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Unread 01-02-2008, 01:14 AM
Anxiety attacks normal?

! I hate doing anything, driving, going to have fun, movies, shopping, out to eat. I just want to hide at home.. WTH?

I understand how you feel. The kind of anxiety I've had over the past couple years, I understood where it was coming from. But the type I've had the past couple weeks has been different. Didn't occur to me that it was hormonally related. Although I like to go out of the house (and have a hard time staying at home), the idea of hiding in my room has been appealing. Tomorrow am suppose to start working again part-time and the idea of going back to work terrifies me - even tho I like my job and I love the people I work with. I feel like I'm not going to have the mental capacity to do what I need to do. Felt crummy today physically and considered not going in tomorrow. Then wondered if I'm just trying to "hide". So decided to wait and see how I feel tomorrow.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Oh my goodness, I am so glad I'm not alone in this. I keep waking up to bad dreams..dreaming about the past and waking up to a full blown panic attack! I am 4 months post op now and this started on christmas morning. I woke up my DH last night and told him I think I've completely gone off the edge. I feel like I have no control over my mind. I'm trying to get through this without medicine but I don't know if I can. I'm confused as to who I should contact, my gyn or primary care. Any suggestions?
Unread 01-02-2008, 05:16 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Hi, I am fairly new at having my total hysterectomy, exactly 1 month. I have been having these "Itch Attacks" as I call them out of nowhere, why? Is this normal? I'd be watching t.v. and then my back starts itching and then it goes all over my body. My relief is a HOT shower and hydroxyzine 25 mg to take affect in a half hour, then my "itching" disappears! HELP!
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Unread 01-02-2008, 10:20 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Showers keep down the itch for sure, sweat can breed bacteria that cause an itch... Some times during recovery we dont feel like taking a shower, but keeping the body clean will cut down on bacteria due to hot flash sweat etc. Do a search on the hyster site about itch and you will read soooo much great info on this subject.. GOOD LUCK
Unread 01-02-2008, 10:23 PM
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PLEASE contact who ever you can see first, this is hard to get through alone, dont be ashamed if you need to take any meds to help. I was trying not to take mine but broke down and now feel better cuz of it.. GOOD LUCK!!!

Unread 01-03-2008, 09:40 AM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Thank you for the reply. The problem is that I take a shower every morning and I would have these "itch attacks" at night while I am watching t.v., just BEFORE going to bed. I do have vivid dreams as well and sometimes cry in my sleep. I have "night sweats" but just temporarily hot, and I take the blanket off of me for a few minutes and then I put it back on once I cool off again. I will look at the "itch" site on Hyster Sisters too,
Much Thanks,
Unread 01-03-2008, 11:29 AM
Anxiety attacks normal?

It could be the meds you are taking too, since it happens at certain times of the day, keep a diary of the meds you take and then the itch starts, you may see they are the same... GOOD [email protected]!
Unread 01-03-2008, 02:15 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Nope, no meds, just the anti itch meds when I have the attack!!! Thanks for your reply, you have helped me immensely!! )))
Unread 01-22-2008, 01:21 PM
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I feel like most of you here you anxiety worse in the morning or early afternoon? Mine seems worse early in the morning. More so, before I eat. My anxiety has kept me housebound, and am afraid to go anywhere, for fear of it happening while I am out. My DR perscribed me Lexapro and I heard from some it makes it worse the first couple weeks! How worse can it get. For some it worked great, but I am still afraid to take it. Suppose it makes the anxiety worse, than what?
Unread 01-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

[quote=flameglow]I feel like most of you here you anxiety worse in the morning or early afternoon? Mine seems worse early in the morning.

Definitely worse in the morning. I generally wake up in the middle of the night and it starts then. Last night was awful. I didn't want to take an Ativan because I had to be at work early and I was afraid of oversleeping. Once I have some coffee and food it does seem better. Then ended up taking an Ativan around 9:30am. Took an hour to work but I feel a lot better. At least I can think rationally now.

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