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nowheregrl posted:
Im 29 and have a son going to jr high next yr and a 1yr old. I have suffered from panic attacks and anxiety since I was 23. I was doing good but had a major set back (losing house, no job) that I started getting panic attacks again but this time x10. Im so depressed I don't even play with my kids anymore and I only look forward to going to bed at night. No one in my family understands me at all. My husband goes to work and I just lay on the couch staring off into space until the little one wakes up and I just start crying. I feel so bad for my kids because I hardly give them my attention any more. I'm like a zombie all day and it feels like I can't breath, my throat is so tight. Im terrified to drive because I'm afraid im going to faint in the car.... I'm a mess and I need help. I'm so sick of my life, every day it's the same depressing sh#&!

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Reid Wilson, PhD responded:
Hey, nowheregrl -
I'm so sorry you are feeling so low about your life right now. That sounds miserable. And on top of that you're feeling guilty about not being present for your kids. That feeling can be awful! But I don't hear that you have been looking into the ways to manage your fear of panic. Panic disorder is the most treatable mental health disorder there is. We know so much about it today, and we are pretty darn clear about how to get better. I'm sure that when you are feeling depressed it's difficult to motivate yourself. But you did find us, and you did write this note. So that's a great start. I have a complete, free self-help program for those who suffer from panic attacks. Why don't you read through that and see if you can learn a few tricks. HERE . This may surprise you, but when you start making progress with your panic, it can help you boost your mood.
nowheregrl replied to Reid Wilson, PhD's response:
Thank you for responding to me. I felt like I was so alone and now I feel a glimmer of hope. I will do what ever I can to be a normal functioning person again. I don't want to be scared anymore.

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