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  • Anbody else suffer from hypochondria aka health anxiety?

  • Anxiety or panic attack?

    Is there some connection between anxiety and panic attack? Do they have the same symptoms?
  • Could this be some form of panic attack?

    I don't remember exactly when this was now but I was wondering if this could be some form of panic attack. I sometimes get some chest paint kinda like heart burn but this time it actually felt like I was having some sort of heart attack. My chest was hurting and I couldn't sit up because when I did, I just got like a stabbing pain in my chest. I couldn't even sneeze or anything. It lasted ages.
  • Fear of disturbance of sleep?

    Does anyone have panic attacks when they cannot fall asleep? i.e. someone keeping them awake, snoring, etc.
  • First Post here...

    I am 36 years old and was diagnosed with GAD at the age of 17. I went to some therapy sessions, refused any medication (I was a recovering addict at the time and did not wish to try it), and since then I have had very few panic attacks. In March of this year I had an episode that was diagnosed as Positional Vertigo, but it sent me to the ER because it prompted a very strong panic attack. Since then, I am having a very hard time managing these attacks. In the last 2-3 weeks, at least a couple nights a week I wake up in the midst of a panic attack. I think my biggest fear is a health anxiety type thing. EKG was normal at ER so I know my heart is ok. Now I am to the point where I am almost only comfortable at home because I am terrified of having an attack somewhere else. This is a dangerous road that I don't want to go down but I cannot seem to stop the thoughts as I have in the past! How can I get these attacks under control again so I can live my life normally???
  • Has anyone else felt Prozac loses its effectiveness after awhile? Unfortunately, I feel as though it is for me. If so, did you change to a different medication? What medication did you switch to?

  • How can panic attacks affect on life?

    This is a question that I wanted always to ask. If panic attack is something that can happen at any time, any place to any person (young or old), it take some affect on life. Is panic attack treatment?
    I read on the Internet that panic attack is illness and a person who has it can't just snap out of it. Causes of panic attack is still unknown and it can start when person is young or if that person is under a lot of stress.
  • How to make freinds dont have any and dropped out of school and have social anxiety

  • is it anxiety? should I go see a doctor?

    I haven't gone to see a doctor yet but I know that something it wrong. I had what I believe was an anxiety attack a few days ago and ever since then I keep getting waves of anxiety/depression. I say waves because it's not constant. It gets really bad at times and doesn't last very long and then it "breaks" and I feel like everything around me is depressurizing. And when I'm not bad I keep getting nervous that it might come back but then I also feel invinciable and as though I'm fine and it was just a moment and it's gone now. I just don't know what to do. I don't want to take medication but would a therapist help do you think? should I go to a doctor about it? Is it even anxiety that I'm feeling?
  • Is it common to feel terrible for days after a panic attack?

    I have had 4 panic attacks in the last two months and I feel aweful for days afterward. Just about the time I am feeling better I have another one and so the cycle begins again. I have had 2 ekgs and all looks good but I can't get past feeling like I am going to have a heart attack at any minute. Just wondering if this is common. It all started after a spin class and I have been afraid to do anything physical since. I can't even play with my kids and it is really starting to ruin my life. Any ideas would great otherwise it is just nice to vent.
  • Medicated at highest dosages, completed cbt, no trauma, but panic attacks suddenly came back after a year without a problem?

    Ive been on prozac, clonazepam, lamotrigine and hydroxyzine for a year for my panic disorder. Theyve been working wonderfully, anxiety has been under control. i got my panic disorder caught judt in time before it turned into full blown agoraphobia. But suddenly, my panic attacks have come back. I feel like i did before the medication. Nothing signifigant has changed in my life - i did get rejected by someone i liked (nothing traumatic), became vegetarian and i switched from smoking to vaping, those are the only things that have changed since ive been on medication. my psychiatrist is stumped. he suggested it may be due to an underlying medical reason. does anyone have an idea of whats wrong with me? 22 female, not in school, and im quitting my part time job because of the panic attacks. i also have GAD and OCD that gets worse when my panic/anxiety gets up. i most definitely have agoraphobic tendencies but i can still function outside my home. also depression but i havent showed symptoms in years.


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We are a community of people struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone!