Is this an anxiety attack? Sometimes when I'm really down and upset I feel like I literally just hit rock bottom. I hit myself (specifically my head), it gets harder to breathe, my hands shake, I get nauseous, dizzy, and my anxiety level is so high. It's like the biggest sense of dread and despair go through my body and I feel completely powerless and worthless. Once my parents were around me and I hit them. I feel so heartbroken about this and I know they were too. I feel like I lost complete control of myself like I know I should be put in a mental institute and that freaks me out even more. These episodes last 10-15 min. I have an anxiety and depression, but I never talked much with my therapist about these episodes cause I'm too ashamed.
You need to talk to talk to a therapist. They can get you medication that will help calm you down. My husband suffers from panic AND anxiety attacks and they are so scary. He's never lased out, but he gets to the point where he can't breathe and almost passes out. Before you hurt yourself or anyone else seriously, you need to tell your therapist.
I agree. Hey Janelle, You really do need to go to your doctor, so they can put you on to the right people to talk to. Once you see a therapist, most things will start to make sense to you, Like why this happens to you. Once you start to understand, you can begin to deal with these situations before they even begin. You don't get better over night but belive me, this is the best road to go. In the long term you can stop these attacks from happening, by yourself, I might add. The sooner you talk about it the sooner you can help yourself. And please don't be ashamed, think of it as a really important task that needs to be done, do it, go there, talk, get it over and done with. Nobody likes going to a therapist, espically me, but I do it for my kids, I need to make there life's better, and in truth, it's working, understanding why I have the attacks, makes me able to think differently to be able to prevent them from even happening. Good luck Girl, hope all goes well for you. you must up date us.
I'm working on things with my therapist I'm seeing her once a week now rather then once every two. I know it's part of my depression I was prescribed Cymbalta and Lexapro but they just made me so sick and jittery. I couldn't get any sleep. I've been pretty calm the past few days. I've just been emotional. (idk if you guys have read my other posts) but no outbursts like this in a week despite everything that has been going on. Thank you all though!