Recent panic attack, scared of having another one

Postby Spooz » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:45 pm

I suffered a panic attack (my first ever) on Wednesday night. I'm 18 and living at home, so my parents called an ambulance. None of us had any idea what was happening to me, but I really genuinely could not breathe and was sweating and shaking all over. The ambulance came and the paramedic told me I was having a panic attack. Eventually I calmed down and they took me to hospital for a checkup.

Since then, I have been constantly aware of my heartbeat. It seems to speed up alarmingly after even walking upstairs and constantly seems too loud. My breathing seems too shallow but I don't want to overcompensate by taking deep breaths in case I kick off another attack. I have been finding it hard to sleep as I am so aware of my heartbeat and my breathing. I'm also afraid to cry in case the breathing pattern induced by crying/sobbing works itself up into a panic attack.

I have been physically exhausted all the time, coming home from school absolutely shattered and unable to do anything. This may be related to some nausea medication I am taking, prescribed while I was at the hospital. I also seem unable to concentrate on anything and keep zoning out. I feel really spaced out all the time.

I'm just so afraid I'll have another panic attack. It was the most awful experience I have ever had.
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Postby lizzieoj » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:10 am

hey my name is lizzie and i totly under satnd what u r saying but with me i suffer chest apins badly and i was in hospital with them i they done every test posible and said i was fine i thought i was having a heart attack and it is horrible i am also scared sh** less of dying i get pains down my arm and i am the excact same way way with the breathing like u r but wat i have noticed is that i wont panic or get the pains bad when i am occupied there r still there but not as bad and then when i start to think it gets bad i am now seen a lady and she is helping me keep me posted on how u r xx
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