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1/22/11 10:34 A

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I am so sorry to hear you are having such trouble with your panic. Deep breathing helps for me. I close my eyes and put myself in my "comfort zone", mine is my bed, cool and comfortable. Best of luck...also what has helped me tremendously..PRAY and ask God to help you through it.

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1/21/11 7:54 P

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I am so sorry you had a panic attack in the middle of the night. They are the worst. Breathing exercises help. If you do not know how to do them just breath through your diaphragm and count as you breathe in and breathe out. Sometimes I will do something like word searches. It gives me something to think about besides how I feel but does not require to much concentration. Hope you feel better.

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11/21/10 8:13 P

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I am so sorry that you have been going through this. The breathing exercises are an excellent way to relieve the attack as you begin to focus on the breathing it will slow your heart rate. Please try to get to therapy if even by Taxi. I found the best help for me other than my counselor is finding my triggers and journaling my thoughts at the time. I could then relate them to my counselor and she could help me deal with the specifics. emoticon


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11/21/10 8:20 A

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OMG - There is nothing worse than a nighttime panic attack. I hope you're feeling better. I try to practice deep (diaphragm) breathing several times a day so that if I do feel anxious I can go to my breathing and wipe all other thoughts from my mind. I think your best hope is forcing yourself to go to work and therapy otherwise the anxiety has won. I've been where you are - but therapy was my key. I was able to retrain my brain and have relatively little anxiety now. I am so grateful to be where I am. You can be too. Don't give up. Carol emoticon

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11/21/10 2:56 A

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I feel like I'm having a panic attack. It's 2am and I can't sleep. I have to go to work in a few hours and I don't think I'm going to be able to make it. My boyfriend took my car someone tonight to see someone and I guess the roads are so bad he's stuck there. I have enough anxiety about driving I don't think I'll be able to get myself to work even if I had my car. My heart is racing my head hurts and I can't stop thinking about that accident I had last year.
I can't keep living like this. I don't know how to stop it. I started seeing a therapist last week and I'm supposed to go see her on Monday, but I'm too scared to go to that, too. I was doing really well this week until this happened and now I can't sleep I'm so scared.

What do you do to stop panicking?

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