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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:09 PM
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Full Blown Anxiety attack
I've taken a kava kava, but damn, what I wouldn't give for a big fat xanax.

This sux.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:10 PM
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1. Breathe....
remember it won't hurt you, even though it feels like it.

Breathe.
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:12 PM
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2. Oh man, am I trying
I know what's causing it, but I can't say anything because I'm suffering from that irrational fear that telling someone or talking about it somehow makes it "more real."

Breathe.
Breathe.
Breathe.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:13 PM
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3. I get them....you'll be ok....
but yes, they do suck.
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:13 PM
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4. I hate those.
You are not dying. It will pass over you and afterward you will still be there.

:hug:
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:17 PM
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6. Are you sure?
because I feel like I could run outside and howl at the moon. And there's no moon to howl at.

:crazy:

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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:29 PM
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14. Howl anyway, if it helps you feel better.
You'll make it. I know it doesn't feel like it at the time (I have my share of those damn things) but I always seem to come out the other end.

You will, too.

:hug:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:13 PM
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5. Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth
and keep a paper bag handy in case you start to hyperventilate.

Remember. It's never as bad as you think it is.


:hug:
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:20 PM
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7. I'm trying so hard to hold it together
It's really hard to try to appear totally calm when on the inside you're totally falling apart, but I don't want my kids to think their mother has gone totally batshit insane.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:21 PM
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8. Well, if you want to talk about it, you are welcome to PM me.
I'm just sitting here burning DVDs. Not up to much important this evening.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:23 PM
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9. I can certainly empathize
I have a whole shitload of gabapentins at the ready for when I feel that way.

I hope it passes for you soon.

:hug:
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:26 PM
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12. Thank You
this has been a rough one.

What can you do but work through to the other side.

As my mom loved to say "this too shall pass, just like a kidney stone." :D
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:25 PM
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10. It sucks, but it will pass.
:hug:
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:26 PM
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11. Just call 911 , that is what I do ..... makes me feel more secure
most of the time I just decide not to go to the ER

but that depends if you have insurance or not .....

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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:28 PM
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13. They always hit me while driving - with my daughter in the backseat
Talk about making a bad situation worse!

Luckily they stopped after Mr. AAL came home from Iraq.

Sorry you're going through that! Try to do what you can to take care of yourself or call someone who can help.

:hug:
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:30 PM
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15. thank you
I also get them while driving on occasion. It is scary, especially when you have your kids in the car.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:31 PM
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16. Belly breath. Vent. Write in a diary.
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