Almost had a panic attack

@NJChicaa (47501)
United States
August 31, 2016 6:17pm CST
Well that wasn't fun. I was cooking dinner and all of a sudden I could feel it coming on. . . the shortness of breath, the tightness in my chest, the racing heart. I felt overwhelmed making something that I've made dozens of times. That's when I knew that it was a panic attack lurking right there at the edges and waiting to burst through and take over. Luckily I had enough control of my mind to recognize what was going on and I was able to stop it before things got out of hand. I sat down to calm myself down for awhile and things were fine. Coincidence that this happened the night before I go back to work? Absolutely not. My job causes me an incredible amount of stress and anxiety. This happened for the same reason that I couldn't sleep last night. And people think that teachers have it easy. Hahahahahahahaha
8 people like this
7 responses
@RubyHawk (30520)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Sep 16
I don't think teachers have it easy, they are loaded down with work. I admire all teachers.
3 people like this
@NJChicaa (47501)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Thank you
1 person likes this
@RubyHawk (30520)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Sep 16
@NJChicaa You are welcome.
1 person likes this
@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Eek! I am so sorry! Panic attacks are awful. Did you know your body releases adrenaline in 10 minute cycles? So if you can get yourself to be calm and last out that 10 minutes - you can make it!
3 people like this
@dfollin (12774)
• United States
1 Sep 16
@Lolaze Wow! I didn't know that.
1 person likes this
@NJChicaa (47501)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Thanks for sharing that.
3 people like this
@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
1 Sep 16
Not me, kiddo. i have NEVER thought teachers had it easy. I hope it all goes very smoothly for you tomorrow.
3 people like this
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Sep 16
I'm sorry that you almost had a panic attack. Glad you got yourself calm again. I have taught and worked with kids for 17 years now so I know some days can be tough. Hopefully your first day back will be wonderful.
2 people like this
@NJChicaa (47501)
• United States
1 Sep 16
thank you
@Tampa_girl7 (26765)
• United States
1 Sep 16
That sounds really scary.
2 people like this
@NJChicaa (47501)
• United States
1 Sep 16
It stinks!
@dfollin (12774)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Doesn't sound like a coincidence to me! Stress can cause anxiety attacks for sure. I have them and so does my daughter. We use essential oils to help control them.
@NJChicaa (47501)
• United States
1 Sep 16
I take meds which is why I was able to stop it. But I don't want to get back into a cycle where it happens several times a week like it used to. I'm hoping this was an anomaly.
1 person likes this
@marlina (79655)
• Canada
1 Sep 16
I don't think that today's teachers have it easy at all. Way too much "laissez faire" in schools now.
1 person likes this