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GRR... A panic setback

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So, I was doing alright for a while but I had another panic attack. It leaves me feeling out of control of myself and the anxiety is just right there and it's just really hard to not sink down again.

I have barely been able to sleep or eat for a few days, and I can't exercise, which gets me even more down. I get so overwhelmed sometimes I just want to cry, and I worry that my anxious mind will get the best of me. But my fatigue is contributing to my anxiety, and possibly that 25 mg of zoloft isn't enough. I don't know.

Now when I thought of panic attacks I used to think of them as very brief, lasting a few minutes or so. Well I am always on the edge of panic now when I have my setbacks, and my anxiety is SO high, for pretty much the entire day.

I know I should do my best to go in a different direction and not feed my anxiety, but sometimes this gets SO difficult I can barely handle it, and my thoughts go obsessive to the max. Any suggestions/comments/anything?
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I can sure relate to you. For me, I lose trust when "IT" happens again, I get mad, too. It feels like a betrayal of some kind. A slap in the kisser!! But I do know that "anticipatory" anxiety is the kind for me that lingers near the surface, and it's b/cuz I feel like if I watch for panic it it won't get me.It helped me to read very slowly over and over Janines description on here about the RELIEF part. I find it very soothing to read "You will not go over some edge." I can also say you are not alone. I hope this helps a little. And yes ask the doc about meds. Thinking calm, ok, strong thoughts your way.
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