Sick and tired of it .

Discussion in 'Panic Disorder' started by Concernedgal, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    I am sick and tired of panic attacks. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever get peace in my life. I will never understand why my body insist on responding to stress like it does. Somethings gotta give.
     
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  2. Zeesi

    Zeesi Junior Member

    So sorry to hear that you have been plagued with panic attacks. Are you saying here that you never feel any peace?
    My goodness, I hope things start to get better for you (and for me, too:shy::)).

    I fluctuate between feelings of panic, and calm; I have since I was a little girl, so I feel like that is just how I'm made. In my case, maybe panic is too strong a word, these days anyway. Maybe strong apprehension about certain things is what I feel these days, but when I was younger, the word 'panic' definitely applied.
    I feel grateful for the times when I feel that feeling of calm, and peace of mind. Of course I have concerns and challenges, but I try to remember that things always seem to work themselves out in one way or another.
     
  3. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    It's just lately that i've been plague by an increasing number of panic attacks. I have had some peace in my life and I guess knowing how to feel to finally feel kinda normal again and then suddenly have a long period of time when i'm once again plagued. .. to me, it kinda makes the anxiety and panic feel worst because like I mentioned earlier. I have had times that I felt almost normal again and ,bam!! Sudden panic attacks all over again.
     
  4. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

    I've had panic attacks before, but without knowing your background it's hard to figure out why you have them and if there is a trigger. I had triggers, and at the time you aren't always aware or want to admit to them. When you can and do know what can push your buttons it can help you walk away or to prevent them.

    I know people can still get them when they are in stressful situations, but you can control them if you can't stop them. Each of us has a different way, and I hope you find yours.
     
  5. Natasha0717

    Natasha0717 Active Member

    You won't believe me (and you don't have to).....but your mind is creating them. And as long as your mind knows that you are afraid of them, they will continue. I have another reply that addresses this, it explains the day I conquered my panic attacks. Let me go find it, be right back.....

    Okay, my reply is in this thread. DO read. :happy:

    http://www.anxietycommunity.com/index.php?threads/the-good-ole-days.1310/#post-15781
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron New Member

    Having panic attacks are really troublesome and so is having anxiety in general. I always overthink and I know my mind is the one responsible for the stress I am feeling. But I don't know how to stop it nor control it. I know the cause and its solution but I just can't get a hold of myself.
     
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  7. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    My mind runs away with me too. I really battle against controlling it. It's almost impossible at times. Thoughts just rush through my head and some of them hit like a bullet.
     
  8. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    I think that's it's the fact that we can't control everything and every aspect of our lives that is so troublesome. I had a terrible panic attack yesterday. Ugh. I Hite those sooo much. I really do. I was exercising at the time. I guess I got my heart rate too high and it caused cardiac symptoms and then my adrenaline took over and I felt alot better with rest . Still though. Kinda suspicious. I need to see my doctor about this.
     
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  9. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    When I had therapy twenty years ago, my shrink told me what causes panic attacks. He said that we have them because of shallow breathing. So when you feel an attack coming on, what we need to do is breathing exercises.

    Quite funny that, though. When I'm in the process of a panic attack, my chest tightens up and I can't breathe. I do at least remember what he said and try. I purse my lips and take in the air as if through an imaginary straw. It's the only way I can actually get air into my lungs when I am in the throws of one. It takes a lot to actually get it to stop and I find that sipping water helps me to get air into my lungs as well.
     
  10. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Speaking of sipping water. . I do that too. Although, I tend to belch alot afterwards Lol.
     
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  11. XmasCarol52

    XmasCarol52 Active Member

    I cannot take deep breaths because I just start to gag right away and sometimes it feels like I got a bubble like in my throat which makes it harder for me to breathe and like you i burp too. You would think that burping would help relieve the breathing problem not for me sometimes it just seems worse.I am a gassy person anyway lol.I am so sorry that you had a panic attack those are just so awful because they can hit anytime,have you ever been woken up by a anxiety or panic attack?I have they are the worse you cannot get back to sleep ,ugh
     
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  12. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    I've never had a panic attack while sleeping but I do get woken up in the night for no reason! :banghead:It really does drive me nuts as it can take ages for me to get back to sleep.

    Mostly my panic attacks come when I'm discussing my life with a shrink or if I have to go out. It is exceptionally hard to breathe when they happen and sipping water does help me. But it can only be sips as it is so hard to actually swallow it. That is why I just sip, even just to wet the mouth a little helps somewhat. By swallowing I manage to get in a little air and it helps to open up the air passage a bit.
     
  13. XmasCarol52

    XmasCarol52 Active Member

    Sometimes when I do have an attack when I am sleeping when it wakes me up I am so scared.It hits me really bad then i cannot go back to sleep at all.
     
  14. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    I've awokenedin the middle of the night feeling like my throat is closed . I could not breathe. It takes a little time for me to catch my breath and after that. .. There's no way i'm getting back to sleep. Not sure what the was but, as far as actually habing a panic attack though. . Not sure. Maybe that was a panic attack. What do you guys think?
     
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  15. XmasCarol52

    XmasCarol52 Active Member

    you could have very well been having a panic attack,i actually had anxiety dreams there are such things i looked them up it is so awful.I sometimes have trouble with swallowing now that is something which is scary but when that happens i usually take a klonopin and it helps Matter of fact one day last week that happened when I laid down and try to go to sleep lucky for me after ten minutes i was out like a light ,didn't need a pill.I so wish we could snap our fingers and the attacks would be gone. Wouldn't that be so nice??
     
  16. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Maybe you were having a dream and the subject of the dream is a trigger for your panic attacks. Sometimes when we wake up we won't remember if we have just had a dream. Especially if our mind goes to something else straight away.

    On the other hand, it could have been triggered by your thoughts before you had gone to sleep and the effects come about during the night. It certainly sounds like you were wakened with a panic attack though.
     
  17. XmasCarol52

    XmasCarol52 Active Member

    One time I woke up and nearly fell off the couch,I cannot sleep in a bed haven't for years,even when my husband was alive just could not get comfortable in one.in any case sometimes when I go to sleep if something has upset me during the day i t tends to stay with me even when i go to bed.So I believe that is why I get the panic attacks,but when you wake up in a shock that really messes things up.cause try as I may I cannot get back to sleep.
     
  18. Danes

    Danes Pending

    I like that you're realizing that 'something's gotta give' because this means that you're finally ready to try something different. If you've seen that nothing is changing right now, it means that it's time for something new. You don't have to live with panic attacks as 'just the way things are' because you can get rid of them relatively easily. I know this is hard for a lot of people to believe especially if they have been trying (and failing) to do so for years now.

    I will tell you what worked for me. Every time you're stressed and have a panic attack, it's just a breakdown of your self-confidence/image. This just means that your mind failed to find healthy ways of dealing with the situation and did what it is most dominantly programmed to do - and that resulted in your panic attack. You need to start to strengthen your self-confidence in situations where you're prone to experiencing panic attacks.

    You can start doing this by repeating affirmations and visualizing yourself performing at your peak and successfully dealing with those situations. Do this everyday and you will gradually recondition your brain to better deal with those situations in the future and your attacks will fade away.
     

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