like my mind brings fear,l feel like l am going to die l try telling myself l need to stop my mind from feeling this way heart is beating so fast ,it is a nightmare l don't wish this to nobody l dont expect nobody what l am talking about but l whats going on with me please pray for me
Hi blessedlikethat, I've been having the exact same problem, and there seems to be nothing I can do to control it. I had these when I was young and started taking lots of drugs. Eventually, the panic attacks got very dulled and controllable. I'm agoraphobic, and lately I've been having to go out everyday. Now they're back with a vengence!! I've been chewing an aspirin everyday before I leave the house because I'm so sure I'll end up having a heart attack. I wouldn't wish this craziness on anyone... I mean anyone! It's got to be the weirdest thing I've ever experienced, and I've been through some weird stuff. Now I remember why I started taking drugs to begin with! Currently, I'm doing a quick detox from methadone, and I have to admit I'm quite scared of what's next. I'm hoping that when I stop having to leave the house to go to the clinic everyday, things will get better for me.
As I've said before, I'm more scared of the panic attacks than I am of detoxing off a 16 year methadone habit!! That should explain pretty clearly just how horrible thesed attacks are! If they do continue when I'm finished detoxing, I will explore other possible options. If I discover anything useful, I will let you know immediately. BTW, do you know what's bringing on these panic attacks? Obviously, I do!! This at least helps me get a handle on what to avoid. I'm totally empathetic. If you ever want to talk... I'm here. Please take care of yourself, keemo7
One of the things that makes a panic attack so bad is that you tend to hyperventilate. You can get a small paper or ziploc sandwich bag and breathe into it for a few minutes and it will keep you from flooding yourself with oxygen. Some people find that an antihistamine has a calming effect on them, but, you should clear it with your doctor to make sure it doesn't react to any other medicine you may be on. I find that I have the panic attack before or after the crisis and not during. See if you can figure out what all is triggering the attacks. You can go to Youtube and do some breathing excercises and learn to not breathe so fast when you are experiencing an attack. They are really frightening, so, You have to kinda slow everything down, in your breathing, your mind frame and maybe how much is going on in your life. I'll say some Prayers for you.
I absoutely know what you all are talking about and experiencing! Out of the blue I had my first panic attack about 4 years ago, and yes you feel like you are dying and your world is coming to an end! I went on lexapro for a long time and honestly, it pretty much rid me of the panic attacks. I had occasional anxiety but never had the full blown attacks while I was on it. I recently stopped taking lexapro about 6 months ago, and yes the panic attacks are back! I usually try to breath and remain calm and remember that I am not dying, it is anxiety that is making me feel that way. If I can't calm myself, then I take a xanax, which helps! talk to your doc about these options, this is no way to live and be in constant fear of having a panic attack everytime you leave your house! That is no way to live! good luck :)
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