Mental Health: Anxiety + Depression

Your breath shortens, your speech slurs, your body numbs and your heart pounds: Do you suffer from panic attacks?

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Katie

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Your breath shortens, your speech slurs, your body numbs and your heart pounds: Do you suffer from panic attacks?

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Bethany13

I get them all the time and have no way to get over it. I feel like my life is just one blur of panic and anxiety.

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Bettye

Its exhausting mentally and physically. To sit in your in car crying in the parking on multiple occasions for reasons beyond you is painstaking!! I feel less than a person because my emotions are beyond. My only relief comes in hearing my husbands. He speaks softly and reassures I'm capable of beating this. Suddenly I can breath, the fog is lifted. I feel whole again.

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CeeCee

I thought I was having a heart attack, but when I went to the ER they just said I had a potassium deficiency. Is that common when you're having a panic attack?

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Karen Cahn

I have had them a few times in my life, in the middle of the night, and it was very scary. I thought I was having a heart attack. Now that I know what they are, I'm less afraid of them and know how to handle them.

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Bailie Saltzman

I actually think I jinxed myself-- I watched this video yesterday and was thinking "wow it's been a while since I've had a panic attack". My anxiety is more or less generalized. My first attack was in high school. I was at a party, had one drink, and had to have my mom pick me up because I locked myself in a bathroom feeling as though I was going to throw up. I remember being able to hear my heart beat in my ears--I thought I was dying. I had one tonight out of the blue. It's been years and still just as scary! Atleast now I recognize what it is and I'm able to breathe my way out of it. I have yoga to thank for far less anxiety!

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Bianca Polermo

I don't wish panic attacks on my worst enemy. They are the scariest things ever.

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Joanna

I used to have episodes of chest pain, nausea, and heavy tongue. I never really knew what it was. Now, looking back, I'm pretty sure it was just an anxiety attack. It's hard to tell since the symptoms are deceiving.

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Carla Faith

I've never been diagnosed so I don't want to say yes, but I have had moments of paralyzing anxiety and fear. I've suspected they were panic attacks when my friend who does suffer from them described the same feelings.

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Katie

For more than a decade I've dealt with crippling panic attacks. My triggers are typical - movie theaters, the car, and any and everywhere that is overcrowded. My symptoms present mainly in seizure form, so I deal mainly with the fear of paralysis. Anyone else who suffers from panic attacks - you are not crazy, and you are NOT alone.

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