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Hey everyone..

I thought I had my anxiety under control.. This morning I had another panic attack and called myself an ambulance, I really did think I was going to die and was so scared - thought I was having a heart attack.. I suddenly felt really dizzy, had to rush to the toilet, felt sick, like I couldn't breath, my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest (really hard and fast), my legs felt weak and I had a pain in my chest.. Of course as soon as the ambulance arrived I seemed to come round and felt abit better. They did the basic tests and told me I was ok and that I didn't need to go to hospital..

Is this normal? Does anyone else have attacks like this? I can't cope with it, I was so embarrassed when the ambulance arrived as I knew deep down i was just having a panic attack. But at the time i can't control myself! Please help!!

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  • Posted

    Its all part of anxiety, making irrational decisions when you are part through an attack.

    Its the worst feeling in the world, but i wouldn't say my attacks are as bad as yours.

    I'm currently on medication, and am undergoing counselling.

    Are you on any medication, that calms your anxiety?

    Have you seen your GP?

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    Hi Charlotte,

    yes it is normal. last month was very difficult for me. almost everyday with same as you exactly discribed. i got better for 3 weeks now. but half an hour back i had a major episod exactly what u described. the onlyu thing u can do is to monitor your thoughts. iam writing to u and i am shaking like hell, coughing, hyperventilating. so it is difficult

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    Hi Sam,

    thanks for the reply..

    Yes I'm taking fluoxitein and have been since February, it's made me feel a little better but I still have good and bad days.. It's sooooo frushstrating! I find it even harder that no one understands! 

    Ive also had a fair few sessions of CBT but that didn't seem to help that much.. I really don't know what else I can do, there's only so many times you can go to your doctor isn't there x

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      I was told by my therpist that CBT is like having a massive cut, and all you're doing is putting a plaster over it. It helps, but doesn't get to the root of the problem. I agree with JMCG, try another form of therapy. 
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    Aww it really is horrible! I'm sorry you have to go through this too.. I just can't help but worry that it's something more than a panic attack when it's actually happening! My husband thinks I'm daft but he's always a good help. You probably know yourself, when your in that state, there's no reasoning with you! It's so so hard! 

    Hope your feeling better x

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      i think for me its frustration and anger and in that state  my mind is telling me run hide from all this kind of fight or flight thing. i hope you feel better and everybody else its a horroble terrifying feeling
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    I always cry when I'm having an attack.. I think like you said it's just all the frustration and also I am very scared! I have 2 young boys and I'm terrified of not being here for them, it's awful!
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      its these kind of thoughts that feeds the anxiety, i have one daughter and since she was born i used to have the most horrifying feelings and thoughts. i couldnt let go of her for simple things like going to school so from age 3 to 7 i worked in the same school and i was the bus monitor just to be  with her. although i have masters and speaks 3 langues. now she should go to uni but again i cant let go she stays where i stay. it is selfish but i have a very negative imagination
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    sometimes it is important to get a second opinion so don't feel embarrassed just learn from the experience.

    Hope you are ok

    richard

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