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Panic attacks help/guidence

S: 17st11lb C: 12st12lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 4st13lb(27.71%)
#1
Hello, I suffer from panic/anxiety attacks if I am put in difficult situations which I find stressful or new. They are so bad I physically pass out, which doesn't help as I then stress about what would happen to me if I did (I could be stuck where ever I am and then get stressed about what would happen then). Its a never ending circle for me.

For Christmas My son gave us tickets to go to the 02 to see Meatloaf in concert tonight.
I don't like crowds and going to London sends me into panic mode.Tube trains feel claustrophobic, and the fact that the 02 seats 20,000 frightens me. I do spend a lot of time checking my watch waiting for the things to end when I know I will be on my way home.
I flew to Ireland last year (another thing I don't like doing) and the doctor gave me some diazipan tablets to use.

I would like to go to the concert without taking these but feel that if I get into a panic that taking the tablet then wont work. I almost feel a failure by taking them.
I used to be able to do anything without hesitation, even driving 200 miles alone, now I just feel so useless as I can't go on training courses for work with out escorts.

So dilemma is do I just take the tablets and enjoy the night out knowing the tablets are damping down the symptoms and I will be OK.
 
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#2
hi there, I take medication for panic attacks and firstly- do not feel a failure for needed something to make you feel better. When you have a cold do you take lemsip, when your son was ill as a child did you give him calpol... you get what I am trying to say? you feel unwell so you take suitable medication- no matter what the illness is. Take the tablet and go and enjoy what will be a wonderful experience, come home and be proud that you have done it! xx
 
S: 17st11lb C: 12st12lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 4st13lb(27.71%)
#3
Thanks Nettie,
Its also because I don't want to spoil it for hubby. We once went to the cinema and I lasted 15 minutes into the film and had to leave I was that bad.
I just think in my head I know I could do all these wonderful things if the panic attacks would just go away.
Have been to the 02 before but that was an exhibition where we could walk around sit wait and do what we wanted, I think its the unknown (first concert), the people,and getting there. I'm on Easter holiday but hubby working and may only get in 1 hour before doors open and we have 45 mins of traveling to do, (going to call them to see what time doors close for start as hoping this will make me less anxious).

Tablets say 1 to 2 so may take 1 now andn 2 before I go.
 
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#4
Hey hun
Take the tablets and enjoy it. It might be worth having some Kalms the night before too.
question though, if your son knows you suffer badly why did he buy them? xxxx
 
S: 17st11lb C: 12st12lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 4st13lb(27.71%)
#5
I have been trying to do more and I am usually quite good when I'm with people I know. So I think that's why he got them, but I think being off work us not helping as I seem to be dwelling on it.
Have taken sonera tablets and called to see how long its going to be.
Thanks for replies.
 
S: 9st11.5lb C: 8st12lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 22.7 Loss: 0st13.5lb(9.82%)
#6
I have been trying to do more and I am usually quite good when I'm with people I know. So I think that's why he got them, but I think being off work us not helping as I seem to be dwelling on it.
Have taken sonera tablets and called to see how long its going to be.
Thanks for replies.
I hope you feel better soon Hun, try not to get too anxious and enjoy it :)
I know it's easier said than done but try not to worry leading up to going xxxx
 
S: 17st11lb C: 12st12lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 4st13lb(27.71%)
#7
Thank you all for your comments.

I took the tablets and really did enjoy myself. I was fine at the concert it's getting to it that I didn't really enjoy much. The underground was packed.

One of the best nights out I've had for ages.

May go to the doctor as I would like to be able to cope without tablets one day.
 
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#8
I'm sorry you're dealing with this, hon. A close family member of mine suffers from panic attacks and severe anxiety as well so I know how debilitating and frightening it can be. He's really been helped by CBT though. Would that be a possibility for you at all? I hope you enjoy your concert. xx
 

Roziee

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S: 22st10lb C: 17st4lb G: 12st0lb Loss: 5st6lb(23.9%)
#9
Have you tried therapy? And hypnotherapy? Worked wonders :) it's all about changing your mindset- increasing your confidence and self esteem xx
 


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