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Panic attack!

So after eating a turkey dinner this evening, I started feeling very strange. My stomach was upset, I felt nauseous, had a headache. I went and laid down and suddenly felt very strange. I wasn't sure if I was going to faint or die or what. I ended up splashing freezing cold water on my face a couple of times and that helped me calm down somewhat. Then I took a hot bath and I have just been in this funk or haze type thing since. Ive tried other grounding techniques but nothing seems to be working. I'm out of the panic phase but I feel like I could easily have another one. I hate having panic disorder!

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I feel the same having eaten too much today. I don't understand why eating a big meal or too fast brings on panic, anxiety or very close to it. I worry that my kids are all here enjoying themselves and I've retired to my room to die. Seriously, that is how I feel!

So, I empathize! Sorry you ate suffering too.

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That is exactly how I felt. It was scary cause obviously I don't want to die.

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Same here! I always eat half of what I'm given because feeling full makes me anxious! It's the strangest thing and I've never been able to figure out how to stop it.

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It’s a horrible feeling I had a few times before, easy to say but try and relax and put your mind on something else

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Ugh its so horrible. I splashed cold water on my face and that seemed to help. But I don't usually remember to do that. Usually I remind myself that it's just my anxiety or panic attack and it helps but last night was to intense. If I could rid the world of one thing it would be mental illness for sure.

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Sounds like a panic attack to me! I had a similar one during Christmas dinner last night and have been in a fog ever since. I feel like I've also tried everything which is why I'm here. You are not alone. Something that has helped me recently is just to talk about it. Being open with my coworkers, friends and family has allowed me to take a breath and know, even if I do have a panic attack at work or wherever, people will know what is going on. Taking the power back as it were. For us sufferers, we feel that we lack control. Here is a quote taken from part of a Nothing More album. It couldn't have come at a better time in my life and I thought I'd share it.

"But you must remember that the secret to all of this is not to be afraid of fear. When you can really allow yourself to be afraid, and you don't resist the experience of fear, you are truly beginning to master fear. But when you refuse to be afraid, you are resisting fear, and that simply sets up a vicious circle of being afraid of fear of being afraid of being afraid of fear. If then you try to obliterate fear, you're working in a wrong way. To attack at fear is to strengthen it."

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