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Panicking while waiting to panic.

I have been dealing with panic disorder and attacks for a long time.Aren't they embarrassing?I hate the feeling of being stuck in an area where if I step out I'll die.first is the dreaded feeling of doom then comes the heart raising then the shallow breathing.you want to reach out for help but you cannot move.you cannot speak,it's like your own little horror show.I am going through menopause right now so that hasn't helped.I am glad I found this group.

Over the last four years I've quite jobs because of panic attacks.just knowing that there are others is comforting,not that I would wish this on anyone and hope anyone afflicted will get better.

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I would love it if there were more awareness of how to respond to someone when they are in the middle of a panic attack. I experience them myself, and I'm not even sure what I would do if I encountered someone mid-attack. It shouldn't have to be embarrassing, but it is.

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I know what you mean. After years of suffering in silence, I finally tried to explain my panic attack disorder to my family. They don't understand and think I'm making it up or that I can control it somehow! I think my husband is embarrassed by me when I have an attack.

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I am so sorry,I will pray that your husband and family will see the necessity of understanding.Trust me I think the embarrassment could not be any worse for others than it is for the person experiencing the attack.I hope that you will be encouraged.

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Thank you for responding! You are so right. The embarrassment is unbearable. I just wish people that don't have panic attacks would not be so judgemental. Their callous attitudes only make my anxiety worse.

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You are right,for some reason I do not want anyone to try to console me.I just want to focus on deep breathing which has helped alot.I am so sorry you suffer from this and hope that it gets better.I have found that in my subconcious there was a trigger that caused the effects.

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I start my therapy next week. I sure hope I can figure out what's going on in my head that triggers these awful attacks!

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You will there is hope !!! I pray everyday that I can find a way to stop these triggers before they can start panic feelings.just know that you are not alone in this and there will be an answer

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Thank you! So glad I this group, I hate others are suffering with this, but it sure is comforting to talk to people who understand.

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You will and you will be healed,keep the faith Jesus does love you very much

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I am on meds that quiet down panic attacks, cataplexy, and tremors. So I don't even remember what it feels like to have a panic attack since it is has been a while.:-)

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I have meds to take with the onset,but alot of times it's just waiting for them to kick in.I don't want to walk around groggy,there are good days and bad days,thanks for the input!

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As someone who is recently graduated and did quite successful in school, I should be excited for finding a job, but it's quite the opposite. It's such a struggle due to anxiety and I can relate to the panicky feeling and feeling trapped. It's such a daily struggle, but I find little things throughout my day to focus on instead of myself. When I focus too much on myself and how I feel is when things spiral out of control. I'm not saying this is directly you or that you aren't in fact staying busy, but what has helped me even in the slightest is finding mini distractions each day to preoccupy my mind.

A light hearted video with a good message, a short article in the news paper or orchestral music have done wonders when I feel myself getting panicky. I wouldn't wish my anxiety on anyone either, but know you are very much not alone in feeling those things you feel.

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You are right I have started walking and I have several projects that I work on,they changed my medicine and it seems to be helping and there again so true when we get past ourselves,helping others just works thank you for your input I hope you will find a job that will not be stressful

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