• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

Do I have anxiety or having a panic attack?

E

Elohim

Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Messages
5
Location
Netherlands
The last two weeks I sometimes have this weird feeling. Just out of nowhere I feel som sort of pressure in my chest and/or stomach and sometimes my hands start shaking a little bit. I've had this 3 times this week alone.

Sometimes this is out of nowhere but mostly it is when I think about going to friends or a party of some sort. Or when I think about one of my jobs.

I am a assistent clubmanager at my local footballclub and sometimes a referee. And whenever there is a possibility that I need to go there I can get these symptoms and feel real scared of that place. I personally think that it is because I have the feeling that most of the people there dont like me or even hate me. They think that I am being bossy, arrogant and know everything better then them and they start mocking me and a while ago I found out that some of them have nicknames for me. I dont understand why it scares me so much because I have been a referee there for 2 years every week and a assistant clubmanager for a year now and it never bothered me before. But Im not even sure if this is why I get scared and shaking hands when I think about that place. Because as I said earlier, I have this out of nowhere sometimes.

And I have no clue why I feel this whenever I go to my friends or a party.

Is this a form of anxiety or panic attack? And why am I only experiencing it the last two weeks. It gets to the point where I cant focus on my other job. I also have a thread on the depression forum because this is not the only thing I struggle with lately and the support I got there actually made me feel a little bit better. So I hoped that the same would happen here.
 
Tawny

Tawny

Taking a break
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Messages
5,928
Location
England
I think i would feel very uncomfortable and anxious if people at work were saying things about me. Do you have friends at work who like you and are nice and supportive? If so, you can ignore the stupid people.

The anxiety/panic with going to social events, again i feel like that too. I have always felt nervous walking in to a party. Can you have your own parties and invite people over? When people come over to my house, it is less stressful for me.

The fact that you are only just starting to feel this way could be for many reasons. Maybe you are run down at the moment, maybe a bit depressed, or maybe you have not been looking after yourself properly such as putting yourself under too much stress.

I find that ongoing stress, not eating well, not resting enough, affects me.

Whatever is wrong don't push yourself to do things but listen to your body. If it is telling you to rest then maybe you should do that.
 
E

Elohim

Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Messages
5
Location
Netherlands
I think i would feel very uncomfortable and anxious if people at work were saying things about me. Do you have friends at work who like you and are nice and supportive? If so, you can ignore the stupid people.

The anxiety/panic with going to social events, again i feel like that too. I have always felt nervous walking in to a party. Can you have your own parties and invite people over? When people come over to my house, it is less stressful for me.

The fact that you are only just starting to feel this way could be for many reasons. Maybe you are run down at the moment, maybe a bit depressed, or maybe you have not been looking after yourself properly such as putting yourself under too much stress.

I find that ongoing stress, not eating well, not resting enough, affects me.

Whatever is wrong don't push yourself to do things but listen to your body. If it is telling you to rest then maybe you should do that.
There are a few people there who are nice to me, but Im always busy there and walking from one place to the other so I almost never see them.

I can invite people, but its as stresfull as going somewhere else.

And the last few nights I slept real good but I still have those symptoms. And there is a posibbility that I have a depression but thats just what people replyed on my depression thread. I have not seen a proffesional or anything.
 
B

Berg

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 10, 2020
Messages
47
Location
UK
Hi Elohim

It’s anticipatory anxiety. I would recommend having a chat with your doctor to see if there is any way this be treated (and there will be lots of options for you - don’t worry!) it can be debilitating and get worse without treatment so speak to your GP and don’t be afraid to get some support! :)
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M Panic, Anxiety, and Emetephobia Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 1
steelboss Vicious Anxiety, or Panic, or Heart. Who knows? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 4
Z Panic attacks or anxiety? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 7
Ras what does having Agoraphobia feel like? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 3
D Having panic about my sexuality Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 13
H Currently having a panic attack Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 5
N Panic attacks are back after 4 years. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 4
K Passing out from panic attacks? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 1
Shayfury Med change triggered panic relapse Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 3
L Panic attack Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 4
lilbat Panic attack? Or something else? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 1
N Panic disorder for a year now Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 1
A Panic disorder help! Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 3
D What do you do when you get panic attack, please help? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 41
D GAD/Panic Disorder/ ADD and ... Vertigo ? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 6
P Panic attacks becoming more frequent and intense. Not sure what to do. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 10
sparrowling Panic Attacks Rare Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
R Can panic last hours? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 7
J 45M-Was this Angina, extreme dehydration/heat exhaustion, indigestion/heartburn or a panic attack? Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
F Panic disorder Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 3
H HEAT INDUCED PANIC ATTACKS - please share your experiences Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 7
blog15 how to jog a panic attack.> Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 1
I Parent with panic disorder Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
Antimatter Panic attack! Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 1
T i feel ashamed of taking my medication to stop my panic attacks Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 13
M Feeling like I'm forever in panic mode Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 4
B Muted panic attacks Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 4
Antimatter Constant shortness of breath and panic Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 13
M Panic attacks Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 7
Loobypie Panic attacks everyday at the same time for 17 days Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
S Panic attack symptoms Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 17
B Panic Attack symptoms Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 9
N I had my first ever panic attack in one of my college classes Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
K My first severe panic attack Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
sad_heart20 how panic overwhelmed me everyday Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 2
G Panic attacks triggered Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Forum 0

Similar threads

Top