help i'm freaking out right now

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   Posted 5/31/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It started with a migraine and I'm on the edge of having an attack.  I haven't had one in 2 years.  My legs are shaking.  My stomach is upset.  Help!!!  Its this darn head ache that won't go away.  What do I do?  someone help
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/31/2007 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
just breathe. first and formost for me focus yourself only on breathing. nothing else. breathe
I am bipolar, have social anxiety, panic attacks w/apporaphobia , diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Life is short but i am not.

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   Posted 6/1/2007 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could help you. For stomach upset you could try some Pepto Bismol or maybe an antacid. It may help. I believe all the OTC migraine pills have caffeine in them....that's good for the migraine but bad for everything else.

The breathing advice is good; I'll second that. I think Harry recommends a really warm bath or shower sometimes. That may help to relax your body a little.

And I always hated to do this and I hate giving the advice even more, but if it continues into the night and you just can't stand it, consider a sleeping pill. That was always my last resort; I'd only take one when I felt like I was on the verge of going nuts.

Best of luck to you.
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   Posted 6/1/2007 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Angelwings

Please remember that a panic attack is self limiting and if you can do the deep breathing that is good.

Do you have medication for the migraine?

A warm bath, soft lights, candles, your favorite music or yoga may help you get through this attack.

Meditation is helpful.................picture yourself in  a peaceful place, no stress and feel the soft breeze on your face. No one here will hurt you, your safe and you can let the headache leave, send it off and enjoy the peace. Relax all of your limbs, feel the relaxation as your whole being starts to settle into a peaceful state. Stay  in your peaceful space until you are ready to come back to the present.

If you have a med to help you now would be the time to take it.

Gentle Hugs


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