1) Spontaneous (Uncued) Panic AttacksAre not associated with a situational trigger and appears to come 'out of the blue'. They can occur during periods of relaxation or when sleeping.
2) Situational (Cued) Panic AttacksOccur either in anticipation of a situation or in a situation where an attack has previously been experienced.
3) Situationally Pre-disposed Panic AttacksWhile being pre-disposed to having a panic attack in a certain situation, the person may or may not have an attack either in the situation or immediately afterward.
It sounds to me that you are having a spontaneous one there, and they really can't be picked to pieces for clues, they happen IMHO, because they can.
Sorry I can't be of more help, I guess just try not to fight the anxiety when it happens, let it roll over you...(easier said than done I know)..and breathe. I often take a warm bath to get rid of that itchy skin feeling, and have a good cry about how depressing it all is and then I come along here and vent..so keep venting sweetie!!! I hope tonight is a better night for you.
(((hugs for you and bub))))
GREAT support and input all .thanks
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/10/2008 11:21:55 AM (GMT-6)
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Dear Twiggy, my little Twins fan. I have bought books and now don't ya all start throwing your books at me. Some are wonderful. The Lucinda book seems to be triggering your anxiety and it is feeling to me like you are struggling with a tough school project and just can't get it right.
Mother Kitt would suggest to take the book and bury in in the bottom of a closet. You have not failed the course sweetie it just is not the right therapy for you.
I have pitched some I bought right into the garbage can. Some books are good but remember they are all written by a human and every person works through their mental health issues in their own way. We are not all going to do well in the same program.
Lay down on your bed or the couch with a good old fun read book and read to relax. No guilt allowed in this space. It is your space. Twiggy's corner. This is where you can let go of everything for awhile. Remember to stay in the moment. Don't worry about the past, it is over, you don't worry about the future, it will get here soon enough so just stay in the moment of where you are and know that you are safe.
We are all sending hugs to you my dear friend. Cover up warm tonight, it is going to snow.
Love ya sweetieKitt
I woke up in a panic attack this morning cuz I was 20 mins late for my appt to find out if I have gest diabetes and was going to skip it then started panicking cuz I thought I might die if I didn't go and get checked...
well I don't know if I have it or not but I took a nap cuz the three hour testing sucked..
thank you all for your kind words...
meg- I seem to have all three kinds of panic attacks at any given time blaaaaaah
june and alwaysanxious- I got myself out of a panic attack last night from doing some breathing exercises.. maybe I"ll have to try this claires books
lyn- I'm just so dang frustrated and sick of this disorder... I KNOW i'm preggo but still... why can't I have this picture-perfect pregnancy of other panic sufferers where their panic just DISAPPEARS lol
wen- I don't get the point of trying to figure out the cause of the panic attacks either. I'm sure all of you have had a panic attack where you just couldn't pinpoint where it came from! UGH
percy- in the Lucinda Bassett thing she says "no place is a safe place" and that "You are your safe person and there is no safe person either" well then THAT made me FEEL CRAZY and now I don't feel like I have a safe place and I wig out and UGH I think these tapes are doing more harm than good.
badgenetics- I'm still on my meds...
kitt- I feel like I keep messing up the dang lucinda program because you're supposed to do it EVERYDAY but honestly... I can't do it everyday because its so repetitive and I dunno.. makes me anxious...
I just am starting to remember all the times when I panicked as a kid and how I never felt comfortable anywhere even in my own house because my father would just SCREAM 24/7 like a drunken sailor about the dumbest things... and if he came through the door we'd (me and my sis) would run to our rooms and hide because you never knew what he was going to scream about this time.
Maybe that's where this comes from.
It feels better to be on here.. I shouldn't stay away dangit... I thought I'd try to focus on the program for a couple weeks but I just don't get it.. and I feel like I'm in math class in junior high and failing LOL
Hey Twiggy, the sun is out here today and the temp is above 40, maybe walk the dogs. I can't walk mine, she drags me.............what a poop she is. She wants to run and she is 90 lbs of pure muscle. We live in the country on a gravel road and road rash on my bod would not feell good.
I think if your comfortable on your couch, use it. Just don't let it become the center of your life. Venture out a bit.
It is so fun knowing someone that is going to have a baby. Share with us what you feel comfortable. We love to read what is happening with the little one.
You are ok, sweetie, this will get better. Hugs
wen- I feel SO much better than I have tossed that program aside. I'm having way less panic attacks now. I put a radio in my room so I can feel comfortable in it again and it seems to be working.
I'm feeling better and the baby is punching and kicking me in the ribs and in my side and EVERYWHERE
I'm still in pajamas and it's 3:30 and the fiance wants to do something today (he's at the bank) but I'm LAZY lol
Hey TG.whooooooooo hooooooooooo. I am glad you gvae up on the work book. Sometimes they just are not meant for some people. I am not great with work books as they make me feel like I am "crazy" to have to sit and try to answer questions I know the answers to and my anxiety goes up.
I know there are many wonderful programs that use work books but I would like one at the 5th grade level..............
Music is an extremely powerful form of expression. It combines both words and sound to deliver a message. Certain songs that one hears on the radio can trigger specific memories in one's mind. There is no doubt, there is a fervent connection between music and our feelings. Music you enjoy can be very therapeutic.
I love music. Take care of that little one my dear friend.HugsKitt
Still feeling more comfortable.............I hope so. another sunny day in the land of 10,000 lakes huh? Yes I thought I heard you were thinking of naming baby Lyn?
Just stopping in for a second, catch you later my friend.