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I Have Panic Attacks

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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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    I hate how some nights i can go right to sleep

    and others it feels like my hearts beating out of my chest and im terrified
    angelcastiel1997 angelcastiel1997 16-17, F Mar 4

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    I've been suffering with panic attacks

    for a week now. I finally broke down and told my mom. Her response? "You have be stronger. You need to control them". Basically she told me she doesn't know how I'm going to survive on my own. Seriously? I survived a week. I will keep on surviving. I know you don't know what...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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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 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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    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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    Like this morning on the train to Uni Lecture I

    had a panic attack. There were just so many people in the train that morning and I literally could not breathe at all. 😭😭
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Having a full blown panic attack right now.

    Can't breath. OMG omg omg. Absolutely worst thing ever.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Jan 19

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    So I was just wondering

    if anyone ever feels like this. So normally after I have a panic attack, I get this feeling of calmness, and numbness. Like I'm in a dream, but all these triggers are around me and I can't see it. And I feel exhausted and just at a low point. Does anyone else feel like this...
    stef17 stef17 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 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 1 Response Apr 19

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    This is not something I know how to explain.

    (tried writing this post 10 times and failed). But basically. I have had many breakdowns. Meaning I lose it. I just start crying and act like some that should be in a straight jacket. Ok. Not quite. But I cant really respond to anything. I just cry. For hours. And the only thing...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    When I was young, probably around second grade,

    a girl moved to my school. I didn't know her but she started to pick on me. It went on until 5th grade. At one point she decided to hurt me. Kick, hit, etc. She told me to kill myself and that I'm a worthless piece of ****. I get flashbacks of her doing that stuff to me and I...
    elizabethcalvin elizabethcalvin 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9, 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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    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 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Today was a tough day.

    I went in for a really great on campus job. The job not only paid a little but it also involved in raising community awareness and educating my peers. The program required a work shop prior to interviewing. At first I was excited but as the workshop went on the topic grew closer...
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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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.
    theoctopusesbowtie theoctopusesbowtie 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    i have them many times a day

    and they come suddenly even though im relaxed luckily they don't last long like half a minute-minute tops but still it's annoying i can be talking to a friend when all of a sudden i get adrenaline rush and feel like im falling down from a tall building , when i tell myself it...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I've always had an irrational fear of

    cockroaches since I was a child- I would even break down in tears even seeing one. Now, as a kid I didn't have anxiety. I've only been diagnosed with it the past year. I carry my fear of cockroaches (katsaridaphobia) still, but now that I have anxiety I will regularly have panic...
    jbnichole jbnichole 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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 get regular panic attacks

    and I obviously hate it! I hate the feeling of your brain kinda throwing up in a way because it just stops working, you go pale and cold and start shaking. You feel sick, and embarrassed because someone will say that you look unwell and you know that you just have to stop doing...
    laurabaillie16 laurabaillie16 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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 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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    i woke up at 5am from a panic attack :(.

    . i had a dream that i jumped into a river thinking i would reach the top again., but i didnt.. i panicked and breathed in and i couldnt reach the top.. my heart started beating so fast i could feel it because my hand was on my chest.. after i had the panick attack i woke up...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 2 Responses Mar 21

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    CDavis227 CDavis227 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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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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    paperangel15 paperangel15 16-17, F Mar 14

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    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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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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    I posted this already on year 2013,

    but then this group wasn't as active as it is now. And it's FREE, so, please, for your own good, give it a try! So I am posting this again in hope, that this will help for someone as it did for me.: "I am suffering from this idiotical illness for almost 2 years now and I have...
    Catwomann Catwomann 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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 "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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    Today I joined a big lunch gathering with my

    colleague at my manager's apartment. There were 7 people in the apartment, and I feel the air con is not enough and I keep sweating even though the air con is turned on already. There was a lot of food on the table, and everybody was encouraged to eat more. Due to my panic...
    ayako18 ayako18 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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
    hecknope hecknope 16-17, F 4 Responses May 6

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    I have panic attacks

    that revolve around my health and my fear of dying. My quality of life is gone, and I feel like I would be a lot farther along in life if I wasn't scared to death of new things and new places. I freak out in terror if I feel funny or if my vision seems blurry or if I have a...
    beachlover81 beachlover81 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    Especially social anxiety.

    I hate it. It's so hard to make friends
    yiprocregalia yiprocregalia 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    Living With Fear.

    I have had panic attacks for over twenty years, and I have gradually learned to cope with them. My first panic attack saw me head for the emergency department where the doctor asked my friend if I had taken drugs. To top it off they sent me home with valium and said you will be...
    mistyblue mistyblue 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    For the last few months I've been having panic

    attacks at least twice a week. The first time I had one I went to the emergency room because I had no idea what was happening. I kept telling my family that I swore I was having a heart attack! I couldn't sit still because I thought if I did I was going to pass out. (For some...
    ElephantCozmo ElephantCozmo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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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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    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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    I had a panic attack last week bcuz i was

    affraid i would stop loving my boyfriend and fall for someone els,and know i'm so confused that most of the times i love him to death but sometimes i feel like i don't love him anymore and i'm freaking out bcuz i don't wanna lose him and i wanna marry him, please help me, has...
    Uglyafgirl Uglyafgirl 18-21, F Mar 24

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