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Hi all,
i dont no were to start,so please just bare with me,but first,thanks for taking the time to read or reply to my post.

As those of you who've chatted to me,already no that i suffer from severe anxiety,panic disorder and agoraphobia and have done since the age of 15,im now 33....
I managed to hide my disorder and agoraphobia from everyone all these years,that was up untill a year ago when i decided to come clean to everyone.
All these years,ive not had any medication help,i refused to resort to medication,and managed to cope with it in my own way,that was up untill 5 weeks ago when my disorder was really getting the better of me and i caved in and had to ask for help from my GP....
I felt like after all these years id let myself down really bad after asking the GP for help to be put on meds to help,because id managed to handle my disorder all these years without the help of meds.
Anyways,i was prescribed a beta blocker called Propranolol. (10mgs 3x's a day)

the beta blocker worked wonders,i couldnt belive how quick and well it worked with my body,it was like a gods send....after the 3rd day of taking propranolol i was already feeling the benefits,even tho i was still having my attacks daily and sometimes upto 7 times a day,they wernt as intense and didnt last as long,but the bonus was not having the fast heart rate that goes with the attacks as the propranolol keeps your heart rate at a steady beat throught out the attack,which makes the attacks even tho unplesent more manageable...
after takin the propranolol for over 2 weeks,i noticed that my attacks had stop,i started to kind of feel normal again,which was a first in a long long time,i actually started to enjoy being me for a change,even though im agoraphbic and was at this time (still am) saying in the comfort of my own home,ive not left for 2 months,even going to the shop on the corner was a challenge for me.
Anyways,i was enjoying kinda being myself,no attacks,no nothing,that was up untill TODAY!!
I awoke as per usuall this mornin,had breakfast,did normal duties round the house,even chatted to a few friends on here too,i felt fine,then around 4pm,BAM an attack hit me out of the blue big time,it absolutly scared the living daylights out of me,this was a big one.
it scared me that much that i had to ring my GP surgery for an emergancy appointment which ive not long been back from...
whilst seeing my gp,he did me a full check over,said i was fine,but he could see how bad the attack had effected me,i was litterally in tears as he was chatting to me...
He prescribed me a 2mg dose of diazapam,(ive never taken anything like this before) he said to take 2 tablets before going to bed.
what i was wondering was why before bed? im not having trouble sleeping at all,i can sleep for england...
what i was wondering was,does anyone else on diazapam or anything similar take them during the day to help with there anxiety? and if so,does it work and how? my muscles are so tense and im always on edge,i cant relax at all,so if a take a diazapam during the day would it help me be less tense and relax and still be fully functional or would it nock me out? i did ask my doc these questions but i was in that much of a state that i couldnt understand what he was telling me,nothing was regestering with my brain due to my agoraphobia and just wanting to get back to my comfort zone....
Anyways,thankyou so much for taking the time to read my essay,i didnt realise it would be this long.
Any help and advise would be very much appreciated. :angel:





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