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  • Posted By: ongsping
  • November 19, 2009
  • 06:17 AM

Anybody please help me, how to free from panic disorder, I suffer this panic for 16 years, until now i keep consuming xanax,cipralex and lexepam is there any other way to cure it without taking such medicine? I have seen some doctor ( sometimes i feel useless so i stopped seeing doctor), i could feel better but of course because the medicine. I want be able to live normal like other people, is that possible?

I live in Indonesia, which is this symptoms not many people know, when i explain about my situations most of them think i am weird and weak, also my close friend always blame me when i take those medicine, so the only person that i can share is the doctor.

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  • Anybody please help me, how to free from panic disorder, I suffer this panic for 16 years, until now i keep consuming xanax,cipralex and lexepam is there any other way to cure it without taking such medicine? I have seen some doctor ( sometimes i feel useless so i stopped seeing doctor), i could feel better but of course because the medicine. I want be able to live normal like other people, is that possible?I live in Indonesia, which is this symptoms not many people know, when i explain about my situations most of them think i am weird and weak, also my close friend always blame me when i take those medicine, so the only person that i can share is the doctor.I dont know aout "free" from the disorder- but virtually , yes. I was diagnosed with panic disorder 18 yrs ago and have suffered it about 25 yrs. I wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. My initial treatment started with paxil and klonopin. I went off klonopin almost as soon as I started it due to side effects. Paxil was ***l for the first month as the side effects were worse than the disorder but then it helped. what helped the most was group therapy and learnign tools to cope. I learned i wasnt alone OR crazy and effect tools o help ward them off. I can go years nwo without an episode, then some months are tough. so yes you can be rid of them for the most part but it is a disease- the power comes from within YOU , with help :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 20, 2009
    • 01:17 AM
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  • I have panic disorder and control it without medication. You might try to add in some self-awareness to the medication! I saw a therapist that helped me to be aware of how I was feeling and come up with my own coping mechanisms. I still have panic attacks but they are few and far between. I can also bring myself back down easier. I think it is a lot of recognizing what is going on physically when you have an attack and coming up with a way to make yourself calm. I close my eyes and control my breathing, then take myself out of the situation for a moment if needed.
    chachibobinks 3 Replies
    • November 22, 2009
    • 05:54 AM
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  • I remember my first panic attack nine years ago. I was in my car on the express way in the middle of the night, and when I called an ambulance, I did not know where I was. My doctor looked at me and prescribed Cipralex.But doctors are not always right. I realized my attacks came at the same time during the day, so I started thinking, it might be something I eat. Not until recently I figured out, my attacks come a couple of hours after eating carbohydrates, so now I know my problem is called hypoglycemia. I can stop the attack by eating a meal without carbohydrates.I don't know if you can use this for anything, but I just want to tell you that panic attacks does not always come out of the blue. See if there is a pattern.Are you on other medications than the ones you mention? A lot of drugs can cause panic attacks or hypoglycemia.I wish you all the best.
    Great Dane 3 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 02:18 PM
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