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Old 07-24-2007, 01:40 AM   #1
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another success story :)

HI All,

Not sure if anyone will read this, but here goes...

Im writing this to tell you all that you CAN beat anxiety and depression.
I was 21 when I had my first panic attack ( Im 28 now). At the time, I didnt know what it was...I thought I had a heart problem! But when I spoke to my mum, who had the same thing at my age, I realised it was more than physical.

I had just gone through a break-up and some other tough events when the attacks started. I was agrophobic, so I didnt/couldnt go outside for months. I would wake up and vomit each morning, I lost a lot of weight ( Got down to 40 Kg) and could not see people.

Eventually, a doctor came to my house and prescribe me Xanax. This is what got me outside. I got off it, though it took a while, and went on Lexapro (which Im still on now, seven years later). I get night sweats now and then and I get down, but overall I have beaten it!!!

I know it seems like it wont get better, but it does

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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That sounds great. I keep getting scared because I mix up my words more and more even when I don't feel stressed. Doc thinks it's anxiety, but scheduled a neuro appt just to be safe. I hope I can beat this because it gets worse everyday.

Old 12-28-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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I am on Lexapro as well and it is amazing. I didnt realize how much my anxiety took over my life until I got on lexapro and started to feel "normal" again. NOt sure how long I will be one it but is good to hear positive things about it and I am very happy you are beating this horrible condition! congrats!

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