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I think I might be having a panic attack or something

(71 Posts)
NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 18:38:51

i can't breathe properly. I think i might be sick. I have tightness in my chest. just hid on the bathroom for a bit. no idea where dh is or when he will be home. can't cope anymore. sorry for being like this again.

Milliways Thu 05-Feb-09 18:40:33

Where are your children?

Are you able to just chat on here for a while? Pick a subject. State of Snowmen in your street?

LadyOfWaffle Thu 05-Feb-09 18:43:30

It's ok NAB, just stick on here, we'll get you through x

LadyOfWaffle Thu 05-Feb-09 18:45:02

you ok??

Milliways Thu 05-Feb-09 18:46:19

NAB?
We're ready to listen here.

piratecat Thu 05-Feb-09 18:46:40

hi nab, i had a panic attack a while back and immediately came on here.

Can you find a paper bag? It will help to breathe. You are hyperventilating.

If you can find one scrunch up the open end and breathe steadily in and out of it.

If youcan't, grap some wrapping paper and do a makeshift one.

Panic attacks, i find, really do happen for a reason, and you might get the pent up feeligns out by having this feeling.

JackBauer Thu 05-Feb-09 18:46:49

Hey NAB, keep posting ok? We will distract you.
panic attacks always feel horrible, genuinely terrifying but just rememebr that it is not dangerous you will start to feel a bit better soon.
How's the breathing?

NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 18:48:44

just put kids to bed

dh just rang to say he is leaving work now.

he doesn't sound very happy.

i think i might pass out.

too much for me today.

LadyOfWaffle Thu 05-Feb-09 18:51:29

Can you lie down? Do you feel anxious?

JackBauer Thu 05-Feb-09 18:54:48

What's happened? DO you want to talk about it?

Coldtits Thu 05-Feb-09 18:55:49

Right head under duvet sweetheart

Doozle Thu 05-Feb-09 18:56:42

Just tell yourself it's the panic talking, it's making you breathe more quickly that's all. It is self-limiting, nothing terrible will happen.

NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 18:56:54

i can't

NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 18:58:17

i am going cold

feel like i am going into shock

JackBauer Thu 05-Feb-09 18:59:40

I found counting helped. Tiles, keys on keyboard, something there are a few of, count slowly.

JackBauer Thu 05-Feb-09 19:00:48

That's just because you aren't breathing right. It's ok. If you need to call samaritans 08457 90 90 90
They are very good at talking people down from attacks

Milliways Thu 05-Feb-09 19:01:29

Breathe deeply, In through the nose, Out through the mouth, for a count of 5 each way.

NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 19:02:54

i can't remember how to breathw

JackBauer Thu 05-Feb-09 19:03:19

I have to go for a few minutes.
keep posting, people are here for you, if you have a phone call the samaritans, just so they can help you breathe. Once your breathing is better then you will start to feel less scared.

JackBauer Thu 05-Feb-09 19:04:26

What milliways said too, in through nose, out through mouth.
Don't worry if it is hard to start with and you don't manage a whole count, just keep going

Milliways Thu 05-Feb-09 19:06:00

How long does it normally take your DH to get home?

NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 19:06:10

i can't stop crying

i can't do this

Flightattendant12 Thu 05-Feb-09 19:06:20

If you can type Ok it's probably on its way out. Look at yourself, you are still there. It's going to be Ok in a minute.

NAB09 Thu 05-Feb-09 19:06:28

35mins

Flightattendant12 Thu 05-Feb-09 19:06:55

Are you on those new tabs? They might be making you feel a bit dodgy.

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