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Your Worst Panic Attack

Panic attacks can be frightening. This is a place to share your story about your worst panic attack and to read about the worst anxiety attacks of others.

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Panic attack symptoms include racing heart, terror, shaking, dizziness, chest pain... and various other frightening symptoms of anxiety. Read on for more information about the panic and anxiety symptoms others experience.

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Awful Experiences-age 15 
Well, I'm 15 and I've only had two panic attacks. Both have happened this year. I've been very anxious, worried, and nervous about everything. This year …

Anxiety 
I had very badly panic attack a month ago it was a middle night I woke up suddenly I felt that I could not breath any more and my heart racing was bad …

Today was my worst one... 
My first panic attack was three weeks ago, I was sitting down calmly watching some videos on the internet, when all of a sudden, I couldn't swallow. For …

i thought i was paralyzed  
I snuck out to go smoke hookah at my ex boyfriends house had my best friend over to smoke too and be my back up plan if my parents asked where i was and …

My First 
I felt ringing in my ears. My chest became tighter, and my heartbeat became quicker. I was starting to feel very scared, I had no idea what was going …

Night time scares 
I find I get it 2 nights after I drink large amounts. I'm 18, and been suffering with this since I turned 18. (Almost a year.) The first night after …

sudden feeling of terror 
This happened about a week ago.I was sitting down playing some call of duty in my basement as usual. All of a sudden I started feeling a strange feeling …

I just want to feel normal again :( 
I have had 2 really bad panic attacks but pretty much every day I live with anxiety. Feelings of weak anxious heart palpating nauseous hot flashes and …

i think/thought my heart was failing 
4.26am I am currently coming to the end of a panic attack, well hopefully anyway, as soon as I start feeling better I start feeling it again, lying in …

Living with constant anxiety 
To give you a brief history, I've had anxiety all my life, ever since I can remember. I used to have panic attacks as a child, I just never knew what they …

Doubting in my self a lot !!! 
Well , I'm 16 Ive been dealing with panic attacks for 3 Years and I Hate it ! I really hate it ! Im an Art Student ,I have bac this Year And Im really …

The first panic attack was my worse because I didnt know what was happening  
I was out of just having a drink of soft drink. Feeling relaxed. In fact more relaxed as usual. When all of a sudden I just felt unwell. I started to get …

Another day of endless panic 
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 …

Hungover and out of meds  
I decided to drive to another town to visit friends (about an hour and a half away), catch up, and drink. I go to university and my doc is only available …

I'm losing it 
Worst attack was when I woke up in the middle of the night thinking I was at work. I work for a shipping company so I am around boxes all day. I woke up …

Stupidity= Panic 
I'm 14. About a month ago I was completely normal. Straight A Honor student. Me and my friends decided to take the well known drug, "Ecstasy". Turns out …

anonymous and scared 
Well, I'm quite young. I'm in high school and I can honestly say I'm stressed out to try and be somewhat perfect. I had a project due and it wasn't …

my worst panic attack(s) 
I've always had spells but they are getting worse. I get dehydrated so easily and i was so dehydrated, it caused panic because I felt off. That triggered …

Worst Panic Attack: Re-living a Frightening Situation through Flashbacks 
My worst panic attacks were in the aftermath of an accident. I saw a severe motorcycle crash that involved someone I care about. Of course, at the time …

Panic Attack First Timer 
For me the first was the worst! It wasn't my first panic attack but definitely the first 10 out of 10er. I was just finished work and was walking …

The Worst Panic Attack in History... 
...was my first panic attack. I was on a train home from a weekend visiting my friend in Liverpool. I was going back to uni where I was miserable and had …

In the middle of a restaurant 
I was on a date with my boyfriend, it was our first anniversary. It was a fancy place. We were seated outside as we wanted to smoke. Wasn't exactly thinking …

I was driving and felt as though I would pass out 
One day I was driving home from a friends house. I hadn't gotten much sleep the night before, but figured I could push through the tiredness long enough …

Panic attack that made me think I was getting posessed. 
Im in the navy and have dealt with plenty of stress on the ship. I finally got a break and ended up on shore duty, it was actually very relaxing, stress …

Worst attack I've ever had 
Just wanted to start by saying I used to smoke weed everyday for about 3 years then one day I had a panic attack then hell started the next day I had another …

Disability without meds 
I moved from Mi to Arizona. 4 people that i lived with all died in about 4 5 weeks. When I got to AZ Drs took my klonopin away an 900 mg seraquil. Anyway …

Felt like heart had stopped and something shocked me to wake and keep breathing and i let out a gasp 
I thought I was dead for a split second. I woke from nothingness with a bolt of lightning that shocked my whole body. Then I let out a big gasp as if i …

Woke up feeling pressure and panic 
This doesn't happen a lot to me, but when it does, I panic and feel like a crazy person. I get really scared, too. Everything around me will begin feeling …

My worst panic attack, age 12 and a half 
I am about to become thirteen, but I've had a terrible relationship with panic attacks. One night when my mum came to say goodnight, she found me in tears …

Vacation 
I was in Greece, and I was sick. Like all the time I spent there. I had a lot of panic attacks when I was there the two weeks, but one really "stood out" …

I thought I was going to die 
My dad decided to partake in a film and decided to take me along to be an assistant, I didn't feel comfortable doing it at the time since I was 14 and …

Panic Attacks Suck! 
Out of the blue I have this quick overwhelming sensation that I am going to faint. My body jolts and I sit up gasping for air. My body becomes very hot …

This can't be life! 
I had my first recorded panic attack 4 years ago. I've been to the ER twice thinking it was a heart attack,stroke,brain cancer,you name it I had it. So …

Every one is the worst  
The first time I had one I was twelve . I remember being in the car with my dad and asking him if I was dreaming because I couldn't tell what was reality …

the fear 
Well what a nyt aye have just had started of feeling sick with a cough so took sme benalyn drowsy so could sleep bt had the opposite effect all of a sudden …

Terror 
Back in primary I used to get bullied by this one girl. It was horrible , but I won't get into details. I was really excited to go to high school because …

My panic attack experience 
I have experienced two panic attack before when i was around 13 years old. I told my mum during the attack and i were rushed to the nearby clinic. The …

Sleeping when suddenly I felt that I am dying. 
I was sleeping, I don't remember any dreams before the attack, but when I felt it I panicked, from lying I changed my position in sitting, I closed my …

Are You Serious!!!! 
Friday, 1/8/2016 Well went to school and at 8:30 apparently. I had a panic attack. Symptoms:Shortness of breath, heart throbs on top, feet and hands tingle, …

I was 12 and I think it was a panic attack  
I was 12 years old and I had my first panic attack, well I think it was... I remember it being the scariest thing I ever went though. I had to sleep with …

Operating Theatre Panic Attack 
I'm 19 years old, in university studying ODP. As part of my course I have to do a work placement in an operating theatre working in Anesthetics, Surgery …

The Attack of the Overwhelming 
Last night was very bad. I had a panic attack. I sobbed and I sobbed and felt a cold burn in my chest and a numbing in my arms. I had to breathe through …

Dads, Am I Right 
After a horrendous argument with my dad that ended in me storming to my room, I collapsed onto the ground in a heap. Silent rage overlapped with quiet …

At a Birthday party 
I was with five of my friends at Dave and Buster's for a birthday party. We were all eating and my friend's mother said we should take a picture. My chest …

what triggers my anxiety and panic 
I have been suffering from GAD/panic attacks and depression since I was about 13 years old, I am now 24. Throughout the years the things that trigger my …

I didn't know what was going on 
I am 15 years old and have had 2 panic attacks so far, one when i was in the swimming pool doing a race and another at school. I was in my physics lesson …

Almost every night 
I've had panic attacks almost every night since I was 7. I go to bed and wake up around midnight feeling like I can't breathe. I sit in the corner of my …

7 years later 
I had my first attack in 2008, I was 28. Successful, 2 kids , house....the American Dream. I was driving to a town about 20 miles from work. On the way …

Panic attack on the bus. 
I was about 14 or 15, it was my last year in secondary school. As a teenager I had the knowledge of what a panic attack was, but I really did never think …

Numb and dumber 
After binging out on coke, eventually I got some good stuff that had me stiffened into a chair with a 7 hour panic attack. I thought I had survived an …

Panic attack in School 
I was 14 and was in class when I felt really weak and the lights were really bad so I asked to leave the class to speak to my guidance teacher because …

Work meeting  
As I work for a school as a domestic, we all had to attend a standard work meeting where we would all have to sit and listen to the lecturer for an hour. …

I thought It was my last few minutes. 
I was in bed with my boyfriend fast asleep when I suddenly woke up at about 3 am. What felt like heart burn started to get worse and worse. I went to the …

My one and only so far 
I was sat at my computer and I was having a bad day (not doing too great in recent months). Suddenly I got up really fast and laid on the floor but I wasn't …

what just happened... 
im a 19 year old male, ive been diagnosed with general anxiety, adhd, and i have anger management issues and regularly get cluster headaches. i had to …

I couldn't breathe. 
I won't go on what was/is happening in my life, but I was crying in the bathroom. I remember a razor near me, I didn't cut, yet it was there. All of the …

Out Of The Blue 
I've been suffering from panic attacks for a few years, but not very often and they were bearable. But two days ago, something took a turn for the worse: …

I felt really scared... 
Well one night I was feeling fine and all of a sudden it hit me I was scared I thought I was about to pass out or die my head was foggy my heart was racing …

The worst feeling in the world. 
I'm a 23 year old agoraphobic. I went to the gym as usual to do my workout and once I was done with it I started heading back home.I suddenly felt a really …

I thouhgt I was going to die. 
So, to set hings up, here is what had happened the previous day and the day of the attack. The day before I was working on my house getting it ready to …

I thought I was having a heart attack 
I'm 14 years old and have been suffering from anxiety for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that what was happening to me /was/ …

Scared and I Don't Know Why!! 
I used to get them, when I was in my 20's. Awake, or asleep, they would come up on you, instantly. For a while, before I knew what they were, I thought …

Losing control of my insides?  
These episodes happen very rarely, I believe I've only ever had 5-6 attacks like this but they are so bad.. I've had anxiety all my life. My mother an …

I'd never been happier in my life 
I'd had a great past couple of months, life felt extremely easy. Even when it was hard(subjective) and I had to work, I knew that all I have to do is work. …

Is it real or fake? 
I have been having panic attacks since I was 16 years old, they seem to go away and then come back worse that before.. Past few months after my son was …

my mornings when my kids goes to school  
I have had anxiety ,panic attacks for about 6 years, I'm 32 and have 2 children.I'm have been diagnosed with GAD which is generalized anxiety disorder …

I felt face-to-face with death. 
I was sitting on the couch watching tv. It suddenly became difficult to breathe, so focused on how I was breathing. I started to feel uneasy so I went …

Germany.. 
I had my first panic attack in Germany. it was after midnight and there was a festival so the place was crowded. I lost my parents in the crowed and i …

Panic 
My name is Rachel, I'm 21, and this is my life: I've had to struggle with social anxiety, depression, OCD tendencies, and some PTSD my whole life. Starting …

Panic in the middle of worship 
I started suffering from severe panic attacks started about two years ago. I also have OCD and generalized anxiety. Within the last two years my behavior …

When will this end?  
I have had anxiety, depression, panic, and agoraphobia for almost 5 years now.. It's the worst feeling in the world I get so tense, it feels like troopers …

My worst panic attack 
I'm 15 and was diagnosed with panic disorder last year. It all started when I was in my law class and I had a distracting headache and felt numb all over …

Am I dying? 
My first panic attack. -Nearly a week ago I was relaxing outside my house with a friend. I come inside the house, and immediately start feeling nauseous. …

I am always worried but don't know whY... 
I was sitting in my bed then suddenly started to freak out. I felt so worried,shaking,crying,even angry and wanting to...hit something.that was my first …

Random intense panic attack 
So I've been having "panic attacks" for a good minute... I discovered that they were very weak though, after having this last attack the other night. …

insanity 
it was late at night and this was before i knew what panic attacks can actually do to you so my friends found this video that supposedly made a bunch of …

First panic attack, started on my horse before a race 
I have trained race horses my whole life, however I had taken a couple years off. This weekend I was back at my first race and I had been nervous all day …

Panic attack on driving lesson 
So about 30 minutes ago i had the WORST panic attack ive ever had. I was on my weekly driving lesson (they dont stress me out by the way) and i was pulling …

My first ever panic attack? 
I'm 37, married with 3 kids and my doctor thinks I've had a panic attack. I'm not entirely convinced though. I am going through a stressful time at the …

unexpected panic attack at a big fair  
So I was at a big fair with my partner and small children when all a sudden I felt I couldn't breathe I then had a drop feeling of intense and very …

My First Panic Attack 
So, I've never had a panic attack before, but one day I wasn't feeling good. I was just sitting on the couch watching TV. I felt like puking and my mouth …

When I was walking home from the park 
I felt as if I couldn't catch my breath and I freaked out over it and thought I was having an asthma attack even though I've never shown signs of asthma. …

Living with constant anxiety and terror  
I have lived with anxiety for most of my life. I started having anxiety attacks when I was in the 5th grade I am now 19 years old and they only seem to …

Am I dying? 
I was still fairly new to panic attacks, even though I knew they were what I was experiencing. I was sitting on the bench at WalMart waiting for my perception …

Worst few days of my life 
I went to work yesterday and out of nowhere I dissociated, everything felt like I dream and my hands and head felt heavy and every time I had a heart …

Being at the edge of death 
I've had drug induced panic attacks and panic attacks that have occurred while I'm sober. Both are equally as scary. I had another one about a night ago, …

First day freak out 
It was about 10:40 at night, I was lying in my bed trying to get sleep because I was starting middle school in 2 days. All of a sudden, I couldn't breathe. …

First Panic Attack at 14 years old 
the first time I had a panic attack was when I was laying down in bed and I felt a sharp pain in my arm I looked up online why my arm was hurting and it …

Worst. Hangover. Ever. 
Went out last night and had a fantastic time, but drank way too much. Way, way too much. Woke up at about midday still feeling drunk. Was fine until …

setback 
panic attack has took over my life that iam tryin to get back I work so hard to get my life in order for my kids they need me the most iam just trying …

the worst panic attack I've ever had, at school.  
Okay so I'm 15 now and have been experiencing anxiety from the age of about 12. The worst panic attack I have ever had happened when I was 14, at school. …

That month 
I had my very first panic attack at school and it was the worst feeling ever. I was walking with my friends and all of a sudden I couldn't stop trembling …

Panic Strategies 
I been dealing with panic attacks all my life; it comes and goes. The past 8 years it was bad,i started medication and feeling a little better,i don't …

Night panic 
I was on a school ski trip and mentally it hadn't been great. Of the two other girls in my dorm, both had got boyfriends on the trip (whilst I was single), …

Wonderful day turned into a Nightmare 
I was 18 years old and my mother had just given birth to my beautiful baby sister. It was a very happy day for everyone and it had been spent at the hospital …

I thought I was going to die :( 
my first panic attack happened this morning. I was drinking alcohol yesterday & passed out, my sister woke me up around 2:30 am for no reason. I couldn't …

How to describe what I felt/feel... 
I have had several attacks of what I assume are panic attacks. The first time was on an airplane. I was being forced to sit on a window seat in a small …

Unusual panic or what? 
Since a teenager I have been experiencing this bouts of terror,it's started when I lost my faith and stopped believing in false promises, my fear starts …

I thought I was dying 
After going through a traumatic experience I began having many panic attacks a week, sometimes multiple attacks a day. After having a bad night at work …

New years eve 2008 
It was xmas time. I'd spent the holidays with my young family, I was off work so late nights and early mornings where the norm. I've been a worrier as …

Worst feeling I've ever had 
I've had anxiety since i was about 12. My first anxiety attack happened when i was sitting on the couch with my mom then i suddenly had trouble breathing …

My first ever panic attack. 
Two years ago I lost my brother and then my father 3 months after. I was left with all the responsibility as executor of my fathers estate and also to …

A life long anxiety disorder. 
I have suffered with anxiety from being a young child. Course back then I didn't know what it was. I first started with full blown panic attacks at age …

Every Panic Attack is the Worst Panic Attack 
It never gets any better, or at least, for me it doesn't. I have suffered from Panic Attacks since the age of six. Yup, that's right, six! I've …

first time panic attack 
This happened to me about a week ago I was just laying in bed about to go to sleep when it hit me it started with my hands and feet getting really cold …

It comes when I sleep. 
I have been a victom to panic attacks since my unhappy teen years. Let me tell ya right now it REALLY Sucks and it seems to know when to get me when my …

On my birthday 
It happened on my 16th birthday. It was already at the end of the day and everything was going pretty smoothly. I DID have a feeling of paranoia and anxiety …

It was pretty bad. 
I have 2 recent panic attacks that really stand out in my mind. To put this into perspective I was diagnosed with panic disorder about 20 years ago, it …

the panic attack i thought was death 
So im 16 im a diagnosed hypochondriac with a panic disorder these panic attacks to this day are ruining my life i cant function correctly im constanty …

Panic attack turned to generalized anxiety disorder 
I've always had panic attacks since I was 10 or since I could remember I'm 20 now.. And the attacks started happening almost every day a year ago then …

Worst three hours of my life 
I'm 21 years old and have never experienced anything so awful in my life. I was recovering from a night of over drinking, as I tend to do. That probably …

First Panic Attack 
I have never had a Panic attack, nor fully understood what they even were until yesterday. I was with some people at a hookah bar, but we left after about …

My 1st panic attack 
I was 17 years old at the time, now 18 as of last week, and i still continue to have feelings of intense discomfort and many times feelings of fear over …

Panic Attack at School  
I was at school on a usual day, everything was normal! I went to my English lesson and started really fidgeting and I felt very restless! I sat there and …

My first panic attack 
I have never had a panic attack in life until last night. I am a very laid back guy. I was having a couple beers with a close friend when it came out …

First panic attack 
I am 32 and always suffered from mild anxiety. Last night my husband and I were arguing, I don't know if its what he said or the way he said it that triggered …

Losing My Mind  
Im 17. My worse anxiety attack was when In the morning I was out of breath and went for a walk and it got worse. I felt like I was going to faint and in …

My summer  
I was 14 years old when I had my first panic attack on June 10 weird how I remember the exact date ! That day was of course the most scariest day of my …

Crippling my life 
I usually get panic attacks every now and again. And now I've gotten severe panic attacks the past week. My first panic attack was when I was 14, I had …

Nightmarish Reality 
I've had my fair share of these horrid moments of panic many people have experienced, but my worst one yet was just last night. I was taking a nap …

hopeless but strong 
Hey im 17 i live in canada BC and anxiety has been ruining things for 2 years now. My worst anxiety attack was more than once i get a new 1st place attack …

My Worst Panic Attack... 
I started getting panic attacks when I was 13 (I'm now 15), first class of secondary school. My panic attacks are usually me hyperventilating, feeling …

High school stress 
I was 14 (15 now) and something must of happened that made me upset, and I started freaking out taking everything out of context. First I got really dizzy …

ALMOST LOST IT! 
Had panic attacks and depression for the past few months...Went to the ER a few times but nothing came up...Long story short one night I was sleeping I …

Black Out 
I can't remember it very well, You almost black out and the only thoughts in your head are: 1. I'm in danger! 2. I NEED to get OUT of HERE! 3. I'm not …

I Thought I Was Having A Heart Attack At Fourteen 
I was 14 years old. Just laying in my bed, slowly getting sleepier. Then I noticed my heart rhythm getting faster, which scared me. Then I started thinking …

theme park 
I'm 14 and suffer from anxiety attacks quite a lot. I went to a theme park with my friends and we went on a rollar coaster, I normally love rollar coasters …

Unsettling... 
I am a robust, healthy person, almost never run down or ill, and I tend towards a strong sense of inner strength and vitality. I have always believed in …

out of nowhere 
I've had little episodes in the past, but this attack put me in the hospital. I woke up in the middle of the night, feeling like i couldn't breathe. Immediately, …

A Night Out With The Girls 
I had recently become single after a five year relationship and was under massive amounts of stress with school, work, bills etc. I decided to treat myself …

Hospital un-hospitality 
When i was 11 years old, i went to a mental hospital for attempt in suicide. i was stuck there, locked from the outside world,the first night i had a panic …

The Competition. 
I was at a competition. The auditorium was pitch black. Then all of a sudden these spotlights popped on, right on the 4 judges. Then it started. First …

My panic attack 
Well, about a month ago (in june) My family and i have been out at red lobsters for dinner. When i first got there i was fine and i was totally unaware …

scary day 
I've had anxiety really bad for a little over a year now. I am a hypochondriac also so one usually triggers the other. my anxiety is especially worse when …

Real and frightening 
I'd been ill for several days and was due to return to work, but still felt really unwell. I set off for work in my car and had been driving for about …

Worst Panic Attack Ever 
It was during the summmer of last year, I was out at a store and I started to feel uneasy out of nowhere. When my mom and I arrived at home, I started …

Indescribable Terror 
I had just started a great new job that I was loving and had a great weekend drinking to celebrate. Everything seemed to be great with not a care in the …

Unknown Emotional State 
My worst panic attacks always come immediatly after this thought: "Im glad i'm doing so much better and havent been panicking at all lately!" This ensures …

really scarey 
so yesterday i was jusr watching tv on my couch and i started getting a panic attack which i was aware of what was happening cus its not my first one i …

Almost every day... 
Well, I thought I had gotten panic/anxiety from my mother but I am thinking otherwise... My father died in '06, and I was 11 years old. I have been …

Exam Fever 
I was very good student but I was then in someone's love and slowly and gradually I lost my concentration power and my result also went down. Finally whenever …

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