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I’m having a massive panic attack right now. I’m freaking out. I can’t breathe and it feels like my heart is gonna explode. I can’t live like this anymore.

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I have yet to experience that but I am guessing just take a deep breath in, and then out...just repeat and imagine yourself breathing as well. I am so sorry you are going through this.

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Thank you. I don’t wish panic attacks on anyone. They are unbearable

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Do they occur all of a sudden or does something trigger them. This year I have been experiencing anxiety, my nerves, an overwhelming sense of fear then having an onset of depression. I don't want to do anything , want to be left alone, getting irritable. How does one cope? What does one do? I talk myself out of these feelings, try to anyways. But they are still there. I am overwhelmed by all the responsibility that I have.

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They mostly come on all of a sudden. Believe me it’s hard to cope with depression and anxiety. I’ve been suffering all my life

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and you are here to tell it, good for you though I imagine it has been a battle.

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It definitely continues to be a battle

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i’m sorry this is happening to you. try to take deep breaths and think about something else. i take anxiety medicine my doctor prescribed me in case i have anxiety attacks. they help a lot. maybe this would work for you?

i’ll be praying for you.

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I take antidepressants and anxiety medicine. Now I just need something for the panic attacks

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I’m sorry to hear that. Have you tried meditation? Meditation helps me stay in the present moment and keeps my mind off of the unnecessary stress from the past or future.

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I’ve literally tried everything with no relief

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I hope that you have managed to find calm tonight. When I have attacks it is incredibly difficult to come out of it. I cannot take Xanax anymore because of my addiction problems. I literally feel my heart pounding out of my chest, my blood pressure shoots to extreme numbers, and I feel like I am suffocating. The only thing that helps is slowing my breathing with giant, deep, long breaths, which is difficult to say the least. I have to self talk in my head to achieve those breaths. I will also go to my bed (if I am at home), I turn off all lights to reduce sensory stimulations. Then I turn Pandora on to the "classical relaxation" station and just do my best to concentrate on the music and nothing else. Sometimes it works, others not so much. When it happens at work I get off of the sales floor immediately, I'll either run outside for a cigarette or find something to do in the backroom for as long as it takes to breathe through the attack. These attacks are truly horrible, so I understand what you are going through tonight. I hope you are feeling better by now. You can always go to the hospital if it gets to the point that you are scared it is not going to stop.

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They can feel unbearable I know, but you’re not alone and things can get better. At least that’s what I have to believe. Do you know what brought this one on?

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