Quote from Bilbobeth: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 ;)