It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-11-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 4
Kathylee HB User
Anxiety or pstd?

About two months ago, i was in a singing lesson and hada panic
attack. As i am allergic to Cats, i assumed that my teachers cats had
given me an asthma attack and went to see my doctor, who quickly said
it might be anxiety but as i couldn't pinpoint a cause, and for safety
she gave me a steroid inhaler (fluxotide) and Ventolin, and referred
me to an allergist. The allergist confirmed that i have asthma, but as
the tightness i felt was in my upper throat he suggest anything but
nasal steroid (its still swollen).

Then in the last month, i have felt constantly wired, unable to calm
down and constantly tight in the throat. I had a sinus infection and
as that didn't make me feel ill, i didn't go to the doctor until i had
gotten the flu aswell. I was prescribed Antibiotics, that i had an
allergic reaction to at six months old (and have since taken with no
problem), but within 5 minutes of taking them i felt faint and tight.
Since then, taking anything makes my anxious- especially in the
evening. Any kind of sedative- the feeling of losing control- my heart
is all over the place and my breathing is terrible.

The panic attacks defineatly come on whenever i sing or hum, i get
tight in the throat, sticky and feel i have to cough to open the
airways and get very panicked. That defineatly triggers panic,
although it also happens frequently for reasons i can't pick up. I
don't have that 'fear' feeling so much, because i understand what is
happening- i do get scared every now and again, but it goes quickly
because i know what is happening.

When i saw another dr, he immediately said CBT and said i should
continue to use the puffers and if it isn't making a difference, i
should consider CBT.

Then in the last couple of days, i have been thinking back, to
remembered that about three years ago i started to have panic attacks,
which went away- i didn't know what they were. And about 18 months
ago, i was constantly wound up. Couldn't sleep, chest pain, breathing.
I went to see a doctor and told her how wound up i had been and that i
had a bout of serous depression (i cried in bed for two weeks) six
months prior and had never felt the same i was prescibed effexor. I
lasted two days, it knocked me out and sped me up-i was all over the
place.

I then went to see natropath, who used a quantum thing and told me to
eat more red meat and gave a homeopathic mouth spray (Trauma post
trauma). I hadn't felt so light in years.. When i ran out of the mouth
spray and returned home (i had been studying) i went nuts, i couldn't
sleep because i was sure i was going to have a heart attack. This
stopped only when i started a new job. That was four months ago. Two
months of happiness, then...

I have tried to use the month spray again, with no improvement.

I think i have GAD, because although i get panic attacks in waves that
get really bad, i just feel constantly wound up. And its been going on
for years. Also, i read that GAD sufferers don't necessary fear any
social situations, i more fear being alone when i choke. Then a friend studying said it might be pstd because i have problems concentrating and problems sleeping and am overcareful. I also cannot drink alcohol anymore, because i hate the sensation of losing control of myself..

I would like to try acupuncture, but i also think i really need to see
a therapist, to get to bottom of all this, its been going on forever
and i just want to get back to normal. I had a great childhood and my
mother said i was very outgoing until i was seven, and experienced
sexual abuse from a stranger, and changed very quickly. I saw a
psychologist then too. De-stress medication/ anti-histamines, anything
really are making me anxious, i think i am allergic to everything and
freakout.

In the last week i have started to experience numbness, and this weird
sensation in my mouth- hard to explain. Like i have lost control of my
head, it feels heavy and numb, like i won't be able to swallow
(difficult anyway because of the stress). I am very phobic- especially
to needles, and being left alone in my house..

I sound like a nut- i just read that over. If anyone can offer any
advice i would just love it if someone could offer some help. I read a
book about anxiety and instantly felt i could control it, although
that didn't last for long. And now pstd seems to fit.. i just don't know..

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-18-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: central california
Posts: 81
survivin HB User
Re: Anxiety or pstd?

i agree with your statement-you need to see a DR. i do have ptsd and suffer from many of the same types of things you talked about. but i think you really need to see a DR. and see what they say about it. lots of mental illnesses kind of overlap in areas. but with the past abuse. i wouldnt doubt you have ptsd, its a rough road. best of luck

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
I have Severe Anxiety and Need help. resQuS Anxiety 3 05-14-2010 10:34 AM
Exercise Anxiety bratforlife Anxiety 2 04-21-2010 04:37 AM
enough is enough! anxiety has taken over, trying meds finally--input please mochi* Anxiety 8 03-22-2009 07:10 PM
lamictal and anxiety cyclomaniac Bipolar Disorder 5 04-22-2008 09:41 AM
anxiety or pstd? Kathylee Anxiety 2 07-11-2005 02:30 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Phoenix (21), jennybyc (8), isitme (5), ladybud (4), afriendindeed (3), Arianna2 (3), Stupid feet (3), writeleft (2), Searchin (2), elle1bee2 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (904), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (668), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:03 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!