Keep at it - it is a slow process but keep at it. You may never get rid of certain feelings (because they are normal for everyone). But you can learn to manage them and not have them overwhelm you.
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9/19/07 at 5:06am
Thank you all it helps just knowing that im not the only one that has gone through this. I had another panic attack yesterday while at work. Thats 2 in 2 days.
We were in a meeting and the presenter called on me for a demonstation. By the time it was done i couldnt breathe and was shaking so bad I had to leave the room. Then i had a hard time to get myself to go back in.
The medication thing is starting to look better for me lol. I just wish I didnt have to talk to another person.
I have such a hard time talking about anything. I wonder if my counselor feels like shes pulling teeth when im there.
My brother, who has a high metabolism, had VERY severe reactions to most of the standard anti anxiety meds but was fine when put on high doses of Prozac. Everyone is very different and handles meds differently.
I was very lucky in finding meds that help me the first time. Lexapo has really changed my life. Meanwhile another friend of mine was AWFUL on Lexapro.
It's okay to be afraid! It's a part of getting better. Maybe you can work on baby steps? Maybe next time you can tell her ONE thing you were afraid to talk about before. Don't feel pressured to say it all at once. I'm saying prayers for you!