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Q: I use morphine for 24/7 panic attack !!!!!!!!!!

Hello, I take morphine for the worst panic attack that no doctor thought existed. I literally have a panic attack 24/7. NO relief except the only pill that worked is morphine. Are there doctors that will listen to me? I am a medical mystery. That is what a doctor told me. Other Doctors don't believe me. I laid on my mothers floor for one year. No showers, brush my teeth, eating but I was feed, and tortured 24/7. I wanted to die SOOOOO BAD!!!! I am trying to find people like me if they exist and doctors to help fix this and doctors that will listen and not laugh at me. I have taken all anti-anxiety, anti-deppressants, psycho meds, etc. Nothing! I tried a morphine because I was finally done and the morphine took it away like if a switch turned on just like a light switch. It was a miracle! That wasn't the first time God saved me in the same situation. Does anyone know really good doctors or friends? I live in washington state.

 

thanks   shane

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Kati, Community Member
10/22/10 5:21am

wow i didn't think anyone else felt this relief glad to know im not nuts.I have been having panic attacks for 4 years now when i met my doctor for the first time he told me im lucky to be alive because during a episode my heart would reach 200 beats a min. i am on betta blocker and xanax but i still have panic attacks out of nowhere and they can last for up to 3 days at a time i mainly get them when (it's that time of the month)i think it has to do with hormones and the ONLY thing that will stop it when i have these episodes are lortabs,percocet im not prescribed the pain pills but they do work like a miracle my doctor would probably think im nuts if i told whats really going on so i don't even bother with it.I mean asking a doctor to prescribe you pain pill's for panic attack's in their head they will think your a drug addict and making up an excuse to get pain pills and probably try to refer you to rehab,so i just take the pain pills as needed.Some things can just cure panic attack's just like things trigger them they are a mystery alone.My best advice just keep taking the morphine if it's making you comfortable a doctor would NEVER understand.

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shyne1kr, Community Member
4/23/10 4:20am

Hello, I'm really sorry to hear about your constant panic attacks. I often get them myself and it feels like I'm going to die the very next second. I can imagine having a panic attack 24/7 because I had it for a week straight at one time. I could not live life and you can only think of the moment the whole time. I know what it feels like when you are in need of an emergency and go to the ER but they can't do anything for you and it feels like there is nothing in the world that can help you.. Have you tried going to a cardiologist to get an echocardiogram? Why I am saying this is because your 24/7 panic attack can be from mitral valve prolaspe. Do some good research looking for a well known cardiologist and have an echocardiogram. They would prescribe you beta-blockers and it should help. What are all your symptoms in detail if you don't mind me asking? and do you take any other medications? Don't lose hope. I am a nurse but I live with constant pain and many other symptoms that makes life very difficult.. its hard to enjoy life when youre in constant panic; its a constant feeling of extreme terror.

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., Community Member
4/24/10 12:18am

hello, yeah, If I were to stop taking morphine then it would be like a switch turning on which is the panic. There is zero relief. Its not like i would have a panic attack and then i get relief. It never goes away. No relief! I thank you for not downing me and being nice. I have also taken beta blockers and they didnt help at all. The only thing that worked was celexa for 2 years and that was it until morphine thank God!. The thing is is vicodin or oxycodone don't do it but morphine does. I wish they could just hook my brain up and i would go off morphine so they can see what is lighting up in my brain and figure out how to take care of that.

 

thank you    shane

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Timothy, Community Member
6/ 8/10 5:02pm

Hello Shane.. I hope you still come back to this site to read others info. I too take morphine for panic attacks and I find it's the only thing that works. The only downside to taking morphine is that it slows down our heart and breathing rates which can cause an attack all on it's own but I think I'd rather a small attack with morphine then a huge one without . At first I started taking morphine for chronic pain but once it stopped helping rid the pain, I started using it for the panic attacks that started for me about 2 years ago. I just had "HUGE" attack this morning at 4:30am and I"ve been awake ever since most times I pray for death when they hit but I couldn't even begin to imagine how you feel having it 24/7 sorry to hear that. I sometimes wonder if the thought of running out of morpine or just not being able to get it could be the cause of the panic attack in the first place lol I know it makes no sense but hopefully we all can find some relief no matter what it is because panic attacks are the worst thing ever especially when death seems to be a better solution when the come on. Hope you get some relief

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