Just had an attack... Maybe this can help others

So was just sat down on my Mac and suddenly I felt my heart start racing and out of nowhere it hit.. bang. My heart was racing, breathing uncontrollably. Haven't had a attack for 2 days now so was sort of expecting it, I jumped out of bed and realised that was the worse thing to do. Sat back down on the side of my bed muted my music and closed my eyes, focused on my breathing and trying to slow it down. Breathing in through my nose slowly, holding it in for a bit and breathing back out slowly. Really focusing on my breathing. After 2-3 minutes of doing this I was back to 'normal'. This is the first time I have done this. Usually ill do the breathing exercise but simply id do it half assed and not put much effort into this.

Just thought id share this with you all as this may or may not help someone.


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7 Replies

  • Sorry about the attack. But great that you stopped it in its tracks

  • Thanks Vhariford. Im a new suffer I guess you could call it to PTSD Anxiety but I'm not gonna let this control me, trying new tactics each time I get a attack.

  • TheInjuredBiker, great job in deep breathing. If done properly it will always slow down the breathing as well as the racing heart. It's always good to hear that it really works. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Thank you very much Agora1 :) and no problem I hope this can help others. Staying calm and composed is key for it to be over quickly I've found.

  • this is always happening to me aswell its a powerful feeling i start twiching and moving my back to calm down it dont really work but i get this mostly twice or three times a day it comes and goes dont get it

  • It really is. Ive always been the person to ignore my feelings but they really are powerful and impossible to ignore. The best thing is to stay calm and composed in these situations. I could be wrong but from what I've researched the worst is caused by hyperventilating which normally happens at the start of an attack so if you can control your breathing you can control your attack.

  • yeah when my happens i get bad arrythmia my heart goes super fast the most right now is my heart and my breathing at times and sweaty hands and feeling shaky my hands shaky .

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