do you ever feel as though you cant breath?

United States
April 9, 2007 12:53am CST
today i believe i had a nervous breakdown. i felt as though everyone and everything has left and gone to better things and i was being smothered by overwhelming fear of moving on and i panicked. life feels a bit crazy at this point. am i the only one who goes through this?
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• United States
9 Apr 07
Yep, you had an anxiety attack or panic attack, same thing. It's just a rush of adrenaline but it sure feels nasty when it happens! I've had many of them. My hormones get out of whack sometimes, I'm at that age, and I have them sometimes when I'm not even worried about anything. I know exactly what they are so I just take a few deep breaths or a nice warm shower and wait til it passes. It can make you feel terrible, like you're going crazy if you don't stop and think about what it is. If you are seriously upset about something and they continue to happen then go to your doctor and talk about it. It could just be a temporary case of the blues or it could be a minor hormone imbalance that might need to be treated, or the doc may suggest talking to a counselor to help you move on. We all get out of whack sometimes, it's perfectly normal. More than likely it will pass with a little time and settling some of your worries. If it happens again just realize that it's a little rush of adrenaline and do something to burn it off, take a walk or whatever you usually do to burn off excess energy. Hope you feel back to your old self real soon :)
@Anakata2007 (1789)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
no, youre not the only one. It's called a "panic attack" and it's actually kind of common. If it continues and makes you afraid to do things in the future, then you might want to talk to your doctor about it, otherwise, just wait it will pass. I think I read somewhere, or my doctor told me that about 45% of the population will get panic attacks at certain points in their lives. Some people think theyre having a heart attack, it feels so bad, but it's panic.