help, bad panic attack, scared

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I have suffered for almost 15 years with anxiety and panic attacks. They went always for awhile at least the big panic attacks did. Now they have come back and today a bad one has come out of no where, I know things are stressful but this one is scarring me so bad, I feel like I can't catch my breath, someone sitting onee and squeezing my chest/heart. I'm trying some breathing techniques but not helping my medicine isn't helping, I. So scared I want to go to the hospital, I know a lot of times when I get panic attacks there's always something that feels a little different and I'm trying so hard to tell myself this is no different but its not helping, I don't want to make a trip to the er. I wish this would just stop I didn't feel I was thinking of anything stressful when this it and now its been well over an hour and isn't stopping.

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    Panic attacks can happen suddenly.. and will usually last for 10 minutes. Sometimes possibly hours. If you feel like you are having trouble stopping your panic attacks... its important to seek therapy soon. Maybe you should go to the hospital for some reassurance that everything is ok. But do not do this too much because you could end up bankrupt
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    Mine went on for 12 hours yesterday but weren't as bad as your right now, what helped me is talking to people on here. How long ago did you take your medicine?

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    Hi Jodi, I know how u are feeling, I've been anxious today totally out of the blue and have come onto thus forum for some reassurance that I'm not going mad, I just wish this anxiety would go away and stop rearing its ugly head every now and again.

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    Hello there,has it passed? did you go to the er or not? let us know and hang in there! we're all in the same boat here

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    Panic attacks and Anxiety need various counter measures, I understand you are taking medications for this and it was working.

    Talk with your GP and explain your condition has returned in vengence and you need help.

    You could try your Breathing Exercises and also Relaxation Techniques, MINDFULNESS. Discuss both with your GP.

    Keep a hold

    BOB

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    I would have as well with donland trump as president I only joking just breathe as we all have in our time
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    It last for a while longer and felt completely drained, usually for the most part lately I've been able to manage through them or take half a xanax and it helps sometimes have to take the other later if it doesn't go away, but yesterday was just like the old days, I just wanted to run to the hospital, I didn't though. I try so hard to not do that anymore. Things are very stressful right now but yesterday I don't know what was so different that the attack was so bad. The feeling every time always has to be a little different, either the pain is a different area or this or that, its so hard to think anxiety and panic attacks can make you feel this way, and sometimes trying to explain to friends and family can be hard, but it does help sometimes to just cry and let it all out and talk. I don't sleep Mich and I know that plays a facture in some of how I feel and this morning woke up with the feeling the tightness in chest area or like someone is sitting on my chest, that heavy feeling, so my mind already went to great today is gonna be a replay of yesterday. Its funny how you can be doing something and you seem to be keeping busy, you know not thinking of stuff and then boom that weird feeling hits so fast. Thank you everyone for responding and listening

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      The hardest thing is trying to explain to people who have never been through it. I know what you mean about waking up thinking it's gonna be a repeat of yesterday, been that way all week for me

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      Yeah explaining isn't easy, I feel like they think your crazy. I do try and tell myself that I guess if I was having a heart attack it would've happened, but for me my mind tells me nope this time its a heart attack the feeling is different so it has to be it. I have told drs before don't tell me what I would feel if I was having a heart attack cause I will start having those symptoms, I know that sounds crazy. I also get some relief that my blood pressure is pretty much always good, for me that gives me some comfort

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