I Have Panic Disorder

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    My Life In A Box

    Im not quite sure where to begin. I guess ill start with this moment. Im sitting inside writing because I'm to afraid to leave my house. Afraid of the racing heart beat, dizzy spells, fear of dying, utter terror.  i used downers to try and moderate the constant uneasy feeling...
    cloro cloro
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2012

    I have had a panic disorder

    for a couple years now, but lately My panic attacks are getting worse. I feel hopeless every single day and I feel like I have no one to support me.
    myillmind myillmind
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    Panic Disorder

    i have suffered stress and panic attacks for years but in the last couple of months it has got considerably worse and  been diagnosed with panic disorder. i am waiting for cbt treatment. the breathing problems are unbearable and i cant go out the house, i havent worked for over...
    gey6342 gey6342
    36-40
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2011

    The fact I panic so much takes over my life

    and it's really frustrating because it really is all paranoia and I can't seem to battle it. Holding me back so much 😡
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    Derealization & Long Attacks. Am I Alone?

    I had anxiety/panic ever since I can remember and I want to write my whole story on here sometime but for me the most intense and  fearful symptom is a feeling of "derealization", "depersonalization", feeling out of reality, feeling in a dream, feeling like i'm in a different...
    ineffableanomaly ineffableanomaly
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Mar 7, 2011

    The Causes Of Anxiety And Panic Attacks Ron Rapee, Michelle Craske, David Barlow Physiology Of Anxiety

    Anxiety is probably the most basic of all emotions. Not only is it experienced by all humans, but anxiety responses have been found in all species of animals right down to the sea slug. Anxiety experiences vary tremendously in their severity from mild uneasiness to extreme terror...
    JeArcsolina JeArcsolina
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2012

    I was thinking to get a job at Starbucks to

    gain experience (because i never do any work before) but i have panic disorder with agoraphobia. I am feeling a little bit scared and not confidence but at the same time I wanna work to collect money. Can you understand the struggle? What should i do? Someone please, i need...
    qijae qijae
    22-25, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    My Long Battle With Panic Disorder And Agoraphobia.

    My first panic attack threw me for a loop when I was 21. I had no idea what was happening to me. One moment I was standing there talking to my dad, and the next I'm rushing to sit down on the couch and contemplating calling 911. The world was spinning, my heart was racing, and...
    losthighway losthighway
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    I just started a new job.

    I mostly feel ok while at work, but I have to take extra medicine to get through the day. Once I get home, I just can't relax. I can't get work off my mind. I constantly fear every little thing possible. The constant worry and anxiety is driving me crazy. I don't know if I can...
    peggyjolleen peggyjolleen
    26-30, F
    Jul 1, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    Living With A Panic Disorder.

    I am just 18 going into my second year of college. I got my first panic attack last summer around August, so it's almost going to be a year now. Experiencing my first panic attack was the worse feeling ever. I was getting my nails done, I was perfectly fine, then out of nowhere...
    Xotillweoverdose Xotillweoverdose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2012

    I was diagnosed with panic disorder

    and agoraphobia when I was only 16. For the entire summer leading up to being diagnosed, I was convinced I was dying. Having a heart attack. For a while I thought I was going to spontaneously combust. It was so bad, that I had shut out all of my friends and family. I basically...
    Ammasyms Ammasyms
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    I have a stomach disorder,

    and when I'm stomach feels even a little queezy, I freak out, and I panic to the point where I want to scream, but don't...
    ash5698 ash5698
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    A&E Ocd Documentary "Obsessed" Seeks Participants!

     A second season documentary series about OCD and related disorders is searching for people that are in need of help. This non-exploitive documentary will have the goal of improving the participants' lives through sessions with a licensed therapist who specializes in...
    obsessedcasting obsessedcasting
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 27, 2009

    I have a doctor's appointment in exactly two

    weeks. A doctor's appointment. Amazing. I've had panic disorder since preschool. I've avoided sleepovers and movie theaters and dates with cute boys for my entire life. I left school because of my panic attacks. I tucked away everything that reminded me of unpleasant things...
    landsharkofsuburbia landsharkofsuburbia
    18-21
    Oct 9, 2014

    "whom Shall I Fear?"

    As a person who has experienced numerous panic attacks in the past, I would like to share about my experience.  When I was in high school my family moved to a new city which seemed to trigger every symptom connected with panic disorder (racing heart, trembling, feeling like...
    NinaMeri NinaMeri
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2006

    Ive been dealing with panic disorder

    since last year... I dont know and i must admit i really gathering my courage to share this story to you guys. After i was diagnose with panic disorder with agoraphobia, my life had been completely change. I had to extend one semester because i couldnt see people and stand in...
    qijae qijae
    22-25, F
    Jul 25, 2014

    I'm really ******* paranoid right now,

    I'm in a ghetto *** parking lot at my local mall.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 4, 2014

    Im Getting Better (i Hope)

    Panic Attacks started happening last year...at first i was terrefied and every time they happened i though that im going to have a heart attack. 2 times i managed to call paramedics and scare my friends. It was quite embarassing after. I couldn't sleep couse i was worried about...
    LittleMagicFox LittleMagicFox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    Helpless

    I am 17, and I struggle to get through days when I get my panic attacks. I started when I was about 15. They come for weeks and leave for maybe a year or so. Each time I get them again, they get worse and harder to handle. I feel like i'm going crazy half the time. I cannot focus...
    Panicgirl Panicgirl
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    Panic attacks are fun.

    .. Said nobody ever
    alliemonster alliemonster
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    Whenever I feel free of them,

    they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best, but today was very close to 100% initially. However, this afternoon it all changed. Around 4:30pm at work, the managing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 27, 2014

    When you cut your vain

    and you feel the pain instead of dieing
    luismartinez luismartinez
    16-17, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    I've had panic disorder

    for 3 weeks now triggered by two traumatic events back to back. I've exhausted all my friends and families sympathy (I don't blame them), and I feel alone. Anyone wanting to chat?
    ryukyuchamploo ryukyuchamploo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    Screaming Inside

    I can feel it coming on.  My mind starting to lose focus, my guts starting to shake, my heart beating faster, my limbs ticking.  Sometimes it's over nothing, maybe just something I was thinking about.  Sometimes it's over something that I know will make me panic...
    vampireheart vampireheart
    31-35, T
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    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?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    Cure For Panic Disorder

    First of all, I have learned that I don't have a "disorder".  My panic was a natural human response to a prolonged abusive situation in childhood.  Panic was an adrenaline response that could not be expressed but could be experienced.  Finding it impossible to...
    claysu claysu
    56-60, F
    Apr 5, 2010

    I Don't Know Whats Happening To Me

    I get these, well panic attacks it can happen anywhere. My chest tightens and i cant breath, All i can do is try to gasp for air till either i pass out or my chest looses. I don't know what brings them on and I have never gone to a doctor for them.
    JinxWings JinxWings
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2013
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x
    18-21, F
    Mar 27, 2014

    Trapped

    I have been having panic attacks since I was about 12. They have increasingly gotten worse over the years and I have now been diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Agorophobia. It controls and affects every second of every day of my life. It has affected my personal relationships, my...
    ambermichelle90 ambermichelle90
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2011

    Everything Is A Threat.

    I recently just found out that i have panic disorder, it all started when i had a bad experience in january with my friends, they decided to go buy some pot and we smoked it... after about 10 minutes or so i started having a really bad trip. I wanted to call an ambulance. But...
    BirdsandtheBees BirdsandtheBees
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    I hate my job that much I can't get up in the

    morning. The pressure of holding down a job I hate to raise a family is too much. I have often panic attacks caused by pressure!
    jonesy197979 jonesy197979
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    I Have Bi-polar Disorder, Anxi...

    i have bi-polar disorder, anxiety problems, ocd, depression, and never know what my mood is going to be.
    MarilynMonroe MarilynMonroe
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2007

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    okay it happened last year

    when i smoked hash one night i had a panic attack my heart started to beat fast my hands were num i couldn't breathe at all ,i thought that that the symptoms are going to vanish but i couldnt breathe for 5 monthes i had this feeling of gasping for air and it happened yesterday...
    psychoritza psychoritza
    22-25, F
    Nov 26, 2014

    Does anybody diagnosed with panic disorder

    and agoraphobia ? How do u guys deal with it ? Have u guys copr with it . I have to take medicatipn for iy they gave me stertaline , . Should i take medication oh no ?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2015

    Panic Attacks Scare Me

    My first panic attack was 4 years ago. I thought I was dying, I've never experienced anything like that before so I was terrified, I still am. I hate it. I hate that I can't control it or stop it even if I try. My face gets hot, my heart pounds, I can't breathe, my knees buckle...
    Stars889 Stars889
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    It all started the second semester of my Senior

    Year in high school. To say my anxiety started then would be a terrible lie, but that's when it spiraled to a point I could no longer control. I needed help. Badly. All of my life I had been an anxious person. Always fearful, always nervous, always tense. That's just how I was...
    Honeydip521 Honeydip521
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

    I have always been a nervous person..even as a kid. I didn't really start having regular panic attacks until I was in my early 20's. I had them daily, found it hard to go out of town...found it hard to even live. Zoloft helps. Though I don't take it anymore. I was OK...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Dec 28, 2014

    I can't watch scary movies,

    and I don't really know why. When I was younger,like ten (I'm fifteen now), I used to watch scary movies with my friends all the time. About two years ago,I was watching this scary movie with my best friend about a girl who is possessed and tried to kill her family. Something...
    pinkturtles0312 pinkturtles0312
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    I used to read articles about people whose

    panic disorder was so intense that they would slowly pull away from going places where they previously had an attack or doing things that reminded them of previous attacks all because of the fear of having another attack. I used to think "thank God that's not me." Now I think...
    RubySlippers28 RubySlippers28
    36-40, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    1. Racing heart 2. Feeling weak,

    faint, or dizzy 3. Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers 4. Sense of terror, or impending doom or death 5. Feeling sweaty or having chills 6. Chest pains 7. Breathing difficulties 8. Feeling a loss of control i have panic attacks at least twice a month. they arent very...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    So I was reading a blog about how to dispel

    panic attacks. She said to get a semi -precious stone , one that is grounding, and absorbs negative energy. So I just went to the the spiritual healing shop and had to pick one I was attracted to. I went straight to this dark mysterious one with white flakes through it .. This...
    Appleluva Appleluva
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    I was diagnosed with panic disorder about a

    year ago, and seriously takes over my life. I'll have awful panic attacks over small things such as forgetting my notebook at home that I need for class that day. Most people would just tell the teacher they forgot their notebook but my mind goes through a series of terrible...
    originalitydied originalitydied
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    I have agoraphobia and I battle it daily.

    Does anyone else have this and how do you live with it?
    Lindsc26 Lindsc26
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2015

    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-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    Panic

    I am a recent member to the panic club! Although it has been brewing for the last 3 years I had my first anxiety attack about 6 months ago. I was under a heightened period of stress but it had been festering there a little while. I am not going to go into the ins and outs of why...
    Frost789 Frost789
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2013

    28 Years

    My panic started at age 7. I was staying over at a friend's house and woke up with my heart pounding and I was so scared. She woke her dad up and he held me in a rocking chair while I cried until I felt better. There was some distance inbetween that incidence and further blow...
    tired4years tired4years
    31-35
    Nov 11, 2012
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