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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 9/8/2007 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, what a yucky a.m. I had.  It lasted only a few minutes, but I had an awful panic attack around 5 am.  I have OCD and it wasn't so much a bad thought as a feeling of being helpless and then i started thinking i would be better off dead.  That started to freak me out and my body got about 200 degrees my heart was beating in my throat and I couldn't breathe.  I have my own way of trying to keep my mind occupied.  I sing songs in my head over and over until the panic goes away.  It lasted about 5 minutes, but I haven't felt that overwhelmed by my OCD attacks in a long time.
So, any fellow OCDers out there that can relate, please feel free to write.

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   Posted 9/8/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Just popping in to say I am happy you have a coping skill to get you thru these times I am severe OCD but I am with locks doors nic nacs ect and cleaning

Be well and others will post I am sure

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   Posted 9/8/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

I am so sorry you had this nasty panic attack but I have to commend you on knowing how to get through the attack.

Special hugs to you.

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