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    Tanarya posted:
    So, I've been suffering from panic disorder and anxiety disorder for about a year now. I'm 19 years old and go to college. It was really hard at first, all those thought of dying and going crazy really got the best of me. I used to smoke and drink often, but since I had my first and worst panic attack, I quit. For the last 3 months I've been feeling really good and happy like it was all gone and so I relaxed a bit and started drinking again. It felt good to go out again with friends and be a normal 19-year-old. You cannot even imagine how amazing it was to be myself again, no worrying no fear of an anxiety attack. So, the thing is I got too relaxed and got drunk. 3 days in a row. And ofcourse, the anxiety and slight panic kicked in again. I feel like crap. I'm really having a hard time coping with this. I'm afraid I'm going crazy and due to some recent thoughts of suicide, I'm worried I might fall in depression. I'm on meds, one a day, a mild antidepressant. It helps, no need for sedatives which I used to take when I couldn't sleep or relax. How do people cope with this? This is a lifelong problem, I know. But I just want to be a normal 19-year-old girl, just care free. I really need advice from someone who's been through this and beat that mother#*/% down!

    sorry if my english is bad, I'm from croatia.
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    I believe I just responded to this one if you are the young woman from Croatia.


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