Hey guys. Yesterday I was round my new boyfriends and I randomly started shaking uncontrollably, couldn’t focus, my breathing was deep but fast... I dunno what happened!! After a few minutes I was okay again! Has anyone got any suggestions at what could have happened? Thank you
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I've had this exact same thing but sometimes it may even be something trivial. For example when I was 18 I had panic attacks and I didn't understand why untill I really delved into how I felt. I realized I was worried about the future because I was leaving the school system and how no idea what was going to happen in the future. Meditation can help to clear the mind if things get on top of you. Hope this helps in some way good luck x
A friend had similar issues and it turned out to be alcohol related. He ended up quitting drinking and the attacks went away. He said the feelings had been building up but he was in denial because he liked drinking.
He doesn't drink a drop any more and he looks great and says he can't remember the last time he felt really sick.
it might help to recognize a panic attack if you know what one is exactly. (this is a bit long but it should help)a panic attack is when you suddenly feel like you or someone you care about is in life threatening danger. it’s an evolutionary survival tactic where your fight or flight instincts are triggered and releases a lot of adrenaline. that adrenaline is a natural hormone that gives you a sort of temporary ‘power boost’ so you can ‘fight or flight’. the problem is that panic attacks are triggered simply from enough stress so if you aren’t in actual danger,
- you end up spasming in place
- you’re completely conscious and aware,
- short of breath because of the spasms,
- your easily overstimulated by touch, sound and light
- there’s a feeling of eminent death
- some sweating
- you may have the urge curl into ‘fetal position’
the best way to deal with one-
1) go to a safe place that’s preferably quiet and dark. (your room, a bathroom, closet, etc.)
2) lie down in as comfortable a position as possible
3) let it run its course while doing your best to take slow and deep breaths
4) when it’s over, if you can, take a cool shower (the focus isn’t to get clean) and then a nap
5) remember what you were doing and what was happening before it started so you can learn to avoid and/or recognize what triggers you