I am taking it for anxiety once again because I had stopped using it since I thought I would manage my anxiety by myself. It was helpful at first but then started to help less later on. I'm back on it now. Hopefully helps. I have generalized anxiety and get this horrible panic attacks that almost really look like seizures. My body starts twitching all over like I'm having a seizure but I'm conscience throughout the whole time and feel my body moving so I know it's not a seizure. I get it when I'm anxious or sometimes it can happen suddenly when I make sudden moves. I try to control it for the most part. When I feel the panic attack coming I stop moving until it goes away but if I move while I feel like it coming then I'll get the seizure looking attack. Does anyone have this? Never heard of anyone with this sometimes I feel like it's more than anxiety but I've done all sort of exams like EGG, Kat scan, all sort of exams and my brain is 100% good so it isn't partial epilepsy which was my first diagnosis. Been living with this since young age like 10I'm 20 now. Really hate this gets in the way of interacting with people and stuff.
12395; After all those test I would not worry about it Panic attacks have all kinds of different ways of appearing and feeling to all of us. And if the Zoloft was working before and no problem then I would stick with it. Remember this is why you went off of it and now going back on it. Because you could not control these attacks alone just like a panic attack. And yes I have read about this type panic attack and have felt this was going to happen at times Don't beat yourself up over not being able to control these I was close to if not younger than you at 10 when I knew something was not right.And still have some problems at almost 60 years old so you just have to understand it and learn.There is not much you can do about it but take the medications that work for you.Also if this worked before than you would have still had seizures even taking the Zoloft.All my best to you feel free to contact us anytime.It's always good to know there is help out there and I think this is one of the best places to reach people with the same type problems you are having..Chuck1957
12395; I don't believe they have a real name for it they just lump it in with the panic attack It's like your body is trying to fight it but can't which is why we do much better on our medications. I know the feeling I used to do all I could to be out of the center of attention. You just have to go with the flow. And try not to focus on it this is what keeps them going is the focus we put on ourselves By the way the people that do notice and tease you etc. are not friends anyway so it just as well to leave them We need positive people around us not the Negative energy from some so called friends.Keep in touch like to know how they are when your balanced out on the Zoloft again. Thanks for friending me I well ADD you when the system is fixed a few bugs in our site right now I have not been able to add anyone for awhile. Have a good day. Chuck1957
I used to get Panic attacks and my whole body would shake. I had to change my career. I was embarrassed and I felt like I had to avoid most social situations. I found out that the more I thought about the oncoming attack, the worse they got. Now when I get the feeling I find an object to focus on and repeat the name over and over.
For example, one time I was in the checkout lane at the store, my usual train of thought was to think Oh No it is starting and I am Trapped in this lane, people in front of me, people in back of me, everyone is going to stare at me shaking, what if I pass out? and my mind was so Focused on this that I would end up in a full blown attack. So this day instead I focused on a pack of gum by the register, I didn't take my eyes off of it and I kept repeating gum, gum, this is a pack of gum, it is blue and minty and sweet etc.Within a few minutes I started to calm down, and with 2 slow deep breaths it vanished. This practice has reduced my fear and panic tremendously. I would like to add that the symptoms of Panic Attacks can differ from person to person. You are not alone with this and this is an excellent place to find information. I hope this helped shed a little light for you. Stay Positive.
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