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Haviing palpitations in a lecture

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namechange1246 Thu 26-Oct-17 14:33:18

It's a lecture on child and adult support and protection so triggering off stuff for me. Getting skipped beats, started after took a drink of water , each one makes me dizzy and panic. 1/half hours to go yet. Worried ir's something serious and I should be going sad

namechange1246 Thu 26-Oct-17 14:45:27

oh cripses wrong forum

nikkylou Thu 26-Oct-17 14:58:56

If it's a difficult subject for you, it may be best to leave and allow yourself to calm down, if you think the situation is causing your feelings. If you leave and they continue after then maybe seek medical advice. I'm sure if you leave, email the lecturer and advise it's a difficult subject they will understand and if you do need the content to go through it in a more manageable way in the future

namechange1246 Thu 26-Oct-17 15:19:00

still having but less frequent. tolerating to a ppint. 40 mins left. friend sent me a lovely letter by coincidence.

Scabbersley Thu 26-Oct-17 15:20:37

Take deep slow breaths. In for 7, out for 11

Autumnfalling Thu 26-Oct-17 15:23:10

You won’t be the only person feeling like that I promise.

Usually before sensitive stuff they would say you are welcome to leave at any point if you feel uncomfortable.

Some of the stuff we cover at work is very very difficult to listen to if you have experience of it personally.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 26-Oct-17 15:23:23

Will breathing help? Or, sometimes doing mental arithmetic or counting all the blue objects in the room. Concentrating on something else and using a different part of your brain.

Only 30 minutes to go.

DixieFlatline Thu 26-Oct-17 15:23:23

Presumably you're not getting skipped beats... you're anxious. You're getting more anxious because the palpitations are freaking you out. Try to relax. Nothing is going to happen. If anything did happen, you're in a room full of people who would rush to help you.

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