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Old 09-13-2012  
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I was in a store late last night (less people), and all of a sudden I got dizzy, I felt sick to my stomach, and my heart was pounding so hard that I thought I was surely having a heart attack which prompted a panic attack on top of a panic attack. If that’s possible…who knows, but it felt like that. I abandoned ship and left the store. :(


Also, I hate when I have a panic attack and people tell me to “just breathe”

No way! I did NOT think of that. Hold on while I finish hyperventilating …
Or here’s one, “want to hold the baby, maybe that’ll calm you down”

Really?
Yeeaahh, holding a crying infant will do wonders for my panic.

Or my brother asks, “What made you have a panic attack” or “what are you so afraid of”
Gee, that’s the fun of having SA; the perks are that sometimes these feelings come to surface without warning. It’s awesome; I suggest you try it sometime.

I’m sorry, I’m being sarcastic, but I wish I had the guts to actually say those things …

I know things could be a hundred times worse and I know they don’t understand unless you walk in the other person’s shoes. But being caught in the middle of an attack or sudden nerves that actually manifest into physical symptoms is no fun.

...just random rambling
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Have you had a panic attack at the store before?

Just saying because my mother felt similar to that at a store years and years ago, and that started her agoraphobia. I don't want the same thing to happen to you.
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I get Panic attack in store to when I get them I have trouble focusing on my surrounding and can`t find things that are right in front of me. I have trouble finding prices and signs in the store I try to hurry up and get out of the store as fast as I can because of this. That why I eat a snack before going from now on.
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Old 09-15-2012  
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Have you had a panic attack at the store before?

Just saying because my mother felt similar to that at a store years and years ago, and that started her agoraphobia. I don't want the same thing to happen to you.

I've had a few before this particular one, in the store but this one really stunk. I've never just left the store before, usually I've tried to compose myself enough to get through.
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Ugh, that's horrible! I'm sorry you had to go through that. Stores are usually triggers for me as well.


And I hate getting those comments too. The most annoying one I've heard was: "You need to start controlling your nerves! Just get over it!"


I mean, really? If it were that easy I'd have done it years ago!

Tell me about it!
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I get Panic attack in store to when I get them I have trouble focusing on my surrounding and can`t find things that are right in front of me. I have trouble finding prices and signs in the store I try to hurry up and get out of the store as fast as I can because of this. That why I eat a snack before going from now on.

That's how I can get too, complete disorientation.
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Agoraphobia sounds really terrible! I can't imagine having something like that. I might have SA, but I take going out for granted.

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i hate hate hate having panic attacks, its as if you are dying, you honestly think thats it i am going to die in this shop lol
there are thousands of different ways you can deal with it, mine is to run and hide.
i have ended up on the floor before
and until you have one you cannot imagine how the person feels, its not something you cant just snap out of it can be like an electric current is going through you
or you feel as if you are going to pass out
my biggest fear is the pain with them, i cant deal with it
i find making a joke of it really does help, but hey we are all different and my mom thinks its really funny when i talk to myself and tell myself off lol
But sitting and trying to concentrate on something else is one way of dealing with it, or like me you can flap your hands in front of your face run off and cry and then laugh when its over lol !!!!!!
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I've never seen one in person. Just heard about it from TV shows and movies. Didn't even know that such an affliction really existed. WOW! That would be horrifying!

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I've never seen one in person. Just heard about it from TV shows and movies. Didn't even know that such an affliction really existed. WOW! That would be horrifying!
They exsist alright. First one I had freaked me out I was a passanger in a car with my family and made them stop at a hospitail. Back then I got alot of very bad indegestion and they thought it was just that even thouhg I had not eatin anything I had alot of tests when I was a kid for my stomach and indigestion among other things. They thought it was just another indigestion attack and it would pass but they finily relented and stopped at the hospitail basicly to eaze my mind. The hospital gave me stuff for both indigestion and something to help me calm down but they said it was probably a sever panic attack. After that I have gotten them quite often to levles of severity from very very mild ones that last only a few minutes to ones that last hours. Its been a few years I think since the last sever one that lasted all night and into the next morning. I always worrie about when the next one will hit me and where I will be.

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