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Anxiety attack in middle of store

Omg help me! I'm having the worst anxiety attack in the middle of the store. All I wanna do is ball up and cry in a corner and then go to sleep. Ugh I don't think these meds are working I feel worse on them.

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Jus relax an take deep breath.dont cry b strong.

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I've been crying since I left the store and I'm feeling better from it.

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Happy ur ok.

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Thanks

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Hey victoria

Just take deep breathes and focus on something specific.. I get panic attacks usually in stores as well but had been happened less frequantly these days.

Just try and not freak out I know its easier said then done...like I said deep breathes..

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I was trying my hardest to do that but it wasn't working. There were so many people around I just wanted to run and hide.

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Am sorry about that.

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Aw it's ok . Try slow your breathing down if you are able and repeat "I am calm" to yourself. Then try and get yourself to a safe place like maybe your flat. This is what I do. Ano it's hard honey. Sending u a big big hug 😚😚😚

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I was trying to do that but because I'm still recopping from surgery breathing deep still hurts so I panicked more.

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Oh rite that's ashame

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Yeah I'm guessing when I had my adenoids taking out back there is still healing and I think when panic attacks happen the throat muscles tighten which causes me to panic more because I feel like I can't breathe. Taking deep breaths just irritated my surgery site.

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I understand 😚

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Thank you so much for talking to me. I've been non stop crying and omg I'm feel so much better. Except now I can't stop crying.

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Aw ur so welcome it is my pleasure. Im glad u feel so much better. You just cry your wee heart out. Tears are healing. I cry my heart out every Monday with my counsellor. There have been times in the past I've cried every single day. There is no shame in crying. It takes real courage to feel your feelings so well done. 😚😚

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Thank you. It felt so good to just cry but now I'm left irritable. I'm starting to wonder if it's the meds

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Lvictoria, having an anxiety attack in the middle of a store is an opportunity to practice accepting it without adding more fear. Just take a deep breath and carry on shopping as normal. Although you feel rubbish you're not going to pass out or die, so just accept the bad feeling for the moment, it will pass before too long and you will have the reassurance of knowing you beat it which will give you greater confidence when you next visit that store or go out. Nothing bad is going to happen to you, just accept it all calmly and you will have won a great victory.

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Thank you. I tried that but it wasn't working. This is why I hate going anywhere by myself. I had my son with me and brought every negative possible thing was going to happen. I'm calling my doctor now because my chest pains are hurting and I need to make sure these meds are ok to be taken with my asthma.

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I'm so sorry to hear you went through that. I know how you feel . It sucks but I want you to remember instead of the leaving the store next time go to your car ... relax ... cry... and then go back in . You don't want to create a phobia of going to the the stores because we can't avoid them. When I cry I always feel better I don't know why but I do. But keep fighting rain doesn't last always .. you will get better love .

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Thanks love. I fought threw it and then bought my items. I then walked inside my grandmoms house & just cried for literally 10 minutes straight. It's felt so good. But left me very irritable. I'm wondering if it's the meds

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Ooooh good you're stronger than you know!!! Yeah I would talk to my doctor about the med siuation.

But I'm happy to hear you did finish your shopping trip !! 😊

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Lvictoria81, the good thing about this all is that you walked out of there with the items you went in for. It that respect, you won. Anxiety lost. xx

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Agreed. I just still feel like crap. I really don't think this is anxiety. Honestly.

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Lvictoria81, only time will convince you. I felt the same way. xx

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I guess so. My chest hurts so bad. I'm starting to think one of the meds I'm on is affecting my asthma. Anytime I'm active it's hard to breathe and I'm getting migraines now and I'm dizzy.

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I do think you have duel diagnoses which your doctor needs to oversee. You can't blame everything on anxiety. What happened in the store was an anxiety attack which could have come on from the lighting or sounds the lights make (like a buzzing)

The meds can be affecting your asthma so it should be checked out with your doctor. When you get migraines, you can get dizzy from them because they first constrict and then dilate the blood vessels. Also let your doctor be aware if the headaches are too frequent. He could advise you as to what you can safely take.

Hang in there, you are young and you have that going for you. You'll get through this. We're here for you xx

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Thank you I have an appointment tomorrow about it. I look up Prozac and it interfere with asthma. I'm if I should take it again tonight or not. I also can't take my inhaler because albuterol and Prozac aren't good together.

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Only your doctor can make that decision for you. Good Luck with your appointment tomorrow, I hope you get some answers to your concerns. x

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Thanks so much I'll update u tomorrow

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