How many medications have you tried to manage your anxiety symptoms?
Spoken word wasn’t built for this life
Kodak down south instrumental spoken word/
I wasn’t built for this life I can’t face struggles or strife, mentally unstable and unable I try to sit down but there is no table, my brains a mess I might as well write down my address/ I’ve heard so many story’s, so many people take a leap of faith on a bungee cord they tell me it was easy and expect me to do the same, fuck me that’s insane, I should’ve left years ago back in highschool, instead I was taking notes like a maestro, I thought about what the future may hold when I was younger, I thought of world hunger, but to my chagrin i didn’t end, I stuck around trying to make amends, now I’m 22 and at my wits end, stuck in inpatient treatment my life story has yet to begin, I blame myself for a lot of the pain I’ve put my family through, though not all of it was obtuse, I don’t think anyone lives without regret, rollin down the street smokin the refer and eating baguettes, I’m benzod out like a zombie just the way I wanna be, anyways I’ve said enough peace to those going through life without mental love #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Anxiety #Agoraphobia #PanicAttack
I wasn’t built for this life
I can barely function, I’m currently at an inpatient place that specializes in ocd and I’ts the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, just being here is an exposure that I can barely muster the strength to face. I’ve always been this way, I just wasn’t built like that #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Agoraphobia #Anxiety #PanicAttack
Can severe panic attack cause PTSD?
I recently had a severe panic attack. The second one I've ever had. Almost blacked out, heart rate through the roof, limbs became numb and tingly, ears ringing, chest and jaw clenching, and shivering uncontrollably.. This came on all the sudden no trigger. Lasted about an hour. My husband called EMS. My Heart checked out fine and they said most likely panic attack perhaps triggered by being dehydrated. Now I'm 2 days post attack and I'm feeling like it could happen again at any moment and I'm living with worry. Does this happen? How long will I have to worry that this will happen again out of nowhere? Not to put a label on it but feels like PTSD. Please share your experience. I feel very alone. The physical aspects of the episode were debilitating and so scary. #Anxiety #PanicAttacks #PanicDisorder
Can pins & needles be symptoms of a panic attack?
Specific to this incident, it was pins & needles in my hands 🙈
I was talking about cell group/church issues in therapy earlier this month, when I said "huh uh I might cry" - didn't cry, but ended up saying to P, "dude, I can't - you can't tell, but I'm trembling ohmygod my hands are so numb rn ..."
Then like, okay fine. I thought it was just y'know, part and parcel of therapy (cos you know those sessions/those moments in session when you explore a difficult issue) - so I didn't think thaaat much about the pins & needles/bodily sensations. 🙃
Until about a week later, I was texting on the bus (was on the way home from braces appointment) to a friend and relating how I felt about the whole thing, just general sentiments.
Then my fingers clammed up with the same feeling and ... well, from my timestamps of text I think it was probably like 10mins max. But like ... yeah I just couldn't even. text.
"Omge3 cos i ctnt
My finger ar
I'm on a bus"
LOL ⬆️ me spamming the send button every time I form a word. As you can tell, it should be "omgee, cos I can't text. My fingers are numb, I'm on a bus" 😅
Also, can your chest get numb? Is that even a thing? Lol. Like the chest/upper trunk ish area. Is *that* potentially part of a panic attack too?
I decided to go out with some friends tonight. Out of nowhere I felt like I was disassociating and I instantly knew something was wrong. I kindly excused myself from the conversation and I went into the bathroom to calm myself down. I had spent maybe 10 minutes in there when a woman begins banging in my stall. I kindly say that this stall is occupied but she wouldn’t leave. Then I firmly say ‘I am having a panic attack please leave me alone’. Next thing I know two security guards are walking me out mid panic attack. No one asked if I was okay. No one asked if I needed help. All of this is to say that mental health episodes are still not taken seriously. Many people brush it off and treat us so horribly. Why can’t we get the same respect as someone who has a visual illness? Why do us with invisible and mental illnesses get pushed to the side and stepped on? It feels horrible and it is beyond maddening. Things need to change.
Finally a good start to my morning
For the past week I've woken up feeling like I'm gonna have a panic attack. I wake up at
5:20 to go to work each morning. This morning I didn't have that feeling and I am relieved I had a moment in my car yesterday and just let myself cry for a few minutes. Probably had something to do with it. Hopefully the rest of my day goes well. Fingers crossed
How long have you been taking antidepressants been on them for a half a year now and I would like to feel normal without them but I have extreme panic attacks without them and they are starting to happen with them just not as bad they want to increase my dose but I wanna be me without the medication don't get me wrong I'm glad I have something to help but I worry over my health alot and feel it's probably not good for me to take these for a long period of time just want some insight having a mini panic attack now as I type gonna try and lay down after taking my other meds this sucks