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    Anxiety progressing to panic attacks ):

    I'm 17 yrs old and I just recently got anxiety I have never had it before. Its brought on by my medical issues and I get panic attacks on a regular basis now.

    It starts of with upper left arm pain and then I can't breathe and I start worrying my head starts to hurt and then I just break down and cry. I can't even fall asleep right now because I'm having an attack. And I have the worst migraine I've had in months. I'm on the lowest dose of zoloft right now but my anxiety seems to be getting worse.

    I see a counselor every week who helps me with breathing techniques and I've tried them and they're just not working anymore. I'm at a loss for what to do. ): Does Anyone have any recommendations on what to do when this happens?? Thank you so much!

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    Re: Anxiety progressing to panic attacks ):

    Hey Robin- (LOVE your username) Welcome to the site

    First I have to say, your on medication and your seeing a counselor. Well done, you already took HUGE steps, now the rest is to follow. You don't have to say but you say you have an underlining medical condition causing your anxiety?

    It's still a work in progress but we have a physical health sub-forum here:

    viewforum.php?f=19

    It sounds like you should pay your doctor another visit to talk about more treatment options. People respond differently to these plans, so it's okay if a lower dose of medication or breathing does not work for you...they didn't work for me. Tell your doctor about the exact attack symptoms you are having.
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    Re: Anxiety progressing to panic attacks ):

    I think Parakeet is right. I have PCOS and it's might be why I have anxiety, still?

    Sorry for hijacking thread, but this makes a lot of sense now searching it!!!!

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    Can it be fixed? : ( Or will I live with anxiety foreve.

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    I know the feeling,. Keep talking to your doctor, they should fix you.

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    Can it be fixed? : ( Or will I live with anxiety foreve.
    If you just got it at 17 then I think it will be fixed. Us lifers seem to have had it since early childhood.

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