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MJMels

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I don’t know what happened to me. I’m a mom of four .. I have had anxiety for many years but just panics attacks once in a while /. Recently I had two deaths 2 weeks in a row .. my father died last January .. suicide . But I’ve been ok . I’ve been a good mom driving everywhere etc . Last Friday I just started freaking out I felt my heart was beating very fast and then it got faster . Then weekend I kind of calmed down , till Sunday night couldn’t sleep. Panic just won’t leave me now . The entire week I’ve been a mess panicking ... worried about myself saying what is wrong w me . Heart has been racing so much I had to go to hosptial weds . Everything was ok bloodwork, ekg and chest X-ray. They gave me a xamax . When I left my teeth were chattering ! I went home and felt so weird like I have no control of my mind anymore . I have been this way since . My moms had to come and basically babysit me. I feel I’m doing the breathing for myself weirdest feeling I can’t relax I can’t focus on a tv show . Which I used to love to do. All I’m doing is panicking about myself ... please please I don’t know what’s wrong . I been to doctors and they aren’t helping . Can I be losing my mind
 
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When I feel panicky, I lay down and rub my forehead or chest. Make sure you are in plesant environment. Sometimes I also have tight chest, what I do is "lay down", "cross my hands around my chest" and "breathe into my stomach". Try not to force your breathing by expanding your chest as it usually makes my panicking even worse as I get sharp shooting paints comming from the left of my chest. I have been to a hospital several times when I had an panick attack, me thinking I had a hard attack :).

I am very sorry to hear about your losses, hopefully your wounds heal soon.
Also sorry for my English. :).
 
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Hi @MJMels and welcome to the forum.

My condolences on the passing of your father. It’s not easy especially when the death of a family member is by that kind of decision.

You are not loosing your mind at all. You are very aware of what’s happening to you and you know the reason.

I had panick attacks constantly every day for a whole month. It was overwhelming and felt I had no control anymore. I decided to start taking medication for it and I am very pleased that I made that decision.

I recommend that you see a psychiatrist and and a psychologist for treatment and therapy.

I hope you feel better soon.
 
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Hi @MJMels and welcome to the forum.

My condolences on the passing of your father. It’s not easy especially when the death of a family member is by that kind of decision.

You are not loosing your mind at all. You are very aware of what’s happening to you and you know the reason.

I had panick attacks constantly every day for a whole month. It was overwhelming and felt I had no control anymore. I decided to start taking medication for it and I am very pleased that I made that decision.

I recommend that you see a psychiatrist and and a psychologist for treatment and therapy.

I hope you feel better soon.

Thank you . I feel I have no hope . I saw few doctors but now I’m noticing that my breathing is just bad it’s my whole entire focus. I’m making myself breathe I cannot relax and just watch tv and breathe , I can’t have a conversation w my kids or anyone Bec I feel I’m just working hard breathing . It’s soo crazy . Wondering if it’s something wrong w my brain
 
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Thank you . I feel I have no hope . I saw few doctors but now I’m noticing that my breathing is just bad it’s my whole entire focus. I’m making myself breathe I cannot relax and just watch tv and breathe , I can’t have a conversation w my kids or anyone Bec I feel I’m just working hard breathing . It’s soo crazy . Wondering if it’s something wrong w my brain
You are very welcome.

You brain is absolutely healthy. We have many members here who suffer from the same symptoms and condition. I do sometimes focus on my breathing thinking that my breathing is very shallow and it’s not enough but in really I am breathing too much for my brain. Too much oxygen can cause you to feel lightheaded and dizzy.

You are hyperventilating yourself. It’s a symptom of anxiety.
What I meant by a doctor is a mental health professional that can diagnose you correctly so you know what kind of treatment you would like to approach.

One of the things that help me is ingage in serious conversations. You have to try it.

I feel your struggle and desperation. I’ve been there.

I am on medication right now which have helped me tremendously. I can say that I am symptoms free at this time.
 
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Not really sleeping Bec I can’t stop trying to breathe for myself it’s the weirdest scariest thing and my heart is racing all day everyday
 
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Your situation now is like a cycle. Lack of sleep can cause fatigue and in return, you feel heavy and tight chest. It can effect the way you feel your breaths.

If it’s constantly bothering you, please make an appointment with a psychiatrist. They can help.
 
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The reason why this is happening to you is because the death of your father has brought to surface old unanswered questions that bother you. Questions for which you have no answer, and have not made the effort to clarify in useful time, before they eat you alive.

You need to meditate and find the answers to your questions. Why you were born in the year you were born, why you are here, where do dead people go? Where will you go when you die? What is this whole thing called existence? Will everything stop existing forever at some point or will things carry on? What is nothing?

These questions, unless you put in some effort to answer them, will devour you alive.
 
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