Depression, anxiety, panic attacks: Care to share?

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    I suffered through a bout of depression which I have mentioned before, here on the forum. It's horrible and seems to be never ending, when you are in it. Mine lasted for 3 years, many years ago, but I remain vigilant about the signs of depression as it can recur. People who have not experienced depression cannot hope to understand why a depressed person cannot simply "smarten up" or "get over it". It may take medication and/or counselling to get beyond it, but it is possible. I hope I will never experience it again!


    Thanks for sharing your thougts Miss Ducky,

    You're welcome hector.

    It's awful. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. :(

    I had a real bad clinical depression like that when I was 19. It finally lightened up with help, but I took no meds. I've had depression on and off since then. Let's face it, life is depressing.

    Well that was part of the problem for me. I didn't and still don't find life to be depressing. No matter what difficulties I may be experiencing, I continue to fully enjoy other aspects of my life. So, when my depression hit, I had no idea what was wrong with me. Once I was diagnosed, it made sense.

    Ive had it all and then some  since about the 8th grade !  I fought it everyday since then. Since I got on the proper meds for the first time ,  when I was over 50, I feel better.

    SHARE?  You can HAVE IT!!!
    Years of depression, treated with some mild anti-depressants, currently with 5-HTP.
    Apparently, the heart palpitations are the result of anxiety, and there is plenty of that.



    I get extra heart beats which I take meds for. When I was in Jr. High, my heart pounded so hard and fast, I could hear it and feel it. There were no meds for that back least none that I know of. My parents took my brother to the a major hosp. for a rapid heartbeat and rapid respirations.......but they didin't take me b/c they liked him better than me.

    Well, I like YOU better!
    My cousin recently had "ablation" surgery, which zapped some electrical charges that caused her heart to beat up to 200 beats per minute. She was hospitalized, finally, when she couldn't get it down after 2 hours of "home remedies" she had been advised to try. In the ambulance, she was given two doses of a medication, the first having no effect at all. The second dose worked, actually stopping her heart beat immediately (a very strange feeling, she says). Then it resumed at a normal rate. She was home for no more than 3 hours when she had another episode, and that put her in the hospital, with the subsequent surgery. She has recently quit smoking and her doctor was so happy to hear that he gave her a huge hug. :D
    If you don't mind my asking what your diagnosis is, I'll ask my cardiologist about that. EKG, xrays, and bloodwork are "normal", so this is really creepy, though it has abated over the past week, thank you Lord.
    terryfossil 1

    @Bob,,sounds like my wife,she has Atrial Fibrillation about 2 and a half years ago she had Ablation,,do not know how long it will last..but so far so good..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    I have mild panic attacks at times when I lose my breath due to emphysema.They don't last long but I know how it feels.

    Yes of course Clonge,

    40. 40 years! Finally found the right meds. When someone ask what it’s like, I always said “black hole”. That sums it up. So glad the world is taking notice to this horrible disease…….

    I wouldn't know life any other way. The pharmaceutical companies love people who suffer with it.

    All of those during my drinking days,,not so much anymore.>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    ....retirement cured all that


    I felt better too,after retirement. And my dad was a lot nicer and easier to get along with after he retired.
    terryfossil 1

    Sorry to say Benny,but i did not find too many cures in retirement,in fact simply more problems of a different nature and harder to understand..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

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