Do You Get Panic Attacks?

Panic Attacks - A photo relfecting a woman who is experiencing panic attack.
Egypt
February 5, 2007 5:09am CST
Lately, I have been getting panic attacks frequently. I feel like I'm going to die here and now. Its an awful feeling. I just try to calm myself until the feeling goes away, but usually it takes a while before it goes. However, sometimes, I get these panic attacks but on other people, if you understand what I mean. Sometimes, I feel like something bad is happening to one of my family members or to one of my close friends and I freak out. It weird. Do you get panic attacks? How do you deal with them?
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@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Ever since I had my vertigo in 2003 I've had panic attacks. I hate it most when it just comes out of nowhere and you don't even know why it attacked you in the first place because there was nothing to stress you out. The most frightening moment for me was when I was driving I felt like I was going to have a heart attack because I felt dizzy, my eyeballs were shaking, my hands and legs were shaking and getting numb and having the pins and needles sensation. After a few minutes I could barely breathe and my nails were turning blue. I parked at the side of the road and called my friends who were fortunately just 2km away from my location. I still have those attacks I just learn to deal with it. It is very aggravating in my part and at times when my attack starts off I get really pissed off and just talk to myself like "damn you devil, you're not gonna get me today!!! God didn't build me this way just for you bring me down!" Just think of it as positive reinforcement. It somehow works and makes me last through the journey even if I'm still suffering.
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• Egypt
5 Feb 07
O h my God, its really bad when you get a panic attack when you're driving. Thank God I never got while I'm driving. I always get while in bed preparing to sleep. Thanks for the tips though, and good luck to you with those attacks. Thanks for the reply :)
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5 Feb 07
I have, in the past, suffered from panic attacks, usually over something really silly. The best way I found to cope was to remove myself from the situation, sit down, take deep breaths and calm myself down. I don't get panic attacks anymore however, I guess the old I got I just learnt to cope.
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• Egypt
5 Feb 07
Ya, I try to do the same, calm myself down and get out of the mood. I hope you're right about panic attacks decreasing over time. Thanks for the reply :)
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• India
5 Feb 07
Till now i have no such panic attack, but it is possible to come in my life, maybe i can face it.
• Egypt
5 Feb 07
You're a lucky guy. I envy you :)) Thanks for the response
• Grand Junction, Colorado
5 Feb 07
I have suffered from panic attacks of and on since my teenage years. In the past these are the things that I've done. When I was a teenager I would go into my room, quite time and read a book to get my mind off of whatever it was that triggered it. As I got into my twenties I went to the Dr and he prescribed a medication, that I would take upon the onset of the anxiety attack and that would usually nix it. The best advise is if they are increasing, or they are brought on by something specific that can't be removed from your life, go to your Dr and discuss it. Their are all kinds of things that can trigger anxiety and many things to combat agaist the attacks. Hope this helps. Good luck to you!
• Egypt
5 Feb 07
Thanks a lot for the advice. I didn't know that there are medications for panic attacks. I will definately go to my doctor, and may be he can help me. Thanks for the reply :)
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