Monkey is experiencing extreme full on panic attacks, and I am at the end of my rope. I think that the most frustrating thing is that I do not know how to help her. I was always a very anxious child, and have generalized anxiety as an adult, but I never had panic attacks. She actually "freaks out" to certain "triggers". She hates the smell of the cafeteria at school and it gives her attacks just to think about going to the cafeteria and having a panic attack about the smell. She screams, cries, throws up many times. She gets chest pains, upset stomach, and dizzy! She is only 8! I tried to contact her pediatrician but I do not think they get the magnitude of the situation. I do not need Play Therapy for my child! She needs something more serious then that. She has been struggling with this for a couple of years now off and on, and the school is even worse at dealing with it. She even comes home and says that when she asks to be excused to see the school nurse, they act like she is not telling the truth. I know my child and am generally a "no tolerance" person when it comes to this type of thing, but I can not longer deny that it is out of my control.
Hubby has zero tolerance which makes me feel even more alone at dealing with this!
She is home today and I have been trying to get in touch with the Texas Children's Hospital for the entire morning. No success yet, unless you call talking to a automated system a success. I am sure her daddy will be "thrilled" when he finds out she is home.
I just needed to rant...I think I might be done...who am I kidding?