When I'm having a hard time like that I tend to keep a coin in my pocket and take it out and just keep turning it around in my hand, it tends to help sidetrack your mind and focus on the coin being turned around and around in your hand at the first hint of a P/A coming on I hope this helps but yes I would still tell your teachers about your P/A's
I would definately let your teachers know, that way if you do have an attack they will know, and perhaps you will be able to walk it off or something else that may help.
I would agree to let your teachers know. I would ask your friend to just stay with you so you know someone is there.
I find that I will force myself to just breathe and tell myself to just settle down, I am ok. It is kind of a mantra...." I am OK". I take deep cleansing breaths and just remember to let all my muscles relax. Breathe and relax. "I am OK"
Make sense? Gentle Hugs to you.
I have had panic attacks for years (sorry, the onset is usually young and can continue for life). I would definitely tell my teachers and parents, & get a Drs. appt. There might be something physically to check out and there are meds for chronic anxiety.
In the mean time deep breathing is good, focue on a tangible object and say to your self - this is a tree - it igreem - it has so many beanches, etc. and I also found if I count from 10-9-8-7 slowly while focusing & breathing I can't get through attacks. Also try your best to remain present & not think about anything that makes you worry about the future. Hope this helps.
First off, what is IMHO? I been here a few months and still dont know all the letters!
Chowch, I see what you are saying, I always ride them out. I was just asking for distractions that my friend could do for me if I have one at school. But, she is not with me all day either so...my teachers would benefit from knowing.
Thanks. I have asked my mom about going back to the doctor. Everyone I know thinks I have Fibro. If so, that would explain my depression and therefore if the doc asked me about it he would probably refer me to someone for it and then I could tell about the a/p and stuff. I hope it works out that way anyways. But, as long as I can get some diagnosis and start getting help then maybe it will work out.
Well, thanks all and take care!
Ok, my Latin II class is going on a field trip about 3 hours away. I have been before, but I don't think I can go now. I would be going with a group, which I hate, and I wont know but about 3 people. My anxiety cant handle that. Plus, I cant get up early because I get really sick. Obviously, I have anxiety just thinking of the trip. I told my teacher no, and she understood because she knows I dont like being around groups or a bunch of people and such. She said I should go because it would be good for me to get out. My counselor tells me this every week. Easier said than done!!!
How is it, I am suppose to get out and be around people, when I hate being around people? I dont like to talk. And I wish I never had to, but in this world it is hard not to talk. I almost wish I couldnt. I actually waste energy when talking. Sometimes I start to talk but I feel like I cant and I wont even open my mouth. People often ask me if I can actually talk or not....
My point is, how can I go out, if I hate it so much? How does a person get over this or help with it???
Thanks, and have a great weekend!
Thank you so much. I really took in everything you were saying. I can tell by what you said you really do understand. And you are right. Thanks. I dont think the counselor understands, but I think what you said would be good. Maybe I should start over with her, explain things again and make sure she knows. I wrote it in the letter that the reason I came to her was because of a panic attack I had and thats how I knew it was bad. But, maybe she scanned the letter, or didnt pick up on it quite so well. I should tell her again, just to make sure.
And you are right about the teachers. We also have school nurses. They are supposed to know about things like this. I had my first panic attack 2 days before school started, and thats what made me want real help. On the first day, they always give papers and such, one was a nurse's form for any type of medical condition. It made me feel bad because I didn't know what to do. I really need someone to talk to my parents about it because it needs to be known that something is wrong with me. I guess I was somewhat ashamed at first. Now, it just kind of scares me because the world isn't all that accepting of things it doesn't understand. But, thats also why I wanted people to know what I deal with. I want to spread the word and educate people on it through myself. No one can understand something that they nothing of.
I guess its up to me to tell them and make them understand. I have been thinking lately. I feel like I live a lie. Not telling people how I really feel or what I am going through. I dont want to lie. It isnt my fault, and I shouldnt have to feel like I need to hind it. Most people dont understand me now anyways!
But, anyways, thanks so much. That post really helped open my eyes a bit. I think I am just in a better mood today! I keep smiling just so I can think about how much I will be smiling once this is all over. I keep imagining me with my friends, smiling, happy, having fun, and looking at that and being able to say "she's back".
Thanks so much! Have a Great Thanksgiving everyone!!