panic attacks although very unpleasant arent harmful and lead to nothing worse, they never make you go crazy so stop worrying
you should disolve a valium type tablet under the tongue and breathe deep and slow when one starts, then try to relax, dont tense up or fight back and wait for it to pass
its actually bad to go th the ER for every panic attack, its not needed
read up on the fight or flight response on the net as this explains much of what happens to you during a panic attack
Hey there angelwings,
I have had that feeling, when I am trying to go to sleep and start to panic about what is happening to me, will I have these episodes forever? I feel like I might as well be in an institution in a rocking chair as I am so afraid that I am losing my wits forever.
What worked for me was a lot of Ativan as well as my bedtime meds. I was maxed out on the Ativan.
I am happy to say I have weaned down my benzo and am aiming to be off regular dose and go to a "use when necessary"
I understand exactly what you are going through. I hope you will soon get better. If you need medication besides what your using, please see your physician.
I have been there many many times. I got to the point where I was calling my therapist everyday, calling hotlines everyday, and caling my best friend about a million times a day.
Now, when I get just a little antsy, I take a Valuim, and do breathing exercises. It usely helps now.
Think, I was in a severe panic for four months straight, from my assult case. I really thought I was going off the deep end. I used every availible resource to get through, and guess what? I ham stilll here, its over and I am in a better place. Know you are not alone, and you have lots of support here.