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Unhappy First Real Panic Attack - December 7th 2012, 09:29 AM

Hai, um so I recently saw a therapist for my growing depression. I've been contemplating cutting and wanting to die so I just wanted some help.

And I don't know where this belief that things were gonna better overnight, but I did. And so when I went to the therapist, I felt as if she didn't really help me. Afterward, i was watching this movie that had someone kind of depressed in it. (I forget the movie sorry). Anyway, they said something to him and it just set me off. I could stop crying for literally ten minutes straight, and I couldn't breathe at some points. I was hyperventilating pretty badly. SO I guess what I want to say is that is this normal for someone with depression? Or should I tell my mom about it? Because right now I'm confused and I feel alone (partly because I'm pushing everyone away). I don't know what to do anymore. And I have a big exam to take in a few days so I can get into a boarding school. And also what I'm afraid of is this I won't be well by the time I would be going off to school. Can anyone help?
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Re: First Real Panic Attack - December 7th 2012, 09:37 AM

Hey there, sorry to hear you are struggling!

As a person whom have been through many panic attacks, has had severe depression, in some cases panic attacks are common, but it could be an underlying stress condition, I'd suggest you bring it up to your therapist. We cannot offer diagnosis, whether it be physical or mentally, I apologise for that, but you should talk with someone in your life about it.

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Re: First Real Panic Attack - December 9th 2012, 08:20 PM

Hi there dear

I'm really sorry to hear that you're going through a lot of issues right now. I think that what you're talking about might just be part of getting upset. I know that has happened to me before when I've been crying. You kind of keep gasping for breath, right? I don't think what you're describing is a panic attack. Plus, from what you've said, it seems to be the first time it's happened.

However, if you find that the attacks become more frequent and coincide with stressful events in your life, I suggest that you talk to your Mother about it then.

Good luck with your exam. I'm sure you'll do amazing.

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Re: First Real Panic Attack - December 9th 2012, 08:30 PM

I suffer from panic attacks and have found ways to calm myself down I find that taking small sips of water helps me calm down and once I have calmed down enough I will try and calm myself by breathing in and counting to four and then breathing out and counting to four. I will do this a good few times so in for one two three four then out one two three four.

If this keeps happening it might be best to tell your counsellor/therapist.

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Re: First Real Panic Attack - December 9th 2012, 11:25 PM

Thank you all! I think it was a panic attack or maybe it wasn't... I literally could not breathe. Hmm idk. Anyway, thanks a lot, I think I did okay on my exam, and I'm actually trying to make efforts to be happy! Lately I've been doing everything to please others, and now I'm doing it for myself! Thanks a lot!
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