- 26 Jan 2010
- The CrAzY bus doing the poznan
oakiecokie said:My first panic attack occured on Christmas Day 1985 !!
I had NO idea as to what the problem was,but I honestly thought I was dying !!
I had no idea as to what was happening and I made the wife take our two kiddies over to her best friend as ,I did not want them to see me dying.
I honestly thought I was dying.I was short of breath,stomach felt as though it was exploding and was so aggitated,that all I wanted to do was pace up and down the Living Room,as I could not sit still.
Eventually when the GP arrived he diagnosed what the problem was and gave me some tablets to calm me down.
My biggest fear at the time was trying to stay awake,as I honestly felt, that had I dropped of to sleep,then I would not have woken up !!!!!!!!!!]
Even after 25 years of suffering I cannot go anywhere without my Diazapem,not so much as taking them,but knowing they are there to calm me down !!!!!
Nothing can stop the anxiety,as I`ve had many when watching City,whether it be live or on the TV !!
Basically it is a sudden rush of adrenalin,which brings on an attack,due to an upsurge of breathing and oxygen.
Way back in 1985/86 I lost a lot of time of work,due to this condition and I was referred to our works GP from Dunlops.
He was brilliant and asked me if he could use our discussion,via a dictaphone,for an article he had been writing in the "Lancet" ?? ,the GP`s monthly/quarterly magazine.
Please if anyone else suffers from this severe condition,then please PM me,as I am always here to listen and give advice.
You are NOT alone,so please let me help and support you,in any way I can.
my counciler advised me not to take any medication cus if i accidently forgot it one day n i was out ide end up panicing ect.. but i have other things that calm me down that i need to stop doing but i telll you what it's fuckin hard and ive still not stopped,
1) can't go out anywhere without a drink of water (incase i dehydrate, but i know i won't it's fucked up)
2) without menthol chewing gum because it helps me feel like i can breathe better (when it makes no difference)
3) i wont get on a plane because the thought of not being able to get off and i might panic attack and get arrested for people thinkin im a terrorist (sounds crazy i know lol i used to love flying)
4) won't get on a train on my own, but i am fine with other people (fucked up)
But my anxiety has got a hell of alot better in the past 9 months.
same as the other guy said if any1 wants any info or ideas how to cope with some of this shit just pm me i'm always happy to share and help people. but like i said before <a class="postlink" href="http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.nomorepanic.co.uk</a> is a really good site with alot of people who post on that forum.