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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
hiya im new. im glad to see theres somewhere i can share my problem with people who may have had the same problem as me. This is what happends...

ill feel fine at one time and the next it will feel like i cant breath.. but i actually can.
then i will start to panic incase i cannot breath. i hyperventolate (lol hope you got that i dunoo how to spell it lol) and get a dry mouth, i also sometimes go light headed and feel dizzyness

ive had these for over a year now. and there really getting me down now. the happen for no reason too which i dont understand!

i start my new job soon (lol at macdonalds but im only 17 ATM)
and i cannot afford to lose this job over panic and anxiety

thanks for reading this!
any feedback would be great!.

Post Edited (spenty) : 10/24/2006 5:08:13 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/24/2006 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Spenty,

Something that helps a lot of us here is deep breathing excersise once we realize that the anxiety is coming on. Breath in deep thru your nose and let the air out slowly thru your mouth. Do this a few times and practace it often. Try finding something to channel your mind like read something, watch tv, go for a walk or just chit chat about something with someone else helps a lot too.

Good luck with your new job I'm sure you will be great at it.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks MsKittie,
i even have them while doing things. i felt like a jump in my chest :S not sure what. it happend about 2 minutes ago.

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2006 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi spenty,
That's exactly how my PAs are. I even went to the doctor thinking I had asthma and she told me that it was anxiety. I had no idea that anxiety could make you feel like that, but it does. I try to talk myself out of them. It doesn't always completely get rid of them, but it does help to lessen them. I'm trying to use CBT. It's difficult when you're in the midst of an attack to remember all the steps you've learned because you're too busy panicking over what you feel might be your last breath, but focusing and trying does help. An HW member (I apologize for not remembering who it was guys) that anxiety will not kill you. No one has ever died from a PA. Try to keep that in mind so you don't hyperventilate. Take care.
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   Posted 10/24/2006 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome you have come to the BEST support place there is and the peeps are great as well
I have dealt with this for so may yrs I am 52 it stared when I was young and I do the breathing ,meditaltion and relaxation tech's as well as CBT
I hope you continue to post here and find the support and understanding there is here
we are essentially a "family " here that really look out for one another and do our best to care and support all
Glad to have you aboard sorry you need to be here
if you need to talk my msn is there just add me and we can chat okay (under name )
Take care and post often it is good to get it out and you will feel the caring and support right quickly
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   Posted 10/24/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome spenty, im glad you found us. We are a good group. My panic attacks are similar but the feeling of pure panic, or doom, something, goes with that. I also feel that 'jump' on your chest, with me its heart palps, they do have a med that will help with that, i take a beta blocker and it helps so much. I hope you keep posting, and i have to say, im sorry you have this so young, there are many diff ways that we all deal with them, if you have time, you can find tons of neat things in the archives. They are worth reading.
Take care and keep us posted.
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   Posted 10/24/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
im really gald i found this site! i feel great! but the anxiety is still there lol. im really greatful for all the replys i have had!! its great lol
but with me its not so much PA now. its all to do with my breathing.. like my chest feels tight and it feels hard-ish to breath but its not. but when this happends thats when i panic. im real scared incase it happends when i get my new job (at mcdonalds).
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