Anxiety is worse after panic attack ( i think)

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Hi, I have posted here a few times before. I have my anxiety for around 7/8 months now. I thought I was starting to get over it, my symptoms went and my health worries disappeared. But that all changed today. I was on a team-building trip with my school, and it was all team building exercises ( e.g, kayaking,making our way through bog holes etc). Not only that, I didn't get any sleep last night, as we were all messing and talking. Anyways, I came home exhausted and my muscles were I'm agony. After a while, I started to have a massive surge of anxiety, for no reason. I broke down in tears and my legs felt really weak. I also had this weird feeling on my cheeks, kind of like a tingling, but only slight. Dice then my anxiety is probably the worst it's ever been. I'm lying here in bed, exhausted but not able to go to sleep. Was that a panic attack? I've had 3 or 4 of these "attacks" before, but this is the worst. I know being tired didn't help....

Anyone have any ideas on how to relax?? 



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    Sorry, it should be : ***Since then my anxiety*** on the 11th line
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    Hey jack,

    So basically do you have a minor or a serious anxiety?

    It could have been that you were so tired that all this tingling things starts to happen. Having a panic attack is different, having one will make you shorthink of breath, having tingly hands and feet, cold sweats, feeling impending doom for no reason, scared of dying like literally and a really fast heartbeat. That's panic attack.

    This could be just a normal tired anxiety trigger, not to an extend of panicking. So try to get that rest that your body needs and drink plenty of water. Try not to over think.of something like dying and so on. Cause it will only makes it worse.

    If you feel that it's life threatening, then please don't hesitate to call the paramedics. But always always try to fight an attack before calling, that's why you will master the techniques to over come anxiety/panic attacks.

    Good luck mate and rest well! Stop thinking so much, you're fine.

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    I'm basically in the same position as you. Talk to a doctor or therapist if you haven't yet. As far as immediate coping techniques, you have to accept any negative thoughts or feelings and let them pass. Really trying to be in the moment and not thinking about anything else is helpful sometimes.

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      Hi peets, I've been to my doctor, who is organizing therapy. I am trying to accept the thoughts and let them pass, but sometimes I just can't. Thanks for the reply Jack

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