Almost had a panic attack this afternoon
By NJ Chicaa
February 29, 2016 4:47pm CST
I am under the care of a doctor for anxiety and panic disorder. I take medication each day for my anxiety and am happy to report that I haven't had a panic attack in a year. Panic attacks are just awful and make you think that you are having a heart attack and dying. It is crazy. This afternoon I started getting the ingredients ready for a new recipe that I was making for dinner when all of a sudden it hit me. . . the feeling of anxiousness and teariness, the heart racing and pounding, and I was about to find myself in the middle of a panic attack. Luckily I was able to recognize what was happening and calm myself down before things got out of control. I have to thank my medication for that because it kept me calm enough to calm myself down if that makes any sense. . . I don't know what the heck caused the panic attack because I certainly wasn't stressed about cooking. I love cooking. I certainly hope that these things aren't returning because it has been a lovely year without them. I don't miss suddenly feeling like I'm about to die while I'm in the middle of work. We shall see what's up.
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1 Mar 16
It really does feel like you are about to die. Last year I was having them several times a week which is what made me finally go see a psychiatrist. He adjusted my anxiety medication and I haven't had any since. . . until today.