I tried Meds after I had my first baby but it just made me feel worst. I have trusted in God for help and I rely in his word. Every time I feel overwhelmed I Pray for mercy and help. Even when I feel my heart racing and my hands cold and sweaty I go on my knees and pray. Until I calm down. It could be minutes, it could even be an hour... But I know not to go to the er because the 2 times I went a long time ago it was the same answer: panic attack or side effects of a medicine. So I decided not to take meds. And try to control my thoughts and pray. Hope this helps someone out there. God bless you all. It's good to know you're not the only one. But it's also good to know you can survive this.
Thank you for your thoughts. Very many of us on these support sites are spiritual-minded people. Anxiety/depression and panic attacks are something that many of us live with, and we take medications to help alleviate the debilitating effects of suffering with these. Prayer is not always enough, although it can be part of the solution. God allows doctors (many of whom are religiously inclined) and medications to help us out. If you had diabetes, would you refuse to take insulin to treat your disease? If you had high blood pressure, would you refuse to take blood pressure lowering medications? Even though taking medications for anxiety/depression and panic attacks can be optional, in many cases, we are fortunate to have the option of taking advantage of these medications that are available to us. In some cases, it is a personal choice to not take them, but in other cases, it becomes mandatory to take them.
I wish you well. However, if you reach a point when you think that prayer is just not enough to give you relief from your anxiety/panic attacks, I hope you will reconsider your decision and take the help that is offered to you. It would be wonderful if no one needed medications, but that is not a reality, nor is it practical. A doctor once told me that anxiety, untreated, turns into depression.
It is also a known fact that anxiety/depression/panic left untreated over the long term can result in a multitude of physical ailments later in life.
As to your comment "you can survive this" that you addressed to all of us here, we are surviving quite well, especially with the help of effective medications. Thank you for your concern, and God bless you also. "G"
Hi Patty, personally, I believe a small dose of diazepam may have been beneficial but good on you for not reaching for a magic bullet at the same time. I've heard that post natal issues can be cruel and devastating so good for you for exercising a type of self imposed behaviour therapy. I'm genuinely glad that you have found comfort in your beliefs. Anxiety and Panic attacks are horrible.
Wishing you all the very best and well done for your courage and faith.
Im also a Christian since i was 17. I have suffered from depression since i was 25. I have been on meds off and on and in 1997 when i turned 45 i was admitted to the hospital because i became pzychotic beause a psychiatrist prescribed seroquel for major depression which i had bad side effects.
I was there for 6 months until my psychiatrist found proper meds to help me. He said because i have reoccurring depressions and they get worse everytime. That i had to stay on neds or this would keep happening.
I was very very ill this time and always prayed about this so i listened to my doctor and since then have been depressed and anxiety free.
I have been well for 8 years. I am totally normal and feel great!!! My psychiatrist said he only has 2 of his patients that have been as ill as me and get back to normal again! I say it s because i had God helping and healing me! He was so amazed of my recovery!
So try to stop doing it on your own and accept meds and try praying for guidance from God to work through your doctors instead! Just trying to give you advice as you asked! This can change your life and make you anxiety free and happy again! I pray this helps you as it help me!
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