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Having a panic attack

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I am in the middle of a panic attack. I want to get help. I just so afraid of what will happen to me. I know I can go on like this.
 
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Hey there, I am here! Talk to me, or just take it steady and know someone is here for you right now
 
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Sorry. I need help. I want to go to a hospital but I’m so afraid of the cost, I’m in the states. And I don’t want to upset my family but I am at my breaking point. I have been for two years. I can’t leave the house. I can’t go on living like this.
 
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Everything in my life this broken down and I don’t know how to fix it
 
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I don’t think anyone really cares.
 
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Well first of all don't ever feel like you have to say sorry for needing help. I've felt a lot like you before when I was going through a rough time. I'm quite anxious by nature and so when things go wrong I know how it feels when everything falls on top of you. I had this for about six months so not quite the two years you've been dealing with this but I certainly have a good idea of how you're feeling.

At this point I think I would be turning to my family for help and trying not to worry about whether or not you upset them. Obviously I don't know your family situation but it sounds like it's about time to really do something about what's going on.
 
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Hey @KitKat90 I'm sorry for how you're feeling right now.I know first hand what it's like to have panic attacks.

My therapist told me to focus on your breathing.Focus on your breath going in and your breath going out.Pay attention to it,and only it,and then start slowing down your breathing.It feels impossible to do at first but just keep focusing.My therapist said it works every time.

Or breathe into a paper bag until the panic subsides.

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I tried to get help and it didn’t go well. I know if I keep going like this I won’t be here much longer.
 
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What @SunnyDaze said is excellent advice, the whole thing about it feeling impossible at first is right on the money too. It felt like it took me forever to get that under control so I'm cheering you on with this right now.

Lots of hugs
 
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I’m trying the deep breathing right now. ❤ It’s helping a little. I am trying to calm down.
 
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I’m trying the deep breathing right now. ❤ It’s helping a little. I am trying to calm down.
I'm glad you're trying.Maybe though take about 10 minutes of doing absolutely nothing but focusing on your breathing to see how much of a difference it will make?

It doesn't have to be deep breathing, just slower breathing,cause the fast breathing is what causes the panic attacks
 
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I just need someone to help me through this. It’s hard getting help when you don’t know where to go.
 
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I just need someone to help me through this. It’s hard getting help when you don’t know where to go.
We all understand that.

How about trying the slower breathing for 5 minutes then tell us how you're feeling.
 
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I think that is what started it today. I’ve been looking on where to go. I get so overwhelmed.
 
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I think that is what started it today. I’ve been looking on where to go. I get so overwhelmed.
Are you on medication? Have you talked to your doctor or anyone about it?
 
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