View Full Version : Update on my DH
06-08-2008, 03:16 PM
deleting posts...too much cwd drama
06-08-2008, 03:46 PM
Thanks for keeping us informed. Still praying for you guys...:)
06-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Wanting to let you know I have PM you as I too have a history of panic attacks. Although I was in 7th grade when my first panic attack happend.
I understand how real it is and how frustrating it can be:cwds:
06-08-2008, 05:12 PM
Oh Tammy, I can understand the panic attacts. Chell gets them sometimes, they are scary to the person who has them.
Many years ago, Chell when I was driving Chell to school (thats when she was in public school). She grabbed her chest, and told me that she things she is having a heart attack. I asked her what she ment, she told me her chest hurts so bad that she thinks she is having a heart attack.
Well needless to say, she has having a severe panic attack. Had three drs then tell me to pull her from school. That just going to school was a major stresser to her (that we already knew), but having that severe of an attack just made it worse. Chell has very high social phobia. It has taken me years to get to go out in public. She always wanted to hide in the house. Now she is doing much better, still fear of social places but getting better. It takes a LOT of talking to tell her she will be just fine, and I am always here for her. (there is so much in her backround, all that I can tell you its alot of emotional baggage with what has happened to Chell in her younger years)
I am not an expert on this, I just know how to deal with this with Chell. One day at a time my dear friend, on day at a time.
I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
06-08-2008, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the update, Tammy. Thinking of you guys!!!
06-08-2008, 07:31 PM
Thinking of you guys. I can sympathize with your DH. I had some anxiety issues last year and ended up in the ER with a panic attack (luckily not severe) thinking I was having a heart attack. I was afraid to drive the girls to school because I was afraid of having an attack. With therapy and meds I haven't had another one in about a year. I take meds on a daily basis to keep me "mellow" and it really helps.
So, my thoughts are with you guys.
06-08-2008, 10:24 PM
I'm glad it is treatable. I hope you all can take a deep sigh of relief. Thanks for the update.
06-08-2008, 11:41 PM
When I first read about your DH I was thinking anxiety panic attacks but did not post because I feel all other issues should be ruled out first. My DH has experienced the same exact symptoms that your did. We were really nervous due to the fact that heart disease runs in his family, killed both his Dad and Grandfather at the young age of sixty. He has gone through all the tests and the conclusion is panic attacks. He is been on Sertraline since 5/28/08, still to soon to see results but he does seem more at easy. He did experience loss of appetite but after his two turkey burgers and salad at dinner I think it is coming back.
The best of luck to your DH, hopefully he will be feeling better soon.
06-09-2008, 11:56 AM
I'm glad he's doing ok.. panic attacks can be very debilitating.. I have them and they are horrible.. glad they gave him something to help, but I agree, something to help prevent them would be much better:) also glad to hear that his dr. is looking at things furthar to make sure there is no medical condition going on as well, or instead..