Sunday, June 27, 2010

yesterday felt like the worst day of my life

Anxiety. If you have ever suffered from a panic attack you know the feeling. The feeling of fear is so intense that you feel like you are going to die. I felt like that yesterday. The worst day of my life. :(

Wikipedia notes Panic attack has been described as an episode of incredibly intense fear or apprehension that is of sudden onset.[1] The DSM-IV describes a panic attack as a discrete period of intense fear or discomfort in which (at least 4 of 13) symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak within 10 minutes.

According to the American Psychological Association, the symptoms of a panic attack commonly last approximately thirty minutes. However, panic attacks can be as short as 15 seconds, while sometimes panic attacks may form a cyclic series of episodes, lasting for an extended period, sometimes hours. Often those afflicted will experience significant anticipatory anxiety and limited symptom attacks in between attacks, in situations where attacks have previously occurred.

Experiencing a panic attack has been said to be one of the most intensely frightening, upsetting and uncomfortable experiences of a person's life.

Wikipedia hits its on the nose. Today I feel much better. I even had to go to the emergency room where they drugged me up and I slept over fifteen hours thereafter. Im sharing this experience because I hope Im not alone. I also hope this never happens again. I need to find the root cause to this and fix it. :(

Im hesitant to post this. Ive left it on the create screen for over two hours thinking it over. Of what people would think of it, or me or so many things but Im going to post it. That is the whole purpose of this blog. My outlet.



You're not alone! I myself don't suffer from anxiety but my sister does. She used to take tablets to stop it but after time you learn to control your feelings and breathing, so you can deal with it without needing any meds. She's in a better mindset now... honey, stay strong! xx

ShopGirlXOXO said...

It was awful. I had it under control for many years but Oh My God it came and got me with a vengeance.

adri said...

firstly, i'd just like to say that i think we are soul sisters! haha. you're a vegetarian AND you like the beatles. i'm a vegetarian and i love the beatles. secondly, i have a huge anxiety disorder. it's such a pain in the rear, honestly, because i've had panic attacks that eat at me for days. when i had my first one, i couldn't get over it for like three months, so i had to go to counseling. he told me that TONS of people deal with it every single day, which made me feel not so alone. it's just something that happens. you've just gotta learn how to get your mind set that the feeling isn't real, and that you're going to be totally okay. i still get them, but not nearly as often and i've gotten so much better at dealing with it. so don't worry dear, you're not alone! you can keep it away!

ShopGirlXOXO said...

adri we are soul sisters!!! anybody that is a veggie-head and loves the beatles is awesome in my book. Unfortunately Ive suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since I was twenty years old. Ive only had three major attacks in that time but three is too many if you ask me. I have learned to control them but I just couldnt the other day. I have been very stressed which I know is why but I feel much better now. I am glad that you wrote about it to me and you have definitely made me feel much better and less alone. :)