My panic attacks are becoming more and more frequent, but I only get them at school.. I don't like attention when one is happening and I try my best to not have to leave the class, but usually they escalate so I am forced too. My teachers and counsellor keep telling me to go to the doctor about them again, but I really don't want to because I feel mad, is this normal? Every time I have an attack, I feel like I am mad because no-one can see what is going on, and it just looks like I'm trying to get out of lesson..
I really don't want to feel like this, but it is happening more and more.
I think it's really commen to feel like that. People that don't have panic attacks have a hard time understanding what it's like. Those people may think that the person with the panic is just trying to get out of something or is doing it for attention. They don't understand that panic is very real and disrupts the lives of those who have them. Panic attacks are not just something you can make go away by your way of thinking. If you ignore them they can just get worse and more frequent. The doctor will have ways to help you deal with the attacks and help you control them. This IS something you can conrol if you get support you need from your doctor, family, and maybe a councelor. This will also help you deal with the anger youre feeling which is a completly normal feeling.
I agree with bear. I used to have panic attacks nearly everywhere and I felt the same way. You say that you feel bad about going to the doctor, and I can relate to that, I never wanted to go for the same reason. There are alternative solutions to panic and anxiety attacks, like medicinal herbs and psychologic methods. I managed to get rid of mine thanks to that.
I have had a panic disorder for 19 yrs. I fought it, thought I could handle it on my own etc. But in the end I finally accepted it is part of my life and if I want to have a life I have to do what the Doctor recommends. I know you are young and it is hard on a young person to have to deal with these attacks and that literally is what a panic attack is. But there is help for you and please reach out and take it. It takes time to ge the right dosage of meds and therapy if needed to teach you how to cope with this. But the anger will be there as long as the attacks are hit you for your chemicals are all unbalanced and your body is crying out for help. Please keep us updated on how you are doing. I went from having 5-8 panic attacks a day to 0 after I got the right dosage of meds and took control of my life for I didn't want to live like that. You are in my prayers!
I am new here so dont know if this is where I reply...afew years ago I was plagued with panic until I found a book by Richard Carlson..called 'Slowing down to the speed of light" in it he says ...'It's impossible to experience any negative feeling without first creating a negative corresponding thought". "The truth is,our thinking will always create the reality we perceive' So when I found that panic feeling creeping upon me, usually in a store, I would switch my thoughts concentrate and distract myself . I made a habit of it and the panic disappeared .I know its not always that easy, but worth trying ..