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Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello there
Doctor :   Hi
User :   How are you doctor?
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   I am good , thanks
User :   im 21
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   lately
User :   im suffering from panic attacks
User :   and anxiety
User :   I have been diagnosed by my local doctor
User :   anw
User :   Today
User :   I felt really bad...
User :   with my best friend
Doctor :   Since when are you having these attacks?
User :   since I was 17
User :   every summer
User :   and rarely other seasons of the year
User :   but since i started studying
User :   they became stronger
Doctor :   Are you under any kind of stress?
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
User :   Yes,I'm feeling lots of stress
User :   today
User :   i feel my is tightened..
User :   not THAT bad
Doctor :   Why are you under so much stress?
User :   but it's noticable
User :   i guess cause I have to take care of my best friend in UK he is in his first year
User :   my family has economical problems
User :   and I have a gf which makes me worry sometimes
User :   i tried to break up with her recently...I do love her but I felt like doing it
User :   and she said...she would suicide
Doctor :   Are you taking any medications?
User :   I never took any medications
User :   i fought it by myself
User :   with pure willpower
User :   but today
User :   I felt to anxious
User :   about my health
Doctor :   Thats good that you did not take any medications.
User :   i started searching google stuff..and symptom checkers...telling me that im having heart attack
User :   and thats why im so scared
Doctor :   But being in stress will cause you more problems.
Doctor :   Relax your mind.
User :   im trying my best doctor.
User :   Im young, and i can feel im strong
User :   but sometime im too emotional and scared
User :   I feel like my stomach is tightened up
Doctor :   1)Spend some time doing meditation daily.
User :   i didnt eat well today...i had only breakfast
User :   then my stomach felt tight
User :   and my chest area tight
User :   and some pain mild ones
User :   in heart
User :   shortness of breath sometimes..
Doctor :   It may be because of anxiety and stress.
User :   but all those stuff I had it while i was in anxiety disorders as well
User :   yes
User :   but still...i could fight it
User :   in a single night
Doctor :   You need to eat properly.
User :   with lots of sleep and stuff
User :   but keeps going on
Doctor :   3)Share your problems with your GF.
User :   I love her so much
User :   I cant leave her
Doctor :   4)Spend your time in music, dancing, watching movie.
User :   Im trying to
Doctor :   Anything which you are fond of.
User :   Im doing music and arts professionaly
User :   almost professionaly
Doctor :   Thats great.
User :   but
User :   that disturbing feeling
User :   is killing me
Doctor :   Do not leave your Gf just share your problems with her
User :   i cant sleep
Doctor :   If you want you can go for a Counselling session with Psychotherapist.
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   It will help you in relaxing
User :   if that's it
Doctor :   It is a counselling session in which you will be evaluated and examined and then face to face a session will be there for you tyo relax your mind.
User :   then how can I do this?
Doctor :   Also to understand your problems.
User :   wait is it a webcam chat or something?
User :   I dont like showing my face though :/
Doctor :   No face to face session.
User :   okay
User :   i want it then
Doctor :   Why you do not want to show your face?
User :   how can I get it?
Doctor :   You can look for any counsellor in your nearest area.
Doctor :   And then have a session
User :   okay I see
User :   thank you very much doctor.
User :   even if the pain its still there
User :   you made me feel more relaxed
Doctor :   Just take deep breaths and count till 10.
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   Repeat it
Doctor :   As many times
Doctor :   Do it whenever you feel tightening.
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