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Panic attack

I’m sitting here bawling. I just had the worst panic attack out of nowhere! My heart started thumping out of my chest, I got real sweaty with the chills, I felt like I couldn’t breathe and my chest had a burning pain in the center of it. I wanted to run to the ER so bad and I still do but Ive already racked up so many bills just to be told I’m ok. 😭 Why do they feel so real and scary?! Gosh I was having a relaxing Sunday and now I’m crying because it’s so terrifying. 💔 I’m just glad it’s over with. ( deep breaths )

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Hi hun, that's horrible to hear... I hate when one minute you're having an amazing day and then the next it's the worst day ever... I really hope you're feeling better x

If you ever need to talk, my inbox is open :) x

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Thank you. 🖤 I’m just on edge now. 😩😩

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Honestly hunny, I'm not surprised. I would as well. Just know that if you ever need to talk or you feel the need to rant, my inbox is open :) x

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I get them everyday it does suck and is so scary it makes you feel like your dying.

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It’s so bad. It’s like when it’s happening all that runs through my mind is “you’re dying” then it’s “better head to the ER” then it’s “you’re too late, you’ll die waiting on the doctors to do their job” and I FLIP.

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I have so much anxiety that I never leave my house sometims I can't even leave my room .

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Me too. :( I’m such a recluse now. I just like to stay in bed and watch Netflix.

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I can't even get out to the doc or anything I watch movies all day till I can go to bed and wake up and do it all over again I'm scared of dying from a heart attack or something

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From the moment I open my eyes in the morning and close them at night I’m anxiety ridden.. my fear is a blood clot. 😭 it’s crazy hearing somebody else relate to what I go through daily. I wish it would all go away. I wanna be happy and fearless again.

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I know the feeling I wish to go outside again and go places but I get so much anxiety that when I have a panic attack its like my heart feels like its racing whens its not I get over heated I sweat a lot and feel like I'm going to die

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Start slow, apayett. Just a short walk outside. Go a few steps further than what is comfortable and you are on your way to recovery. I know these feelings well.

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I am so scared of having a heart attack I think thats why I'm having so much trouble with it

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For me, I had to get medical reassurance often until I was able to tame my obsessive fear of a heart attack. Remember: heart attacks don't come and go. Your symptoms do.

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I was diagnosed agoraphobic and been 4 years I haven't left my house

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That is so sad to hear. My heart goes out to you. Are you medicated?

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The meds they gave me made it worse and I wasnt abke to make it back to the doc to get new meds

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If you feel safe to reveal it, which medicine did you have a bad reaction to?

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Prozac

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Well I hope you're able to try something else that may help soon. In the meantime, look up the audio books by Dr. Claire Weekes. She talks about agoraphobia a bit.

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Its not hypnotism is it?

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No. It is not hypnotism.

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Hi yes her books helped me over 25 years ago. I was in a very very dark place in my head . Long for sleep to get away from it all . Please read her books . She did help me honest . Take care .

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I had bad reactions to a few anxiety medications and refused to try anymore. But my doctor and I made the choice to try Ativan. Ativan helps me and maybe you could talk to your doctor about it. The only side effects I get are some dizziness and fatigue - it helps with my insomnia also so much & also my appetite because anxiety makes me not eat and I lost a lot of weight a few months ago and I’m finally gaining it back slowly. I take a tiny dose 0.5 mg twice daily. Just a thought. 🖤

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Its just so hard right now because I cant leave my house my anxiety is too high

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I understand. Maybe try calling your doctor and explaining things- maybe he/she is willing to do an at home visit.

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I tried they dont do at home visits :(

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Make a call too the doc or crisis helping line just cry it out

Use cold whater in your face

Drink a lot off whater

And than just do what you can do

But talk too you doc ❤️

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Every day ?

Why you don't go too a doc ??

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Everyday panic attacks yes I'm agoraphobic

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That is like me

I have also panic attacks butt I have talkt too my doc

Because that is not a life

Every day

With me is more from huge stress

So not nice

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Ya its so bad sometimes I lay in bed in a fetal position just lay there not moving bc every time I move I feel tgis pressure in my chest I know its my anxiety but it doesn't help I'm always afraid

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Ye anxiety is ye scary

I know

But it's anxiety

I think you better talk too you doc

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I am SO sorry that you had to go through that. I hate the ones that come seriously out of nowhere when you are having a good day. I am so glad it’s over now. I totally am the same way being on edge after a bad panic attack. I like to do super comforting things after a bad one. I take a bath with some candles, make hot chocolate, watch one of my favorite movies and cuddle up with my dogs. Is there anything comforting that you could try to take your mind off things and take the edge off? Message me anytime if you ever need to talk. I’m here 💜

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Has anyone here tried Lorazapam? It just takes the edge off. When my stepson died I had anxiety for a week and my doctor recommended .5 lorazapam. It really helped to quiet my thoughts so I could function. Also if I plan a trip to the big grocerie store I take one an hour before and can get thru the trip. I hope this helps.

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Definitely, that’s what I take. .05 mg twice daily :)

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Plz don’t think too much it’s all your mind is playing with you because nicotine is coming slowly out so go for a walk with ur fav song

Make busy urself

Try fitness

Nothing will happen we are healthy

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Thanks 🖤

Although I don’t smoke, so not sure where the nicotine part came from. :P

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It’s a horrible feeling I feel so bad for you. Hopefully it will resign I have the same Panic attack’s also seizures. After brain haemoragh. Thoughts fro to you 😟😟

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I know exactly how you felt - its SO scary. Well done gor riding it out & hey, you survived - well done! I find breathing in for 6 & out for 6 when I feel it starting really helps as it cuts it off at the pass. This too shall pass & my panic attacks do not define who I am - they are triggered by thoughts, not feelings & I am not my thoughts. Hope tour day is better today.

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I'm on a lot of meds for depression, anxiety panic attacks ptsd

Last week my dr gave me a mood stabilizer and I really feel a lot better I

Hope it lasts

I never knew about mood stabilizers until he gave it to me

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Do you take a B Complex supplement? I started taking a BComplex supplement and my anxiety and panic has lessened considerably....

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No I don’t. Sure is worth a try though. :) thanks!

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I also take Vitamin D3 (2 tablets 25 mcg). The change is noticeable...

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I'm sorry, it sucks doesn't it? I started have anxiety and panic after going off a benzo they gave me for sleep. I didn't know what was wrong with me. He said I had just developed an anxiety disorder. Really? Overnight? So, he put me on another benzo Ativan. Things just got worse. I got off all benzos but have been left with this hell for 9 years! During a PET scan they found I have a nodule on my adrenal glad. Tests show it is causing the glad to excrete too much of a hormone randomly and especially during a bad thought. It also causes spikes in my blood pressure! I have more tests to see about getting it removed.

Meanwhile I've been given BuSpar that has helped tremendously. I will never take another benzodiazepine!

Good luck. Just hope my story helps you or someone! I write this in a tense rolled up ball on my bed.

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Do you have a pheochromocytoma? I’ve also been checked for that, but I don’t have it.

At least you will have relief after getting that sucker removed. They’re very rare.

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We will see. I have done a 24 per test. One hormone came back high. I have to stay off one of my Rxs for 4 weeks then do another one after ingesting 3 tbsps of salt a day for 4 days! Ugh! Did you have to do any of this? How did they find you didn't have it?

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The scan. :) & no I didn’t do any of the 24 hour urine collections.

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I am so sorry. Hang in there.

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Hi Bob, nice to see a familiar face. I hope you

and your family are doing well. :)

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We are doing well. Thanks.

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Hope your feeling better? I've read Many stories about people going to the ER to be told nothings wrong? You never know, but I think after a few of those you'll know. I wake up every morning scared/upset stomach. I have OCD about doing the wrong thing, I doubt everything I do, especially things like banking, shopping, even flushing the toilet afraid it will over flow. This started when I was young, my mother always then let me know she regretted having me. So though the years I was blamed for everything wrong. Even to this day I worry about being blamed? My kids didn't believe me till my sister validated it to them. Sometimes my daughter shop's for me cause I can't leave the house. Are you going to counseling? Please go, it can be crippling as I'm sure you know.

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