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Particularly bad anxiety attack

Caitjinoy

Caitjinoy

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Ugh I feel awful. I feel like I'm choking and like my heart is going to explode. I've had milder attacks before but this is probably one of the worst. I feel like it's never going to end, it's been almost an hour already.
 
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hillclimbs

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I'm sorry you're going through this.

Do you have strategies to help you through it? I find that putting on the TV and watching something light hearted can sometimes help, or naming objects around me to remind myself that I am present here and now and in a safe place. But I realise that different things work for different people.

I hope you feel better soon.
 
Caitjinoy

Caitjinoy

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I watched Netflix and had my dog lay on top of me.
I don't even remember how long it lasted... But when I woke up this morning I felt better.
 
tabbykitten

tabbykitten

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Sorry you had a bad time. Panic attacks are the pits!!!
I try to breathe slowly and deeply when I am having one. It works sometimes but I get something similar to a facial tic and can’t control that at all.
 
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