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Fri Apr 14, 2017, 12:38 PM

I really HATE having anxiety attacks.

I'm frozen in place now. I hate my illness.

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Reply I really HATE having anxiety attacks. (Original post)
irisblue Apr 2017 OP
get the red out Apr 2017 #1
irisblue Apr 2017 #2
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2017 #3
irisblue Apr 2017 #4
irisblue Apr 2017 #8
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NRaleighLiberal Apr 2017 #14
luvMIdog Apr 2017 #5
irisblue Apr 2017 #9
Leghorn21 Apr 2017 #6
irisblue Apr 2017 #7
Leghorn21 Apr 2017 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2017 #11
shenmue Apr 2017 #12
demigoddess Apr 2017 #13
LakeArenal Apr 2017 #15
irisblue Apr 2017 #16

Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 12:42 PM

1. Hang on and breathe

I know how you are feeling! I hate my anxiety disorders, but am gradually living better with them since I got help; but that hasn't put an end to it for sure.

I wish none of us ever had to feel like this

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 12:44 PM

2. Deep from diaphragm breaths are not doing much yet, so I posted bout it.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

3. Picture a square. Walk slowly around the perimeter..

Slow your breath so you take one while walking on each side.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 12:56 PM

4. Maybe my cat & I can sit inside the square together. NT

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 01:24 PM

8. Thank you

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Response to irisblue (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 03:32 PM

14. .



I had my first panic attack when I went back to consult after I left the corporate world. The worst. I understand.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 12:56 PM

5. hugs to you

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 01:25 PM

9. Thank you

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 01:18 PM

6. iris, you may despise my question - but have you had sugar with no protein today? I ask

because I have had two different friends through the years who thought they were having panic attacks. And it turned out they were experiencing low blood sugar crashes (awful, debilitating experiences)...I know as I got older, especially, if I ate sugared things without simultaneously stabilizing my blood sugar with protein I would get the shakes and that paralyzing feeling - the worst. A big glass of milk, followed by nuts, cheese, meat will soothe the angry blood sugar -

Please feel better soon, iris!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 01:24 PM

7. I was making a grilled cheese&ham sandwich as you replied.

I got up fairly early for me, 10am ish, had my usual decaf tea and I had my tablespoon of cottage cheese. I take ibuprofen and want something light in my stomach when I take the meds.
Your suggestion of food is great.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 01:43 PM

10. Wellll - unless you had sugar in your tea, this doesn't sound like a sugar crash episode...that

bit of cottage cheese is protein, so should have prevented any crashing... (though, sugar "tolerance" can vary from person to person, I imagine)


But your sammich sounds delicious!! Bon appetit!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 01:56 PM

11. Just want to say I feel for you!

Anxiety attacks suck.

For me, once I finally learned what the symptoms were, it was a relief.

Hope it subsides quickly!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 02:02 PM

12. Maybe a walk in a park would help

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 02:26 PM

13. I feel for you, I have enough problems with mild depression.

and the side effects of medication.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 04:36 PM

15. I started Cymbalta today...

I don't have anxiety too badly. I hate taking drugs I am not sure I need.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 04:52 PM

16. I'm still feeling really jumpy.

I made chamomile tea and am still doing slow carefully deep breaths. It is much less then this am, but it wouldn't take much for me to weep & hyperventilate again.
I am not reading anything in LBN& GD that is emotionally stressing today. Ugh.

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