What's your biggest fear when you have a panic attack?

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   Posted 11/19/2006 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to the site, but I was wondering what you all fear or feel when you have an actual attack?
Mine is either that I am going to die or that I am going crazy

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   Posted 11/19/2006 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
my biggest fear is that it will last forever.
my second fear is that i think it might not really be a panic attack, but a horrible disease instead.

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   Posted 11/19/2006 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Definately that it will never end....and I will die because my heart will stop beating.

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   Posted 11/19/2006 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
1.) Fainting

2.) Not being able to get to my comfort zone soon enough to try to stop the panic attack

3.) Of going crazy



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   Posted 11/19/2006 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My biggest fear is passing out while driving. I guess I could pull over when I feel the panic, but I just keep on driving and then let it get the worst point.

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   Posted 11/20/2006 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't really have any fear when I have a panic attack. It usually happens out of the blue, for no obvious reason. Basically, I just freeze doing something ordinary, like climbing the stairs. I'll freeze half way up, can't keep going up, can't go down. I just sit there as long as it takes for the feeling to go away. My DR thinks I just have a delay mechanism. I handle crisis situations OK, but then the feelings of stress/anxiety get backed up and just come out at random.

I've always been a little weird.
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   Posted 11/20/2006 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I am much like Leigh Ann I handle crisis like there is no tomorrow it is the normal everyday things that get to me at times
I just usually have to get back to safe zone or Hubby/ daughter's arms lol
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   Posted 11/21/2006 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
That my mind is going to snap and I will be forever CRAZY.

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   Posted 11/21/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Like I'm gonna embarass myself or someone I'm with

Or I'm gonna go mad and I will be admitted to mental healthcare coz I have a lot of other issues

I'm not gonna stop PAing and I'm gonna die from it ( please tell me I can't)

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   Posted 11/22/2006 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Well if it makes you feel any better..I have read heaps of articles about panic attacks and they all say you cannot die from one in fact it gives the heart a jolly good workout...hmmm...well when they happen I still convince my self I am gonna die lol...it's such a ghastly feeling..but hey, we do get better and learn skills to cope with them...:))

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   Posted 11/22/2006 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm having a panic attack, it feels like I'm gonna go completely crazy. I fear that I will never be normal again and I fear that it will never stop.

fear of emotionally/mentally hurting my loved ones who witnessed it.
my bf left me after witnessing 3 panic attacks. He said it was too much for him to deal with and he didn't wanna see me going through it anymore. I don't blame him cause I even fear myself sometimes.

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   Posted 11/23/2006 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey my husband left me because of my panic attacks.  Now he has severe agrophobia and panic attacks and is addicted to xanax.  Karma Huh?!

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