Panic Attacks just plain suck. Reality
bites. I used to get them 3 times per day. VERY INTENSE. I think most of it may have been attributed to a car accident
a few months prior, which I dont see how I could have possible survived. (thank you Acura
). Still I wonder how it is possible to feel so horribly doomed while having one of these...
Chances are, if you are reading this, you probably have experienced this before.
This is the best advice(I am not a doctor
) that I can give as an individual who has dealt with this demon.
Remember: There is a solution.
1. Talk to a Doctor/Shrink/Head doctor. Don't be ashamed, your not crazy. You just want to find a solution.
s = BAD. Caffeine
is commonly known to be found in cola
, certain chocolate
s, etc. These are common triggers in my case.
)has also been a trigger for panic attacks for me. I really dont see why it would be, considering it causes dopamine
release (a chemical that says "good boy/girl, your surviving, you feel good now") AKA pleasure.
Make sure you eat breakfast
. Try some dairy (primarilly milk) I used to never ever drink milk
. Now I do, because my joints
dont pop and crack so much, and I feel healthier. (also... try to stay hyrdated
Q: My heart feels like its skipping beats, or pounding out of my chest.
A: you're really scared.
Q: I check my pulse
, it feels really weak. Sparattic.
A: Unfortunatly I got into this habit, which only seemed to add fuel to the fire... depending on how well I checked it made quite a difference. Veins
tend to slide around a bit. if you are checking your pulse in your wrist, 5 seconds later it may appear to be weaker, due to the fact that it may have slide away from your two fingers. (don't check your pulse with your thumb)
Q: The walls seem like their bending.
A: Your eyes are focusing and responding quickly, probably due to the adrenaline
Q: the rooms too bright, my senses are overwhelming me.
A: When your scared, your pupils dilate
, your senses shapen quite significantly. Your hearing tends to increase also, and just about all your other senses.
Your best bet is to try to establish a difference between discomfort and danger.
Well that's all the advice I can dish out at the moment!
hang in there