panic attacks

December 28, 2009 3:14pm CST
since the birth of my child ive started geting really bad panic attacks n they really get me down. i went to the doctor n she gave me some tablets for them n has told me ways of talking myself out of them as it it a mind thing but i find it so hard sometimes to do so especially when people that have never suffered frm them keep telling me to do so,i stoped going out because i was scared in case i got one but knew that staying in wasnt the answer. the tablets yave started working but obvs i dont want to be on them for eva
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@lola1981 (103)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I get like that too especially in malls and grocery stores so I try to go shopping early in the morning when no one is really there!
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I have panic attacks too but mine are caused by a panic disorder I have. I also have Bipolar disorder, agoraphobia, and avoidant personality disorder. They are really hard to deal with and those who haven't had them do not know what they are like. My mom thought they were all in my head at first until she started having them and told me she felt like she was dying when she had one. I can't go out much because of the panic attacks. I am on meds for them but they don't help all the time. I am sorry you are having to deal with panic attacks. I hope you can get them under control soon. :)
30 Dec 09
thank u for your reply glad there is people who are in the same boat as me iam sorry you suffer frm them to they are horrible and sometimes take over your life
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
6 Oct 10
Most time, its my work..with ontime deliveries and work loads. I try to divert mind on music and i feel better. We need to manage anxiety, as it is part of life in busy world. But if we concentrate, we can manage it. I does it through my yoga, listening music and going out on vacation.
@jugsjugs (13045)
30 Dec 09
I have a two panic attacks in the past,one of them was caused by some one upsetting me and the other one was when my son had open heart surgery.I know that when some people have a panic attack they some times get given a paper bag to breath into to calm their breathing to normal again.It was very scary for me as the panic to try to breath also sets in and the more you try you seem to hyperventilate.