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Panic Attacks user banned
17th Mar '13

How do you deal with them?

I keep having them and I'm constantly feeling like there is one bubbling beneath the surface and I'm so sick of it.

How can I deal with this?

Also if you take medications for panic attacks/anxiety what kind do you take and how much?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
17th Mar '13

When I'm having an attack I take Ativan (which is a benzo, same family as Xanax).

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
17th Mar '13

I have a lot of anxiety... I'm on zoloft, 50mg. I've been on it for 4 yrs and I went as high as 100mg, but I felt so numb on that much so the doctor dropped me down to 50mg and it helps, some.

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7175 posts
17th Mar '13

I'm on Lexapro, and I have Xanax to take during anxiety attacks.



Mine was pretty bad, but I've worked hard to get more control over it. It takes more than just medication, I have to mentally force myself to do stuff even when my anxiety is telling me no.

user banned 2 kids; Iowa 7762 posts
17th Mar '13

I know you have to learn to take control of your anxiety. The thing that was triggering it is something that I've got almost all control over. But the problem is I won't even be thinking about what normally triggers it and it will still come.

I take Citalopram for depression and have read it can make anxiety worse.

My mom also gave me some Lorazapam to take when I start to have an attack. It does work, but I would like to stop them from even starting.