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Get anxious going into a store esp large one rite aid n trip Lowe’s get me anxious why with sll that is going around
@ellen307 That is so scary to have a Panic Attack. You are wearing a mask too. I don't know where you live, but our stores are barely opening up now. Take a deep breath and maybe wait awhile more before going back to those stores.
@ellen30 Welcome to connect . These times are scary and being anxious to go to big stores is understandable . All you can do is wear you mask , wash hands and distance your self from others . I for one have my meds delivered so I dont have to go to pharmacy is this possible for you ? My insurance has delivery . Lots of places now are delivering . Check to see if Lowes does . I get my groceries delivered so I only try to go out for walks around my safe area. Take care and self isolate as much as you can till this is over .
I've had an anxiety attack in the grocery store to the point of crying. Now I just go when less people are there or special hours for seniors. I try to have a list, focus on what I need to get, and in/out within the least amount of time. Then breath a sigh of relief and accomplishment once I'm out. Sometimes I reward myself with a chocolate Hershey bar…whatever gets me through these days.
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marjou – I really like your "profile pic" art.
@marjou, @ellen307– Greetings ladies. I suffered from PA's for several years many years ago and here is what I found for me.
I thought I could tuff it out. What happened was that each time I would have one, wherever I was at and whatever I was doing became my triggers for the next time and it began to paralyze me. I began a list (in my head) of what I couldn't do.
After more than a year & a half of trying to deal with this on my own I met with a Psychiatrist and he put it simply that just as a car needs specific fluids, etc. to allow it to run smoothly, we too also need certain chemicals, etc. balanced to run smoothly. My engine for some reason was running rough.
We met for many weeks and he wrote a script for Klonopin of 1mg. It took several weeks to kick in, but it was the beginning of getting my life back! One by one I began venturing out doing the things I had added to my "can't do this" list. At first I was having my wife join me just in case something did not go well. I discovered that often her presence was all I needed. I'm able to do all those things again and often I am alone. I don't know if you are taking anything for your PA's, but would highly recommend that you consider getting an appt. to see a Dr. Don't do what I did and allow the "can't do list" increase. I've never had to increase my klonopin (now clonazapam is the generic). Flying was one of the toughest to start again and even though I felt so much less fear and anxiety, I kept and extra half a pill in my pocket for what I called extra protection. I think I only needed to take that extra half once and now I fly often and still have it with me, but have never needed to take it. all my best! Jim@thankful
Thanks for your input. Have been of long list of meds which didn't work for me along with therapy. Continue with therapy and try to be more aware when one comes on and if surroundings become too much regroup, maybe go home and try again another day.
Thank u. Love bright colors which sometimes helps brighten my day
marjou – Yes, same here. Even that tiny little circle of colors did something for me.
I used to have panic attacks in grocery stores. I think it had to do with spending money. Not so much now because we are in a better financial situation and I don't use credit cards much. When one was coming on, I called my husband who would tell me to check out and come home. One time I called my son when my husband wasn't available. Both worked.
Thank you for all of your help, will avoid store for week then give it a try still not comfortable going in stores. Picked up by accident 12 lake of Coke Zero acme will nit return. Like why? Yes might have virus on it? Do not get this can see toilet paper etc but carton sealed n not open. Stay out of ACME
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