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I Have Panic Attacks

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    Because sometimes i cant handle life.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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...
    Trillmatic Trillmatic 22-25, M 7 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    They're so annoying it just seems like I have to drink my way to sleep every night or pop pills, I hate this ****, I feel so left out since my dad doesn't talk to me because I...
    AYEZOOS AYEZOOS 18-21, M Apr 9

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    A Story Of Overcoming Panic, Even For Just One Day! - I wanted to share a story about one day in my life where i stopped a panic attack, in hopes maybe it will be helpful to my...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F Aug 14, 2013

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    Running - I use to leave my childhood home in a dead sprint.  My imagination created a scenario that I had just escaped a prison and was basically running for my freedom and...
    untreatableonline untreatableonline 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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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...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    My First - I haven't had one in a while, but came close to it, several times last month alone. But my first panic attack was when I was 6 years old, starting school. I was in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    my worst one was at the movies with my friends. that were talking too loud and someone told them to shut up very rudely and then i thought we were going to get kicked out so i...
    doomkitty9 doomkitty9 13-15, F Feb 10

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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...
    irishfersure irishfersure 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    I Hate Panic Attacks - i have had panic attacks since i was 15  and the littlest things can trigger them  such as being in big crouds or in small cars or walking alone...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Having panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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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...
    mistyblue mistyblue 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    I have had panic attacks for 13 years. Only happens on motorway and big dual carriageways. I haven't driven on a motorway for 5 years. No amount of therapy or CBT has helped...
    Lifetoexpo Lifetoexpo 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I Can't Stand It - I hate having anxiety attacks at the strangest times. Alot of people just don't understand what it is like. I don't want to take meds for it either. My husband...
    Roserick22 Roserick22 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    Hiding A Tattoo From My Parents - The summer before I turned 19, I got a small tattoo on my side. My parents were very old fashioned and were extremely strict with me when I was a...
    andrew11822 andrew11822 18-21, M Mar 13, 2013

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    I am finally going to the doctor to be put on anti-anxiety medicine. I cannot wait. I've had enough panic attacks for one lifetime.
    Thatonechickthatdoesstuff Thatonechickthatdoesstuff 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Life With Panic - I began having panic attacks in 1991, two weeks after the death of my mother.  At the time I didn't know it was a panic attack, I thought I was dying with a...
    SerenityFound SerenityFound 41-45, F Jul 23, 2007

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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...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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...
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Lately they seem to just keep happening and happening and I can't turn my head one way or the other or I'll see something that does it.
    sagefish sagefish 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Use to get them every couple of months sometimes. But now it is almost ever week or two weeks. This is getting bad...
    kated26 kated26 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Panics Stole 10 Years Of My Life - I had my first panic attack on my 13Th birthday. I had been blindfolded, (playing a kids party game, where your blindfolded and you have to...
    FenGirl FenGirl 36-40, F 2 Responses May 24, 2010

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    I can't stand it anymore. Every single day I have bad panic attacks.
    bellahblue bellahblue 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I Have To Drive - Since my car accident a week ago, I have panic attacks anytime my husband drives & I'm in the passenger side of the car. I feel stupid about this cause I've never...
    jezabel23851 jezabel23851 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    Teach the Class - I have yoga class and today is the final,  I love yoga and class,  but today i have to teach the class only for 10 minutes BUT I CANT.  I dont know...
    fred7 fred7 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2007

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    So this is in no way professional advice. I'm just sharing my experience and what works for me to help the panic attacks be a little less terrible and not take over my life as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1

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    Thankfully, it's been a while since I had a severe one. I do still get anxious pretty often though. But I've found that since I've met someone in the last several months, someone...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Mar 29

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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...
    kirigiri kirigiri 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Update: Yesterday I got too scared to go on the walk near the intersection of terror (see past story). I've been taking the puppy for walks nearer the house where we just do a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 2

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    My name is Jalisa, and I've had panic attacks for the last 10 years. They are triggered by me having a bad experience with something, and every time I'm faced with that situation...
    lisamay90 lisamay90 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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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...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    Just came to a conclusion that I suffer from panic attacks and have done for years. I caught myself out in a sense and wrote down what I experienced shortly after it happened. I...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Feb 14

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    I Remember My First - My 1st panic attack was horrible.  I didn't even know what it was.  I started hyperventilating and couldn't stop.  It just kept getting worse...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 10 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Can't Seem to Shake It - Hello fellow sufferers. I find it very hard to tell anyone about this, because unless you DO suffer from it, it is very hard to comprehend  what we go...
    onesoulbeing onesoulbeing 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    Yesterday was a rough day. I had been on a date with a guy who took the ferry to come here. He invited me out to visit him. So yesterday, I drove out to a town I had never been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 7

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    Just Lost My Job... - I have panic disorder. I worked in the dining center of a hospital until three days ago. I've had trouble with other employees there being incredibly rude and...
    kneefree kneefree 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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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...
    antares22x antares22x 22-25, M 10 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    I've been having full panic attacks for about two years now. Some landing me in the hospital. Through medication and therapy I have learned to be aware of the signs of the...
    yellowbeast yellowbeast 31-35, F Mar 2

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    Extreme panic attack when I think I have to go to work. Do twice the workload I'm suppose to do, more hours and no extra pay. I'm suppose to be fine, I'm suppose to get it right, I...
    calmj calmj 22-25, F Mar 15

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    my pet rock just had a seizure for the third time this day already i dont know what to do :'( im so scared i might lose him..
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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...
    IamJody IamJody 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    I started my new job 2 months ago. Ever since day 1 I've been having these panic attack I'm always worried I've done something wrong or I'm just not up to their standards. I'm...
    karls11 karls11 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    But they're kind of unconventional I guess. I get them at night time, when I'm alone. The dark also triggers them. But people for some reason make me feel safe so I've never gotten...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I can't sleep. The fear keeps me awake.
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    Life With Panic Attacks !!! -    Living with chronic pain truly is had enough but throw in living with severe panic attacks as well and you often feel that life is just not worth...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    Panic Attack - Panic attacks suck! I told my dad about it he didn't believe me when I said it. My recent panic attack was the day before yesterday I think. I was extremely tired...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2008

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    Last week was probably one of the scariest moments of my life.. I couldn't stop shaking because of how much anxiety I had, also I spent the night at a friends house and had a huge...
    NicolesWay NicolesWay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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