... disorder but I'm having symptoms of something new and was wondering if it may be anxiety. I get scared and panicky over little situations and having what I call an anxiety attack. I start having a really fast heartbeat and freaking out. I have all these feelings of terror,fear,panicky all at once going through my head and have no idea how to fix that. Does it sound like I have an anxiety problem and would anxiety medicine help me?
Hello vicious1. It might be a reaction to a combination of medications you are taking. (if you are). If not, it might be a chemical issue or you are reacting to circumstances. Meaning something(s) have happened to make you feel as you are. Panic attacks are powerfull, and they are serious, in as much as they can cripple a person. Anxiety through its various diagnosis, (social anxiety disorder being one) are treated differently than panic attacks. Best I might suggest is to see if it continues on a fairly regular basis, seek a opinion from a professional. Regards pledge
Hello. You are describing exactly what I had when I found this site. You are describing an anxiety attack. This is a response to possible medications, changes in your life, relationships, all kinds of triggers.
Mine was medication and a series of life changing events within a two day period. Scarey when it happens. Later it may seem hard to believe. anger is as big of a part of it as the fear. First, Your body is in overdrive. Second, as the wise ones said here, you need to see a therapist or psychiatrist right away. They can give you something to calm down your feeling of being out of control.this is a chemical reaction in your body.
The hard part is to see someone because we are so fearful that one feels they are being judged. Not true. The doctor can really help you. Have a friend or family member take you. Shouldn't be driving when like this. We tend to make poor decisions. I was given alprazolam. The Valium will work but is even more addictive than the alprazolam. However, use it exactly as they tell you and you will be fine on any of the meds for this.
Then talk with the counselor and sort out what was triggering this. With a good doc this can be under control rather quickly. Within two weeks i was so much better. The fact that we wait until it gets really bad and think we can handle it is false. No one can. The body is in hyperdrive. Don't know about others but I have not found the adrenalin off switch. My attacks disappeared once I started taking the med and examined my triggers. I went on a medication for depression and have been doing very well since.
Eventually meds are changed, you are out of the cycle. Bedore this happens remember you have been in a high state of fear for some time. Control of your life, health, People, was pulled away. A person goes into a hyper state of vigilance. It becomes the straw that broke the camel's back. That one last event and boom!
You will be fine. This can become much better. It is not unusual and can effect almost anyone. It is not that you did something wrong or failed. It is that your body wants you to hide. So it does jot make sense when all is calm. Please find a good therapist and when you schedule tell them it is for panic attacks. They will take you much sooner. And your general practitioner, if you have one, will give you something to tide you over. I know a number of people who worked this out and have never had a problem again by following this. I believe you can do this. I am interested to hear how you are doing. So keep us posted when you have the time. It will be ok. Karen
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