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Xanax is an antianxiety medication in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, along with Ativan and Klonopin (among others) and the most famous, Valium. From what I have read though, it is difficult to get it in the UK and doctors elsewhere are very careful about giving it out because of the risk of dependency. It works great though!
Aw, thanks for your kind words. They really touched me. It's sad that on that particular day my husband probably thought "Oh my god, here we go again". He is used to my panics and has become nonchalent. There are no words to describe to a person who has never had a panic attacks, the very terror you feel and how it totally incapicitates you. It can feel humiliating. Its great that there are people like yourselves who understand. Sometimes I think that that is a panic sufferers worset nightmare, being misunderstood or not understood at all.. If I'd never had a panic attack and sosmeone told me they had had one I'd probably think "Oh that must be awful" but that is probably where it would start and end. Sad isnt it?

In the UK I have found that GP's are also non commital when it comes to talking about your panic. I was having a bad one one day at the doctors surgery and when I went into the doctors room I said "You'll have to excuse me for a couple of minutes because I am having a panic attack". He just smiled. Smiled??? He didnt ask me how I felt or say anything ....just smiled! I don't think he found it funny, I honestly beleive he didnt know what to say so he said nothing. Inside at the time, I was sure I was going to drop on the floor any minute and stop breathing. It makes you feel so isolated and vulnerable especially when faced with a doctor whilst having one. You think doctors can fix things! Of course I know he couldnt but a few reassuring words might not have gone amiss.

I am fed up of all the parties, social gatherings and holidays/travel I have had to opt out of because of my panics and phobias. It's like living half a life. I am working hard on it now. I have a reasonable brain that going to waste because its clogged up with irrational thoughts. No more tablets for me apart from the odd valium and I am even trying to wean myself off these very slowly. You can only cure this by meeting it head on I beleive.

Thanks again for your kind words.
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I am fed up of all the parties, social gatherings and holidays/travel I have had to opt out of because of my panics and phobias. It's like living half a life. I am working hard on it now. I have a reasonable brain that going to waste because its clogged up with irrational thoughts. No more tablets for me apart from the odd valium and I am even trying to wean myself off these very slowly. You can only cure this by meeting it head on I beleive.


YOU GO GIRL!!!!! That's rite, get mad about it, because that's what we ALL need to do. If we take a stand and just get hold of our thoughts we would be further off. Now all we have to do is figure out how to KEEP control of our minds thoughts. I know what you mean about living half a life, well I have been practicing CBT and it has helped a lot. I got the Lucinda Bassett Stress & Anxiety course off of ebay, and I have been working with that, and she is heaven sent I swear by her program. I am not on any meds at all, well except for a beta blocker, but that is for my mitral valve prolaps that I was put on LONG before I developed anxiety problems.
We need to stick together on this one, and help one another through, and I think with a close relationship of people who all have the same problem we will be good again ;)
God Bless.....Bambilynn