Hi, I have suffered from panic attacks for several years now, I am 24 years old, the panic attacks just come on me even when I dont think I am feeling stressed which I find confusing. I get twitches in my neck and throat which are really unpleasant and I feel like I can not breathe and I feel like I am going to die. I sometimes think I am not having a panic attack and that I really am dying and have ended up in a & e because of this and to be told it is ONLY a panic attack which i find frustrating because I never get any help to overcome these panic attacks I just wanted to asked if anyone has any self help tips for panic attack sufferes and if anyone has these twitches in their throat or other body parts. Thanks for readig this and I hope you can help.
Hiya, im a 24 year old femal amd i too have suffered with panic attacks, before this week my last proper attack was about 2 years ago and that was when i used to worry about having a heart attack or basically anything health realoted i used to worry sick about, i thought i had overcome the panic side of things despite still being an anxious and worried tyoe of person from time to time....but last week and last night i had another panic attack! it was over nothing like iv experianced before, it felt like my hands were getting really big and general fear of going crazy and loosing my mind!
Panic attacks are awful and i wouldnt wish them on anyone,the feeling of pure fear like you genuinly think your going to die is just pure awful and terafying! unfortunatly i dont really have any answers, the only thing that remotly helps me is to do something that takes my mind off what im worrying about and sometimes even that doesnt help. i find it comforting to know im not alone and there are people like you and me out there with the same problems and we can chat and support each other, it helps to chat about thing.
Have u been to your doctor for help with your attacks? what is it you panick about mainly is it just genuenly dying? have u spoke to any friends and family about how you feel?
Hi there, I'm a 22 year old female and I had my first panic attack in November last year. At that stage I did not know much about them and thought it was just a once off thing... I left it and just tried to forget about it but, they came back in January. It was the worst experience in my life, I would have up to 3 a day but, I know there are people out there who have way more. I went to the doctor and he put me in Escitalopram (sp?). This drug is an anti-depressant but, it helps with anxiety too. I was very sceptical about this because the thought of taking anti-depressants made me feel like I was weak and I was also scared that I would get addicted to them and that would cause a whole other problem... I have been told by pharmacy friends that it is the safest drug to take for anxiety. My doctor also gave me another type of medication to use simultaneously to counter the side-effects for the first two weeks(including symptoms getting worse). After that I stayed on the meds and they did manage to take the edge off. However, most importantly I went for counselling. Meds + counselling was definitely the answer in my case. There is an underlying psychological REASON you are having these attacks and it won't just go away until you have dealt with the problem properly. Most people see panic attacks as a physical thing but, they are mental and you CAN overcome them. It's not an easy road and trust me, I still stress and constantly worry that I'm dying but, at the end of the day I am dealing with the underlying issue. Ignoring it or trying to busy yourself with other tasks to get your mind off it will not help. You need to face it head on:) It really feels awful to have to go through such a debilitating experience. I wish you the best of luck.
i could tell how to do... but is gonna be hard, give you some challenge and face your fear, its the only way and don't take medication! if is naturel its okay, medication its the worst mistake to do because for your rest of your life it will cost lot! ((don't know the price))and you feel like its not really you and is hurt your brain, i have my cousine who take anti-depression and she always stressed and feel sad everytime and hurt herself... ohh i suck, damn i'm soo stupid, why i don't have friends ?, ect lot of things, look i suffer from panic attack too but i'm not scared at all now, i'm saying to myself if i'm dying i will just be in peace, and not waste my life until you will be aged and think, i waste all my life why i was lot in stress if i'm always alive! trust yourself and be strong! don't ever give up it will not help your situation, and another thing there no one who died by panic attacks, soo why worried ?? sure its scary but only for maybe 5 mins or 10 if you can't control your mind, think about it, it will not hurt you and do exercise help to relieve stress, if you drink coffee you should stop and drink green tea instead, its a miracle drink, my panic attacks begin when i was 16 and be scared to have heart attack haha... whats is wrong with me that day ? i was young, a little fat but i was okay, i'm now 18 and i feel more healthy now.. and i thanks those panic attack only because i'm more healthy than before, its hard to believe ? if you have question plz ask, i love help but only if the person will do it and not be scared, and again i said the truth i just want you to live a happy life because we live only 1 time, remember there's worst than this! take care (Everything is not impossible, Trust,will,strong, is the key!)