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I have severe panic disorder! My mind is in a flight and

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Hi I have severe panic disorder! My mind is in a flight and fright response! The worst is I have become a conscious breather when sleeping and watching tv! The more meditation I did which included to focus on me breathing made my conscious breathing worse! Now I have hyperventilation hidden that is! I suffer extreme dizziness and muscle weakness in the legs! Trying to tapper off alepam without it my breathing is worse! I have created this in my head this breathing! It's a vicious circle! I'm house bound going to places makes me more fearful about my breathing! People say take deep breaths but that makes me more conciuous about my breathing! No antidepressants work for me! Doctors won't give me any more alepham which helps with my breathing! I have floating sendsation as well! Please give me advice! Everything is scary having a shower, driving fear of fainting, talking to people as it changes my breathing rate! Please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. May I ask, what dose of the Alepam are you taking per day and for how long have you taken this medication? Are you currently taking any SSRI/SNRI antidepressant? Are you currently in therapy at all?