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From: Christiane Mitchell
I am 34 and do feel like I'm dying when I have episodes. And as atrocious as it may seem, I've come to be at peace with the "You'll just have to live with it" answer. As with many people here, I am on an anti-spasmodic medecine which I take if I feel gurgling in my lower abdomen when I go to bed at night (it's usually a small sign that trouble is on the way). And because I've lived with this for well over a decade and with the mid 30s daily stresses (you name it: kids, husband's work, cross country moves) my episodes have worsened and now are accompanied by panic attacks, thus the reason myself and other are also on Xanax.
For the most part I'm leaning towards stress in my life being culprit of my symtioms getting worse. So as it stands, I'm going to try really hard to change some of my habits, of find a way to channel my stress by exercising more, having cool 1 on 1 with kids and just... try not to be worried about stuff all the time. The last thing I want is to be on Xanax and Nulev for the rest of my life!! And since all cardiac and diebeties test results came back negative, I refuse to think that it will burden me til I die.
Good luck to you and you husband, I know what you're going through, but this might simply be a wake up call to make a few tweaks to his daily routine?