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I Have Panic Attacks

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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 always looking over my should who's talking about me and over analysing how people talk to me. I'm always thinking people hate me. I...
    karls11 karls11 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    Here I am again. Sitting on the floor trying

    not to cry too loud because someone might hear me and ask what's wrong. And I can't give a straight answer. Because right now it feels like everything's wrong. I just want this to stop
    NowhereKid NowhereKid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    and they have been ruining my life

    for 3 years now. It's like I'm living my life, tip-toe-ing round a monster who could wake and wreck havoc at any moment. I hate it.
    Rubyrooo Rubyrooo 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Oh my gosh. :( I literally just had a horrible

    panic attack. They happen all the time, but this one was probably the worst I've see had. I'm freaking out, so paranoid, so overwhelmed, shaking and can feel my heart beating very quickly. :(
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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 almost hostile to me. I was transferred to dishroom from the grill area of the dining center. I loved working dishroom! I...
    kneefree kneefree 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    I had my first panic attack right

    before I entered 6th grade. I was sitting in Sunday School and suddenly an incident that occurred a few months before popped in my head. A few months before I got a nose bleed and I wound up having a seizure after a huge blood clot came out of my nose. I was rushed to the...
    harmony4850 harmony4850 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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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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    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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    Went school today and got out yesterday might

    go back tomorrow ... Had a seizure:/
    Allienicoleharding Allienicoleharding 13-15, F Apr 30

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    Hi pps I'm 25 I suffer from bad panic attacks

    mostly the 1 st day of work going through a divorce any 1 wnna chat :)
    gsejam gsejam 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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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, probably because I didn't know what the *ell it was and it was scarring me.  Talk about a vicious cycle.   I'm...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 10 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    So I was with a few friends

    and went to the next town over to get some ice cream. It is literally only ten minutes from my house. Then I started thinking, what if something is wrong with my throat and I won't be able to breath? What if that is causing my panic attacks. I started feeling my neck with my...
    ElephantCozmo ElephantCozmo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    On the phonw. In stores.

    They have no respect for timing either.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 14

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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 living because you don't really live, you exist. I am not saying I am suicidal, but life doesn't exist for me the way it does for...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    Alotttttttt. I've had panic attacks

    since I was a youngin. Ever since I can remember, I would have panic fits. Especially when I was surrounded by people/strangers. I would get sweaty, and then I'd freak out more because I would think people seeing me sweat and they'd think I was weird or gross, my heart always...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel sick. I am just nervous all the time.

    .. It can be even at home thinking about something in the future I think I should be nervous about and then it ruins my whole day.. I'm sick of it, am I going to be like this for the rest of my life? I get nervous about big things in my life months before they happen.. How am I...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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 Aug 9

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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 kid, so I decided that I would just get it somewhere where they can't see. The next couple of months passed and I showed my friends...
    andrew11822 andrew11822 18-21, M Mar 13, 2013

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    I am 15 and I have been having panic attacks

    since I was 12. I have a fear of pain and it is at the point were my own family and friends can't throw anything towards me. It has completely change my life. I was taken out of gym because it got so bad. I can't play sports and people always forget about it. I know it is...
    PrincessPanda14 PrincessPanda14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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

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    One time when I lived with my brother he tried

    to hit me and my mom stopped him. He pushed her down and I started to has a panic attack and tired to run away. I started shaking and stumbling out the door. I could barely walk. And I was hyperventilating and blubbering. I kept repeating: It's alright... It's alright... It's...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Something small can set me off.

    ... It's really scary. All the sudden I feel like can't breathe and my heart's pounding. And I start crying. I can't talk and I can't control my emotions. Does anyone know how to help control these? Mine are really intense and I'm afraid I'll get one in public or at school...
    sarah81199 sarah81199 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm so tired of panic attacks.

    .. I spend so much money on medication just so I won't freak out and cry for hours every day. I need a way to deal with them without medicine...
    footfungusfairy footfungusfairy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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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 7 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    I feel it starting to build inside of me.

    I feel the tears behind my eyes. I feel my heart racing. It's pounding like a drum. I feel it through my whole body. . . I'm out side of my job and I feel a panic attack waiting for me to let my guard down. . Waiting for a crack in my armor.
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was sexually abused from the time I was five

    till I was a teenager. When I was six I started having panic attacks and they were really bad. They would make me get sick, pass out, and go into shock and that's not including all the normal symptoms like shaking, can't breathe, dizziness and more. I'm older now and the abuse...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I had a panic attack last night my bf broke up

    with me. He was the love of my life.. I have one everytime something like that happens or I get really scared.
    Lilbit69 Lilbit69 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Panic attacks are something i fear,

    i feel like i'm outside of my body when it happens and it scares me so bad.
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Jul 26

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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 2 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    For the past year I have been probed to have

    panic attacks. And there seems as if there is no way out. I have been to many hospitals and physiatrics, but I feel lonely and want a friend to talk to.
    maxjanin maxjanin 13-15, M Jul 20

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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

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    Last night I had a panic attack one of the

    worst I've had I started getting all shaky and my heart was racing so fast I almost felt like I was going to have a heart attack and then I did the worst I could do, I stood up and all of my body was shaking and I couldn't breathe. Nobody knows about my panic attacks and they're...
    learmz learmz 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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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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    Soooo..... Im afraid of really small spaces

    especially closets and one time my ex boyfriend hit me tied me up and locked me in the closet I freaked out and had a really bad panic attack and finally after a couple hours my friend came looking for me and let me out sooo.... Panic attacks I get them everytime I'm in a closet...
    Battlescars1524 Battlescars1524 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I'm on the verge of Havin one.

    God my thoughts are racing and I'm crying and shaking. I cut again but it didn't help much. I want this to end. I took 10 sleep aids so hopefully they will help me sleep. I wanna kill myself so badly. Nobody cares about me. I am a worthless piece of trash. Why couldn't my past...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days 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 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm at a family reunion

    and feel like I'm hiding a secret that no one else understands... Trying to keep it all together and feeling like life is hitting me too hard all at the same time... Sigh!
    rocknangel rocknangel 26-30, F Jul 26

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    Maybe as a result of some possible childhood

    trauma, I've had some really weird panic attacks: over the 6 months of panic attacks I've tried to strangle my friends, seen visions of people killing me, believed I was dating a figment of my imagination (what we call the 'ghost girl') and curled in a ball in the middle of the...
    willmakaba willmakaba 18-21 1 Response Jun 26

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    I had the first panic attack of my life two

    nights ago.....I didn't know what it was! Then yesterday I was fine, then today while I was hanging out with my ex, I had two...then on the way home I had one...then I had two in the garage...then 3 when I got up to my room......8 in one day, in the course of 3 hours.....
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 13-15 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I think I'm having a panic attack.

    I'm not sure. I can't stop shaking and crying. I'm freaking out. I want to cut so so bad but I don't want to at the same time. I'm literally writhing in bed freaking out. I haven't stopped the shaking or crying for over an hour. I have my blade with me and I keep running the non...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response May 25

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    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    Everyone thinks they have anxiety

    and throws the term panic attack around like it’s no big thing. Yes, many people do truly go through both, but you don’t ever want to experience a panic attack, and unless you’ve had one you have no idea what it is like. Stop acting like it’s a casual thing, because for...
    ForeverLife ForeverLife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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 sometimes makes me angry because he will get annoyed with me over it. I've been having them since I was a child. I went...
    Roserick22 Roserick22 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    I'm at work and having a normal day.

    .. I do not know why I am having these tiny panic attacks!!!
    rocknangel rocknangel 26-30, F Jul 20

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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 sometimes even just being on a phone can trigger them 
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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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 fellow panic attack sufferers.... Some of you know that i give hour long presentations in front of sometimes hundreds of people (gulp)...never in my wildest...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F Aug 14, 2013

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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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    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 panic attack in the middle of the night. Luckily my friend was there to comfort me. Not only have I been dealing with anxiety and panic...
    NicolesWay NicolesWay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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