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- The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC) - Official FB PageCategory: Non-profit organization Likes: 14304 Talking About: 856257About: Based in Victoria, Australia, ADAVIC's mission is to provide grassroots support, information & resources to those suffering from anxiety & depression. We also work to increase awareness & reduce stigma of anxiety and depression.
- Hello my name is Robert and I am 24 years old.
In august of 2012 I took an awful medication ca (Type: status | Published: 2013-09-24T21:52:31+0000 | Likes: 28 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Hello my name is Robert and I am 24 years old. In august of 2012 I took an awful medication called risperidone which had a negative effect on me and caused anxiety to be born. In two months I was able to beat it but around November/ December it came back due to an awful event in my life. And since then (about10 months ago now) I started having anxiety which at first it started out as panic attacks and then it narrowed itself down to the anxiousness and anxiety type of feeling . Everyday I am troubled by fear, worry, and thoughts that are so overwhelming that I feel trapped in a fragile body that could break at any moment. Anxiety is a complete hell and I wonder if I will ever be free from it. I wonder if the doctors are wrong ? I wonder if they are just writing my issues off as "anxiety" just cause I have been to the hospital so many times. Truthfully I am at the end of my rope. So I come here ( been doing it for a while) and read how other people handle it... It helps to be able to relate. My question is .. Can I beat this thing? Is it even possible? I am trying "self help" anxiety tools because I don't want to relay on Meds that are more hurtful then helpful. So is it possible to beat this? How long does anxiety normally last? Or am I stuck with this demonic illness for the rest of my life?Comments:
Wendy Poulton - So YES Robert you will beat this. Be positive,keep positive and keep in positive circles of friends and family and your be out the other side in no time. Ignore the negative nannys :) good luck x
Wendy Poulton - This page I think should be used for supporting one another and experiences as well as helpful hints. Please think of other's before being negative. Xx
Wendy Poulton - Negative comments like "trapped and no way out" will stand out more than positive comments so don't think it's fair on anyone who's suffering badly to have to read that. Anxiety and panic disorders play everyone differently and you can get through it and out the other side. It's a matter of finding what's best for you.
Rosalee Stephens - If you can find a book self help for nerves written by Claire weeks that will help. That book is my bible. I know how you feel. Just remember you will be ok. Cheers.
Adrianna Renee - i agree with mark. cognitive therapy is awesome way to go. ive been suffering with anxiety and panic for years and finally mustered up the courage to go to a professional for help since i dont want to be on medication. they taught me a lot of valuable lessons and tools to use to overcome the fear. and helpful tricks to use during a anxiety or panic attack. which has helped a great amount. you will get through this. you are not alone. be brave my fine friend and take the step forward. it will be worth it i promise. best of luck to you
Mark Mccuaig - Cognitive behavior Therapy
Tracey Christiansen - I believe that one can have a sort of remission from severe anxiety. I used to have crippling daily anxiety and panic attacks and was agoraphobic. I wondered if I could ever have a normal life. Today I do live a very satisfying life. I have to be very careful to manage stress and take care of myself. Learn as much as you can about it. Face it head on. I wish you peace.
Esther Rodriguez Leyva - Robert I suffered from panic attacks and anxiety for a long time. You can get thru this. I don't take meds but what has helped me is exercising and eating healthier no sugar or caffeine. I felt better since I started working out. I released a lot of stress that way.
Rachael Elliott - A panic attack is where your heart races for no reason you felt like your gonna faint and you get a sudden fear come over you for no apparent reason many people compare it to thinking your having a heart attack, you can get really warm and overwhelmed with them also! They are not a nice feeling very scary wouldn't wish them on anyone, hope that helps tooba.
Margaret Heazlewood Preston - I relate to your story Robert, things will become better. There is help and support available. Just keep going.
Amy Pitts Hanks - I think our depends on why you have it. If it is trauma induced, you may bee able to beat it, but mine is a chemical imbalance. I need meds to bring it to a controllable level. If the Dr told you your thyroid wasn't working and you needed meds to do what your body isn't, would you try to do that without medication too? For me, acceptance goes a long way towards coping.
Hellen Oppelaar - I understand completely how you feel. I too took risparidin once with dire consequences. I have found however, a few things that make me feel 'normal'. For one, I do take Zoloft daily. It's been found to ease not only my depression, but keeps the worst of the anxiety at arms length
2) Surround yourself with understanding friends. It's a god send when they don't pressure you to go out when you have a severe panic attack
3) remind yourself that it can't hurt you! What you feel, most of it will ease in around 10 minutes
4) deep breathing (it's helped me a lot)
5) Phone a trusted friend and have them just talk to you. The distraction can help
6) I also find keeping warm under a blanket helps me when I'm really bad
Good luck xx
Patricia Adame LaTour - Seems like you just described me!! I totally refused meds like you said are more hurtful than helpful!! EXERCISE is the #1 med out there!! I notice when I workout I'm feel like myself then I slack off and the anxiety creeps back on! Good luck to you and stay positive! Anxiety plays mind games half of the fears aren't true!!(I need to practice all this but I've seen it all help with a friend you also struggled and is now anxiety/med free!)
Cynthia Gratsch-Rentschler - I have been having panic attacks since for about 30 years. I have never self medicated because I don't like taking anything. I think a lot of events that have taken place in my life have attributed to these attacks..long long story. They have been really bad the past year or so. I have "surges" out of my sleep..a lot. I will wake up from a bad dream or just sit up in the night and my heart beats so fast I have to go outside to get air because I feel like I'm being suffocated. When my brain realizes how fast my heart is beating, I am twice as scared and the panic intensify even worse. I literally feel like I'm going to die on the spot and I pray..every time. I don't wish these things on anyone.I was telling my eye doctor about them yesterday and he said I should get a sonogram on my thyroid, because a thyroid that isn't working properly can cause panic attacks. Its worth looking into. All of you out there that are suffering from this..I just want you to know you are not alone..and I am grateful to know that through this site, I'm not alone either..
Rachel Penn - Sometimes there can be underlying issues you're not even aware of, the more you delve into all kinds of therapies the better you will get. Generally it's presenting itself because it is trying to show you you need to address something. I went to about 5 therapists and tried all kinds of things, went to a holistic art therapist and made a huge progress. You just have to find what works for you. It's not the enemy its only trying to help. I've really been there and did it all drug free. If you're determined and change your thinking you will be free. I got into a lot of yoga, positive affermations, Louise Hay, the book the power of now. Good luck!
Laurel Court - I don't know if it's just me by Cognitive Behavior Therapy has never worked in my case. I wish you all the best Robert in your fight against the anxiety, as currently a fellow sufferer it is so consuming. Best of luck mate!
Misty Reed - Sometimes meds are necessary. I take a klonapin every nite before bed and I haven't had an attack in over 3 years!!!!! :) my Dr said once I "let go" of the pain that began
Louise Ward - Hi Robert, it helps me when I'm feeling anxious and fear to think about what's the worst that can happen and that the fear has no destiny and CANNOT control me. I sometimes get ANGRY at my anxiety and that helps too. Try and be as positive as you can and remember acceptance wi help you heal rather than asking why!!
Paula Irvine - This has been with me for 20 years I can be great for months and then a function or event will come up and I get nervous, stressed, aggressive. I don't really find any relief in books, breathing etc. I just struggle through. Once event is over I am able to get myself back together. Work and friends help me the most.
Mitzi Muse Harward - CBT and Therapist, unfortunately it takes time . Im still fighting myself . Some days are better than others
Claudia Breward - Never give up hope, there is plenty of help out there and support and I wouldn't rule out medication even if it's just temporary to get you back on your feet to getting better :)
- Let see where everyone is from:
What part of the world are you from and what is the weather the (Type: status | Published: 2013-09-21T08:38:16+0000 | Likes: 19 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Let see where everyone is from: What part of the world are you from and what is the weather there right now, so as we can share some articles and tips with you.Comments:
Nikkii Jane - Qld - clear sky's
Vanessa Vandeleur - perth nice weather and dockers gonna kick bum very soon lol
Danni Fear - western suburbs of melbourne. forecast is for late showers but nothing so far.
Fay Perry - USA. Rainy and muggy..
Amanda Jones - Darwin Australia 30degs and overcast
Sammi J Wakeman - Mornington peninsupa vic. Bit chilly
Angela Cunningham - tas. Rain and cold.
Iva Concern - Wow! After reading more of the comments I had no idea there was so many here from so far away. Brilliant exercise ADAVIC, thank you, well worth it.
Iva Concern - Melbourne - surely it didn't get to the forcast 21'C today, twas to overcast and drizzly on the bay.
Marie Karp - Melbourne Australia - lovely sunny day today!!
Julia Brokhoff - Space Coast, Florida USA high of 88 hot and humid clear sky's
Tammy Norwood - South East Texas and hot and rainy
Carol Flores - Texas, USA- pouring down rain
Sam Snare - Tasmania - paradise
Gina Kahle - Melbourne Australia,. Sunny then clouds. Normal spring day.
Amanda Noble - Melbourne Australia.
About to go to the movies- thought I would write something different ;-)
Ingrid Lorena - Melb. Vic. cool and cloudy after a day of lovely sunshine
Suzanne Wynn - Just arrived home from sunny QLD tho!!
Anne Van Lith - Melbourne Australia mild clear
Kerrie Harrison - South Aussie, got sunburnt today.
Janet Doyle - Dublin Ireland....bright but cool.....
- A question from Kenley
I just went to the doctor and got prescribed Zoloft for my depression/a (Type: status | Published: 2013-09-09T23:07:40+0000 | Likes: 27 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): A question from Kenley I just went to the doctor and got prescribed Zoloft for my depression/anxiety. I am curious how many of you have taken Zoloft and what your experience with the medication is. (I have a SEVERE phobia to any and all medications, so I'm literally shaking just from the thought of taking this medicine but I know, I have to take control of my life back! I have to win this war over depression and I owe it to my child to be happy. I am going to start the Zoloft tonight, 25mg at a time.Comments:
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC) - We are all different so we will react differently to whatever medication we take. For some people a particular drug will work for them and for others it won’t. What works for one person does not necessarily mean it will work for you; it is best to keep that in mind.
Alicia Bernhardt - 25mg is a very low dose. You won't feel "drugged" at all. Give it at least 4 weeks before you make any decisions to stop or increase your dose. Good luck.!
Traca Gwaltney - GOOD start,,,be Callmmmmmm and KNOW you can beat this!! Zoloft was a MIRACLE for me, WITH THERAPY to work on triggers...You can do this
Ingrid Lorena - I was taking zoloft for 6 years and in the last year been faced with a lot of 'adversity' i made it through and in the last few month worked woth my doctor to wean myself off them ... This was a massive process i changed my lifestyle changed my behaviour and most important changed the way i percieve things... My mindset is in a much healthier place and i could not have done it without the zoloft it got the ball rolling ... I went from a bubbling mess of anxiety,panic attacks and depression to a positive, goal orientated and resiliant adult. so yes it helps
Alicia Bernhardt - I take 100mg of generic Zoloft (Sertaline). Been taking it for over a year. Main side effect is fatigue.
Bryan Novaco - I would get these sudden urges like I needed to get out of my skin. I remember telling my girlfriend on a few occasions that I felt like ripping my clothes off and running down the road. My heart felt very weird. I wish I could remember the dosage I was on. ZOLOFT DOES WORK VERY WELL FOR SOME PEOPLE. It has greatly helped a few friends of mine. When I was younger I didn't have problems with meds but as I age, I noticed that my body definitely reacts to side effects so much more and I have a problem finding any medication that works well for me. Good luck, I hope it works wonders for you. Good luck
Prue Beirne - I took it about 15 years ago...I first took aropax which made me worse, then the Zoloft ...it was the best. I was on it for about 6 months and it was easy to wean myself off. My only advice is be gentle with yourself and try to simplify your life, it does make you tired.....be good to you :D
Doris Bradds - My 10 year old son takes 50mg daily for his Anxiety and he loves it. He has no side effects.
Alicia Bernhardt - No difference between generic & name brand.
Traca Gwaltney - The Meds are and always will be on;y 50 % of the war,,,Behavior modification through therapy is ESSENTIAL,,as well as Yoga or some other source of relaxing therapy
Traca Gwaltney - Never be afraid to ask questions or ask for help from ur friends or Docs...
Traca Gwaltney - You can do it ,,,keep ur chin up!!!!!!! YOU RULE IT,,IT does NOT rule you
Leesa Radic - Start slowly with small amounts & increase slowly & you may feel worse before you feel better! That's how I was and I couldn't see myself feeling better! But you will I'm off it, but think I'm going to need to go back on, so I will be starting small amounts and build up to a level you feel has helped your stress level. Good luck. We owe it to our kids! xx
Louise Stewart - Hi Kenley, before i started on Zoloft 3 years ago i was extremely fearful and apprehensive, so i started on a quarter of a 50mg tablet for the 1st week, then went up to half a tablet, then 3/4, then the full 50mg tablet - over the course of a month. I found this the best way to start for me, and it has been working well for the depression and anxiety. It sort of just knocks off the edge from it being so over-bearing. I wish you well. xo
Harriet Beislie Addato Alexander - Antidepressants make me feel horrible. I suffer from high anxiety, not necessarily depression. Xanax works for me as I get panic attacks daily. I took Cymbalta for fibromyalgia and that made me feel horrible too nor did it take the pain away. I will never take another antidepressant
Bryan Novaco - Zoloft made me feel like I was going crazy. I needed to get off it right away
Jennifer Hand - I took 50mg zoloft years ago & had bad headaches & went into angry fits on it but I have a friend who takes it & it works great for her. Different for each person. Try it. If it is not for you, try something else.
Amanda McKenzie-Ferguson - I've been taking 200mg/day of Zoloft for the past 13 years. It keeps my panic attacks under control and am very happy with it. Also it is best to take in the morning as it may keep you awake at night! Good luck :-)
Cherie Stephens - I hope everything works out and you feel better
Alicia Bernhardt - It doesn't knock me out; just has a tendency to make you feel more tired than normal during the day. Not to the point where you're nodding off or anything like that, just that you may feel as if you have lower energy.
Traca Gwaltney - You can add me as a friend ,,,I'm happy to help anytime
- Has anyone taken effexor? I have been on it for a while and it makes me feel weird my head feel (Type: status | Published: 2013-08-28T22:33:56+0000 | Likes: 20 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Has anyone taken effexor? I have been on it for a while and it makes me feel weird my head feels weird. I have weird dreams and my memory I am always forgetting and I am always feeling on the edge.Comments:
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC) - We would suggest you speak to your doctor about this - perhaps this medication is not working for you.
Robin Huggard - i was on it for lil bit then I was in a near fatal car accident with sever head injuries so things changed I'm ok but it did work for me and just today my room-mate and I went to our doctor she requested to go back on effexor but u should call ur doctor right away there are too many different meds out there to feel bad when u take something to make u better
Cathie Clark - I'm just coming off it, horrible feelings, and made my anxiety off the charts. Also gave me heart palpitations!
Valentina Ristevska Krstevski - Mindy.... As did I. I feel its a dangerous drug. Nightmares.... Not knowing whats real or whats imagined. No memory. Almost catatonic. Suicide attempts. Thoughts of suicide daily. Only whilst on that drug.
Tamara Downes - Effexor has been the only drug that has worked for me so far. You always seem to have side effects in the beginning until your body gets used to it. Ya gotta give it more than a week to adjust and give it a proper try.
Kirsteen McCowie - I've not heard anything good of it so when it was suggested I take it I made my doctor find another option. A good friend found it made her anxiety worse to the point of becoming suicidal. But as with all meds what works for some won't always work for everyone so check with your doctor
Aimee Hwang - I have and it's the worst drug ever. It didn't work for me and it made me feel worse. Weaning off of it was really bad too. Never again.
Chris Beckett - I take Effexor and have had no side effects but do notice if I forget to take it.
Kate Savage - I was on it and found if I was late for my tablet I would get dizzy, and a dry mouth...never again
Valentina Ristevska Krstevski - Efexor is an anti psycotic. In extreme cases of depression when all else fails they try efexor. I took it, over 12 years ago, for only a week as the side effects were worse than the illness.
Anji Lynn - I have, I'm off of it now. If it makes you feel weird talk to your doctor.
Missy Bilky-Carter - I went numb. Just no emotion at all. When I quit I had serious withdrawals. Hated it
Traca Gwaltney - it may not be for you, everyone responds in a diff manner. Talk to your Doc about your concerns, they are very valid
Sonja Trickler - Oh lord....Never quit cold turkey! The withdrawals from these types of meds are just NOT worth it! Call your doctor...very very important..even if its 2:30 am and you have to wait for the dr to call you back....
Sonja Trickler - I take it, and yes, it does give you a little bit of energy, plus it makes me perspire more, but it Does help my anxiety. I'm also 50 now, so some of that perspiration might be from other factors as well... The only time it makes my head feel foggy or eyes heavy, and experience a headache, is if I miss a dose. I do have a tendency to be forgetful, so I have to write things down more...another possible side effect.
Rachel Mansell - Yes. And now that I think about it, I have the same symptoms! I just never knew the difference because I've been on Effexor since my diagnosis when I was 7 years old. I'm 22 now.
Jeanine Valverde - if i slept in late it would be hard for me to wake up. if i missed a dose or more my head would feel staticky and i would be off balance. i take prozac now and never feel that way.
Jacqueline Beards - I use to take it years ago and hated it with a passion after a while as well, had weird feelings as well and if I was late in taking it my body would feel very weird. I too had been on it for a while then boom (I was on double the strength) I would let your doctor know, I went off it, it was freaky stuff. There will be something else you could try :)
Bernard Templeton - That was the SSRI that wrecked my Serotonin system way back in 2000. I`ve been left in the hell of sleeping during the day, awake all night and no control over my excess body temperature, added to my other illnesses altogether a bad deal. If you are not feeling better when prescribed a medication, see your specialist, wishing you better luck than I have had.
Sonja Trickler - Even weaning or tapering off was bad Alycia? I take 150 mg...but only because 75 wasn't doing much of anything...been taking it for maybe a year.
Cheryl Ingram - I did not like it. talk to you doc.
- This page has just under 18,000 people with individuals from all over the world. Want to share (Type: status | Published: 2013-07-25T11:15:04+0000 | Likes: 56 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): This page has just under 18,000 people with individuals from all over the world. Want to share where you are from? As most of you know this page is run by a Melbourne based organisation and the weather right now here is 10 degrees. So are you currently living somewhere it is summer? Some of our volunteers are currently holidaying in Europe, seeing the sights and enjoying the hot weather. Please share :)Comments:
Kiera Jade Rayson - Hi there, i am from australia. Country victoria to be exact and we have about 2 degrees celcius at the moment. I'd love to go somewhere warm :)
Prue Beirne - Not far from you , up in the hills, the Dandenong Ranges...it's about 4 degrees up here.....brrrrr!!!!!
Mary Holley - Meant to say I would like some friends pleeeese xx
Jeani Brent - Atlanta Georgia, USA. it's 70 right now, expecting 90 degrees today with plenty of humidity.
Gloria Pape - I'm from New York and its 67 and only get to 75 today
Traci Rodriguez-Stubbe - Should be in the low 90's here in California USA
Nan Wack Gaunt - San Carlos, Mexico...hot & humid, cloudy
Happy Daze Poet - Im in Texas and IT IS SUMMER HOT. lol
Darlene Sahl - Phoenix, Arizona where the weather is currently under or over 100 degrees and it's monsoon season and the thunder will wake you with a jolt.
Amy Wilkins - Louisville, ky summer here 85-90 degrees!
Lizzy L. Cline - Im from los Angeles
Chris Crosson - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA :-)
Sheryl K Smith-Massingill - Ardmore, Oklahoma USA it is in the 90's during the day, mid 70's at night. But, have been having temps as high as 110 in the shade with heat advisories. Have had some rain that is just enough to help the pecan tree saplings (about 100) to take deep root in my small yard.
Anne Van Lith - Melbourne Australia chilly 10 degrees!
Dawna Orr - Oklahoma, USA 74
Alida Button - I'm from South Africa. It's winter time, but mostly sunny during the day! :)
Emirca L. - Amsterdam, The netherlands. And now its summer and actualiteit warm!
Sarah Derbish - Pennsylvania,USA. 70 degrees
Kathleen Kane-Archut - New Jersey, USA 77
Berni Cooper - Maitland N.S.W so cold!!!
Kells Lyrén - Karlstad in Sweden! :D 30 degrees here, really hot to be Sweden xD
- So where are you at on the ANXIETY SCALE TODAY?
0 – RELAXATION – Calm, a fe (Type: status | Published: 2013-07-24T05:32:28+0000 | Likes: 31 | Shares: 25)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): So where are you at on the ANXIETY SCALE TODAY? ANXIETY SCALE 0 – RELAXATION – Calm, a feeling of being undistracted and at peace 1 - SLIGHT ANXIETY – Passing twinge of anxiety, feeling slightly nervous 2 – MILD ANXIETY – Butterflies in stomach, muscle tension, definitely nervous. 3 – MODERATE ANXIETY – Feeling uncomfortable but still in control; heart starting to beat faster; more rapid breathing; sweaty palms 4 – MARKED ANXIETY – Feeling uncomfortable or ‘spacey’; heart beating fast; muscles tight; beginning to wonder about maintaining control 5 – EARLY PANIC – Heart pounding or beating irregularly; constricted breathing; spaciness or dizziness; definite fear of losing control; compulsion to escape. 6 – MODERATE PANIC ATTACK – Palpitations; difficulty breathing, feeling disoriented or detached (feeling of unreality); panic in response to perceived loss of control. 7-10 – MAJOR PANIC ATTACK – All of the symptoms in Level 6 exaggerated; terror; fear of going crazy or dying; compulsion to escape.Comments:
Jenny Gordon - can happily say after 12 months on meds now, CBT sessions and practicing it every day Iam an 0
Sheree Strahan - I'm a "0" today :)
Colette Goldthorpe - 1 but it's funny how even jusy reading through the symptoms can increase your anxiety levels momentarily
Renee Voysey - I am a 0 today :)
Cath Erbs-Mahoney - 0 !!!! Today has been a fantastic, joyful and relaxing day.
Sending these feelings to all of you. May we all share in what we were all born to feel xx
Becca Mae - If only it was easy enough to choose 1 number to classify my whole day. It's an hour-to-hour thing for me, depends on situations. Job interview = 5, hanging out with my love afterwards = 1
Stacey Walker - 3 normally everyday but if I leave the house 7
Cindy Gardner Brian - 2 You should have asked me yesterday, very BAD day.
Marianna Pavlovsky - 0..... I've finally quit the habit of negative self-talk , ( it's too exhausting ! ! ) & i feel so much better. There are many reasons why i 'got' anxiety & even more reasons why i don't want 'it' to be in my life any longer , 40 + yrs is enough !!... I had a lovely peaceful day today & tomorrow Will be just as good , & the day after & the next day after. . . . . . . .I feel FREE . .:) . . . . thanks Adavic your site has been very helpful & i only 'found' it a few weeks ago !
Christine Mandziuk - 1 ... Have to go to foc. Downtown tomorrow no one 2 go with me, a long drive there and back. Dont want 2 talk about it and dont even want 2 think about it. I know what I have 2 do. Stay calm, it's just a feeling. Don't let it ruin your week. Yes, it takes me about a week to calm down. I Think I will take my meds with me tmw, just in case I need extra help.
Jessie Lock - I feel like I've gone up and down the scale all day. Btw thankyou for the scale, and addition to my collection on anxiety and more info to me is always helpful in understanding this illness, and to recognize early symptoms and try to control then early.
Cindy Lee Reid - 10
Horrible night at work.
Dustin Haley - 10 all day everyday
Jojo Asherlee - Most days I'm 3-4 all day, even when 'resting'
Bryan E. Eidem - 5... Thank u for helping me to Learn my emotions.. After the tumor removal they said it would take awhile. Thank you for your part in the process.. ;) Much Love;)
Meredith Hody Hannabach - I am at a 4 @ 1:38am :-(
Penny Noble - Thankfully I'm at a 2 today I've been 4-5 for days
Christina Scf Harper - I love how they go thru 0 - 6 & then group 7-10 all together. But I will add this to my documents.
Jenny Whitworth - I'm up to brain freeze!
Carrie Wan - 1s more lately, but always afraid of going back to moments of a 10.
Mary Garcia - Good day 3 to 4 worst is 10 I try to talk myself back I literally throw all the common sense I can think of at myself I work long days and always having to take my meds is not an options to me I fight back crazy right to have to fight yourself for peace of mind.
- Does any one else ever get anxious just by thinking or reading about anxiety? From anon (Type: status | Published: 2013-07-13T09:18:28+0000 | Likes: 145 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Does any one else ever get anxious just by thinking or reading about anxiety? From anonComments:
Kelly Holzer - Yes I ordered all this info on anxiety and panic and then couldn't bring myself to read it I brought on my panic attacks every time I read and associated symptoms,feelings or situations it sucked but after time I did manage to read it all and found knowledge was anxiety's weakness.
Jelena Moreland - Yes... everyone thinks I am crazy when I try to explain that I have anxiety about anxiety.
Rosa Dos Santos Soares - It can but I do not allow my brain to think I'm reading about anxiety. U have to trick the brain & change the way you think/behave.
Annette Donaghy - yes since I feel the exact same way and brings up terrible memories but it also helps too knowing that I'm not alone and we finally have a voice out there to try and educate people that mental illness doen't mena we are crazy.
Leah Pearl Pendlebury - Yes all the time! Xx
Robert Puyenbroek - I Hate Anxiety GO AWAY PLEASE
Margi Marshall - yes because it is addmitting to oneself that we have anxiety
Christina Templeman - I think the worst part about living with anxiety is KNOWING you have it.
Sue Smith - Yes....sometimes even reading some of these posts, I had to stop reading. But now with meds I have found this site amazing.
Liz Cusack - Yes, writing the reply for the return to work-injured worker award ive been nominated for, my hands were so sweaty and i felt sick and dizzy after reliving it
Shauna Phelps - All the time!! It sucks!
Denise Mueller - All the time! I get anxiety from reading posts on here
Danyelle Palmer - I actually feel more calm when I read about it, I can sit here and read over it for hours! Makes me feel like I'm not alone!
Carolina-Mike Ferrante - Yes, thats why i dont read anything about anxiety and panick attacks I forget about it and i been feeling great for like a month!
I probably get out this page too..
Kelly Newton - Yes, thats why i only vist these posts once a Day. Ive only excepted my condition recently. Im still uncomfortable talking bout it. Does it get easier? Do u guys tell ppl u have it??????
Tavia Datspecialthang Baker-Prater - At first yeah but now no...I just dont over read. ..
Renee Voysey - Yep often. I generally try some deep belly breathing during or after & sit with a cup of chamomile tea. Helps a bit most times.
Tammy Thompson - no but I do suffer Anxiety disorder
Talia Mercurio-Butler - Yes...right now :(
Julie Delaurier Bunning - I don't get anxiety from telling people I have it and it isn't something that I hide. When I first joined this group and started reading post it caused major anxiety but I am happy to say that it isn't causing any anxiety lately.
Janet Doyle - Yes every time...
- From LaDonna R Garrett
I'm so at my wits end...
My son will not let me see my grandson alone (Type: status | Published: 2013-07-01T00:16:48+0000 | Likes: 21 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): From LaDonna R Garrett I'm so at my wits end... My son will not let me see my grandson alone even though I have been both mother and father to my son.. he didn't even wish me a happy birthday on friday.... but its okay that I have paid the cell phone bill for him and his fiancee for over a year and last month she even went over by $100 but I'm afraid to cut them off cause then I will never see my grandson... any ideas......Comments:
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC) - LaDonna happy belated Birthday :)
Pamela Hogan Myers - Happy belated Birthday LaDonna
Kirsteen McCowie - why do you need to see him alone? Can you all spend time together as a family?
Tavia Datspecialthang Baker-Prater - Grandparents have rights..its horrible to say but you could go to court. Give them time and you cant buy no ones love. Paying they bills they can still say no
Mandy Stevens - It sounds like they have you exactly where they want you, and are taking full advantage of you.
Salvador Davalos Jr - First of all happy birthday. And why wouldn't he let you see your own grandson? If it wasn't for you none of them would even exist!
Kirsteen McCowie - the court process is long and expensive. And in the long run only hurts everyone in the family and lines the lawyers bank accounts.
Mary Holley - Just get them cut off the cellphone, you are being used. I'm not aloud to see my grandchildren at all due to my depression but I was okay to babysit them and have them when I was working and had money even though suffered depression then. They used the kids to get at me when they couldn't get their own way. It tore me apart and made me more ill. In the end I decided it was best to cut ties ad the children would find me when they get older. It's less stress for me even though it still hurts. It's my birthday 9th July and, just like the past few Mothers Day, Xmas and birthdays I won't even get a card. Happy belated birthday to you and God Bless you xxx
Lurline Hanna - Stop paying the bills, if they cut off contact go to family court so you can get your rights as a grandparent. But don't keep supporting them if they don't respect you. And you can represent yourself in the family court, go to a free legal advice centre they'll tell you how.
Stacey Fairfax - Dont be a fool their is a such thing as grandparents rights through court system
Katey Moran - Happy belated birthday.
Please stop paying his bills. If he's big enough to decide to have a kid, he's big enough to pay his own bills.
Sarah Alcorn - https://m.facebook.com/groups/141776076023000#
Patricia Walstra - cut the cell phone off that's that theres no reason you can';t have your grandchild by yourself especialy if you raised both your children acting both roles believe me they will come running fast they need their cell phones
Kim Kearney Coalter - Maybe talk to him and see why or iinvite them all over for dinner then play with ur grandson in front of them
Vanessa Vandeleur - they will only use you if you let them and if they use your grandson as the bribe then unfortunately that is what they have to live with but i bet you in time they will come back and then even treat you 100% better cause they know you wont take there bad behaviour.
Sandra Flaada - I have 5 grandchildren, I can't imagine not being able to see them. This is a hard one. On one hand you don't want to be taken advantage of so you shouldn't let them blackmail you using your grandchild. On the other hand, I agree with Kirsteen--why do you HAVE to see him alone? Show them that you are OK by being a compassionate grandma--no pressure to have it your way. Of course I don't know any more details of the situation, but I'm wondering if you could sit down with them and have a CALM discussion about what you could do better and how they could be more compassionate and supportive. If there is no discussion there will not be a solution. I wish you all the best. I think keeping yourself calm will go a long way.
Roseanna Beth Bouwer - Happy belated birthday...you probably don't want to hear this, but you need to cut them off...they are using you...
Paul Bastarache - Sad someday they will be sorry!
Heather Barrett - yes take it to court grandparents have right too!!!!
Heather Pieper - However none of us know why they won't . My husband's mom was not allowed to see ours alone either. So we don't know really what's going on.
Meredith Anne Fraser - tell him how you feel very openly and honestly, but without being hysterical - then cut them off. It will be a greater loss to them than it is to you (you'll be able to afford a nice holiday) ... so they'll be back before you know it - and next time, be sure to dictate some terms that include them paying their own bills. You are enabling their poor behaviour, and teaching them that they can treat other people shamefully.
- Panic Attacks...
Do you people want to share when they had their first panic attack?
How old y (Type: status | Published: 2013-06-30T05:38:48+0000 | Likes: 23 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Panic Attacks... Do you people want to share when they had their first panic attack? How old you were at the time? Where were you? What was the trigger if there was one?Comments:
Linda Stutsman Isbell - After my ex beat the crap out of me his name always triggers them
Shelby Camarena - 13 at home. Family stress and divorce.
Linda Stutsman Isbell - And what also triggers them is when my husband and I rough house
Crystal Bossladi Brown - I was 17 at home with my now husband n I wish I knew the trigger it always seem like they come out no where for no reason.
Evan Norton - 18. I was away at my first year of college and I developed a stomach illness. Before we could figure out what it was, I developed anxiety and had an attack every time I started to feel sick.
Danyell Glover - 17 in the middle of a HSC Exam
Dimi Lataishia Mcc - I was born with an inherited vulnerability to certain mental health issue's. I was around the age of 27, one a car accident, second an assault from a stranger. These were the triggers that started off the Panic Attacks.
Davin Valentine - I still have them. When a girl talks to me, when any stranger talks to me or I'm swimming in deep waters. Just been in crowed places trigger it.
Davin Valentine - I can see panic attacks differ from country to country city to city province to province
Shauna Phelps - When I was 25... 2 months before my husband was leaving me and or 3 daughters for army basic training. Big life changes, any significant illness with myself, kids or husband will trigger them!
Davin Valentine - And I believe it all started with my parents divorcing. Mother was mentally abusive and verbally and then my dad was/still an alcoholic and my oldest sister was a druggie and I was pretty much under the age of 10 when the show was going down
Julie Carroll-Montgomery - My first was at work for no apparent reason....Went to the hospital at least three times with all the symptoms of a heart attack, before I was diagnosed with anxiety/panic disorder....There really was no reason then, or now for them to come but they do....Like any other disease I treat them symptomatically and my life is good :-)
Amanda Longman - I was told I had them before the age of 5 tho I don't really remember them the first huge one I had was when I was 17 I was at a concert in NYC and someone kicked the back of my legs I fell then was stepped on by ppl rushing the stage
Laura Sellars - I was 14 i use to have a panic attack when i put the key in the front door to go out and would not stop till i took it out and sat down or talking to people i didnt know could never look people in the eye i never told my mum at the time so i never got treated till later on in life. I no longer suffer from these attacks thankfully i just have anxiety but i am being treated with medication for long term anxiety, i have suffered depression in the past but have finally overcome it just to let you all know there is hope and the best way that i used is a trip to the doctors i no its hard but its the best decision i made :) even self help just by changing one small thing can bring you that one step closer
Julie Carroll-Montgomery - Oh, I was 50 and am 55 now!
Lindsey Souza - I was 20 in an abusive relationship out of it for 5 years now but still struggle w panic attacks on a daily basis they come from out of no where they r the worst thing ever
Davin Valentine - My panic attacks ruined My life, me making any friends never worked out because I always had a panic attack if someone just wanted a quick answer to any simple question, They would think I'm a freak afterwards Because they couldn't understand my panic attack
Becka Owen - 2005 i was 23 at an audioslave concert in Manchester, the concert was letting out and we had to climb to the top of the arena to leave there were people everywhere out of breath hot and couldn't move into a space to stop and catch my breath i ended up throwing up from lack of oxygen it kept happening each time i went out with a big group of mates . tried to get help in England for almost a year was terriffied didn't know what was going on with me but it was useless as soon as i came back to Australia i headed to the doctors and in less than a couple of minutes i was diagnosed with high panic disorder with agoraphobia was put on meds immediately to help deal with the worst of it and refereed to a psychologist ......over the years it has come and gone manageable at time and completely unmanageable at other times xxx
Eric Altvater - I was 18 while I was driving. I had quit smoking pot about a week before hand. Still have anxiety to this day
Jodie Lawson - I was in 4th grade on the bus and I saw my brother at the back of the bus crying he looked really upset and freaked out...I followed him to the nurse and then to the school therapist and he ended up being so upset cuz he was remember the time someone puked on the bus...since then I have them often....sometimes for no reason but most of the time its cuz of puke or if I feel sick or someone close to me feels sick or if I feel "trapped" in anyway
Nadia Molina - I was 19, pregnant (very early on & hadn't gotten a chance to tell anyone yet), in the middle of college finals, right before Christmas, and couldn't take any medicines!
But I had been having severe Anxiety attacks for Years before that!..
- Question from Amanda Scoble
I have depression, PTSD and severe anxiety. Just a question, does (Type: status | Published: 2013-06-27T08:56:44+0000 | Likes: 68 | Shares: 1)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Question from Amanda Scoble I have depression, PTSD and severe anxiety. Just a question, does anyone one gets worse anxiety when their partner isn't around????Comments:
Lizzy L. Cline - I totally do..not for any reason but he comforts me when hes here
Kay Walker - Yes! Notice a big difference, x
Sue Neilsen Hunt - I think I'm married to an Aspergers - so, no not always
Melinda Bowd - Yes, it's perhaps you feel more insecure or vulnerable...
Alyse Juarez - Absolutely. Separation anxiety sucks.
VeronicaandDavid Ybarra - I did when my anxiety & panic disorder was bad like in the beginning, I couldn't have him leave my side, but its been a yr since now im doing ok, i drive go places but accompanied by my kids if not my hubby. Now i recently got diagnosed with pstd & im willing to keep going to counseling for the better of me & my family. Heads up itll fade away slowly, but it Will u jus gotta put ur part in it. God Bless keep faith. :)
Renee Voysey - Absolutely. My hubby travels for work, not as much as he used to, & i was fine with it for ages but after moving interstate its horrible sometimes. Have had friends & their kids come and stay the night to keep me calm or to help bring me down from big anxiety attacks. Its very hard sometimes. He might be overseas later this year for 3 weeks, i'm thinking a good time to pack up the kids n go visit family in sydney for a few weeks.
Nisha Bhandari Singh - Yes it's always a trigger becoz he's like a security blanket that we associate security with. I have worked on getting more self reliant tho xx
Karen Lloyd Michaelis - Yes! I always think I'll enjoy my time alone, and plan to do lots of little jobs but, it doesn't work out that way. I have a fear of hurting myself when alone, like tripping, or falling. So I do nothing but stress about doing nothing :s
Susan Lawrenz - yes and.I absolutely know that wwhat we need ATM ... :-( xox
Anna Phonseya - I don't know the reason for my anxiety. I honestly don't have anyone to talk to. I have friends but the only advice they give me is "why can't you just be happy,smile." fakes smiles are easy, that goodness for that.
Janey Lipson - Absolutely . At 23 I made my dad sleep in my bed , I would have died if he left town
Ryan O'Connor - Absolutely I'm worse at work, or unless I'm around people who understand what I'm going through I've been suffering with severe anxiety attacks for around 2 years. And though I'm not the depressive type I find myself slipping through worrying about my anxiety best wishes hope you can get sorted :) xx
Caroline Ayres - I too am worse when im at work or even my family and friends nowadays just finding a way to cope with the anxiety xx
Ricki Jo Baker - omg sometimes I don't even want him around me. andsadly when it comes down to be intiment, no way that aint going to happen. I think it has a lot to do with the meds as well as the attacks of someone getting close to you, like getting into your personal space. and the fact that even though we deal with all these problems and we want to be independent and not have to depend on anyone.
Tracey Widdows - Yrs because to mr it'd like ur support has gone
Tracey Widdows - Ot it's the worrie of whet ate theu why Arnt they next to u
Victoria Lynn - Yes because sometimes my boyfriend is the only one who can calm me down.
Jeni Blunt - Same here. Never want to be without my SO "incase" that thing that you don't know what it is but fear its coming happens. Then what will you do when you're alone. It creates more anxiety. Stinks being so dependent on someone. A never ending circle of pointless worry. But one thing is for surebat leastbwe all recognize the problem or that we have one, and thats a start ;) I found talk therapy and Prozac very helpful.
Angela Braun - yes! your safe person or people in your case are not there to comfort you. it is a scary feeling i go through the same thing. i am single and am most comfortable when my sons are with me.
Kacy Kastillo - I had the same exact thing!
- Next question from one of our followers:
I need help! - I have awful anxiety! Especially, when (Type: status | Published: 2013-06-26T02:00:09+0000 | Likes: 42 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Next question from one of our followers: I need help! - I have awful anxiety! Especially, when I have to drive any distance at all ALONE. In two days I am going to have to drive about thirty minutes away, by myself. Can someone give me some helpful tips to not freak out so bad?!Comments:
Georgia Ann Fernandez - listen to your favorite music while driving make sure it's soothing though & not a distraction from the road(:
Val Grenier - i would tell you make a playlist with your fav songs, music was my escape that got my anxiety away. Hope it goes well!
Taryn Utt Berry - I HATE how Anxiety runs your life!!
Roseanna Beth Bouwer - No caffeine! If you have an anti anxiety med, take a small portion of it...also, drink milk, vitamin d calms the nervous system...and if it helps, talk on the phone to a good friend or bring a stuffed animal with you...make sure you get out and stretch often too...
Michele Hill - Try not to think about the anxiety, tell yourself it will be ok. Turn on some music that you like & sing along while thinking of the good times you have had in your life. Roll down the windows & let the wind blow through your hair.
Forest Lake - You are not alone, you are surrounded by others on the road
You can pull over any time you like
You are surrounded by wide open spaces and can open all the windows
Try just sitting in your car at home for a bit a few days before you go.... Grab a cuppa and a book, sit back and relax... Get used to relaxing in there
Valencia Hunter - Just take some deep breaths, turn the radio to your favorite music (music that you love to sing to), ignore the idiots on the road and think happy thoughts and before you know it you will be at your destination!! Good luck!!
Teresa Marie Henderson - Breathe! You need to use skills! Be mindful! Think positive! U can do it hon!
Rachel Osborne - Just try not to think about it too much, number 1....I HAVE SERIOUS ANXIETY ABOUT DRIVING MYSELF!!!! I take a deep breath , and keep telling myself, that, I got this!!!! I try to stay local to drive, and a half hour should be ok, and as the other people said, good music!!!!! :) Don't overthink it, and I say that becasue I do it, and work myself into a panic attack. Please let us know how you make out!!!!
Sandra Flaada - I listen to soothing music, hymns and a CD of Pema Chodron talking during a retreat. She is a Buddhist nun. I also keep telling myself I can do this. You can do this--don't forget to breathe.
Carol Flores - Chewing gum helps me when I'm driving.
Darlene Rigdon - i have the same problem i don't drive by myself anymore it's ruined my life ..however one therapist suggested to sing as loud as you can with the music she said scream if you must it helps your breathing also so you can't breath shallow
Rachel Osborne - I just recently started driving myself again, I couldn't drive by myself or with anyone else for that matter, still working on that though!!!!
Rebecca Todd - get a good night sleep - don't stress about it - stay posistive to keep ur self calm, and just think how PROUD you are gunna be once you have done this!!! what a massive confidence builder this will be for you :D let us know how you on - your not alone.... blast those sounds - take a drink with you to sip on and lollies.. it all helps to pass the time and you will be there in no time!! Just think with every 5mins u drive - that means 5 mins you have already accomplished :D
Kiera Jade Rayson - Music and singing to it really helps. Try some rescue remedy pastles or spray
Georgie N Bill Campbell - roll your window down, turn the radio up a little and watch the time, it helps me when I have to drive. even if you have your a/c on.
Roseanna Beth Bouwer - Take the scenic route, take your time and maybe listen to a book on CD or something that makes you laugh!
Katie Cordray - I listen to 991 joy and pray!
Carol Flores - I stopped driving for 2 years and then my anxiety went away and I was able to start driving again. In the past several months my anxiety has returned. I hate it.
Kenley FutureDaniels Jacobs - I am the girl who asked for this question to be posted. Thank you so much everyone. I know, whether it is nerve wrecking or not, I have got to push myself & drive. I can't let it get to the point of not being able to drive at all. I know I will be okay I just have such a fear me going into a panic while I am driving. It has already gotten to the point a absolutely will NOT drive at night. .... anxiety is such a nightmare. It will take over your entire life.
Rachel Osborne - It's an awful feeling, I used to love to drive, all over, anywhere and everywhere, then one day, I just stopped, I think that I have had so many terrible experiences in cars with certain people, that put me in fear as well, I hope, fingers crossed that I can keep driving again without getting anxiety!! If you did it once hun, you can do it again!!! Have faith!!!! :) Just Breathe!!!!
- Hey, I'm 17 years old, and I have been experiencing a weird type of depression its like sometim (Type: status | Published: 2013-06-23T01:19:59+0000 | Likes: 41 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Hey, I'm 17 years old, and I have been experiencing a weird type of depression its like sometimes I'll be extremely happy and then the next day I just become overwhelmingly depressed, it basically makes me feel like I'm a totally different person. A year ago I was raped and I was diagnosed with anxiety and PTSD and I was prescribed Zoloft and it did't help me with anything so I took myself off of it and I've been fine since. But on the other hand is there any ways to prevent these "flips" in my mood that I have?Comments:
Lisa Smith - Sounds a bit like bipolar disorder...may want to check with your doctor
Madeline Caron - Maybe Bipolar Disorder?
Christine Lamont - See you doctor and perhaps get a referral to see a therapist :)
Tiffani Monique - You might be bipolar, talk to your therapist. If you dont have one they are great to have.
Carrie Moore - I have some of the same symptoms my doctor diagnosed me as bipolar and now i am on seriquil
Mashell Watts - Lexapro works really wonderful for me it helps with the anxiety
Jennifer Balice-Vucko - lithiumn its a mood stabilizer. it does sound like bi.polar I have experienced everything you have been through word for word. talk to.your doctor it helped me alittle but everyone is different it may be just what you need it has helped. others alot
Charlene Konze Miller - How long were you on zoloft? It can take a while to work.
Marissa Oatney - i have the same mood swing things
Bernadette Smith - There is a silent retreat at the Gold Coast called Bethel Community centre. Journal with love and forget the medication.
Kate Smith - I'm bipolar type one... I agree with the others you need to find a good dr that you trust and tell him/her how you feel.... It sounds like you may be bipolar sweetie
Daniel J. Wells - As others have said, the symptoms resemble that of bipolar disorder. There is medicine for that, and it helps with the highs and lows. Good luck to you, friend.
We Do Roofs - Sounds like Bipolar, and the Zoloft would have made you cycle more frequent
Tasha Hodges - Bi polar. I experienced the same in my teens. And real bad anxiety that I had to enroll out if hs my sr yr. I'm 28 now. Please don't try to live without meds. I tried and its no fun when you get older and more responsibilities your mood alters more. Get treatment.
Kassi Schultz - I have the same problem but I haven't sought medical attention for it. I just try my best to cope. Doesn't always work but I'd definitely go back to the doctors and let them know and see what their diagnosis is
Bernadette Smith - Another fabulous place is Heartland Heartland Retreat. They have a 5 day healing renewal. Find nice places rest and rejuvenate.
Kassi Schultz - Hope you feel better and do sorry you have to go through it. I know it isn't easy
Tracey Thatcher - Maybe a mood stabilizer would help, sometimes people can have large highs and lows which is like a soft bi-polar or large mood swings. Seroquel is one drug that is prescribed for this. Maybe a visit to your doctor for a discussion might help. You also may have been on the wrong dose of zoloft..Hope that helps.xo
Casey Kay - First of all, I'm sorry for what you are going through. But if you don't want to see a doctor or take medicine try first taking note of what it is that makes you so happy. On your down days try to add in what it was that made you happy before. Also, realizing ths change in your mood is a great key. Remember that if you're feeling down you know you will have better days. That always cheers me up. For many people a really good hobby helps with depression. Maybe a zumba class or find a running group? Exercise usually helps with endorphin release which is a chemical that makes you happy.
Good luck! And hang in there
Hannah Evangeliine - get outside & get some fresh air, go for a nature walk, that shit usually clears me up
Angie Cummins - Prayer always helps me get through and I take a half of Xanax if I'm feeling anxious other than that read your Bible ..I have found Peace of mind meditating on God's promises:)
- Question from Tabitha Ann Howell
Does anyone experience dilated pupils, blurred vision, and fre (Type: status | Published: 2013-06-23T04:10:44+0000 | Likes: 59 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Question from Tabitha Ann Howell Does anyone experience dilated pupils, blurred vision, and freezing during and after your panic attacks?Comments:
SJ Campbell - for sure... during and after
Angie Cummins - Both! I thought I was going blind for a minute :( so scary!!
Dana Brock - Best to sit in dark quiet place until it passes, it the way I handle it , something about the darkness and quietness that helps me to calm down and relax
Michele Montour - Those are all early signs of migraine as well - including having a panic attack. Some say a migraine can happen because of a panic attack. Others say a panic attack can be an early warning sign of a migraine. Perspective?
Angie Cummins - Anxiety is the worse anyone can go through in Life! It takes affect on your life so much it's so overwhelming! I have it so bad I'm literally becoming a hypercondriac :(
Nicole Devlin - Don't know about dilated pupils as I never checked but other two yes, why does this happen? I only av panic attacks when I go to bed so I'm scared to go to bed :(
Christine Connor - Blurred vision and dizzy also :/
Laura Paolucci - I get the blurred and I sweat.
Rosemary Roberts Lewis - i feel those and more i love everyone with panic.....
Jennifer Cloutman - I don't get cold I sweat a lot and I never used to sweat at all. I take valium for my attacks now but before I had it they got so bad I wouldn't leave my house.
Adrianna Renee - i have it all the time which leads to a panic attack. i get the whole nine yards the stiffneck and shouldet, the lighthead, dizziness, blurred vision and numbness and i eas diagnosed with hypochondria when i wad four years old. i also have seasonal depression and really bad panic and anxiety. im what they now call a cyperchondria. i look symptoms up and lead nyself to believe im having a stroke or heart attack. ive been to the er plenty of times in my short 21years of life everytime for them to tell me im fine im not dying. but its still scary. im supposed to be on 1ng of xyanx but i dont want to be a zombie around my young son. i want to live for him so i am trying to find other remedies calm clinic is great for advice
Dawn Beal Retamozo - Chest pains is bad to with panic attacks
Christine Mandziuk - Dilated pupils, cant stay on task,going in a tail spin, Talking loudly non stop, heart beats fast, forgetting things, headaches all this high energy just wears me out and I cant continue for the rest of the day. I end up going home to bed and relax by breathing techinques.
Donnie Jean Brasfield - does anyone experience it hard to swallow when you have one to hit you out of the blue
Curtis Traver - Yes and severe shakes, arms and legs go numb etc
Audrey Michelle - Blurred vision and my hands always went numb.
Veronica Lerma - It's so sad to read these comments but at same time I feel relief from it..now what to do about? Idk what's next are how to convince a doctor..frustrated! N sad that doctor don't believe or tell me to pray or your strong t will be okay..ugh
Audrey Michelle - And yes, very hard to swallow and breathe. Breathing was the worst for me.
JamieLynn Smith Harper - Blurred vision...almost like an out of body experience. Panic attacks are awful :( Never noticed my pupils though.
Taylor Ferguson - blurred vision yeah
Alicia Sandoval - For me vertigo too.
- Question/Comment by Karrie Phillips Nixon
I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. I can't be (Type: status | Published: 2013-06-22T12:59:53+0000 | Likes: 73 | Shares: 0)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Question/Comment by Karrie Phillips Nixon I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. I can't be by myself and I am scared and fearful almost 24/7. Does anyone else's blood pressure stay up because of their anxiety and does anyone's face and ears get red and really hot?Comments:
Kenley FutureDaniels Jacobs - It happens to me when I have a severe anxiety attack. My tongue also gets numb and I shake. It's so weird. It's like I do not have control of my own body.
Amanda Becker - Idk bp but I get extremely hot
Christina Brown - I have to say Ian so happy to have found this page. It's nice to know I am not alone
Carrie Moore - I use to get all symptoms until i was put on medication and regular counseling it was taking over my life
Angie Cummins - Mines does and also low grade fever when under full blown Anxiety :/
Tahlia Lexia - Hello :) I can only tell you about my experience... I went to the Doctor one time because I had been having unusual chest pain, which was muscular... Anyway, I became really anxious while I was there so he took my blood pressure and it was up. The nurse explained that it would be up because I was anxious. As for your redness, that would come with the blood pressure I would think. Also, if I'm anxious or having a panic attack I get really hot really quickly. It sucks.
Annette Donaghy - I agree with Christiana Brown it is nice to know your not alone.
Amy Hohn - Mine does. Doesnt last too long but especially if im under any kind of pressure. My face n neck get very hot and i almost feel like im going to pass out.
Alicia Grace - I agree girls, i though i was real sick, but doctors do help, the first step is to see a doctor.
Angela Harris Richmond - Panic attacks can be overcome. I had them for years and now, after medication and counseling, I'm able to start cutting back on my meds and I'm getting my life back.
Beth Black Laqua - Yes mine used to. My blood pressure would be up a little bit. And my face would get hot and red. How old are you if a may ask? If nothing helps, you are female right, then go see your gynocoligist and have your hormones tested. Do not back down and let them tell you, you are crazy and need to be medicated. Just a thought, cause I was the same way. I had a hyst in 2005 and started my attacks may I say very severe, like you could not be by myself, or anything in 2007. I went to church and told my story what I was going through and after church a friend of mine told me she went through the same thing until one day she finally went to her gynocoligist and they ran a hormone test on her, her hormones were way out of whack also. Just do what you can to get over this, I know what you are going through. I pray that you find relief! It's not any fun living in fear all the time and leaving your home and being able to be left alone. I finally had to have someone live with me while my husband went away to work 28 days at a time. Good luck and God Bless!
Amy Hohn - Also very shaky sick to my stomach and everything.
Katie Cordray - Yes, then i begin to sweat when all that happens.
Amy Hohn - Sense of impending doom. Sucks
Virginia Alexander - I was discussing this with a friend of mine that is a doctor yesterday, blood pressure will go up as well as the adrenal glands going into full swing to try and control the situation. some respond by turning red she said or shaking out of control.
Diane McQueen - I'm sorry for your anxiety and panic attacks. Your face and ears getting hot are some of warnings of an on-coming panic attack. Have you spoken to your doctor about how to treat this when it happens? They now know this is common and have many wonderful ways to prevent and treat these horrible panic attacks. I know, because I'm one of us with this anxiety and panic attacks. I never thought I would admit it in public, but with this FB page, I've decided it doesn't make me a bad person, just someone who needs assistance when a panic attack happens. Good luck to you and I'll keep you in my prayers.
Daniel Madden - I had the same symptoms...if you have a smart phone, or you can look it up on your computer, go to YouTube and look up relaxation techniques. The key is not to fight those feelings because it only makes them worse. In time you have to learn to accept those feelings and remember that your in no danger that's its just anxiety and it will pass. Getting in touch with a CBT counselor will help you greatly. Just concentrate on your breathing and breathe slowly and use visualization, like the tide of the ocean, in conjunction with your breaths and try to just calm yourself and relax. Good luck and I know you can get this under control...
Amanda Maravich - i get hot face and ears also, but my bp is never really high for some reason even though my anxiety is bad But that is probably because i have very low bp to begin with
Wally Owen - You are not alone I suffer from panic attacks every time I go into busy shopping centers.
Tavia Datspecialthang Baker-Prater - You being anxious make your pressure go up mines was crazy but once I started takibg 5mg of lexapro my symptoms got better. The headaches and all.I still have them but no where near as bad ive been taking my meds almost three months. My pressure is back to normal now. Plus try to reduce your stress. Eat healthier drink plenty of water get rest and dont take on otger people's issues. Trust me youll better I do. And im out having fun again not confined to a room scared to be alone. Oh and chamomile tea at night is good helps you relax. Good luck
Karen Davies - Hot feeling inside and just feeling fear and panic x
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The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC): Question from an anonymous poster:- I have a 7 year old daughter who suffers with anxiety & she sucks her thumb 24/7 (even at school). I need her to stop before the bullying starts (she is getting snide snickers behind her back at the moment). Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get her to stop sucking her thumb? I need to address this before bullying starts and her anxiety gets even worse from the bullying. Thanks in advanceComments:
Mary Holland Tuckwell Wilson - Material bandaids around thumb
Melinda Bowd - I was a thumb sucker into teenage years.....Stop n Grow was what worked in the end....it's a nail biting deterrent and tastes revolting. Buy it from pharmacy.
Kacy Kastillo - Teach her to replace the habbit? Maybe to keep her hands in her pockets whenever she feels the urge. And teach her what bullying is. Maybe that'll help her resist.
Jessie Dennison Pearl - I bought nail polish stuff from my dentist that stays on for a couple of days. Works well.
Georgie N Bill Campbell - my neice had to have a dental apparatus put in her mouth that had sharp prongs on it so she could stop sucking her thumb. She was fretful too and even had twisted her hair bald on one side of her head. Then dental apparatus stopped her from sucking her thumb and she did great, I believe she wore it til almost 1st grade, Hope that helps you.
Jenifer Hurt - Stop n grow worked for me too but it just caused me to bit my other nails guess its a little better the sucking thumb
Lily Goderie - 1.Put a sock over her hand and tape it around her arm.
2. Dishwashing detergent
Victor R Segatto - Take her to a therapist. stop trying to diagnose your kid on the internet.
Tamara Elms - could you take her away from doing it by giving her something else to play with...like a stress ball, this way she is using her hands, but constantly doing something other than sucking her thumb..my friend tried this with her daughter and it seemed to work.. x
Noreen Annabelli-Ernst - Your dentist can place a metal retainer into the mouth. I had to get it done.
Jen Barratt - It's called a thumb crib in the mouth
Mira Rodriguez - Put hot sauce on her thumb
Diane McQueen - Good luck. I have no idea how to answer.
Connie Elliott - she could try holding a small toy or something like that. it would have 2 b something small enough so the other kids @ school don't c it but she still knows that she has it.i'm 37 yrs. old and i have anxiety problems 2. my security blanket is my toy ambulance that i carry pretty much 24/7 so i can understand stand what she's going through.i still get made fun of.another thing that i keep with me almost 24/7 is my radio.that also helps me with my anxiety.i listen 2 it when i feel anxious.I HOPE MY SUGGESTION WORKS 4 U BOTH:] PRAYING 4 U N OXFORD,OHIO <3
Nadine Segeden - well not sure if I can say this but anyways have you tried to put nail polish on her? it might help ? my grand daughter is 3 she don't like her nails painted and hates to put her fingers in her mouth now.
Sharon Jarvis - Sorry but I don't really think that's anxiety It's a bad habit!
Amy Pitts Hanks - Ask whoever is testing her anxiety for help.
Jane Parkinson - This is just an adjunct to therapy, but there is a website that sells jewellery for kids (called 'chewellery' that can replace oral fixations such as thumb sucking, clothing sucking, hair sucking etc (all behaviours that anxious children can exhibit)..the website is called Sensory Tools.net. Look under 'Oral Motor' on the tool bar on the left side of the page. A wonderful child psychologist in Melbourne recommended this page for a friend who's daughter has anxiety & phobias (age 7 also). Good luck.
Susan Gotschall Foote - MY NEIGHBOR PUT BLACK PEPPER ON HER DAUGHTER'S THUMB SHE DID STOP.
Estella Richardson - My Khloe had a "silky" - a silky tag out of her fav pj's that she fiddles with - she is now 12 and only uses it sometimes - but means i'm aware if/when she gets anxious. Good Luck :)
Sarah Hansford Âû - If the reason for this page is to support each other why the rude uneducated comments?? How do others know what's causing anxiety?? Why would people want to share and ask for help with such rude judgemental comments...