cold flashes, the shakes, sick to my stomach and the other end, chest pains, insomnia...you name the symptom I have it plus some.....I used to have the attacks everyday and at times it lasted the entire day. It was as though I was having these attacks one right after the other. I have been on all sorts of medications to help control it. Xanex,Clonopin,Buspar,Prozac,Celexa,Wellbutran,Diazpam, and the most recent because I am pregnant and its he only one thye had that was safe to take Atarax. I have been through years of counsling with psychotherapists and was at the point of giving up on them til I found one that worked great with me. She helped me find non medication ways of dealing with the attacks and told me about other clients who were able to get off the meds and stop having the episodes themselves. Now My attacks are more under control I dont have them nearly as often and they don't keep me from functioning. There for awhile I would have the attacks and all I could do was sleep because they would take all my energy. Now I can go out and not have to think about when my next attack may be. I can enjoy my day and know these attacks can't stop me. Last years was the hardest, I didn't feel like a normal person, but this year I can say that I feel like a normal person again. It is possible to defeat these anxiety attacks but it takes educating yourself adn finding the thing that works for you to help. If you want to talk I am free just send me a message.