Anxiety and Panic :-(

Since last night I have been fighting panic attacks. Hopefully after a talk with a 24-hour nurse, who assured me I could take my medication for anxiety since I have not taken a pain pill in 13 hours for my broken ankle, I did exactly that, and I should be feeling some relief soon. I will deal with the pain and not take the pain meds again; I cannot deal with the panic. Fingers crossed that this is enough to help me cope and get back to feeling normal again. Well, as normal as possible being on bed rest, still, with a broken ankle. I’ve started a book that I would like to finish as well, hopefully that can happen today and keep my mind occupied! Philipians 4 6 8

 

74 thoughts on “Anxiety and Panic :-(

  1. Annette February 10, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Hoping things will be better soon.

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Me too, and thank you so very much! I had a horrible night and morning and hope it’s the end of it for awhile!

  2. utahan15 February 10, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    my son
    has panic
    attacks
    daily
    so you are not alone

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      I am so very sorry to hear that Utahan😔 mine suddenly came on last night with a pain in my chest and the knowledge that with a broken right ankle, and being trapped in my house, I could not get to a hospital of my own accord. That type of thing is my trigger. Hugs to your son, it is a truly debilitating medical condition!

      • utahan15 February 10, 2018 / 12:16 pm

        yes it is for he is truly a prisoner of his own mind. to you i wish hope and peace daily!

      • Angela February 10, 2018 / 12:19 pm

        All four of my daughters have dealt with it to varying extents; I feel terribly responsible that they have experienced this as well😔

  3. niyogisandip February 10, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Hope you will get better very soon.

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you so much! Hoping the meds kick in soon and I can relax!

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you Sherrill, it is greatly appreciated!!!

  4. Sam Westhoek February 10, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Angela,

    You’re doing the right thing by keeping your mind fixed on God’s Word. Right scripture verse for the situation. And if your believing is even as minimal as the size of a mustard seed, know in your heart that God will honor it.

    It’s good that you reached out. We’re here to help, to bolster you up, to see you through to victory. We can text, we can talk, we can be there for you virtually. Be sure to let family and friends be there for you for real.

    As for me, I’m sending up a prayer for you and your swift physical healing, as well as peace in your heart.

    Bless,
    TJ Weeks
    aka Sam Westhoek

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you so very much Sam; that means the world to me! I reached out to two friends today who promised they would come over if necessary. I have been in this house non stop for the last 24 days except for that one trip to the surgeon. I was afraid that at some point through this issue of immobility the panic and anxiety would come to visit. There is not a whole lot worse than being awake in the middle of the night, and feeling like you are the only person in the world who is up…

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks Books; it really does suck, massively!!!

  5. tylerus February 10, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Amen. I know what a panic attack is like . . . hang in there and give it your best shot. Do NOT let it overwhelm you. Keep the faith, my friend, keep the faith.

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words Tylerus! It has been a very long time since it has flared up this bad, so it seemed to smack me harder than every before!

  6. Aimer Boyz February 10, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I don’t know about panic attacks first hand, but I’ve lain awake in the middle of the night…. not fun. Everything you’ve ever said or done haunts you in the wee hours. Hope the meds kick in soon and you feel better 🙂

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks Aimer I am feeling better right now, and hopefully will continue to do so! Reading a fun book right now is keeping my mind off anything that might trigger it again. I dread being awake in the middle of the night; it feels so lonely like the whole world is asleep other than me, and no one to talk to if necessary. Thanks for sharing your experience as well!!

  7. Heather Tasker February 10, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Yowza, that sounds terrible! Are you feeling better? Does the pain medication trigger anxiety for you? There are some I can’t take for that reason.

    • Angela February 10, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      I think it is the withdrawal from them. The last one I took was last night and I will not take another one again 😩 took a xanax at 1130 this morning and that helped but now my mind is racing again. Will be taking another shortly. Wanted to wait 12 hours but I just don’t think that’s possible tonight😔

      • Heather Tasker February 11, 2018 / 6:14 am

        Geez. That sounds awful. Maybe talk to your doctor about a better weaning practice? Hope you feel better!

      • Angela February 11, 2018 / 7:01 am

        I am basically already weaned off them I believe. Ran out of the stronger ones on Tuesday and began a new prescription of a different kind. And now this. I will me calling my family doctor tomorrow! Thanks Heather!

  8. brmaycock February 11, 2018 / 1:30 am

    Take care and hope the book is good c

  9. Naty February 11, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I hope you get better soon, Angela… panic attacks suck so much. I’m sorry you’re going through that. You’re not alone ❤

    • Angela February 11, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thanks Naty! Been awake for an hour and already not doing too well😔 waiting for meds to kick in…

      • Naty February 11, 2018 / 7:04 am

        I know how that feels… so good that you have meds for that! I took more than 10 years to start taking meds for a condition I knew I had since I was young and it did no good. I’m all for medication nowadays, they saved my life for sure. Take it easy on yourself!

  10. SaraWIMM February 11, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Sorry to hear you’re going through this I know its not pleasent I hope it eases off for you soon x

    • Angela February 11, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Thanks so much Sara! The kind words are greatly appreciated!

  11. Judi Moore February 11, 2018 / 7:55 am

    So sorry to hear this, hope the meds help you quickly. On top of everything else! And at the back of your mind kind of waiting for it to happen. Try not to blame yourself for things that couldn’t be helped. You do your best. Nobody – even god – could ask for more.

    When does the cast come off?

    • Angela February 11, 2018 / 9:09 am

      I’ve probably still got 5 weeks to go😔 hopefully this issue passes and is not ongoing for the remainder of my healing time. Thanks for the kind words Judi!

  12. mary276 February 11, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Hi Angela, I have been in pain with a severe back injury for the last 9 months and what has helped me most is daily mindfulness meditation. I recommend an app called Insight Timer which has a whole bunch of guided meditations on it for pain, anxiety, depression, grief etc etc. If you want you can just set it up to ring a bell after a set period of time, if you don’t want to use the guided meditations. I found it really changed my relationship with the whole experience.

    • Angela February 11, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so very much Mary! I am looking for anything to help me get through this, and I am going to look it up right now! I really appreciate the information!

  13. invisibleinink February 12, 2018 / 2:57 am

    Panic attacks are scary, but you can beat them, don’t worry! Hoping you get better soon!

    • Angela February 12, 2018 / 3:17 am

      Thank you so much! I am slowly getting better; and hoping it continues to get better!

  14. Rae Longest February 17, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Praying for you. Bouts of anxiety are not “little things.”

    • Angela February 17, 2018 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you Rae, and they certainly aren’t little at all…. days are getting better, but it isn’t gone yet.

  15. nikkidiscovers February 22, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Hoping you get better soon. I don’t get panic attacks but my cousin does. Her name is Angela to. Sending you good vibes all the way from South Africa. Thanks for liking my post to. Take care

    • Angela February 22, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks so very much Nikki! It really is a horrible thing to go through.

  16. Colline February 22, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Feel better soon. Hope your current read is calming.

  17. proftrisha February 22, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Thanks so much for liking my post! I hope you swing by https://unfinishedintellectual.com/ from time to time to read and comment. I look forward to reading your blog.

    Sorry about your ankle – and the fun of mixed meds!

  18. newpmv February 23, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Anxiety and panic are one of the most paralysing things :/ hoping the medication does help, and keep practicing ways to avoid/softened these anxiety attacks – you’ll get even stronger over time 🙂

  19. Leeanne February 24, 2018 / 10:51 am

    So sorry that you’ve been dealing with anxiety/panic attacks. Dealing with anxiety (actually, specifically in the context of chronic pain – so I relate to you with your poor ankle and hope that that heals up soon) is something that has complicated my own life, and it’s part of what I blog about too. So many other bloggers are supportive, and many share about dealing with the same thing. I’m so glad that you’re turning to God in the midst of this.

    • Angela February 24, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you Leanne and I will be saying some prayers for you as well!!!

      • Leeanne February 26, 2018 / 9:29 am

        Thank you!

  20. sassqueenblogs February 26, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I know how hard it is to deal with panic attacks. Since years I had been struggling to fight with them but it all went in vain. It was through professional help that I learnt to deal with them and through my blogs I want people to know that they aren’t alone. We are in this fight together and I believe in you. ❤

    • Angela February 27, 2018 / 3:54 am

      I too have been dealing with this for many, many years. It is difficult, but there is always help, and hope! Thank you for sharing!

      • sassqueenblogs February 27, 2018 / 5:29 am

        Hope my writing helps through this:)

  21. elizabethd74 March 4, 2018 / 10:11 am

    I have dealt with crushing anxiety my whole life. It makes me sad to hear of others who are struggling. I recently conquered what was causing me such distress. I’m not selling anything but I did blog how I stopped the non-stop, relentless anxiety I used to feel. I was suicidal, hopeless and lost. I hope my story can give you a glimpse of hope. 😊

  22. lifestyle2404blogs March 4, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I also have suffered with anxiety and panic attacks! it has been going on for years and has made ma struggle to sleep and I’ve missed out on a lot of things 😦 It helps me to know that I’m not the only one and that you can do things to help. I now have therapy and it helps a lot being able to discuss. I would really appreciate it if you would check out my blog or maybe contact me to give some advise or just talk? thanks
    -AB anonymous xxx

  23. lifestyle2404blogs March 12, 2018 / 3:26 am

    So sorry to hear that! I too have hurt my knee and had panic attacks x

    • Angela March 12, 2018 / 6:15 am

      I’ve just started putting some weight on it, so slowly getting there. My panic is mostly under control, but still likes to flare up for no reason whatsoever, completely out of the blue. Hope you heal up fast!!!

  24. reasonstosmile365blog March 22, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    If you need someone to talk to please feel free to reach out. I know what you must be going through.

    • Angela March 23, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks so much; it’s greatly appreciated!

  25. AshPD March 26, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I also suffer from anxiety and mental illness. I really connected with not taking pain meds so you can keep taking your anxiety meds. Physical pain is sometimes much easier to get through then mental. 💚

    • Angela March 28, 2018 / 4:04 am

      It definitely is!

    • Angela March 28, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Had been doing great and then today; BAM….. let’s have a major panic attack 😔

  26. Ash P D March 28, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Ugh! I get it; that’s rough. I had a minor episode a few days ago, but otherwise my medicine has been working rather well for me.

    I hope you find some relief soon. 😩

    • Angela March 28, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks Ash! Waiting for the pill I took over an hour ago to start working…such a miserable thing to have to go through😔

  27. Safe Space April 2, 2018 / 3:40 am

    Hey Angela. I’ve been reading this post, and figured I’d let you know I have posts about getting over this kind of stuff, if you’re interested in reading.

    • Angela April 2, 2018 / 3:45 am

      Thanks; I’ll definitely check them out!

    • Angela April 5, 2018 / 5:45 pm

      Absolutely beautiful post! I spent 11 weeks in a private hell that most days no words or medication could help. It is real, it is devastating, and it should never be treated as a stigma!

  28. exampleofbeauty April 9, 2018 / 10:58 am

    This is lovely to read! I also struggle from anxiety and panic attacks so reading this is soomewhat comfoting to me, knowing that i have been through a similar situation

    • Angela April 9, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks for sharing! It truly is debilitating, and near impossible to explain to someone who has never experienced the sheer terror of panic and anxiety. I wouldn’t want anyone to ever have to experience it 😔

    • Angela April 11, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate all suggestions and advice!

  29. booksandlovelythings April 13, 2018 / 8:36 am

    It’s horrible when this happens. I hope you have recovered from this episode. It’s so hard but declaring God’s word and going back to the Bible always helps me in those moments. Xxx

    • Angela April 13, 2018 / 9:52 am

      It has definitely slowed down, but still likes to throat punch me out of the blue sometimes. I definitely find comfort from reading the Bible!

  30. SarahDane April 17, 2018 / 3:39 am

    I just recovered from a broken toe. As if anxiety and depression aren’t enough let’s throw immobility into the mix.

    • Angela April 17, 2018 / 8:33 am

      I had 11 weeks trapped in my house, and it was the worst thing I ever went through. I definitely know what you went through!

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