Anxiety Attacks??!!

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CINDY30
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   Posted 5/9/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone get anxiety attacks? If so, are they brought on by a particular event or do they just come out of nowhere? I'm asking because I think I had an attack the other night and now I am terrified that this is going to continue. I was just picking up some toys off of the floor in our church's nursery and started to get short of breath like I do every time I bend over. This led to feeling clammy and shaky. Someone asked me if I was OK and I just started crying uncontrollably. I went out to the car and turned the AC up but my breathing got crazy and I started hyperventilating. This has never happened before and now I am really afraid.

Shash13
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   Posted 5/9/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CINDY30! I get anxiety attacks from time to time - I'm better now at seeing one coming and can take medication to help - but then sometimes they hit without my knowing why. I can't tell you what's going on with you specifically, 'cause I'm not a doctor and just can't diagnose, of course. Kind of concerns me that you always get short of breath when you bend over. Have you talked to your doctor about this? Might be a good idea to check it out with them. Sounds sort of like your breathing problems threw you into a panic attack, but that's just my opinion. Anyhooooooo - Please consider describing it to your physician and see what they can do to help.
Please post again soon and let us know how you are... We really do care about you... Honestly. (((hugs)))
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   Posted 5/10/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I wrote a reply to this. Was there a problem with it? Bet you're hunting for the article posted by the other member on Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic nervous system.

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   Posted 5/10/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I get anxiety attacks a fair amount of the time. I have an anxiety disorder. Sometimes, they just come out of nowhere, and other times, something specific will target it. I used to take Xanax for my anxiety, but when my insurance stopped for a time, I could not get my Xanax, and I ended up going through a very horrible withdraw. I was sick for three weeks. Because of that, I vowed never to take any benzodiazepine (sp?) ever again. I never want to go through anything like that ever again. It was one of the most horrible experiences.
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Cindy you do need to get the breathing checked out if it happens every time you bend over, IMO. Anxiety attacks can be so frightening. I was able to get control over them when I learned what was happening in my body and mind. For whatever reason your body releases too much adrenaline which causes physical feelings (like not being able to breath or your heart racing) that fear causes more adrenaline to be released etc til your in an all out panic attack. After I learned this I would tell myself "it's just physical feelings that's not going to hurt you" and that would nip it in the bud. Now generalized anxiety is a different story for me and I haven't gotten control over it but distraction helps. The thing that upsets me is when I'm going through a stressful time in my life I have less anxiety and when it is all over and I can relax is when the anxiety hits.
 
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee you did a beautiful job of explaining . Kudos to you!!

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CINDY30
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   Posted 5/10/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much! I will definitely mention the breathing thing to my dr. I live in Savannah, GA and it has just gotten so hot here that by the time I get myself and the kids ready to go anywhere, I have to start all over because my clothes are either all sweaty or uncomfortable. I think this is a big part of the attacks I'm getting because it happened again this morning but I was able to feel it coming on and calm myself down before everyone in church started to notice. I used to be a very cold natured person and now I feel like I can't breath if it is hot. Maybe I just need to uproot and move somewhere more fibro-friendly. Any suggestions?
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   Posted 5/10/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Same longitude, a little west. New Mexico, maybe.

CINDY30
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks tyno3! I don't know what all that dry air would do to my naturally curly hair but I guess I could just shave it off if it meant being able to breathe! smhair

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