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I Have Panic Attacks

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    CDavis227 CDavis227 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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    Mine are probably the worst of you all.

    .. I have panic attacks for 3 years now. Those 2 years it's gotten really bad. I can't walk out of my house alone anymore just because of fear of having a panic attack. I have tried and I do get them outside every time. I feel trapped. All of this is because I fell down 3 years...
    Catwomann Catwomann 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    alright... so I am 4 assignments

    and 2 papers behind... and I can not stop having panic attacks when I try and do them... I can't think straight I can't sleep I am starting to go crazy...
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    i dont know what happened last night.

    i was screaming and crying and yelling at people i love. it wad so confusing it was horrible i feel like ive gone mad.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F May 28

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    Ever since I lost my job

    and have been unable to work due to disability and the fact a person who I thought I could trust tried to ruin my life because she thought she had an axe to grind .I have suffered depression and severe panic attacks .I had a heart attack at 36 and when I have panic attacks it...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have tried asking for help my panic attacks

    are getting to the point of insanity. but no one cares
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    I have no idea how people suffer these on a

    regular basis and live, i suffer anxiety and depression, and i am used to having the miniature normal anxiety attacks, just the heart palpitations, feeling sick, like the usual normal stuff! But then recently my anxiety and depression have got A LOT worse, so bad in fact that i...
    Zexias96 Zexias96 18-21, M 2 Responses May 6

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    i got nerveous right now.

    .. i'm going to take test of cervical cancer tomorrow morning.. i need company to talk to for a while before go to bed.. would anyone..i also would like to make female friends... i'm so sick of taking advantage of me due to illness..by men here. Thank you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12

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    i feel like a lot of people confuse panic

    attacks with normal anxiety. which makes me feel more alone when i think of how bad my panic attacks are.
    killakitten killakitten 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I once went to see The Fray live

    and the opening act was Matthew Mole and just after the opening act I started getting a panic attack from all the people around me touching and getting close to me and paired with the heat I just ended up passing out and my friend had to carry me outside for air.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 29

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    i feel as though I have been silently secretly

    inside myself I have been having a panic attack for a week. I feel afraid just to be alive. I have to tell myself often to just keep breathing in and out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20

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    Just a reminder: Panic attacks cannot hurt you.

    No matter how bad your panic attack is, you will come out on the other side alive and unharmed. It is just your body reacting to stress. Yes, it’s unhelpful and scary and feels like s.hit, but you actually will be okay.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    I Have Panic Attacks

    Panic attacks are as close to having a feeling of a heart attack as they come. I have lost my breath, my heart rate sky rockets, and I tremble. My attacks are not on a daily basis thank god, but when they do happen it is terrifying to say the least. I have no idea what brings...
    IamJody IamJody 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    I've had panic attacks

    for a couple of years, It was so frightening when I first had one I didn't even know what was happening I me at the time! All I felt I knew was I was gonna die. The feeling was absolutely horrible as I tried gasping for breath. my whole body tightened, my chest tightened! I...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    My panic attacks are chronic

    and always get in the way of things. I get embarrassed when I have one in public (like at school). I feel like people think I'm crazy or something. There have been multiple times where I've had to run out of the classroom, mid-anxiety attack. Because of that I always feel...
    genegeek16 genegeek16 16-17, F Apr 19

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    Thanks seroquel. For helping me doubt a

    caring creator. And warping my love of life.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 13

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    How I Dealt With My Panic Attacks

    I truly hope that at least something in here might help someone find out how to conquer their own attacks. The first part of this explains what I went through when I first had one and at the bottom will be any and all of the advice I can think of to anyone else...
    lightsworn lightsworn 22-25, M 10 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    my current diagnosis is a panic disorder.

    i have had a number of breakdowns in the past year, but my medication seems to be helping.
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Just pulled out from one.

    I can't stand being like this. I know nothing is wrong but my mind just won't stop.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    animal crossing is a lifesaver like i can just

    go somewhere else for a little while.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 Response May 29

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    I wake up. Can't breathe.

    Feel like I'm going to die. Why does this happen to me? Despite some horrible things that have happened in my past, my life is great right now. I have amazing friends and an amazing family yet late at night I wake up feeling with this huge feeling of impending doom. I don't know...
    beautifullybrokengirl beautifullybrokengirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Or do I? I've been thinking about it.

    Are those things I get at night really panic attacks? I mean, just the other day I witnessed one of my friends having a panic attack. She was like convulsing (not like a seizure but like writhing) on the ground. She was moaning. Horrified and disoriented. She kept saying she...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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    I often have panic attacks.

    Sometimes they can last a few minutes, sometimes they can last a couple of hours. The ones that last hours are the worst. I have muscles twitches, the shakes, suicidal thoughts and agitated skin. I try to the find the sharpest thing close to me and just run it over my skin...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2014

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    I avoid talking to people.

    They scare me horribly. I can't order food for myself and I always have to get someone else to do it. It's honestly embarrassing because then I'm treated like a child. I can't talk to anyone I don't already know and every time I do I start to shake and can't breathe. If I can't...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F a week ago

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    my mom knew something was wrong with me today.

    she said she could see it in my eyes that i wasnt feeling good. i told her that the baby kicks are getting worse and worse. last night she kicked for about an hour until 10PM and then stopped, and then at 2AM again she started. but today she kicked the whole day away. when i...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It feels so real, the thoughts keep coming.

    My brain whispers "your dying" "you can't breathe" "you have a disease" I can't sleep, I can't..I can't live like this..constant worrying
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    It's so intoxicating.

    .. Like I can't gasp for air. When I'm caught in the moment, that's it..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24

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    I "used" To Have Panic Attacks

    Panic attacks are horrible. I used to have them from my early teens and off and on throughout my life until a few years ago. I travel often for a living and I was driving down the road when I had my last panic attack (chest pains included). I pulled off on the side of the road...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    ive had them for as long

    as i could remember.i usually think too much about stuff that doesnt matter and i get really tense about it. even if im not thinking about anything in particular its in the back of my mind which makes me freak out and i get really scared and i cant breathe and my heart races. i...
    homu homu 16-17 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    i'm suffering...right now.

    .so please don’t leave mean comments...i feel so pain
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Compassion is going to ruin me.

    . My friend is very depressed and just cut, and it's really stressing me out. He gave me a panic attack I just care so much about him I can't help but feel his hurt
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 2 Responses May 26

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    After having two panic attacks within 7 months,

    I just realize awhile ago that it is triggered by my fear of committing mistakes in front of many people.....
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I used to have panic attacks.

    Horrible anxiety and depression. But I now take these cheap prescription happy pills and I have gone almost a year and a half with out any problems.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M May 6

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    This is one of the most frustrating things to

    deal with. I hate not being able to control and them and "just calm down".
    niicolledani niicolledani 18-21, F Mar 15

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    My heart just had 2 strong premature beats in a

    crowded 30 min bus ride, and I'm proud to say that I did not let a panic attack occur. It did not happen. I broke the vicious cycle!!!!
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 8

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    I haven't been suffering from them

    for too long. About fours now but it still hasn't gotten easier. What triggers them is my fear of dying. I constantly worry I'm going to have a heart attack. And once the thoughts start rolling then I'm screwed. Because the symptoms are so similar it's terrible...I've gone to...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    I was having a panic attack,

    so naturally my friend started making macaroni and cheese.... He came over a few minutes later with a bowl of it for me.
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Do You Get Annoyed When People Use The Term Panic Attack Nonchalantly?

    I mean people who've never had real panic attacks. A girl says something like "I'm like... having a panic attack" because she has a damn term paper due or something. I know they don't know any better and don't mean anything by it, but in my mind I'm rolling my eyes thinking...
    Trillmatic Trillmatic 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    I need someone to help me

    and teach me how to deal with myself or just talk to me during my episodes
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 6

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    me: *thinks about dying* me: *panics* me:

    *thinks about living* me: *panics* me: ????????????
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    A Triumph Over A Panic Attack!

    I have PTSD, and I've been subject to panic attacks for the last almost 5 years. Yesterday I had one, but as far as panic attacks go, it wasn't so bad, and I actually didn't feel bad afterward.I had to ride the bus somewhere (I usually do), and all the sudden a ton of kids got on...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    Theres Hope

    having been a long time sufferer of panic attacks begining at 17 to all those going through this it can be beaten there are plenty of ways to end this torture just know you are not alone and get the help you need and stop letting this problem rob you of time in your life stay...
    irishfersure irishfersure 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    I don't have anyone. I tired of making my

    family feel sorry for me. I don't have any friends, I don't have life. I don't have a boyfriend. I lost my job. My dad is an alcoholic. I still live at home at 22. I'm in school. I'm trapped. I'm trying to keep it together. My old "friends" have been talking about me behind my...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    ive had a couple panic attacks today.

    i feel a little numb and very shakey. i hate this feeling.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F May 28

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    People just tell me to think positive.

    I mean I don't choose to be what so called negative, actually I don't consider myself as a negative person at all. But I just have those panic attacks, and it is so real and I always afraid it is a Heart attack instead. It mainly happens at night time, especially when I could...
    ayako18 ayako18 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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    wlanonymouslw wlanonymouslw 18-21, M Jun 6

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