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Another day of endless panic

by Kevin
(Missouri)

I have had panic attacks for going on six years now and over time the feelings have become even more intense. As I write this I am feeling like everything is falling apart and I will forever be a prisoner to these attacks. It varies from day to day but death is always a thought about subject and one that bothers me to no end. I realize that we will all die someday but for me I feel as though each day is going to be the day. I have a wide variety of symptoms during a full blown panic attack but the usual ones are trouble breathing, shaking, sweating, confusion, and feeling like I am losing control over my body. Sometimes they last a short while others last for hours and are pure hell. After these attacks I am completely exhausted like I ran a marathon and pretty much useless the rest of the day. It's horrible to feel like you are dying when you are perfectly healthy. I wish it didn't have to be like this but I must find a way to push through.

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May 23, 2013
SAME BOAT
by: AnxiousWarrior

Hey man I'm in the same boat right now I have depression and direaliation/depersonalization and its been ruining my life for about 7 months now...I'm trying to get out of the anxiety fog but a lot of stressors keep popping up. I've had this before and indeed it does go away bro...Dont lose hope I had this since I was 16 on and off and now im 30...Around my 30th birthday is when things started shifting into this hell..But it is always a way out...trust me I feel the same way you feel now man and it does suck...But what can we do? Either mope in it or fight it..I mope around all day and my depression gets worse I need to get out and fight it....hope ur good by now since this thread is old...im still on that anxiety ship right now..

Sep 04, 2013
hi kev
by: Anonymous

Kevin email me! Maybe I could help. [email protected]

Sep 04, 2013
hi kev
by: Anonymous

Kevin email me! Maybe I could help. [email protected]

Jun 12, 2014
I understand!
by: Mari

It's good that we convince ourselves that there are many many people going through the same, even though we tend to think ours is worse!

LEarning to accept the attack in a calm state is the key to show our primitive brain that we are NOT in REAL danger (But an imaginary one, that we create, which is false).

Let go of the superstition is also key!
The big problem with panic, depression, obssessive thughts, anxiety, is because we TELL WRONG STORIES to ourselves about our bodies, ourselves.

Also, take your power back by telling yourself: I KNOW IT IS ALL FAKE AND WILL GO AWAY AS SOON AS MY BODY STARTS GETTING USED TO RELAX.
Try to practice relaxing during the attacks and keep telling yourself words like "these thughts are a LIE, a BLUFF, just ANXIETY" for at least 20 days. they say it is a great amount of time to make a shift in the brain if with persistence!

[email protected]

Jan 02, 2015
No triggers
by: Anonymous

I am 39 and experienced my first attack two months ago. I have had 20 more since. They are horrible. My husband is very suportive. I have a 2,4, and 6 yr old, and i dont want to be on meds due to that. The worst part is they come out of the blue with no apparent triggers. I take a .25 mg xanax only if it is unbearable.

Dec 21, 2015
Bro
by: Chris Eldridgd

I found this site by accident. I was searching "what's worse than panic disorder" because I am pretty sure that either my life raises the bar on what defines panic, or my constant state of mental break down has formed into another, much worse disorder. Reading your comment has helped me feel a little more normal, just know that there are other people out there.
Everything you described, except it's tearing me apart physically now. Daily chest pains, headaches, dizziness, these are the least of my daily physical symptoms. The worse is my throat. It's literally swollen under my Adam's apple, it's a daily struggle to fight the thought that I'm about to asphyxiate on my own swollen throat. It haunts me day and night, I can't sleep and I rarely eat now because of it, I have too many doctor bills to count and I'm at the point where succumbing you the infinite loss of consciousness of death would be preferable to what I'm going thru. And that's saying a lot, because death and everything about death is and has always been my greatest fear.
Anyway, my point is hang in there. You're not crazy, you're not alone, and no matter how bad it feels I promise you it could be worse.

Apr 06, 2016
Not alone
by: Tiffany

You're not alone. I feel the same way. I've developed health anxiety and im unemployed. It sucks. I hope badly one day we all get over this hell!
If you'd like to talk, my email is [email protected]

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