I Had a Panic Attack

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    Panic Attacks...

    There was a time i was very scared of dying. For those who never had a panic attack you have no idea how fukked up it feels. I know how it felt back then. I would always feel my hear was racing, had palpitations etc. I was always on alert prepared for something bad. Naturally i...
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    1 Response Nov 12, 2012

    I had a panic attack a few days ago,

    because I got so stressed out about going to see my dentist. I have a phobia of going to the dentist. I had shortness of breath I was breathing so fast I thought I was either going to pass out have a heart attack or die. I mainly think my cause of stress and anxiety comes from...
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    1 Response Jul 9, 2015

    Mind And Body Story ...

    This happened yesterday evening. As I sat browsing internet, I began feeling little uneasiness -drowsy , faster heart beat and breathlessness. I first thought it was just a result of too much sitting and staring at the computer monitor So I switched off my computer, went into...
    guardsvan guardsvan
    41-45, M
    Aug 27, 2012

    Last night i was trying to sleep with my

    girlfriend but my back was killing and i couldn't sleep. Eventually i did but i had a dream where my Friend got into a fight with me for stealing his Ex from him. He hit her and she fell over bleeding. I tried to fight him but i couldn't do anything. I felt so helpless. I woke...
    Nick54 Nick54
    22-25, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    I've suffered from anxiety my whole life

    but it has gotten bad. I had my first panic attack since I got my new job and I feel paralyzed now. It happened out of no where, too. I got dizzy, sweaty. My hands started to shake and my heart was racing and I got a lump in my throat. I swore I was going to be sick. I am so...
    jaclynchristine jaclynchristine
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2014

    So I had a panic attack at work last night.

    The first one I've had in a long time and the first really bad one. And the fact that so many people cared and were so understanding and knew what I was going through, trying to help me, telling me to take deep breaths, asking me questions to calm me down...I was so touch that...
    ETph0neh0me ETph0neh0me
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    I had a panic attack in a dream.

    ... But it also happened in real life... It was scary
    Dalix Dalix
    18-21, F
    Jul 6, 2014

    Today ive had 2 panic attacks

    and 3 breakdowns. Im not strong anymore. Im slowly giving up and i dont know how much more i can take. I really fkin hate myself.
    S00000x S00000x
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    Losing Control

    My life was not my own a few years ago; I was not in control. I felt fear for no reason. I worried about things that could happen but never did. I started to fear leaving the house. It built-up to the point were I started having panic attacks. A panic attack is fear and...
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    1 Response Sep 15, 2013

    I was straightening up my bedroom,

    when out of nowhere a big creature appeared in my room. It came in so fast and went under my bed. I didn't get to see what it was. I nearly hit the roof and screamed my head off. I was freaking out crying and screaming. Then I saw it was a bird. How it got in the house, only God...
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter
    31-35, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    It was the scariest ****.

    I haven't had one of those in awhile, but today it was just like I lost complete control and I couldn't seem to breath correctly. I've got to start taking better care of myself to prevent this kind of thing.
    Mercurylucidity Mercurylucidity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2014

    Last night. I felt shortness of breath,

    shaky, and my heart beat was fast. I think I was stressed about school. I have to make up all this work because I'm still on vacation. Finally, my mom helped me and I went back to sleep. I thought I was dying. First experience.
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    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    I think I had been having panic attacks

    for a while but they came to light after I got married. it might be hard to believe, but she had even more baggage than I did. I go fetal, catatonic, unresponsive. I am aware of what is going on around me but I dio not react to it. I sit and day nothing, focus on nothing, just...
    UnfulfilledYetWise UnfulfilledYetWise
    56-60, M
    May 9, 2015

    Freaking Out

    okay, so today at school i was trying to skip lunch again, when the on duty staff like, forced me in. he like, watched me throughout lunch but i didn't eat anything. he was like, seriously mad, and he tried to make me eat it. okay, so here comes the problem. i was really worried...
    poliwhirlandicecream poliwhirlandicecream
    18-21, M
    Jan 3, 2013

    Since I was young, I never really get scared

    that much. I was able to control my nervousness whenever I do some public speaking. But recently, I had experienced some panic attacks for the first time. My heart was beating so fast that I felt I wasn't breathing enough. The first time was during a public speech. Another...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16
    26-30, F
    Dec 12, 2014


    I found out that you can have a panic attack just by being extremely mad.Now, here's the thing, I wish I could seriously run until my legs gave out. I'm sure people can relate to this. The need to get away and just lose yourself in an activity. That is how I deal with these panic...
    ryliegirl ryliegirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2011

    Just Now.

    I just had the worst panic attack in a very long time in my bedroom.  I am desperate for a distraction.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2009

    Panic Attack At Sushi Restaurant

    I had an inkling of things to come when I am sitting in a sushi restaurant alone, and my girlfriend calls, telling me that she could not make it due to a meeting.  I was eating with my chop sticks, and I slightly fumbled with my food.  No big deal.....I thought. I...
    Californiarocks Californiarocks
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2009

    Today's just been horrible.

    I had a feeling something was going to happen today from when I started getting really stressed and tired. I was in English and never sat down, simple because I didn't want to. I started feeling really down and out with it. I kept on think of all these thoughts at the back of...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014


    i get panic attacks pretty much everyday day now it used to be when everything came out but now they r everyday yesterday i had 3 in one day they seem to last so long noone in my family really understand y i feel the way i feel they think i control how i feel and wether or i...
    Tawny26 Tawny26
    26-30, F
    Mar 14, 2011

    Was seated at a restaurant with my friends.

    My back was toward the entrance. I stiffened, and stared directly ahead, and said nothing. One of my friends noticed, and asked what was wrong. I managed to tell her we need to move. Once my back was too a wall and I could see the entrance, I felt better.
    Thc1138 Thc1138
    26-30, M
    Jul 18, 2015

    Cannot Seem To Think Straight

    I found out that you can have a panic attack just by being extremely mad. Now, here's the thing, I wish I could seriously run until my legs gave out. I'm sure people can relate to this. The need to get away and just lose yourself in an activity. That is how I deal with these...
    submissiveheart submissiveheart
    26-30, F
    Aug 16, 2011

    I was sitting in class

    and had passed my guy friend who was sitting across the table from me a note. The note said some things. Not saying. He began reading it an the teacher walked by and asked him" What is this?" He responded by saying " I don't know I found it in a desk". I asked him why he didn't...
    EnergyWiz7 EnergyWiz7
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2014

    My Panic Attack 8/7/09

    I am still coming down from my panic attack, They suck so bad. I start out getting a warming feeling in my chest and can feel my heart begin to race in my chest. Then my breathing gets so rapid I have to put my head down. Then its almost like my throat closes cause I have to take...
    lonelygirl92 lonelygirl92
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    I think so anyway. Not too sure.

    I have species dysphoria, and I don't know if panic attacks have anything to do with it, but yeah. Just need a shoulder to cry on.
    EmberFlame EmberFlame
    13-15, F
    Jan 15, 2015

    I Thought I Was Going to Die.

    I have never had a panic attack before and I feel so horrible for anyone who suffers these things regularly.  I started a new anti-depressant on Thursday night and I did not feel so great.  I felt nauseous and pretty jittery.  I tossed and turned all night long...
    jazzybelle53 jazzybelle53
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Aug 30, 2009


    premise: I was in my car. I was driving myself to the hospital because I was beginning to feel really weird. My face felt like it had turned to plastic (no feeling). Also, I felt dissociated and like I was no longer in existence. When I got to the hospital parking lot...
    bertenjourney bertenjourney
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    I have them frequently .

    I was raped and abused.My life has been a whole mess .I can feel him hurting me .I can remember the smell.I remember him laughing while he did it;'''(
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    Sep 9, 2015

    Had a panic attack at school.

    Its getting worse, dont think ive had one this bad before:/. Its really messed me about:( Been shakey and feeling sick ever since. Im still anxious. And just not me at all.
    S00000x S00000x
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2014


    *This happened right after a panic attack I had during school. I went home with my friend right after that...* “No one’s gonna hurt you.”   Those words echoed through my mind the rest of the day…   When I got to Alex’s house, I felt...
    reichan reichan
    18-21, F
    Dec 13, 2009

    Two In One Day

    Heart racingeyes searchingreaching for breathunsteady groundeyes wideswallows me whole
    ryliegirl ryliegirl
    26-30, F
    Mar 13, 2011

    So I took higher music at school

    and we had to perform a piece on our instruments in front of the whole class I was terrified about it for weeks and I wanted to cry at the thought of it mainly because everyone in my class is really talented at music I just got into it out of luck I seriously don't know how...
    digglett digglett
    18-21, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    I had a new job and was given an important

    assignment . I was very enthusiastic about this and worked very hard to do it well, it took all my time for a yr then I found out that it was not needed , someone had dreamed it up to keep me busy . After that I started getting panic attacks
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    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    I was in the car and my mom was yelling at me

    of how terrible of a child I was and she took my phone with my music on it (my coping method) so many things started to annoy me and my mom kept saying things about me so I crawled into the back of the car curled up and had a panic attack. I laid there crying screaming on the...
    bubbles1085 bubbles1085
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    Just realised its July

    and its exam results day next month had a huge panic because I'm sure I've failed them :/ then I cannot go to sixth form in September... Ughhv
    deleted deleted
    Jul 1, 2015

    just now, and it sucked.

    i felt weak and stupid. i couldn't breath and my eyes hurt from crying. why can't i be different, stronger.
    absenceofsound absenceofsound
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    i almost went ten days without one

    but then i stepped outside and everything id bottled up burst out i wish i was dead
    nosemuffin nosemuffin
    Jun 19, 2014

    I went up into my room

    and was on my phone, and then for some reason I was feeling very anxious, and nervous and stressed and I was confused BC today is the last day of school so what is there to b stressed or nervous about...? right? yea ok so that's what I thought. and all the sudden my chest got...
    Kaly118 Kaly118
    13-15, F
    Jun 19, 2015
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