Panic Disorder

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by zombiecakes, 1 September 2010 Social URL.

  1. zombiecakes

    zombiecakes Will be slinky!

    Posts:
    595
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    14st12lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(11.06%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers Pro Points
    Hey,

    It's just a quick question really. Does anyone have any experience with panic disorder. I don't mean panic attacks over specific anxieties as such, but more just general panic disorder (panic for no reason (put very simply).)

    Here's a wikipedia if i've not explained well, Panic disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Years ago I used to panic over all sorts of imaginary things. I could almost see the images in my head. I imagined crashes, police waiting outside the house, plane crashes. Always doom and gloom and had an almost permanent sinking feeling in my stomach.

    My symptoms became greater and more varied, coldness when others were hot, always sleepy, slurred speech, pins and needles, my face changed shape, my nails were brittle, but that all pervading feeling of panic and fear were there all the time, I started to pass out.

    I was wrongly diagnosed for about a year and finally changed by doctor. It was so easily diagnosed. It was my thyroid. It was under-active. The remedy was so simple I started on a course of thyroxine which was increased on a weekly basis until I reached my present dose of 22 mgs a day.

    I have never had the suffered from the panic disorder since and that was many years ago.

    I do not know if this is what you wanted to see but it is my only experience of panic disorder.
     
  4. zombiecakes

    zombiecakes Will be slinky!

    Posts:
    595
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    14st12lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(11.06%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers Pro Points
    There's no other symptoms besides the panic.

    Thank you replying though :) I'm not expecting anything 'specific' as such :)
     
  5. evilpenguin

    evilpenguin Not evil at all

    Posts:
    2,599
    Likes Received:
    25
    Start Weight:
    21st12.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st10.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st6lb
    Lost(%):
    2st2lb(9.79%)
    Diet:
    Back to Slimming World
    Hi zombiecakes

    Since January-ish I have been suffering from a panic disorder, which is still undiagnosed (and I feel let down by the NHS in the way it's all been handled) but currently my GP thinks it's PCOS/hormonal....

    If you want to chat about it or need advice anything feel free to send me a PM :) xx
     
  6. snuggle69

    snuggle69 Silver Member

    Posts:
    913
    Likes Received:
    36
    Start Weight:
    19st12lb
    Current Weight:
    14st1.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st11lb(29.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan Diet
    My partner has struggle with these for a few years, and two years ago in the end they just took over his life and he had a breakdown. We are lucky in that we have private health care and he was seen at the priory, He has been doing CBT ever since then, and is on two different lots of medication but it is now under control. Have you looked up GAD? general anxiety disorder? I have never personally suffered with it, but having supported him I know how difficult it is, if you fancy a chat give me a shout x
     
  7. fillymum

    fillymum synful soul

    Posts:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    161
    Start Weight:
    107kg
    Current Weight:
    85kg
    Goal Weight:
    79kg
    Lost(%):
    22kg(20.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World

    It would not hurt to ask for a blood test to eliminate the possibility of it being a thyroid malfunction.

    Mine started with nothing more than the panic disorder the other symptoms came later.

    It would be so easy for you if it was your thyroid.

    Wishing you lots of luck.

    hugs xxxxxx
     
  8. krupskaya

    krupskaya Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,745
    Likes Received:
    52
    Start Weight:
    12st12lb
    Current Weight:
    11st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st11lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8lb(12.22%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World - green
    I know a fair bit about panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder (did my PhD in mental health). Always about for a chat. X
     
  9. princessria

    princessria is a pirate arrrgggghhhh

    Posts:
    1,254
    Likes Received:
    42
    Start Weight:
    14st8lb
    Current Weight:
    14st3.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4.5lb(2.21%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Had it for years hon you learn to deal with it, it comes and goes now, i avoid coffee and drinking too much. Make sure you dedicate time to yourself i also find jogging or swimming really help if i feel very wound up with it XXXXX hope you feel better soon.
     
  10. zombiecakes

    zombiecakes Will be slinky!

    Posts:
    595
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    14st12lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9lb(11.06%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers Pro Points
    Thank you all :)

    I've had anxiety problems for as long as i can remember. It just seems to be kicking my arse a bit atm. I've booked a dr's appt, so i'll see how that goes.
     
  11. krupskaya

    krupskaya Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,745
    Likes Received:
    52
    Start Weight:
    12st12lb
    Current Weight:
    11st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st11lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8lb(12.22%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World - green
    Really sorry to hear that Z. Anxiety is a real b*stard. Hoping it lifts soon, ZX
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...