Massive panic attack time and happy 3 week anniversary to me on quitting

I am having a bad day today....  I feel a Massive panic attack trying to set in and I'm trying to ignore the stupid thing.

Its almost like clock work having it, I go three to four weeks and bam.  It was three weeks ago today I had one and it was so bad it made me quit and not only that, not have that much of a crave for them....

Well on the good news I am smoke free.  One day at a time, one day at a time.

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  • Well mister AAG congrats for three weeks smoke free.... That's a major achievement considering the start you had😟😊👍

    When I have panic attacks they just happen without warning... Which is bad enough.... But to feel one coming on must be gut wrenching 😟

    The only thing I can liken it to, I used to have a recurring nightmare.... Just as I was falling asleep I knew I was going to have it... I tried everything to stop myself from having it but no dice... I just used to have to let it wash over me and let it run its course 😟

    You take care of yourself mister and keep up the great quit 😊👍🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭

  • Hi AAG, hang on in there, I too have suffered PA and the only thing I can do is to say to breath and say to myself your going to be ok your not going to die, like droopyj says you just have to let it wash over you. A trick my doc told me was to breath in to a paper bag, but haven't seen one of them for a long time. I never use to feel them coming, but use to know that I was heading back down that road, with the way I felt. If you know what I mean. You are a strong person who has been through so much. And Hey and still off them cigs . A big Well Done. sending prayers and hugs x

  • Well done on your 3 weeks quit AAG, you're doing great👍🏼😊

    Hang in there coz you're worth it. This is the very best gift you can give yourself🚭🚭😊

  • Well done on 3 weeks quit that's brilliant. Sorry to hear about the panic attacks esp if u feel them coming on that must make u panic more. Have u tried mindfulness meditation it might help? 😀

  • Take care AAG. Thinking of you. Consider CBT for the panic attacks.

  • I'm taking it, 3rd session was yesterday, Monday will be my 4th

  • I am having one too. I understand exactly what you are saying. I hate it so bad. My family just does not understand. I am so glad I have this site to run to in case of an emergency.

  • AAG--don't keep track so much of when you are having them--be more aware of surroundings etc,Were you worrying about having one when you did? what were you thinking about? ie. Triggers--When you concentrate on when----- you are almost timing them and waiting scared to have one--I can see by your post you have been doing this--almost like expecting them--You are doing good if down to 3 weeks so don't think I haven't noticed that too--but you can have a life without them--It isn't part of the deal--Im on here if you want to talk--MmeT

  • Go for a long walk.  Exercise is so good for panic attacks!

  • Ugh - panic attacks, sorry. 

    Breathe, pray, try try try to walk it off. It's hard, I know. But it does help. I do hope you have someone close to talk to, or maybe walk with. 

    Saying a prayer for you. 


  • well done on your 3 week quit  - that is just awesome

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