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Old 11-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #5602
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Originally Posted by melissa59 View Post
I've suffered from panic attacks since the birth of my second son. I don't know if it is hormones or what, but I started getting them when he was 8 weeks old. Maybe it's that fear of dying and nobody left to care for the baby thing.

They became almost debilitating a few years later. I had trouble in crowds and even standing in line at the grocery store. I was afraid that I'd become agoraphobic. Finally sucked it up and told my doc. He put me on anti-anxiety meds (nothing addicting) and it's helped tremendously!

In fact, until I got laid off two years ago, I worked at a job where I attended lots of crowded events, talked to lots and lots and lots of strangers, attended meetings, etc. I can't imagine doing that 20 years ago, when things were really bad.
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