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hmarie08 12-05-2012 12:32 PM

Panic Disorder
I'm 23 years old and just started having panic attacks a little over 2 months ago. I refused to get on medication at first but with each panic attack the anxiety in between got worse and worse and developed into severe anxiety and severe depression. I wouldn't be alone, I wouldn't drive myself, I wouldn't do anything. I was absolutely convinced something was physically wrong with me because I felt so sick and so tired. The doctors have done a million tests and it's all come down to panic disorder. So now I have started zoloft 25 MG, I've been on it for a week as of today. I have one day where I was really hyper and happy then it went back down to feeling tired and nauseous. The Nausea has calmed down some I assume my Pdoc is going to up my dose soon. My anxiety was through the roof when I first started the zoloft and it's helped a little bit I've been able to cut back on the lorazepam after just a week. I still have to take it but not as much as often. My question is... Has anybody ever had a panic attack where they can't speak? Even for hours after it "ends"? You try to articulate words but they just come out jibberish? This happened to me a few weeks ago, the ER doctor is saying a seizure but my PCP is saying just a panic attack.

robin93 12-12-2012 09:42 PM

Re: Panic Disorder
Never had the whole not being able to talk thing..
But I do know how it feels to doubt everything a doctor tells you because "Panic attack" just doesn't sound like anything that is happening to you.
It's awful.. The worst Thing I have gone through.
You not being able to talk could just be YOUR worst side effect..
I know of people who "go blind" for minutes to hours at a time after panic attacks.
Me on the other hand, I can't stop shaking and feel like i'm going to pass out for a few hours after mine.
No one will ever know how your attacks feel to you because everyone handles them differently and feels differently when they are happening..
But they do get easier if you allow it too.

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