first panic attack

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So, I've always had some anxiety growing up and lately it's been getting worse and last Friday, I had my lowest point, where I had a panic attack at work and had to have the ambulance called because I felt like I couldn't breathe and felt like I was going to die...I go back to work on monday, and was wondering what's the best advice to go back to the place where you last had your panic's my job and I have to go back to pay bills and live life...I'm just scared my anxiety will kick in real bad when I go back there...Thanks..

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    My anxiety sometimes kicks up in a morning before school, or if I think about the amount of work to do. Once I get there I'm fine, it's just the initial thought. Don't think to much about it. If the panics attack happens again, don't worry. It may be work but it could be to do with you thinking it's going to happen. Try to occupy yourself, that way you won't notice little syptoms of your anxiety.
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    How difficult for you as if it is not bad enough to suffer anxiety but it has to happen at work.

    You must have felt very vulnerable after that.

    I am hoping that your colleagues will understand and the perhaps the best way to deal with it is to be open and honest and speak with your manager.

    This could happen to anyone and there but for the grace of god goes anyone of us.

    I should try not to worry too much they have a responsibility to you.

    Don't spend your whole weekend worryign about it.


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    Good advice don't worry sounds silly to say that as anxiety is debilitating but eventually you can control it

    I learnt to regard it as an unwelcome visitor and would politely tell it to go away then feeling smug I'd think yep beat it again didn't always work but sure as he'll gave me something to work on

    go in think of something you know you can do and smile it's impossible to have an anxiety attack if you smile

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      That sounds good Gillian.

      I have suffered from heightened anxiety for so many years now and sometimes it goes out of control.

      It is usually illness and / or bereavement that makes it worse for me and out of control.

      I have had such a bad time over the past two months but hope that I am turning a corner.


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    Well my job is pretty much walking around 8 hours a day, looking for shoplifters..though there are times I am kept busy, there is alot of just walking the store alone, which leaves me alot of time with just my thoughts. ..I've been doing this over a year and I think my anxiety just spiraled out of control, that day I just felt lightheaded and dizzy, which led to me eventually freaking out..and I'm guessing it's my mind that caused me to get lightheaded because all of the tests I have had (CT scan of head, blood work, etc ) comes back good. Ive been getting bad headaches in the back of my head for awhile and I think it's just stress that I've let get out of control.....Ive been trying to have positive thoughts to block out anxiety, it's just really hard...thank you guys for the responses
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