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Old 12-04-14, 04:34 AM   #1
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So I'm in the middle of coming down from a panic attack, seems to be taking a really long time, but it's been so long since I've had one that I forgot how horrible they are.

I've had depression for 10 years and anxiety for only 4 but I swear even though depression sucks, anxiety sucks so much more, I'm just glad that my anti d's take care of it (pity they don't do the same for the actual depression lol).

I still remember when it wasn't under control how badly it affected my life. Most of my day to day anxiety, when I wasn't having a full blown panic attack, was very gastrointestinal, meaning if I got even the slightest bit a anxious my insides liquefied, sorry tmi, but it was an aggressive cycle, I was so anxious about getting anxious and being away from a toilet more than 5 mins at a time that it made me more anxious.

They're really no point to this story other than that this panic attack took me completely by surprise and it has made me realise that with all my health issues at the moment with having seizures and what not, it's still not as unsettling as anxiety can be, even though I'm pretty sure that's what set off this panic attack

Anywho to those out there panicking or anxious, take small shallow breaths, (whoever suggested taking a deep breath is a moron, and it's a one way trip to hyperventilation ) close your eyes, relax, and much love to you all xo
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I hear you there! I *hate* getting panic attacks. I am an archaeologist and often have to deal with the consequences of a night-time attack the next day - it can be brutal! I hope you're doing better now. *hug*
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do you take deep fast breaths or slow ones? when i get a panic attack i slow my breathing. deep slow breath in and deep slow breath out. so far it works for me.
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Also if you are having a hard time breathing, putting your arms over your head forces you to take deeper breaths by inhibiting you from breathing from your chest.
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Old 12-21-14, 07:56 PM   #5
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Out of nowhere I have developed this crippling Panic Disorder.



In the past I was told I had GAD and Depression. Been on Mirap the past five years for this.



Even thought I have GAD, I have never experienced a panic attack in my life until this summer. Ever since then it has taken over my life.



I even dread going to the shops because I am constantly worrying that I am going to have another one. Any sensation I feel in my body seems to trigger a full blown panic attack.



I am trying to get this under control, but I know how sucky these panic attacks can be.



One day I can go out without little anxiety and no panic, the next thing I know I have to get of public transport because the panic attack I was having was so bad.
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do you take deep fast breaths or slow ones? when i get a panic attack i slow my breathing. deep slow breath in and deep slow breath out. so far it works for me.
Excellent advice. It also helps me whenever I`m facing a situation where I feel my anger rising.

Deep slow breath in through the nose, slowly exhale through the mouth and I find it keeps my temper in check so I can deal with the problem professionally and civilly. I also learned how to do it discretely and it has gotten to the point where it became automatic. That took years but well worth it.

Hope this helps.
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What sorted me out eventually was a hearty dose of venlafaxine

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