Panic Attacks....How They Affect Your Life And What Do You Do To Cope....
February 18, 2008 8:27pm CST
What are your personal experiences with Panic Attacks? I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. In the past, I have had week or so long panic attacks, where I can't sleep, eat or stay calm. I just pace and just well...Panic... When I get like this, there is rarely anything anyone can say to help me to calm down or relax. It's as if I am in a world of my own that no one can break through. It's the most awful feeling in the world. Plus, I usually have no interest in anything. All the things that usually distract me and keep my interest are uneffective. It's like there is no escape from the world of horror that I find myself in at that moment.... I have not had a major panic attack like this in a long time. I have been on anti-depressants for some years now. Since it first began actually. I will be married for almost 2 years and I have not had a week long one since a year before I was married. However, I do have my days when I feel panicy and a little disoriented and plain worried. Plus, on these days my anxiety usually is pretty bad. I hate panic attacks! They come on instantly sometimes and for no reason. I can be feeling great one minute and the next I am feeling worried and frightened. I know some of that has to do with my Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The last few days I have been feeling bad. I have no energy and fell a constant exhaustion. Also, my anxiety has been bad, my appetite has been off and I feel panicy. Today was actually a good day. I am feeling extremely exhausted but otherwise, I feel pretty good. I just feel that these panic attacks ruin your happiness and life sometimes. I want to have kids one day and it scares me that because of my GAD and Panic Disorder, I will not be able to do it. My husband and I are trying for a baby but it makes me wonder, can I ever be normal and start a family like a normal woman could? To be a mother has been my desire as long as I can remember. I love kids so much and I want children very much. What is your take on this?