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   Posted 8/15/2007 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
hi there, im a 28yr male, from aberdeen, scotland, and just recently probably in the last 4-5 months ive been suffering from panic attacks, i've never experienced anything like it before and it scared me alot, my first attack was when i was working in a plant room of a building and i didnt know what was happening so i just dropped my tools and ran out into the car park, it was a big building and alot of people were just starring at me from their windows which didnt help my situation, i thought i was dying or something and didnt understand why nobody would come help me, it eventualy stopped and i made an appointment for the doctor asap, and told him what happened and thats when he told me it was a panic attack, they fully checked me over at the doc's and this gave me some relief knowing that i wasnt going to drop dead that second, but i still have the attacks usually about 2 a week and i just hate it and feel kind of silly for coming onto a forum to talk about it, i would really like to know some calming techiques for when i feel an attack coming on thank you for taking the time to read this.. :-)

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   Posted 8/15/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the Healing Well Family and the A & P Forum.  I am Kitt.

I am sorry you started to have anxiety and panic attacks but you are amongst many here so please post any time you feel like it.


Signs of anxiety include restlessness, a lot of  worrying about things that probably will not happen, and not being able to pay attention or remain focused on a task. Sometimes the stress can get extreme and lead to panic attacks.

Panic attacks are short times of intense fear and anxiety, which often include quick heartbeats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or stomach problems.

Please talk with your doctor if you are having any of these signs.

Some things that may help lower your stress are:

• Getting enough rest (at least 8 hours a day)

• Meditation (sitting quietly with your thoughts)

• Listening to gentle music

• Reading

• Massage

• Taking a warm bath

• Going for walks

• Regular exercise that you are used to doing

Therapy is another method of learning to deal with your anxiety and is recommend highly by many people.

Again a warm welcome and stay with us.

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*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/15/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't feel silly about posting this on a forum or talking to anyone about it, I keep it away from family and friends for a long time b/c I was embarrassed but I recently told everyone and have had a lot of support which helps, I would follow up w/ the dr. if u continue to have them, these r some things an old vet can share w/ u
It is important you keep a detailed diary of when it happens and how you feel when it happens (very important)

U hear this one commonly but it does work for me relax and take a few deep breaths, If you can sit or lay in a comfortable position and take deep breaths and try to focus ur mind on something other than the attack

Get up and do something , like take a walk, or do a crossword puzzle, It will occupy ur mind and make u feel better

I would immediately start researching ur condition read up on panic and anxiety attacks educate yourself

Try to stay calm, freaking out is only going to make it worse, in time u will learn how to stay calm during an attack

A lot of things work for diff. people but keep that diary and see if you can track your problem, when it happens, what are you doing at the time, how long does it last, how did u get it to go away.

You'll be o.k. just keep staying positive and educate yourself. :-) :-) :-)
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