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Panic in the shower

Grace360

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Gosh I hate this. I was taking a shower as you do. Singing in the shower for the first time in 2 months because I've been so depressed and anxious. Then I started thinking about how dehydrated I am, how if I'm dehydrated enough I could just pass out or my kidneys could be failing because I almost never drink water. Then I felt suffocated, like I couldn't breathe and something was gonna happen. Then I could swear my heart skipped a beat. Ugh. Anyone ever had a panic attack in the shower like that, or like in an enclosed space like that? When that happens it's hard to differentiate between just being a panic attack or something really going on with me.
 

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Often. When I am having a particularly bad episode I have a hard time taking a shower. I will do it with the lights off and as quickly as possible. I really hate it.
 

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Gosh I hate this. I was taking a shower as you do. Singing in the shower for the first time in 2 months because I've been so depressed and anxious. Then I started thinking about how dehydrated I am, how if I'm dehydrated enough I could just pass out or my kidneys could be failing because I almost never drink water. Then I felt suffocated, like I couldn't breathe and something was gonna happen. Then I could swear my heart skipped a beat. Ugh. Anyone ever had a panic attack in the shower like that, or like in an enclosed space like that? When that happens it's hard to differentiate between just being a panic attack or something really going on with me.
What song were you singing? :D
 

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Often. When I am having a particularly bad episode I have a hard time taking a shower. I will do it with the lights off and as quickly as possible. I really hate it.
Same! In one of those episodes right now. Nice to know I am not alone.
 

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I always get in the shower (when I can) when I’m having a panic attack. Idk something about it makes me calm? I think I like the being alone time so I can talk myself down. Anytime we have panic attacks it’s hard to separate it from anxiety and “real life”
I just have to tell myself “ok…you’ve been through this SAME THING A MILLION AND ONE TIMES!!!! YOU ARE OK!!!! YOU ARE OK!!!! YOU ARE OK!!!
*hugs and prayers sent your way*
Oh….and start drinking some water girlfriend! If you’re that worried about being dehydrated…that’s an easy fix. I always find I drink more water in a cup with a straw. So if you’re just not fond of water..try that.
 

Grace360

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I always get in the shower (when I can) when I’m having a panic attack. Idk something about it makes me calm? I think I like the being alone time so I can talk myself down. Anytime we have panic attacks it’s hard to separate it from anxiety and “real life”
I just have to tell myself “ok…you’ve been through this SAME THING A MILLION AND ONE TIMES!!!! YOU ARE OK!!!! YOU ARE OK!!!! YOU ARE OK!!!
*hugs and prayers sent your way*
Oh….and start drinking some water girlfriend! If you’re that worried about being dehydrated…that’s an easy fix. I always find I drink more water in a cup with a straw. So if you’re just not fond of water..try that.
I guess I could. I also bought flavored water today. Tastes lightly like fruit, so. Its the only thing I actually like
What song were you singing? :D
Haha, a song called Verbatim by Mother Mother. I believe that was it.
 

TruthHurts

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I guess I could. I also bought flavored water today. Tastes lightly like fruit, so. Its the only thing I actually like

Haha, a song called Verbatim by Mother Mother. I believe that was it.
You can always try something like this and eat the fruit after you drink the water.... it'll be super healthy.
 
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