Posted by KaraS on June 17, 2005, at 23:05:54
In reply to Re: typical duration of treatment? » KaraS, posted by Phillipa on June 17, 2005, at 20:32:29
> It wouldn't matter if they worked but for me they don't. When I had my first panic attack at age 22 valium and meprobomate almost eliminated it for quite a number of years. Plus I was a lot younger with a future to look forward to. Now I keep thinking "gee the young posters have a whole life before them for new drugs to replace what we have". I won't be around to see that happen. In retrospect I should have been on meds as a child as it was very unsettled with a dying mother who threw temper tantrums and blamed me for her illness. But they didn't exist at the time. Oh well Fondly, Phillipa
I feel the same way about the stage of life thing. I'm so sorry your mother did that to you. What a thing to have to live with! At least your valium is keeping the panic attacks away now and hopefully you'll find a medication that works for the rest of your symptoms. My fingers are crossed for you. You deserve it.