Quote from Bothrops:Sickman,
What is your story? what do you suffer from? what do you do to feel better? Do you really think I am suffering from panic. It just does not make since to me that we are the highest evolved beings on this planet yet we can make ourselves sick just from what we think. I dont mind people thinking I am a hypochondriac, I just want to get better. If it is all in my head why hasnt the paxill worked. I have been taking it for four months. I am going to have to go back to work in less then two months because I am getting ready to lose unemployment. I just dont think I can work feeling this way. I tried it once before and had to leave at lunch. The brainfog I have makes me panic around people. I have only had a couple of panic attacks in my life two of them happened while smoking pot. That is how I feel, I feel high. Lightheaded and spaced out all the time, in a dream. If I panic or feel uncomfortable than it changes to dizziness and I will end up with a terrible head and neck ache. I have got two months to get better or I am screwed. Thanks for listening to me whine.
We may be the highest evolved beings on the planet but we have yet to know enough about the workings of the brain to actually properly diagnose, much less treat mental disorders. My story is that I have had panic disorder for years and more. As far as you worrying about chest pains, etc. in regards to panic disorder. I had center, left side, left shoulder and left arm pains in one episode almost 24/7 for 9 weeks. I have had every test imaginable and it was simply panic. I later, which has nothig to do with your sitiuation took the word of my Doctor to go off a mental medication to fast and became disabled. I now have panic disorder along with a muscular seizure disorder. You have to have the right medication that works for you. Paxil
is just one of many and it is apparent that it does nothing for your symptoms. If you are having to leave places of work then that is what you call, "Fight or flight", typical panic symptom. The proper medication for this is more of a benzo, like Klononpin, ativan or xanax. I not trying to push benzos as it seems, its just that they work and I think that srri drugs like paxil
work more for depression and are an additive only for true panic disorder. I don't know if you have panic disorder and that is why you need to see the Behavior Health Services and tell them your problems. It just appears to be panic and if you can't keep a job because of it, you probably need a benzo medication and therapy to get past this. If you hit your thumb with a hammer, your brain is what tells you it hurts. Take it from me, the brain can tell you it hurts even if you didn't hit your thumb, it does not require the actual action. It is simply brain tricks that you can not control because your fear is to great to manage it. The proper medications will sedate these tricks. Good luck and try not to be afraid. I know it is easier said then done, but these things are harmless.