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  •  Sweetie... bless your heart... (10+ / 0-)

    I am so sorry that this has happened to you. I know about panic attacks...I even called an ambulance once for myself. I thought I was having a heart attack. This was SO not me...

    Like you I am the strong one, the caretaker... the payer of bills, the cleaner of the house, the taxi getting my husband (rest his poor soul) to and from therapy and treatments.

    I fought with my doctor who wanted me to go on a anti-depressant. I didn't want to take those damn pills. I could get through this as I always have, only I couldn't. I began to cry at the drop of a hat. About anything...I would cry. I felt sick and tired all of the time.

    I finally allowed my doctor to prescribe Wellbutrin. It's the one that helps people stop smoking. It helped.. A LOT. It got me through the hardest 10 years of my life. And this winter it will help me to stop smoking too...  A twofer! ;-)

    I am so glad you have so much support from your family. It can be so lonely dealing with this alone. Take care of yourself, eat, breathe....

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey

    by SaraBeth on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 03:39:18 AM PDT

    •   I didn't want to take those damn pills.... (3+ / 0-)
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      SaraBeth, COwoman, indubitably

      I didn't want to either.  But after 2 years on SSRIs I have my life back.  Going on 12+ years since my last anxiety attack.  For me at least it was curative.  

      The two years on the SSRIs are just a blur now but my only regret is I didn't start sooner.  

      Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana

      by RAST on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:25:50 PM PDT

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