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Random panic attack? Important? Topic: How to stop hand shaking when writing a check
July 18, 2019 / By Aimey
Question: I was at my friends lake house when i realized i was having trouble breathing. I thought it would go away so I sat down. I called my mom and told her I really needed to get picked up and got my friend to get her mom. By then i was breathing heavily and violently shaking. I kept having this fear that my throat would close, and I felt that at the end something really bad would happen though i didn't know what. When my parents got there they took me to the hospital (it was around 2). Another thing that was happening was having trouble swallowing. They checked me out and said there was nothing wrong with my lungs or heart so it must have been a panic attack. The thing that confuses me is that I wasn't thinking about anything stressful when it happened. I was wondering if anyone has any one else has felt like this before? Its the morning after and it still feels weird to breathe but I'm much better. If anyone has any ideas please say? thanks
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Tommy Tommy | 1 day ago
i am just getting over a panic attack as i write this. i was looking for some answers to questions i had, but came across this. your story sounds just like me about 2 months ago. i was making dinner (i am 36) for the family and felt weird all day...out of it i guess. sort of dizzy and lightheaded and naseous. well did my best to finish dinner, sat down to eat and got even dizzier. i was able to eat some dinner, then got up to do dishes. all of a sudden, i couldnt swallow...it was like my swallowing reflex was GONE. my heart rate was racing now...and i found my husband and started waving my hands at him. i was able to say ''i cant swallow!'' and continually walked at a fast pace around the house forcing myself to swallow. i did manage to swallow here and there, but with so much force, i was actually making loud ''gulping sounds'' and it looked like i was trying to swallow a rock! my husband ran around after me...i was panicking so bad...i ended up going outside and collapsing on the driveway. ''i cant breathe! i cant swallow!'' i managed to say to my husband. he called 911 and they arrived...i was still sitting on the driveway sorta lookin like i was gonna pass out. i couldnt swallow and was hyperventalating at the same time, as well as waving my arm around and pointing to my chest. i thought i was having a heart attack and dying. they put an iv in, took my oxygen level, and listened to my heart. it took them some time to get a reading and i heard them say ''wheezing'', ''cant find pulse,'' and a few other scary things. they pumped me with benedryl...and somethin else that made my heart beat so fast it felt like you could see it pounding in and out if you looked at my chest (like in a cartoon). here i guess they were trying to induce the reaction again to see if i did have something goin on with my heart and stuff. ok, sorry, i will get to the end of the story....lol. i ended up in an er room and was hooked up to monitors, another iv and so forth all the while still hyperventaling and not swallowing and waving at my chest. i heard ''shes at 100% oxygen'' ''thats perfect, this is perfect...etc etc'' finally, a nurse put a bag over my mouth and told me to ''stop!''....you are hyperventaling and going to make yourself pass out ot be put on a ventalator if you dont calm down. you are fine, only a panic attack (only, ha!). when i heard her say ''put on a ventilator,'' thats when i concentrated on my breathing. in and out of the bag. deep, slow breathes. (they also did give me some ativan through an iv...a antianxiety med...and it helped). all in all...i was able to calm down, swallow again and breathe easier. my vitals were 100%. a major panic attack was what i had. so, yes, ive been there. however, i have a history of bi-polar depression and have been on meds for a while. but for some reason (it may and prob does go back to a med i had a severe reaction too a year ago) the panic attacks have now by far outnumbered any previous history i had with them, as well as how bad they can be and get. now my doc has me on xanax and valium, but i hate taking all these meds. but as i said i have been diagnosed with disorders for over 25 years. i just wanted you to know that yes, this does happen, there does not have to be a reason for some people to just get a ''panic attack'' (although there may be underlying things in your life or past they have been ''bottled up'' and just finally ''explode'' and so forth along those lines) you may want to see someone or learn tequniques on overcoming a panic attack when one occurs (breathing techniques and positive mind processes). but your not alone. yes, they r scary and can feel basically like your losing it. my best advice is to read up on panic probs,see if there is a history in your family of it/talk about it to a listening ear....and try NOT to be put on ''meds'' for this. b/c its very hard to get off them....most antianxiety meds are addicting in some way. believe me, i know. my body knows when my meds are ''wearing off''....yes they are prescribed, but the body eventually just seems to ''need it''. well, hope this helped a little and didnt scare you even more. your not alone, ALOT i repeat ALOT of people go through it every day. just see if there are some underlying things that you need to possibly deal with. blessings---
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Tommy Originally Answered: Panic attack or asthma attack?
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Raymund Raymund
LMAO. Thing is I'm 13 today (made 'em today) And I get this always when I'm stressed. I may be laughing about this now, but it sure ain't funny right =D? Don't worry, I get this sometimes (It's hard for you to sleep, right?) And shoulder,arm,back pain. Thinking always about cancer, etc.This happenns when I have a "panic attack" at night. Just forget it, and mostly I have to forget it because I'm only 13 and dealing with this crap everyday. Good luck, and hope you feel better (There are millions of people like us, and there are more everyday). :)
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Raymund Originally Answered: What do you do during a panic attack?
Relax. Stop Negative Thinking. Use Coping Statements. Accept Your Feelings. Step 1. Relax. Relax by taking slow, deep, complete breaths. Calm yourself by remembering that you are only having a panic attack and that nothing more serious is happening to you. Continue to take slow, deep, complete breaths. Slow, deep, complete breaths will relax your body, which is the first step to reversing the release of adrenaline. Step 2. Stop Negative Thinking. Stop negative thinking by shouting the word "STOP!!!" really loud inside your head. By shouting the word "STOP" you are interrupting the emergency message that your brain is sending to your adrenal glands. Often people having a panic attack get into an endless loop repeating the same catastrophic thoughts over and over in their head. Interrupting this endless loop gives you the opportunity to replace the scary message with a calming one. Step 3. Use Coping Statements. A coping statement is a positive statement that is at least as strong as the catastrophic statement that you have been scaring yourself with. Replace the negative thought with a positive one. Choose a statement that addresses the negative thought. For example, if you think that you are having a heart attack (a common fear during a panic attack) then you might be saying something in your head like, "Oh my God, I'm having a heart attack" or, "I'm gonna die, oh my God, I'm gonna die!" After you shout the word "STOP!" immediately replace the fear thought with a positive statement that helps you to cope with the situation, such as "I'm only having a panic attack and it will be over in three minutes if I relax" or, "My fear is making my heart pound harder, my heart is fine." If you feel afraid hearing footsteps behind you on the street you might say, "I've walked down this street hundreds of times" or, "I walk alone on the street every night when I come home from work; what I hear behind me is someone else who is walking home from work." Other coping statements might be, "I've gotten through this situation many times before and I can get through it again" or, "I am fine, everything is fine." Brainstorm the kinds of fearful thoughts that bring on panic for you and then make a long list of coping statements that you can look at when you need to rather than trying to think of coping statements in the middle of a panic attack. Note: If your fear is in response to a real danger I suggest that you consider making new choices that address those fears. If you are concerned about your health consult with your doctor. Step 4. Accept Your Feelings. Accepting your feelings is very important. Minimizing this experience usually serves to perpetuate it. Start by identifying what emotion you are feeling. Most panic attacks are caused by the emotion of fear or some variation of fear. Identify the emotion you are feeling and find the reason that you feel it. Validate that feeling and the reason for it. If you are having a panic attack before giving a speech, you are afraid because it's scary. Stage fright is a common cause of fear and panic. If you're afraid that you're having a heart attack, it's certainly valid to be afraid of that. If you are afraid of footsteps behind you on the street it's reasonable to be afraid that something bad might happen to you. In all of these cases take the appropriate precautions. Have a regular check up so that you know that your heart is healthy. Walk in a well-lit area and be aware of your surroundings on the street. Walk like a warrior and not like a victim. These are all important precautions to ensure your safety. Then, when you use a coping statement that reminds you that you had a check up recently and that your heart is fine, you can reassure yourself that it's okay to be afraid, knowing that you are safe. Fear is a positive emotion that reminds you to take care of yourself. Listen to your feelings, take good care of yourself, and keep your emotions in proportion to the situation by keeping an appropriate perspective. Many people have stopped having panic attacks after learning these steps. However, there is a deeper solution to permanently resolving panic and anxiety responses, fully giving you emotional freedom and happiness. Your mind has the power to significantly influence your negative responses in all situations. By working with hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a powerful way of changing or enhancing your thinking processes) we can achieve any goal, solve any problem and create the excellence you desire in all areas of your life.
Raymund Originally Answered: What do you do during a panic attack?
How the hell do you have time to ask a question if your having a panic attack, the most serious panic attacks involve an enormous amount of shock, which causes the person to faint or have loss of breath, get a paper bag and breath slowly in and out in and out, also try to solve 593 x 2 =

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