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PLEASE HELP ME. Panic attack not going away

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I can't offer much advice but I feel for you Butters. Hang in there, like others have said, it can only go up from here.

I had a thought that maybe if you tried completely accepting your horrible anxiety state right now and stopped trying to fight it so much by trying to get out of it then maybe that would help. This is only a suggestion and would only want you to try this after others agree too. I know acceptance can be a powerful tool but I'm not experienced enough as others and want others to chime in with their thoughts before you move forward with trying it.
 

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I think it gets better when not thinking about it. My problem is it's so hard for me not to think about it. My husband works offshore so I am here with my 2 little ones but no hubby. I know he is working hard and all but it is very hard for me sometimes when I am alone. I feel my husband is my rock and just talking and him holding me just makes me better.
 
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I can't offer much advice but I feel for you Butters. Hang in there, like others have said, it can only go up from here.

I had a thought that maybe if you tried completely accepting your horrible anxiety state right now and stopped trying to fight it so much by trying to get out of it then maybe that would help. This is only a suggestion and would only want you to try this after others agree too. I know acceptance can be a powerful tool but I'm not experienced enough as others and want others to chime in with their thoughts before you move forward with trying it.
Yes, you have to accept the anxiety. It isn't going to go away. You have to teach yourself to tolerate the anxious feelings by pressing on with life while you have symptoms. Once you accept it and realize you have felt this way thousands of times as anxiety comes over you, you can say there you are I won't let this destroy my time or my day. Some people say get angry at the anxiety by literally saying in your mind f you anxiety! Try writing down your fears or your catastrophic thinking. Then write what evidence do you have that that will actually happen. What is the more probable outcome. Write it on an index card and refer to it when you need it. Start keeping a journal where you write down your wnacious episodes and rate your anxiety. Then tell how you got through it. There are many strategies out there. Hang in there.
 

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I'm suffering my fourth nervous breakdown. I can't escape the negative thoughts and my body is in a constant state of panic. The only thing that works is to knock myself out on Xanax. I haven't been out of bed in three days except to go to the doctor. Otherwise, I'm in a constant state of panic attack. I lay in bed and just cry and cry. I feel helpless and just want to die. Anyone, please help.
boy! i remember those days :( im so sorry but i know how your feeling. i couldnt do it on my own, they hospitalized me. i hope your doctor helped? i will say popping xanax like tic tacs isnt helping you in the long run. ive been addicted to them for 20 some years. its as bad as panic disorder. i see other people wrote to you...havent got a chance to read there posts but i hope you got some advise that will help you in the situation your in. but being hospitalized for awhile, isnt a sign of weakness. it takes a bigger, stronger person to go and reallize you need constant medical attention.
 
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boy! i remember those days :( im so sorry but i know how your feeling. i couldnt do it on my own, they hospitalized me. i hope your doctor helped? i will say popping xanax like tic tacs isnt helping you in the long run. ive been addicted to them for 20 some years. its as bad as panic disorder. i see other people wrote to you...havent got a chance to read there posts but i hope you got some advise that will help you in the situation your in. but being hospitalized for awhile, isnt a sign of weakness. it takes a bigger, stronger person to go and reallize you need constant medical attention.
I was hospitalized four years ago for the same thing I have now. Being there is no different then being home, with the exception of no TV, phone, and sharing a room with a stranger. They pretty much did nothing for me. I just can't get past the part of feeling sorry for myself and all my mistakes. I just replay them over and over again. I'm a big part of my problem.
 

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Hi Butters. You've got many rooting for and wishing you the very, very best here. At least this time you're tackling this episode with different meds that could kick in any day. The Effexor and especially the respridon could make a big difference for you shortly. Try not to relive the past which can't be changed and eat some bacon.
 
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Thank you. I'm just so sick of laying here crying like a baby all day. I'm a 41 year old man who shouldn't be like this.
 
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Does anyone ever having disturbing thoughts when suffering severe anxiety? Like your mind focuses in on the worst thing you could do and replays it.
 
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Yes, for me I catastrophize. I fear something will happen to me or my family. Some people have very disturbing thoughts and images of doing something horrible and gruesome.
 
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I'm on the latter side. I fear I'll hurt my family. Then my mind gets stuck on the thought to feed the anxiety.
 
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That is common with severe anxiety. Maybe call your doctor. Are the meds making it worse you think?
 

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Had it for over twenty years when the anxiety gets really bad.
Hi Butters. Things easing up at all? Been out of bed? Able to eat something? Like bacon? Last time I'll mention bacon. It's just how I was able to get my daughter off a teenage vegetarian kick that had taken her down to an unhealthy weight.
 
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