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Old 03-26-2007, 04:31 AM   #1
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anyone know what this would be

So, for about 3 months now, I've had symptoms that people get in panic attacks. However, my symptoms do not come and go, they are chronic. So it's not a panic attack. Would this be a panic disorder or anxiety disorder? Or what? I just am confused. Others seem to categorize panic disorder as when people get panic attacks. I don't get those (I've had one). I am just in a constant panic attack or something... can that happen?

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:46 AM   #2
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Re: anyone know what this would be

Hi terry, I suffer from Panic disorder as well. I do not have the panic attacks anymore. I only had 2 or 3 last year. I do suffer from "brian fog" on a constant basis. It makes you uncomfortable and somewhat depressing on days. Some people say it is part of the disorder.

Maybe what you are experiencing is that as well.

I have been readign your other posts - I am glad to see that you have been getting checked by doctors.

Xanax never worked well with me. I ended up with Klonopin. Have you tried that?

Terry, Have you tried anyone at Beth Isreal Hopital?

Old 03-26-2007, 05:05 AM   #3
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Re: anyone know what this would be

I haven't tried klonopin yet..

Right now, I'm still getting my medical tests. If my psychiatrist can't help me if all my med tests are clear, I will try Beth Israel or Brigham and Women's.

My psych. told me if I have anxiety, the xanax will help. If I have panic, it won't help and that's what SSRI's are for. So, I guess I have more panic than anxiety. But my body cannot seem to handle the SSRIs. So then what? Ugh... I don't know.. I am just so not myself anymore and I have two small kids at home I'm missing out on! Hopefully, within the next month or two, my answers will be known and a treatment will start to work.

Old 03-26-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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Re: anyone know what this would be

Just hang in there. I have a 1 and a half year old and I deal with my anxiety disorder day to day. I do sometimes feel like I am missing out on his life just because I simply dont feel like doing anything. He motivates me to get better. I chose not to use any meds and to conquer it just by beleiveing that I can. I know that I am stronger than the anxiety and its only in my head and to get over it. It helps so much and makes me feel better around my son so I can play with him without having an episode. But as I said just hang in there. It will all get better. Just takes time and the right levelers.

Old 03-28-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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Well, my husband has had to be home all week.. I am physically not handling my symptoms at all... So, I am literally missing out on their lives and happiness. I need to get better first. They do motivate me, which is why I am going to start CBT and probably try a new med. I just helpless. I am constantly dizzy and feel like I'm going die. It's like being stuck in a panic attack. That's what I experience chronically.

Old 03-29-2007, 12:59 AM   #6
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Re: anyone know what this would be

Hmmm. I have the traditional panic attacks, but it's not like in between them I am totally fine. I am always having some kind of symptom or another. Everything that happens in between the well-defined attacks I just call anxiety.

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