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Topic: Severe panick attacks

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  1. Ddaavvoo
    Ddaavvoo avatar
    4 posts
    14 January 2020
    Hello, im 25 male, had panick attacks nearly my whole life but just recently they have got slightly too much, almost every day im at the hospital or doctors thinking im having a heart attack which is absolutely terrifying, and no amount of tests proving im wrong help.
    I get little to no sleep every night. I cant work, i cant drive because i fear having another one.
    I just need help really, what makes things works is i have just been diagnosed with klinefelters syndrome so my hormones are low and my psychologist says thats making it harder to treat.
    Having daily breakdowns at the moment, just getting abit much tbh.

  2. TishaJade
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    35 posts
    14 January 2020 in reply to Ddaavvoo

    Hi Davo,

    It's important to remember that these attacks are triggered from something. For me, when I had panic attacks, it would be from knowing I was about to converse with a specific teacher at school, which for an unbeknownst reason, triggered anxiety and panic attacks. It is completely irrational. In the animal kingdom anxiety equals to 'fear' but usually we are not afraid of our triggers, we are afraid of panicking uncontrollably for no reason, and with no control. It helps to remember in the midst of, or just before panicking that the feelings are not real. You are not dying, there is nothing wrong with you, and you need to help yourself relax in any way possible and that works for you. But over and above everything, remember the irrational fears that plague you are simply that. Irrational, untrue and unharmful. Ask yourself what could possibly cause you to suffer a heart attack at the prime age of 25. A quite rare occurrence. You are panicking at the mere thought, and thoughts are just that. Thoughts. You can think anything you want, it does not make them real. Sometimes panic attacks become a pattern where you are waiting for the next step to happen. From the increased heart rate to the faint-headed feeling, to the paranoia and shock. Try nip it in the butt from the first sign, without letting your thoughts go to "It's happening again" or anything that might increase anxiety. This can be done by distracting yourself, look around, what can you see that distracts you or eases some anxiety. What can you smell, see, hear or feel? A small distraction might stop the path of panic, but always always always remember that you are in control of yourself however uncontrollable you feel, you are the only one in charge of your body.

    Best of luck x

  3. Ddaavvoo
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    4 posts
    14 January 2020 in reply to TishaJade
    Thanks for replying, i guess i always worry about the heart stuff because my family is full of heart disease, still trying to work out what my triggure is as it normal happens the second i wake up or try to go to sleep or even after i eat sometimes.
    Anyways just trying to keep my chin up even though it can get bloody hard sometimes.

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