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HELP1 I freaked out this morning.

HELP1 I freaked out this morning.

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Posted by Embarrassed on September 14, 2000 at 18:17:39:

I woke up this morning with very mild chest pains. I mentioned it to my husband but because I have mitrovalve prolapse, I didn't make a big deal out of it. (Later I had a very rough cough, and realized it was congestion in my lungs...) However, I KNEW that as soon as I got on the expressway to go to work that I would have a panic attack. And I did, so naturally, I'm thinking "what if this is a heart attack" because I'm breating really funny, and I feel all numb and out of my body, and I'm starting to sweat. So I start to pull off and then I just tell myself that it's a panic attack, and I turn off the radio and open the window and in moments I'm just fine.

I am currently taking celexa for depression and it is working wonders with no adverse side effects. What is the therapy (chemical or otherwise) for panic disorder? I'm embarrased to tell my doctor that every morning I get on the expressway and have to fight off a panic attack. I don't want her to take me off my celexa. Forgive me if this is elementary, but I'm new to the board.

Other than the depression (in remission) and the anxiety attacks I have a wonderful life. Actually, the attacks are more frequent now (though not as bad as this morning) because I'm more outgoing and find myself in more new and social situations. Any advice would be appreciated. I was really scared this morning.

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