- Apr 11, 2012
Hi my names' Tess. Im 22 years old and i have been suffering panic attacks on and off since last year. I was having them early last year, i would experience heart palpatations, racing heart and the thought of not being able to breath whilst lying in bed. I felt like i was forcing myself to breath because i couldnt feel my own heartbeat. They stopped. Then my mum passed away in March and i had them again severely which is to be expected. I thought that smoking also made me panic more because i was worried about my heart so i quit. They stopped completed until a few weeks ago. I avoid going to the cinema because i had a bad one there which made me leave, i couldnt feel myself breathing and my whole body had pins and needles. I have a new job, im pretty happy with my life at the moment, obviously there are alot of things i would change but in general theres nothing stressful happening. I was sat at home a few weeks ago and i had chest pain, turned out to be heartburn but it was a sort of pain i hadnt had before so i was worrying and i felt like my heart completely stopped for a split second and i was walking around my living room convinced i was going to die. Since then i get them on the train and i get them walking to work. I get them so bad that i get off two steps earlier and walk to work from there to stop myself being in such an enclosed space. When people are close to me i feel one coming. I feel a different sort of anxiousness this time around, i dont get a racing heart or palpations. I feel like my chest is really tight and im stuggling to breath and im forcing myself and my whole body feels really light. I sometimes feel like im watching myself from an outside place, which sounds really odd. Im not sure whats triggered it but if anyone could give me some advice on how to try and control it i would be grateful because the train is something i cant avoid, i need to get to work. I am also having trouble sleeping.