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FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 12:39:44

I woke up with this horrible feeling of despair and started to have a panic attack. Felt faint so sat down and this horrible feeling is coming in waves. I wish I had someone with me sad

Nabootique Tue 10-Nov-15 12:40:56

Is there anyone you can call? Is this the first time this has happened? flowers

Gruntfuttock Tue 10-Nov-15 12:45:12

Phone The Samaritans 116123 They're not just for the suicidal. They'll listen to you.

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Tue 10-Nov-15 12:46:11

Take some slow deep breaths
In for while you count to three, hold for 3 and out for 6

Have you had something to eat today?

FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 12:50:52

I was going to call my mum but she's in work and don't want to worry her. I'm having a cup of tea and that seems to be helping, not had anything to eat yet, not hungry.

IamaBluebird Tue 10-Nov-15 12:53:21

Try some toast with your tea. Panic attacks are awful. Hope you feel better soon x

FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 12:54:01

Thank you [bluebird]. The weird thing is I went to bed feeling happy and positive.

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Tue 10-Nov-15 12:54:15

Low blood sugar can affect your mood so if you are feeling down and don't eat you will feel worse and possibly shakey as well. Could you have a banana or piece of toast and jam?

Vedamakesthebesttoast Tue 10-Nov-15 13:04:13

Put the radio on so you're not sitting in silence and throw an extra sugar into your tea. What are doing for the rest of the day, do you have plans to go out and do anything? Try and get out even if it's only to pick up a pint of milk.
Hope you're feeling a bit better not you've got a cuppa in you xx

FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 13:38:03

Thank you all so much, I'm feeling a bit better now

Sodder Tue 10-Nov-15 13:40:21

Glad you're feeling a little better. FWIW: You'll feel shit if your blood sugar levels are low. Eat something, even if it's just a biscuit.

wheelsonabus Tue 10-Nov-15 13:41:28

I know you might not want to, but getting out the door will be the best thing for you if you can. Even just a short walk around the block. Have you worked out what triggered the panic attack? Is it ongoing stress or one specific thing?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 10-Nov-15 13:41:46

I second some nice tasty food.

Put a tv or radio on for noise/company.

Wrap up warm and have a little walk, after you have eaten.

Let us know if anything works?

FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 14:31:14

wheels I'm pretty sure it was low blood sugar and pelvic pain caused by endo. It seems to be getting worse as I have another 5 days until my period is due.

Whycant I don't think I can face going out today sad I'm going to do some cleaning to distract me for a bit.

Thank you all so much for your help flowers

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Tue 10-Nov-15 14:55:16

Flowers
Have you seen somebody about your endo? I take Cerazette and it changed my life, I went from taking prescription painkillers every month and still suffering to managing with a couple of paracetamol. I had a laproscopy to remove an ovarian cyst last year and they removed some of the endo too which helped.

Take care of yourself
flowers

FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 15:59:37

Hi Chaz, yes I had it lasered a few years ago, they found stage 1 minimal endo and suspected adenomyosis. I'm pretty sure he missed some though because my pain was the same after the lap. I tried cerazette but it didn't seem to help and messed up my cycle, so I was having a period every 2 weeks. I'm thinking about seeing a specialist but I'm not sure if I can see one on the NHS. I'm in South Wales if you know of any specialists, i'd be very grateful flowers

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Tue 10-Nov-15 19:36:13

I'm in London so can't help with a recommendation. However, you should ask for a referral on the NHS unless you have private health insurance (I have it through work). You have a medical condition that is causing pain and affecting your quality of life. My endo was closer to labour pains (roughly mid stage of labour) than period pains and a week or so of that used to leave me washed out and exhausted. Don't make my mistake and try to struggle on too long before seeing someone.

Vedamakesthebesttoast Tue 10-Nov-15 19:43:44

Oh flowers sorry to hear you've got Endo, it's a totally sucky disease. I have stage four and adenomyosis too so know where you're coming from, although everyone pain levels are so personal and I wouldn't dream of trying to compare on a pain level but what I would say is that you should definitely Perdue further treatment. It's been proven that lasetinf isn't a long term treatment as it only treats the surface layer and the tissue can be quite deeply infiltrated so really excision is the better form of treatment if you want to go the route of another lap. There is a website with a list of all the centres of excellence for Endo and you have the right to ask to be referred there instead of just to a general gynae as though it is unbelievable most general gynae a have a poor understanding of Endo and its treatment. I'll hunt the website out for you and post it up. Take your hot water bottle to bed and curl up with a good movie on Netflix.

Vedamakesthebesttoast Tue 10-Nov-15 19:46:57

Sorry for the essay ^^

Here's the link
bsge.org.uk/ec-BSGE-accredited-centres.php

Looks like there's one in Cardiff

FlowersAndShit Tue 10-Nov-15 20:10:40

Thank you Veda. So do I go to my GP and insist on a referral to a specialist? Or do I just contact the specialist and ask to be put on the NHS waiting list?

Vedamakesthebesttoast Tue 10-Nov-15 21:07:48

You'll need to be referred via your gp, make an appointment and explain how your symptoms have worsened and how they are affecting your life. If you're in so much pain that you are beginning to suffer panic attacks I would say that's quite a lot to deal with. The cogs turn slowly though but seeing as you already have a diagnosis you shouldn't have to fight too hard, but do stick to your guns and don't be fobbed off! Your go may try to refer you to some random gynae but don't be afraid to explain that you want to be seen by a specialist and that you have researched and found this list of centres of excellence, your gp may not know about it. There's also a Endo forum somewhere that I used to read, can't remember what's it's called but I'll try to hunt it out, there's a load of stuff on there about diet and the effect that hormones and some pies do hormones that are in good can have on Endo, might be worth a read for you.

BeanGirls Tue 10-Nov-15 21:17:23

Hi. I've been having on and off panic attacks/waves of panic and thinking I'm dying for the past few weeks. I couldn't believe it when i saw this post! I'm kind of coming out if it today, hoping for a good nights sleep tonight.

Sending hugs to you, it's not nice being alone when all that's going on. Maybe you can strike up a conversation with someone on Facebook or similar-or call them on the phone to feel connected/take your mind off it xx flowers

EllsTeeth Tue 10-Nov-15 22:01:46

Hi Flowers, I've registered on MN to answer this post because I know what it feels like to have panic attacks, and how especially horrible it can be when you're on your own. I hope you're feeling better now. One thing I find always helps me is distraction. Take a warm bath (if you can), get some fresh air, have a cup of tea or a cold drink, suck a peppermint, turn on the TV or radio. And also as other posters have said try to get out of the house for a change of scene, even if you don't feel like it. Most helpful of all to me when I was feeling really bad is to know that, although it feels absolutely horrible, a panic attack alone can't harm you. I really hope you're feeling better now. hugs to you x

Vedamakesthebesttoast Tue 10-Nov-15 22:02:26

www.endometriosis-uk.org/online-community

EllsTeeth Tue 10-Nov-15 22:02:32

And hugs to you as well BeanGirls - hope you're feeling better too x

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