I'm not really sure what it is so Im asking if anyone knows what this is. I get this very strange feeling that I'm going to die. In my mind I know its not for real but I can't help but feel that it's real. I just feel really anxious and just have a general bad bad feeling. Its not painful but I feel like I'm really gonna die. It's really hard to explain but I'm thinking it could be a panic attack brought on by stress. I have been having tons of stressful events but have never been to a Dr for anything like this. I've never had anything like this and have never had any kind of depression or mania. Can someone help me with this.
Yes, this sounds exactly like my panic attacks. There's that intense feeling of impending doom like something is wrong or something bad will happen. I think its a fight or flight thing. Stress can definitely cause panic attacks. Maybe talk to a doctor. They will probably reccomend a psychiatrist for medication.
I have been managing a severe panic disorder for 25 years, and that is how mine began as well. Those feelings are real, and as stated below, it IS a "fight or flight" response, whether there is a real danger or not. Unless one has experienced it, is is indescribable. I, too, know that I will be okay, yet, I always wonder: "what if it's real this time?". I have been to my share of ER's, and all turned out okay. I am under a doctor's care, and strongly urge you to seek help. I am on Zoloft and Klonopin, and haven't had a full blown attack in a year or so. I hope this helps you!!!
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