... derealization or disconnectness. Can someone describe to me what they feel if they have these symptoms as well?
Yes, panic attacks can also cause any of your senses to be more powerful and you probably feel like you are dying and just haven't dropped over yet. I also used to hyperventilate alot with them and I am not sure which symptoms are panic and which are caused by the hyperventilation. To stop hyperventilating, get a small sandwich baggie and breathe into it for a few minutes, it should lower the oxygen level in your blood to the correct level in 2 to 4 minutes. YouTube.com has some breathing excercises that will help you regulate and calm yourself. You might want to tell your doctor about the attacks and find a therapist to help you.Sometimes they give you tranquilzers and those are great short term but are highly addictive, so you have to be careful on those.
I used them while I went to therapy and got my anxiety under control and learned new ways not to fret needlessly.Don't breathe into the baggie more than 2 to 4 minutes, it usually works really fast and you start feeling better very soon. Hope you get to a therapist and doctor soon, so, you won't suffer these awful attacks much longer.
Hi Chollo: Yes, I do indeed know what the derealization/disconnectness is like. I take it that you have felt this feeling? If so, then you would know what I am talking about and what it feels like. I only say that because I would get so frustrated when someone would say to me, "Just breathe into it". The fact that one never experienced what you are trying to convey can be quite frustrating! Anyway, as if it wasn't bad enough the pounding pulse, racing heart, sweating, numbness and tingling feeling, hyperventilating, etc., what used to scare me the most and make my anxiety and panic much worse, was indeed that feeling of unreality. It would be as if you were on the outside looking in? Does that make sense? To this day, if I close off one ear and talk, it sounds the same way as what I hear when I would have that feeling of unreality. It is quite debilitating! It's comforting to know that someone can relate to those horrible feelings and fears. I hope you found this helpful, somewhat. Feel better-
You dont want to disconnect you might not come back to reality. Becareful where you let yourself go, best thing to do is breath slower and think of something that makes you laugh or happy and then call someone to talk too a friend or family member. I take zanax a low dose it helps me and i sleep I can even drive on it, but the bad thing is if taken to much will make me addicted, so i dont take everyday. I do need something that works alittle better and long timing. good luck with your life I know all too well It's hard to manage all alone.
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