Having a panic attack

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Widget123 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:42:11

It’s late and I’m having a huge panic attack, is anyone awake? I haven’t had one like this in years. I’m trying to get through it but my husbands away and I’m struggling. Is anyone out there?

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Pannalash Mon 13-Jan-20 02:45:53

Hand hold this will pass. Try and breathe calmly youre going to be fine flowers

Justme1234567 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:46:26

Hello, I’m here, are you feeling any better?

nobodyputsbabyinthecornor Mon 13-Jan-20 02:46:31

I'm here. Take deep breaths and focus on your breathing . You will be ok . I've had panic attacks and know how horrible they are

Happinessinapeartree Mon 13-Jan-20 02:47:04

Hi. How awful for you. It will pass soon though. You're safe.

Do you take medication at all? I use propanol land it's great.

Widget123 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:48:20

Seeing your replies just made me burst into tears thank you!! I’m not great! Trying breathing in and out but struggling. I hate this. Why are you ladies up so late? Tell me something to take my mind off of this!

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Widget123 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:49:26

I’ve been getting skipped heartbeats the past 2 weeks but I woke up and am getting one every few seconds, they’re still happening and I’m in total panic. Trying to calm myself but struggling.

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Widget123 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:50:38

Not on any meds although right now I wish I was, I haven’t had this in a long time. My husbands abroad with work and I hate being alone feeling like this

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Happinessinapeartree Mon 13-Jan-20 02:50:46

My sleeping patterns are out of synch still from Christmas and New Year. Always happens. I don't mind so much as I catch up on watching old films.

Last night I watched To Kill a Mockingbird. Such a graceful film about a serious subject.

Happinessinapeartree Mon 13-Jan-20 02:52:04

Is this related to your husband being away?

You're never alone with MN! Always someone about. smile

Justme1234567 Mon 13-Jan-20 02:53:19

I’ve woke up with what I think is a cold, and can’t go back to sleep. Do you have tv on so maybe you can concentrate on that?

nobodyputsbabyinthecornor Mon 13-Jan-20 02:53:24

I'm awake because of my snoring husband! I suffer with anxiety. A lot of it is focused on my health so I can see how the heartbeat thing would be stressing you out but just keep reassuring yourself that you're ok and that it's just a symptom of your anxiety. Tell us about your day to keep your mind off it

Pannalash Mon 13-Jan-20 02:55:21

Could you make yourself a hot drink I find that comforting. My sleeping is rubbish at the mo, but I’ll feel like shit in the morning. Hope you’re starting to feel better.

OvenGlovesWillTearUsApart Mon 13-Jan-20 03:01:55

Hello there. Do you fancy a snack?

What easy food is in your fridge? Yoghurt or a piece of cheese? Toast? Bowl of cereal?

Also how about a redbush or camomile tea?

Handhold and hug from me.

Widget123 Mon 13-Jan-20 03:02:06

You just reminded me of a film I used to love called Bringing up Baby, I watched some of it online and that’s helped. I feel slightl my calmer but just wish these would stop. My GP said they’re ok but how can they be okay when they’re every few seconds like this all day every day, I used to get awful health anxiety and this is just making it all so much worse.

I’ve had some water but I don’t know what to have without caffeine or sugar in it.

It’s strange but comforting to think you are all up for your own reasons. Thank you 💐

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MeAndMineSince2019 Mon 13-Jan-20 03:06:49

Camomile or peppermint tea, you can't go wrong!
I'm up because my 2mo is refusing to sleep...

Panic attacks are horrible but we are strong and can get through this! Keep watching your film to take your mind off it. I really hope you feel better soon!!

Happinessinapeartree Mon 13-Jan-20 03:09:02

Anything with Cary Grant is soothing. smile

Part of this is about knowing yourself. For example, I catastrophise when stressed and have to work hard to stop it. I'm so much better than I was, chilled sometimes wink

Logically your doctor has told you that all is well. Keep repeating that.

Widget123 Mon 13-Jan-20 03:10:55

I forgot just how horrible they are! 2 months old 😍😍 My girls are 3 and 6 now, I’ve just gone through and checked on them and held their little hands, I love doing that while their sleeping. I’ve managed to find some decaf free green tea so getting back into bed to try it. I’ve given myself a huge headache now. Our bodies are so bloody horrible to us sometimes!

I hope you all manage to get some sleep tonight x thank you x

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