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  1. I hope you had a fantastic day :)

  2. Hi My name is Jennifer. I'm a 23 year old single mother of a two year old boy. I have suffered from Panic attacks for 7 years, but I never knew it was a disorder until recently. I have been on lexapro 15mg for two years which seemed to work okay. I had attacks here and there, but usually recovered and went on with my life. About three weeks ago I had a panic attack so bad that since then I've been extremley depressed and scared of having another attack. I walk around all day feeling unreal, my house isn't as comfortable as it use to be, my son doesn't make me smile like usual. About two weeks ago my doctor upped my lexapro to 20mg once a day and I'm taking xanax xr .5mg two times a day. The xanax helps a little, but I feel so sad about everything. I can't enjoy life like I usually do. I stopped drinking caffine, won't drive over bridges, and am scared to travel long distances like I did before the attacks started. I am suppose to start seeing a counselor (a Doctor) that deals with mental health problems in a week. HAS ANYONE BEEN THROUGH THIS AND GOTTEN BETTER? I DON'T WANT TO LIVE THE REST OF MY LIFE LIKE THIS. Jenny
  3. Hi. My name is Jennifer. I'm 23 years old. I have panic attack disorder. I had a very bad attack about a week ago that has made me turn into a lifeless depressed person. I've been on Lexapro 15mg for 5 months and 10mg lexapro 2 years before that. I went and saw my doctor last Monday and he put me on Xanax Xr .5mg twice daily and upped my lexapro to 20mg. Its been five days and I feel aweful. The Xanax helps with my anxiety, but my depression feels worse. I have never been so sad and scared of not getting better in my entire life! I wake up everymorning dreading the day. My depression/anxiety is worse in the morning. I still have to get up and work and take care of my two year old boy. I'm his only parent, so life's tough for me. I do have family support and they are doing all they can to help, like watching my son when I start to feel real bad. I'm trying to distract myself like watching movies, reading, counseling, being around family, but I don't feel like doing any of it. Has anyone felt this bad? What did you do to get better? What did you do to make yourself feel okay till the antidepressant started to work? How can you make yourself think more positive? Jenny
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