Posted by: ray | 2007/11/27

uncomfortable tight chest, panic attacks

I experience a tight chest especially after eating with onset of panic attacks. I have too much adrenaline,according to my psychiatriast, and i was told to take CILIFT for a year. I dont take it because i want to try to control it myself, through breathing and positive thinking. Lately, i cant control the attacks especially when i go to bed. this results in less sleep at night making me very moody, upset and tired during the day. PLEASE ADVISE. I need help.

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Dear Ray
You need to take your medication. This is caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain and you will not be able to "control" it yourself.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: been there | 2007/12/03

If someone could take ALL your troubles away, would you feel relaxed and at peace? You have 2 options. At this stage you are going down the medical path. The other is Pastoral. The medical profession doesn't even admit a person has a soul?!?!!?
Jesus says "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." - Matthew 11

I've been where you are now. No amount of medicine will relieve your souls yearning to be with its Creator. It will only numb it.

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Posted by: K | 2007/11/28

I had exactly the same, it is strange that it gets worse at night in bed, when you would think that is the time you can actually relax. NIght times were a nightmare for me. I decided to take the medication for a few months to get me on the right track and at the same time practiced the breathing thing, which does help along with positive thinking etc, I would just start thinking of good things and try get any bad or negative thoughts out of my head. It is NOT easy, that is a fact, but it is so possible to beat, I am proof of that. I was so terribly bad, now I once in a blue moon get a beginning of a panic attack and I literally stop it in its tracks, I dont allow it to rule me, I beat it. After I stopped the medication I took Biral for a while (about 3 months) its a natural tranquilizer with no wierd side effects (clicks, dischem all have it), now I take nothing, I am in control of myself and you can get there too. Not easy but possible, once you feel a panic attack on the way fight it so it does not develope into a full blown attack, which is awful. I have not had one for a few years now.

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