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Panic Attack help please?

Heyo, I'm new to this site. Recently, my Anxiety has been so bad I have been having crippling Panic Attacks. I had to even leave college and come home because they were so terrible. They are more physical triggers, like dizziness or the darkness, but I can't seem to control my brain from overthinking and triggering one out of nowhere. It's gotten so bad that I haven't really been eating or sleeping. Even just sitting down on my couch and feeling drowsy/zoning out makes my anxiety peak, because my brain thinks I'm "dizzy". I have some coping mechanisms, like deep breathing and distracting my mind but they aren't starting to work anymore. I just want to feel like a normal person again. Any help is appreciated.

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If you have amazon kindle app you should download a book called Dare. That gives a lot of helpful practices. And also download an app called insight timer. There are free meditation and mindfulness practices that help a lot

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Same mine is very bad too, I feel you. I get intrusive thoughts of religion and it scares me but I'm trying to control it cause I'm tired of the pains and aches I get throughout my body. I'm gonna try to control it. Is that what a panic attack feels like. If so I'm going to start using my book DARE again, I was fine for a week or so until it started again.

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Yes same, I can barely think and I have dizziness and have Depression, I'd say my Anxiety has been very bad. I get aches and pains from all the worrying, I would assumed it's normal to feel it go through ought your body in waves of pain, ease and restart like ocean waves.

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I am the same way and I'm suffering with you, I get these waves of aches and pains wash over my body like a wave idk if that's a panic attack or what. But I've had so many they just all seem different. I'm trying to control my thoughts, I'm a Christian and have been getting close to God so if I have Andy evil thoughts of him or something I get intense scary distress.

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I just started having horrible anxiety a few months ago. And I didn't know what was wrong with me. I went to 3 different hospitals and they didn't help. I have the same symptoms as you describe and something it gets worse. And I feel the same. I want to be normal again. I have no friends either so I deal with it all alone and I'm a mother of 4. Its so exhausting and feels like no one cares and like I have no body. I have to pretend I'm normal so I don't burden other people. I wish I had at least one person that I can talk to while I'm having the attacks so it will help calm me. I'm still learning how to deal with this. I hope it gets better for you. If I find anything that will help I'll let you know. Good luck.

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I know how hard it can be facing anxiety while taking care of children. And having to push through can be really hard. If you are not taking meds I suggest that you don’t start. Meditation, relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices will ease some of the anxiety. Find a book called DARE. It has helped me completely stop my panic attacks and am trying to calm the anxiety

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I've gone to the hospital many times for my anxiety as well, but there's nothing they can really do to help besides drug you up, which makes you feel like a total vegetable. It's SO difficult to take care of children while you're struggling with your anxiety and that's super commendable of you. You should try to make some time for yourself (as impossible as that seems to be). Maybe try to find a co-worker, someone from a church or a local support group to be a sounding board for you. It's all about building a community for support; this is why I'm on this site now because it was so hard to relate to my friends as they had never experienced this. It just takes time and practice.

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I'll be one of your freinds, I'm srry you don't have any, the book DARE helps, but obsessive thoughts I can't forget and keep remembering them, cause I have anxiety and depression.

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Hello aprilskii

I Can understand how you are feeling right now and want you to know that you are not alone. There are others going through fear, anxiety and panic. I can understand when you have tried, and nothing seem to work. When we are stuck and cannot move any longer we have to gather our last strength to take another step and move till we get to our desired goal. Have you tried listening to motivational and inspirational speakers? I have printed words and inspirational quote at some places in the house that remind me every time I see it. I have some songs that I listen to when I feel so down and helpless (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emgv-VRtMEU) You can also look for songs that can uplift your spirit up. Keep doing the deep breathing or watching some shows that can take your mind off what you are anxious about. I came across this woman story about anxiety and it was encouraging bit.ly/2XdU3lY

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Lexapro helped me quite a bit. I also listen to sermons by Charles Stanley while I go on walks and at bedtime.

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I literally have such a similar story to yours I also had to leave college because of my panic attacks. for me I go to one on one therapy and a group DBT therapy which is really helpful. I also found using mindfulness exercises helpful and tons of meditating throughout the day. youtube has a lot of really good guided meditations also. think of your thoughts as clouds passing by don't judge them just let them pass and observe them. I hope that helps and be gentle with yourself.

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