*huggggggs* I know how that is as I get like that in crowded stores too, just absolutely panicky!!! And sometimes the panic doesn't wear off even after you leave the store.
Just take deep breathes, clear your mind, and try to distract yourself with something like singing or humming or drawing and watching TV at the same time.
It's a horrid feeling and I feel it every time I take a step into Target or somewhere crowded. When you're in the store, just breathe deep, and grab something to look at and try to ignore the people around.
I went to Walmart the other night and there were just WAY too many people and I was panicking and could hardly focus, but I just breathed calmly and said 'these people aren't gonna hurt you, and I can get through this."
"I can get through this" is the only thing I could say when I first started going into stores and having full blown panic attacks in them.
I hope you're feeling better now tho.
Let me know!!
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines