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    Exclamation Pannick attacks?

    Anyone else experience these?

    I woke up to a pannick attack this morning 07:30, i also had a very crap nights sleep woke up 3 times and had sleep paralysis too, and have had a futher 3 more attacks, ive not got anything on my mind apart from going out with my girls tmrw night

    im gonna blame the pred for this one as i have no idea what else it is!

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    I don't take meds, but havve them on ocassions. I have fibro, so just assumed that was why. Keep forgeting to tell doc. Who knows why.
    Cheryl

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    Oh ISDM,

    Im so sorry to hear you too suffer with panic attacks. Yes i too have the ''demon'' attacks as i call them and they are so awful....im sending you gentle hugs.

    Even though you want know this in your conscious state of mind, but there is something about going out ''with the girls'' that is frightening you. I know this because i had the same thing happen to me the other week when i went to my first party in maybe 3 years. In the last year i had not really left the house, except for medical appointments.

    If im not mistaken this is what is happening, in your mind, without you even knowing about it.

    1. You have had a panic attack and know how terrible ''that'' feeling is and you do not want to embarrass yourself or show your friends how you react to this debilitating ''demon''.

    2. You are thinking subconsciously, what if i have an attack and i spoil the night? What will they think of me?

    3.In the past, somewhere, you have probably had an attack in public.....you want to avoid at all costs this situation ever happening again.

    4. If one of your friends is actually taking you out, so you are relying on them for transport, you will be thinking...what if i want to go home early and they want to stay later?

    All this will be going on without your knowledge. The mind is such a complex piece of equipment in our heads. (I tried selling mine on ebay )

    The other week when i was invited to an 18th, i tried every trick in the book to get out of going.I was so anxious, stopped sleeping, worried i may see someone from work, or someone i do not feel comfortable around.I worried, what if i have a panic attack, i'll look stupid, what if i want to leave after an hour.To make matters worse they wanted me to sleep at their house. In the end after my 3rd attempt at saying no...they sorted out someone to pick me up and take me to the party. They sat me with people i felt comfortable around.I also had a plan in case i needed to leave early.They said bring your stay over bag and if i want to leave early, i can just get a taxi home.I explained i have insomnia, i told them i may scream at night or even get into bed with them (so embarrasing, but they saw the funny side) i had everything covered to make me feel safe.
    You know what, i got there, yes i didnt dance as i wanted too as i had no energy, but what a fab night i had.They really took care of me and noone knew i was suffering so much inside.

    My advice is, go through situations in your mind that you may think will cause an attack. I understand like me, they can just happen, for what seems to be no reason what so ever.But if you think deeper, the answer is there. Just do what i did, make sure every situation is covered. If you are with ''understanding and caring'' friends they will make sure you are taken care of.

    Make sure you still go out though.You will be so surprised at yourself.Even if for a short time.Go and enjoy yourself. You so deserve it. Now when i went out to the party, i had no sleep for nearly 2 days, because the ''demon'' was trying to make me stay at home. You fight it Jane and you need to go out . You so deserve some enjoyment and fun.If you want i'll give you my mobile number, so if at any point you feel one coming on....you call me and i'll help you through it. Go and enjoy yourself. Oh i just thought of another one. I was afraid if they saw me all dolled up, they too wont believe i am sick. Its amazing when you have panic attacks, the conversations that go on in our minds.

    I wont tell you about mine, cause this is your thread, but please go, even if you feel anxious. I swear you will enjoy that time out of the house.When you get out...focus on fun.Repeat in your mind....breath....breath in through your nose and breath out through your mouth. Do this 5 times to bring down your heartrate.You will then slowly start cooling down too.

    Hope this helps you.You need fun times you deserve it. or as the advert says.....
    ''im worth it'' lol

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    Thank you angel


    Yeah i already got that one planned i always had done, i get that lot to come to my local in case that happens, i try so hard to keep the group togther lol so dunno what else to suggest really, i have got alot on for tmrw catching bus to my mums spending the day with her and my family, going shoppin then out with the girls tmrw, i like to walk down there by myself i dont rely on lifts i like time to clear my head b4 i see them all, so thats all cool too, i do get scared my back wont let me atm tho, im having alot of probs with it right now, im trying to chill out as much as i can today but i have to dye my hair soon lol, anyway thanx again you all,

    btw i am trying to get you on msn but dont seem to be having much luck lol

    peace

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    Hey today you a ISDM day. Now please be careful with your hair dye lol Look what happened to my colour when it all went badly wrong.Its funny now, but at the time OMG so horrible.Go to my photo album and see.....and no laughing.....lol It was a couple of years ago now.

    Have a nice relaxing bath after you do your hair.Take your time with everything.No sudden moves, be careful with your back. That hot bath will ease it a little.

    Tomorrow, take your time with everything. Take plenty of painkillers for your back and not to much alcahol.We dont want you posting photos of you drunk lol You enjoy getting ready tomorrow evening and just let yourself go with the flow when you get there.

    Love
    Angel.

    Yes ive tried msn.....it says maintenance on mine.Try it every 10 mins maybe theyre doing something...updating n stuff. xxx

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    ISDM,

    I used to have pretty bad panic attacks. Shrink said it was from PTSD. Had some bad stuff happen years ago. The attacks were debilitating. My heart would race, adrenaline would jolt me, basically I would go into fight or flight mode. Have you ever spoken to a counselor about this? It really helped me. There were situations that would trigger the attacks, and I didn't realize it. Hope you can get it under control, I know how scary it is when they happen.

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    How are you doing today ISDM? Hoping everything goes well for you. Did you dye your hair? How does the hair look and feel? Did you have fun today? Was thinking of you and thought I'd ask.

    Panic attacks are hard. My last one was in a department store with my 3 kids and the neighbor who drove me. The chest pains and the inability to breath was almost more than I could bare. If it wasn't for the looks on my kids faces, I don't know how I would have made it thru.

    Hey Rob, any suggestions on help if you can't afford a counsler? Its kind of why I don't drive, I get panic attacks when I try. I get to the highway with all those cars and I can't move, the pains back. I don't know how I'll ever get my liscence at this rate. Being in my mid 30's, its becoming a pain to always find a driver for my own vehicle. I really would like to do it myself.
    Cheryl

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    yeah cheers, i will look into councilling i kkno we get them free over here well for six of the sessions anyway, but thts cool, i kno it sounds silly but i think its because of tmrw night, im looking forward to seeing everyone in the same room i dont kno who to speak to first, alot of them like my sarky humour so they have all been txting me making sure im deffently gonna be there, isnt that nice?, i hope it all goes ok, i was chatting to angel ealeir today on msn (i hope she wont mind me saying this), i told her that from the last time i went out i was put in the middle and asked why i wasnt working and all eyes were on me, made me feel really low and small, when i responded with "cause im not well, and im taking a bit of time off to get my health back together again" the response was "so you doing it down the pub getting pissed?" actually no i wasnt getting pissed i was enjoying an evening with my friends at the local pub, i looked over at my cousin and when we was out smoking, he said dont worry about it Janey you dont need peeps like that who dont understand, im so pleased i wasnt the only one who noticed it,

    Anyway Billy (my cousin) came to see me today which was good i needed cheering up and he said some really nice things to me like im wonderful and its such a shame its me tht has to hold the crew together, he works with 2 of the girls, anyway im proper looking forward to it, gonna be such a busy day tmrw ive got so much to do, catch bus to mums, go for a load of bloods, go shopping and then get ready lol, im telling you all this cause i say it to my mates and they think wtf?? lol, anyway....

    Hair came out brown thankfully no grey in sight, had a very strange reation to the colour then a clump of hair came out ahhh well the day and life living with lupus...ya never kno whats next

    peace to you all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Oliver View Post
    Oh ISDM,


    All this will be going on without your knowledge. The mind is such a complex piece of equipment in our heads. (I tried selling mine on ebay )
    Oh Angel--too funny! I can only imagine seeing that listing on E-Bay LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl_v View Post
    How are you doing today ISDM? Hoping everything goes well for you. Did you dye your hair? How does the hair look and feel? Did you have fun today? Was thinking of you and thought I'd ask.

    Panic attacks are hard. My last one was in a department store with my 3 kids and the neighbor who drove me. The chest pains and the inability to breath was almost more than I could bare. If it wasn't for the looks on my kids faces, I don't know how I would have made it thru.

    Hey Rob, any suggestions on help if you can't afford a counsler? Its kind of why I don't drive, I get panic attacks when I try. I get to the highway with all those cars and I can't move, the pains back. I don't know how I'll ever get my liscence at this rate. Being in my mid 30's, its becoming a pain to always find a driver for my own vehicle. I really would like to do it myself.

    The best thing I can recommend is to shop around for a counselor who has a sliding pay scale. Since I'm on full disability, my sessions end up being $30 for each 90 minute meeting. As far as driving, do you have decent public transportation where you live? Maybe a shuttle bus? I wish I had more ideas.

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