I take Gabapentin/Neurontin up to four times a day. It's helped me greatly with anxiety. I'm also using duloxetine which also helps reel m eback. I hope everyone finds something that works for them. It's been an important piece for me.
Hope you are doing ok:)I am having full blown panic attacks associated with the breathlessness of COPD. I hope my doctor will see fit to give me a better medication than the Atarax (one that actually works well to stop the panic). My breathing tho is returning to a more normal level after being off of oxygen therapy for a couple of weeks. Stop the breathlessness and that stops the panic.
I hope something can be changed or added to my medicine regimen...(I am using my CBT tools to help reduce panic, but there is only so much one can do when the brain hits red alert. Staying calm and serene is much more difficult when one is gasping for air.).
I don't know when my next psychiatry appointment is but I will keep updating as I go.
Hope you are doing ok:)
Have you tried cannabis? They have oils and tinctures; apparently some people find that calming. Ask your doctor if they are more comfortable with that.
I have breathing problems that were caused by corrections done to my cleft palate which presumably also caused me to develop sleep apnea as a kid. Ultimately, my airway is narrow and I have constant post-nasal drip that means an even narrower airway and a lot of coughing. I can deal with a whole lot without panic these days but struggling to breathe is hard to manage in conjunction with anxiety. A lot of my breathing issues are somewhat controlled with over-the-counter medications these days but I still have bad days when the pollen count is high or the neighbors are burning something I am allergic to.I seem to be having problems with sleep apnea again