Very bad panic attacks feels like I'm dying any advice ?!

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Almost every day I have been going through very bad panic attacks for no reason at all. They just come suddenly and my heart will start to flutter and my breathing gets very strange and I also get like surge feelings in my chest/heart and can't catch my breath like I'm having a heart attack and every time it happens I feel like I need to call an ambulance because I convince myself I am going though a heart attacks me im going to die. I'm 26 and I have a two year old and about to start school. I need help I've been to the doctor but she keeps giving me things that don't work. I need to find out how to self control them or how to figure out how to stop them when they start any advice?

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    I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. Would wish it on nobody.

    It sounds like you are having some fun panic attacks.

    Your doctor should be able to give you the almighty bandaits of Benzodiazepines, say something like clonazepam (Klonopin) or Xanax, which will take care of your panic attacks when they happen. They're life savers when you're first starting, but highly addictive, so should never be abused nor used as a long-term solution. If your doctor won't, go to ER during your panic attack and they will give you a prescription for it, and have them send the information to your GP. Some doctors are hard to convince.

    You should also set up something with a therapist, so you can fully figure out what is wrong with you and set up a plan to deal with and defeat it. I, personally, can't use self-cope methods very effectively.

    As for self-cope methods:

    accept the fact that you're having a panic attack, not a heart attack, and that it isn't going to kill you or be forever. this honestly helps a ton.

    epson salt baths

    deep breathing (8seconds through nose, hold 2, out 8 mouth for example)

    relaxing/comforting music session

    talk to someone who can talk you down or through it

    write in a diary while you're panicing; your feelings and your symptoms

    Best of luck to you,

    It will get better.

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      Thank you so much, that was more help and advice than I have gotten from anybody my entire life! :-) I feel tons better after reading your advice and writing down my symptoms/ and talking to my mother about it.

      THANK YOU!

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    So sorry you are having these

    Its Def anxiety / panic

    Def signs

    You have come to the right forum

    I have had these symptoms myself and convince something was horribly wrong

    You prob have things on your mind and don't even realize that it's making you anxious

    Then you get this feeling and it freaks you out

    This then turns into full blown panic attacks the worse of worse

    I had palpitations , tight chest , shortness of breath

    It's all symptoms

    Take big deep breaths in Ana slowly exhale

    This will help with your breathing

    See your dr and they can give you something to just help you thru those times

    The mind is a very powerful thing

    Big hugs

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    All sounds like Anxiety, although if you feel it is an attack you need to talk to NHS Helpline. Telephone 111 they will triage

    One thing that may help you is go on the NHS CHOICES Internt site and look up conditions Heart Attack, you will see the diagnosis and how that condition shows.itself

    Please do not worry, keep a hold

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