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no longer in control

Posted by minusentity on October 24, 2003, at 18:35:06

i've been stumbling through the internet for the past few hours...and i've landed here.its nice to be able to feel a connection with some of the posts i've read.

I had what i know now to be a panic attack back in May of this year,another in July,then several in August because thats all i could think about.I left work one day in late Aug. and drove myself to the ER because i was convinced i was having a heart attack.the Dr. on duty diagnosed me with acid reflux and acute anxiety.I was still convinced the problem was my heart,so i saw a cardio specialist twice for a complete check-up.he said my heart was fine of course,and i should see a family doc to discuss anxiety.My wife walked out 3 days later and filed for divorce after 9 years of marriage...she said i'd become weak and i was losing my mind.after that the anxiety increased 10 fold.Went from random attacks to constant anxiety and fear all day long.I've never had a regular doctor,so i picked the one my mother uses and called for an appointment.I had 9 days till my appointment,and wasn't sure if i'd make it,so i discussed it with a close friend and he showed up that evening with a handful of xanax.They were his wife's and she didn't take them anymore,so i took one 1mg twice a day and bam...everything was gone...i was happy again.This went on for 3 weeks, and then i ran out.That was a week ago today.Saturday was fine,Sunday was bad,Monday was a nightmare.Tuesday i made an appointment with the same doc that i never showed up for because i was cured.I saw him today and told him this same story...he gave me a sample of paxil and i'm supposed to call him next Friday and let him know how i feel.If i feel better he'll call in a script...if not,he'll up the dose for another week.

Isn't it going to take longer than a week to feel the effects?
What do i do until then?
I really hoped he'd give me more xanax..he said i was too young...I'm 28,why is that too young!?
I was fine with xanax...




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