Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:33 PM
PS: I hope this is the right place to say this! Sorry if it isn't.. I will change it if I need to!
Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:27 PM
Hang in there sweetie - I have them all the time and this little method works for me!
Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:14 PM
Find a doctor who understands these, and can help you learn about it and how to treat it. If your doctor isn't sympathetic, find another. The causes of panic attacks rarely seem that significant in hindsight, but it's very real, and the triggers tend to be personal to yourself. They also depend on phases in your life; things that trigger it today won't necessarily be a trigger in five years.
Untreated panic attacks are not good. I was finally diagnosed at 40, when I thought I was having a heart attack and ended up in the E.R. I have a friend who DID have a heart attack because of one; the arteries "clamp down" and the effect is a blockage. The good news is that with therapy and/or medications, it's treatable, survivable, and not necessarily a constant in your life. Take care of yourself, and don't hesitate to ask for help, here and in your community. We're praying for you, too!
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:35 AM
I'll keep you in my thoughts, big hugs
Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:48 AM
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:26 PM
First, take a deep breath through your nose and then hold that breath while counting to 4
Second, release the breath through your mouth while counting to eight - this gets all of the air out of your lungs.
Third, do this four times in a row and practice doing it no less than 5 times a day.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:30 PM
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