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whatsupbuttercup posted:
Hello everyone!

I had a very short surge of panic this morning at the office. I'm coming out of a depressive episode. I was triggered by the anniversary of an event that caused my PTSD. I am on cipralex and trazodone now. I think what I'm looking for is support and reassurance that the panic and anxiety will lessen as the trazodone continues to kick in.

When I experience anxiety or panic, it seems like a huge setback to me and it almost makes other symptoms worse. I know consciously that everything won't immediately be better, but it's easy to get stuck ruminating in my head.

I have a referral to a psychiatrist (thank you OHIP! I could never afford it otherwise) and have gotten an intake appt at a community centre for PTSD counselling. Has anyone found that they have recurrent episodes? How do you overcome them without having your confidence shattered?

Thanks!

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rohvannyn responded:
It WILL get better. Hang on, breathe, maybe distract yourself if you can. My spouse has problems like this too. You aren't alone, and you are cared about.


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