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I don't know what this is.. - April 17th 2014, 12:48 PM

So, since a few days, I just get afraid really often per day. It's like, I get afraid, at the same time I get headache and can barely breath. Then I begin to cry because it's getting worse and worse but I'm not hyperventilating while crying. I also get a feeling in my chest, but I can't really describe it. Also, my stomach is kinda dizzy. I just don't know what this is. Yesterday night it was really strong and it got worse and worse and I couldn't sleep at all. That is actually going on since a few days after I showered. But it was just really 'outbreaking' since yesterday. And it happens at day and night. Even while I write this, I'm having that again! I don't know where this is coming from or what this is!

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Re: I don't know what this is.. - April 17th 2014, 08:19 PM

Do you notice any sort of patterns as to when this is happening? For example, you said it happens really often, but does it happen more often when you are doing certain activities or are at certain places? If you aren't sure, it may help to sort of document when you are starting to feel like that to see if there are any patterns or events that can be causing it, so you can work on solving the root cause. Or, you can look back to when it started and see if there was anything out of the ordinary happening.

Perhaps this is something anxiety related, or that it could be panic attacks? The first thing this reminds me of is multiple panic attacks.

But of course, I am not a professional so I can't say for certain that this is what it is, so I really do think this is something you should tell an adult about if it continues. They can help you cope when you get to this state, and maybe even identify why you are going through something like this. They may be able to help you solve the problem if there is one so you don't have to worry about this again. I know it may be hard to tell people but this is something that is really scary seeming so you should get it looked at. Besides, a professional would be the one to tell you if it IS something like an anxiety or a panic attack, or something else. We can speculate, but it's best to know for sure!

In the meantime maybe you can try and find ways to ground yourself and bring yourself back into the moment. One grounding activity my therapist taught me was to list five things you see, four things you hear, three things you can touch (actually touch them), two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. If you have a hard time with one of these senses, input your favorite one. For example, you might not taste anything at that moment, so think of your favorite taste. For me, maybe that would be banana bread. It's designed to bring you back into the moment. Try and take deep breaths and remind yourself that you are safe.

You can get through this, but I really do think you should get support just to confirm what it may be.


   
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Do you notice any sort of patterns as to when this is happening? For example, you said it happens really often, but does it happen more often when you are doing certain activities or are at certain places? If you aren't sure, it may help to sort of document when you are starting to feel like that to see if there are any patterns or events that can be causing it, so you can work on solving the root cause. Or, you can look back to when it started and see if there was anything out of the ordinary happening.

Perhaps this is something anxiety related, or that it could be panic attacks? The first thing this reminds me of is multiple panic attacks.

But of course, I am not a professional so I can't say for certain that this is what it is, so I really do think this is something you should tell an adult about if it continues. They can help you cope when you get to this state, and maybe even identify why you are going through something like this. They may be able to help you solve the problem if there is one so you don't have to worry about this again. I know it may be hard to tell people but this is something that is really scary seeming so you should get it looked at. Besides, a professional would be the one to tell you if it IS something like an anxiety or a panic attack, or something else. We can speculate, but it's best to know for sure!

In the meantime maybe you can try and find ways to ground yourself and bring yourself back into the moment. One grounding activity my therapist taught me was to list five things you see, four things you hear, three things you can touch (actually touch them), two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. If you have a hard time with one of these senses, input your favorite one. For example, you might not taste anything at that moment, so think of your favorite taste. For me, maybe that would be banana bread. It's designed to bring you back into the moment. Try and take deep breaths and remind yourself that you are safe.

You can get through this, but I really do think you should get support just to confirm what it may be.
Could it be that, whatever it is, is kinda people related? I took some notes on two of those and still do take notes. On what I'm doing and what happens around me to actually cause that. I noticed that always when I had that, people were thought on or around me. :/
And also, I would tell my psychologist but I have to change psychologists due to my long school days. :/

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Re: I don't know what this is.. - April 18th 2014, 12:35 PM

Hi.I think you should consult a doctor.You must share your experiences with your guardian and seek medical help.This will help you and you will get to know why it is happening.I hope you get well soon.
   
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Re: I don't know what this is.. - April 18th 2014, 02:17 PM

Hi,

I am sorry you are going through all of this.
I agree that you should speak to a psychologist about what you are experiencing so that you can get help with this. To me this sounds like panic attacks however, I cannot say precisely what you are experiencing.
I hope that this is helpful and that you can receive proper help from your new psychologist.


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Re: I don't know what this is.. - April 18th 2014, 07:57 PM

I'm sorry you're going through this, it sounds like it could be a bad case of anxiety. But like others have said, definitely talk to your psychairist about it. Maybe he or she can suggest healthy calming methods or prescribe you medicine to soothe the anxiety.
   
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