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Panic Attack today

Corey05

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Hello Everyone,

I hope that you all are doing well! It has been a rough start to 2022 for me. Right now my whole family has Covid. If that's not bad enough and the quarantining I've been doing all month, I went into a straight panic attack. My fear of colon cancer resurfaced. I saw some red in my stool. Now I did have tomatoes as part of my dinner last night, and this tends to happen most times I have tomatoes. So it's probably just that, but my brain will not stop going to worst case. I even reached out to 2 online docs and showed a pic, they both said most likely the tomatoes. But I can't help but think, colon cancer!! Maybe its the covid getting to my head, idk... Please any insights would be greatly appreciated!
 

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You know the answer yourself, its just difficult for us to confirm it. You are ok
 

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Hello Everyone,

I hope that you all are doing well! It has been a rough start to 2022 for me. Right now my whole family has Covid. If that's not bad enough and the quarantining I've been doing all month, I went into a straight panic attack. My fear of colon cancer resurfaced. I saw some red in my stool. Now I did have tomatoes as part of my dinner last night, and this tends to happen most times I have tomatoes. So it's probably just that, but my brain will not stop going to worst case. I even reached out to 2 online docs and showed a pic, they both said most likely the tomatoes. But I can't help but think, colon cancer!! Maybe its the covid getting to my head, idk... Please any insights would be greatly appreciated!
I’m so sorry dear, i feel your fear on a the same level you feel it love, but listen I’m just a stranger on this world, but all that I have to say to you is that everything will be okay,stay strong darling! <3
 

Corey05

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Thank you both for your kind posts! Health anxiety can be so debilitating sometimes and I hate it! And im sure that we all do! Everytime I think I'm getting through it, the littlest thing throws me right back in. My other fear is ALS. Some days I can get past the annoying muscle twitching that I've had for at least 8 months, other days I think that I'm going to die! Anyway, that you all for letting me vent it out.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I hope that you all are doing well! It has been a rough start to 2022 for me. Right now my whole family has Covid. If that's not bad enough and the quarantining I've been doing all month, I went into a straight panic attack. My fear of colon cancer resurfaced. I saw some red in my stool. Now I did have tomatoes as part of my dinner last night, and this tends to happen most times I have tomatoes. So it's probably just that, but my brain will not stop going to worst case. I even reached out to 2 online docs and showed a pic, they both said most likely the tomatoes. But I can't help but think, colon cancer!! Maybe its the covid getting to my head, idk... Please any insights would be greatly appreciated!
How are you doing now? What you describe sounds so familiar... not the details, but the incident. I recently suffered a panic attack, and renewed fears (of arthritis) came up again. I hope you are feeling much better.
 

Corey05

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How are you doing now? What you describe sounds so familiar... not the details, but the incident. I recently suffered a panic attack, and renewed fears (of arthritis) came up again. I hope you are feeling much better.
Hey thanks for checking in! I had another panic attack today, but it has settled down and the anxiety is coming down now thankfully. It just baffles me how much your brain can make you believe ridiculous stuff. How are you doing now with your panic attack and fears?
 

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Thank you both for your kind posts! Health anxiety can be so debilitating sometimes and I hate it! And im sure that we all do! Everytime I think I'm getting through it, the littlest thing throws me right back in. My other fear is ALS. Some days I can get past the annoying muscle twitching that I've had for at least 8 months, other days I think that I'm going to die! Anyway, that you all for letting me vent it out.
This may sound strange but don't hate it. Hate is such a powerful emotion that it can contribute to more anxiety. I am not saying love it, that is nigh impossible, but accept it. Don't give it any space. By accepting and not commenting on 'IT' you lessen the stress. Anxiety symptoms can be likened to a YO YO!! Up one minute, down the next. It is so disconcerting to feel so much better one day and right down the next! This is why acceptance is the answer. Life is full of ups and downs, and anxiety is surely one of the worse. If you have had muscle twitching for 8 months then it's definitely not ALS. We accept the weather because there is nothing we can do about it. If we accept anxiety in the same way we will eventually recover.
It's not easy by any means. To tell a non sufferer that you think you are going to die would be regarded as crazy. But it's because they don't know. You have to have been there to know. There is no substitute for experience.
 

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Hey thanks for checking in! I had another panic attack today, but it has settled down and the anxiety is coming down now thankfully. It just baffles me how much your brain can make you believe ridiculous stuff. How are you doing now with your panic attack and fears?
And thank you. I agree that it is strange how the brain can work. I have not had many paic attacks at all, and when I experienced this last one, I was caught completely off guard. I still don't understand how/why it happened. And the anxiety over the arthritis is manageable. I find it 'appears' usually in the mornings and then as I go through the day, it recedes. I compare it to a background noise, if that makes sense. Hope all is getting better.
 
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