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i feel like i can control it?

Rue

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i've been having a lot more anxiety and panic attacks in class recently, but for some reason, i feel like i can control it. there haven't been many triggers, just an overwhelming feeling of nervousness all of the time. i start shaking really hard and breathing hard and my heart rate goes up, but i feel like i can tell myself not to, and i always feel like "you know nothing will happen, so why are you like this?" and my the rational part of my head is usually clear during the attack but my body can't control it, then it leads to a bad feeling of guilt because my teacher and classmates are concerned, and i almost feel like i'm doing it for attention, even though i try my best not to draw attention to myself while it's happening. is this normal?
 

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i've been having a lot more anxiety and panic attacks in class recently, but for some reason, i feel like i can control it. there haven't been many triggers, just an overwhelming feeling of nervousness all of the time. i start shaking really hard and breathing hard and my heart rate goes up, but i feel like i can tell myself not to, and i always feel like "you know nothing will happen, so why are you like this?" and my the rational part of my head is usually clear during the attack but my body can't control it, then it leads to a bad feeling of guilt because my teacher and classmates are concerned, and i almost feel like i'm doing it for attention, even though i try my best not to draw attention to myself while it's happening. is this normal?
Hi Rue. 1) It is absolutely great the you've learned some coping skills that lessen your panic/anxiety 2) next year will you care what your current fellow students or teachers think?
 

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Hi Rue. 1) It is absolutely great the you've learned some coping skills that lessen your panic/anxiety 2) next year will you care what your current fellow students or teachers think?
the problem is that i can't control it. my mind is clear, and i feel like i can control it, but i can't, which is confusing.
 

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I know EXACTLY what you mean! I have been having a lot more lately and I feel like my medicine has not been working as good but I think it is just stress... I can sit here and type a whole paragraph while having an anxiety attack because I have learned to "control" them. My coworkers can tell im having one because of the look on my face but physically they cant see that I am having on.... my whole body gets hot and my heart starts racing... I just tell myself to stop and it eventually calms down.. It is completely normal and you will work through it!
 

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i've been having a lot more anxiety and panic attacks in class recently, but for some reason, i feel like i can control it. there haven't been many triggers, just an overwhelming feeling of nervousness all of the time. i start shaking really hard and breathing hard and my heart rate goes up, but i feel like i can tell myself not to, and i always feel like "you know nothing will happen, so why are you like this?" and my the rational part of my head is usually clear during the attack but my body can't control it, then it leads to a bad feeling of guilt because my teacher and classmates are concerned, and i almost feel like i'm doing it for attention, even though i try my best not to draw attention to myself while it's happening. is this normal?
Hey there! Yes, it's absolutely normal, and it's absolutely AMAZING that you have gotten to the "clear head" place while you're having a panic attack. That means that you're losing some of your fear - as long as you're afraid of the panic attacks, they will be your boss. They'll determine what you can and can't do, where you can and can't go, etc. But if you can keep a clear head and realize in the moment that it's "just" a panic attack, and it WILL pass, then you have won part of the battle already, and they'll start to lose some of their power. You got this!!!
 
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