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Rich

Dont really know how to begin this but I guess it really started bad when I was 22. But have to kinda give a quick overview of my earlier life. As a teenager in highschool nothin really bothered me except I was kinda a hypochondriac. I experimented with all different types of drugs (marijuana always being my favorite that i smoked everyday from 14 to 18)I never had any bad reactions to any of them. Once I turned about 18 I noticed my heart would start racing from smokin pot as well as when I would drink alcohol. I slowly stopped smoking pot as that was getting worse. Now at this point by 18 (and nomore pot smoking) my heart would race every night before bed and I'd always have hard time falling asleep. I went to doctors and had EKGs done and everything was normal. So I just dealt with it. Finally by the age of 22 I started to take percocets after getting my wisdom teeth out. I ended up getting addicted but they relaxed me and helped with my heart racing but did ruin my life financially. After a year of takin them my heart would start racing again like it had during the end of my pot smokin days. I kinda just looked past it. Well one night I decided to try smokin pot again. After I smoked my heart started racing like crazy. I was with a couple friends so I was tryin to play it cool. But my mind started racing and I got it in my head I was having a heart attack. Then I just lost it. My friends house was right behind a hospital. I got out of the house and called 911 sayin I was walking over to the hospital and I was having a heart attack. I had myself so amped up I was going nuts. I went into hospital absolutely losing it. They took me in right away(which when I look back I feel like a douche because someone with a serious problem Probly had to wait longer cuz me). I finally calmed down when they took me in and I felt so stupid. They said it was a panic attack due to the pot. After I left that night my life went down hill. I started having panic attacks every day especially at night. I would wake up in middle of night and pace around the house. It was always around 2 or 3 in the morning. I finally had to wake my mother up one night and talk to her about it. Again feeling dumb being 22 and having to wake my mother up. Come to find out she had them too at my age. So I finally went to doctors. Got put on Paxil only. After 2 weeks it was worse. Having the worst panic attacks I've ever had. Once while driving to work in the morningI pulled over and called 911(again like a douche) then that night I wole up around 5am. I paced around my room for a good half hour fighting from losing it. Eventually I snapped and woke my brother up and made him drive me to hospital. On the way there I was sure as hell I was gonna die. I lost it the hole rode there. Was longest ride of my life. They took me in and had to pretty mush restrain me to a bed cuz I could not stop moving. They gave me 10 Ativans. I stopped the Paxil right after. I eventually went to a therapist. My primary prescribed me Xanax. I thought if never get better. I wouldn't drive anymore or go to places I enjoyed going before because as you all know you have that fear of havin one in public. I basically went to work and went home. I would not allow myself to sleep until i just couldnt stay awake anymore for the fear of waking up In the middle of a panic attack. Finally i was so fed up i was determined to get over it. My life really just sucked. A few things that eventually started to get me to see a light at the end of a tunnel was my old boss who had panic disorder. I would call her every time I was having one. just talking to her and her knowing how I was feeling helped me through it. I quit smoking ciggeretts and drinking (not that i was a big drinker but alcohol brought on attacks, and unfortunitly i did start smoking again after 8 months when i got better)Then I bought an anxiety book. I would read it all the time and it really helped me calm down. And the last thing was I went walking everyday for a couple miles which helped relax me and clear my head. I would still take the Xanax but only as needed in fear of getting to dependent on them. Slowly but surely I got better. I started driving far by myself. I moved into the city. Started working at a new place with all new people I didn't know and everything went really well. The anxiety was always still there but it was easy to manage. I'm now 25 just bout to be 26 and there starting to come back again. Started off real slow but now it's almost once a day again. And the stupid at night shitty attacks are coming back. I'm better prepared this time but it still sucks and I'm hoping I can get over it again. So if anyone actually read this hole thing cuz I know it's long I'd be happy to talk to anyone that has the problems I had and seem to be having once again after being ok for about 3 years. I'd be happy to share other stories and hear stories. It always seems to help to talk to other people that understand. Only good thing bout this was it got me off percocets. Only takin them few times when prescribed but even after I was better they would still bring on bad anxiety and minor panic attacks. So I know I'll be clean from those and any drug for the extreme fear of severe panick attacks like the first one I had from smokin pot. Hopefully I didn't bore you to much haha

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Cookie

wow u just read my life like a book...omg i cant stand this crap...i too went to er several times to only end up feeling like a douche...lol...im having a serious on going panic attk as we speak and have been since 7 this a.m. i have at least 2-3 per day and take xanex...i try to fight it but it gets really hard its like a frickin mental struggle...so i pop the damn xanex...and sometimes it works other times its like eatng candy and i feel no relief..dr prescribed me everythng u can think of but i refuse it bcuz i am so scared of having a seizure..id rather panic attk then seize...i seen it happen to a friend and it was UGLY!! anyway..id love to have some1 understand me and maybe be my panic buddy...can u email me...its cookiecrisp7888@yahoo.com thanks for ur story im feelin a lil better..its maybe a 6 rt now...

Christopher

i cant say im glad, but i feel better im not the only one who ended up in the ER due to these attacks. one, for me was when i took mushrooms. i ended up in the ER fighting the doctors just about, freaking out saying my heart was failing. im a paranoid person i guess, always worried and cant even keep my head up when i walk down the street cause i fear people are looking at me. These panic attacks control me now, and im falling into the depths of hell. every day i panic about something thinking i am going to die. have faith brother, thats all i can say as advice because i have made no progression for myself. i am 18 years old and tired of thinking im going to die.
if you'd like you can email me and we can stay in touch, i'd like to have a friend who shares this problem. thanks man. hope your doing well

christopher

chrisjames123@live.ca forgot my email haha

Anonymous

You guys are not alone. There are so many people that suffer from this problem. I am an older woman (46) that has been having panic attacks for about five years. I have learned to manage them with deep breathing. I actually have not had an actual attack for two years, but I can feel them coming on (daily) and I start controlling my breathing and take really slow deep breaths. Practice while you are not in the midst of an attack because you need to get used to controlling your breathing in advance. I went through a six month intensive mental health treatment program, and I did a lot of reading on my own about mental illness. Unfortunately, this will be with you forever, but you can learn to control it instead of letting it control you. Healthy eating, exercise, staying away from caffeine or other stimulants can really help. Read and learn as much as you can, and maybe try biofeedback (relaxation), as it really helped me. Also, try to make sure you get enough rest. I find that if I'm really tired, it's more difficult to control the panic attacks. Good luck, and just learn as much as you can about it, and don't forget how important deep breathing is (it acutally can change your physiology...reduced heart rate, etc).

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Meghan

Hey. I can most definitely relate to you. My panic attacks started when I was 16 years old (now 22) and I smoked a little to much pot one night and had my first one. After that I was completely weird-ed out and felt 'life was different and wouldn't be the same' just freaking myself out and over thinking everything!! And having panic attacks without a clue of what the hell was going on lol Anyway I was prescribed meds to help me relax and eventually got off them. Then one night a few years later had another panic attack.( when i panic i get an adrenaline type feeling and then racing thoughts, feel like im going to lose control of myself,and can not calm down. etc) But one thing that really helped me was facing the anxiety. If your heart is racing tell your heart to race faster. I know the feeling of being scared like oh no oh no i dont want to panic and it happens. well just ride it out and if your having racing thoughts make them race faster. I know this sounds crazy and its not a cure for everyone considering I am still dealing with it. But that is one method that has helped me a bit. =) but if you ever need someone to talk to my name is Meghan. so email me. Id love to hear more about what you go through. Take care!!
MeghanMerkel@yahoo.com

Brandi

That is exactly how mine started! Same age and the very first one I ever had was after smoking pot. I'm 29 now and I still have panic attacks often. I'm even on 50 mg of Zoloft and Xanax as needed. Sometimes it really hits home how much this has limited my life. My email is brandilee20@yahoo.com. I would love to be able to connect with someone who actually understands:)

dan

Im 29 and i have panic attacks just about everyday as well. I did ALOT of drugs when i was younger and had my first one after smoking crack (please dont judge me) i didnt have anymore for a while then i would get them after hard nights of drinking and smoking pot (my drug of choice) after i got out of prison and got my shit together i started getting them all the time. I went to the hospital the first three or four times with mine i fight for breath and my chest either tingles or has dull pain. You need to try the panic attacks with heart pulpitations those will REALLY scare the shit out of you!!! I dont self medicate or anything like that my bipolar medication (anti siezure and beta blocker)is supposed th help but if it does i would hate to see what they are like without them. Im kinda the opposite of others i like being around people in case i do fall out they can get help and i wont die with no one around .

Rich

Thanks everyone for writing back. This didn't post right away do I figured it never did and this is the first time I checked it in a while. So I have been on zoloft for 2 weeks now and not sure if it's doin anything. I been pretty good during the day but nights are bad. Over 2 weeks now I've woken up every night at 2am with an attack. I have to take a Xanax every time to feel better and fall back asleep. I forgot how shitty this is. I wanna just feel better. I know I will cuz I got through it before. But it feels like you'll never get better. I just gotta make sure I don't let it control my life. Can't start avoiding things I usually enjoy. That just makes it worse. Just gotta get through it. My emails rmst86@hotmail.com. Anyone feel free to email me anytime. I'll do my best to respond as fast as possible

Rich

Thanks everyone for writing back. This didn't post right away do I figured it never did and this is the first time I checked it in a while. So I have been on zoloft for 2 weeks now and not sure if it's doin anything. I been pretty good during the day but nights are bad. Over 2 weeks now I've woken up every night at 2am with an attack. I have to take a Xanax every time to feel better and fall back asleep. I forgot how shitty this is. I wanna just feel better. I know I will cuz I got through it before. But it feels like you'll never get better. I just gotta make sure I don't let it control my life. Can't start avoiding things I usually enjoy. That just makes it worse. Just gotta get through it. My emails rmst86@hotmail.com. Anyone feel free to email me anytime. I'll do my best to respond as fast as possible

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