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Anxiety ? - February 1st 2015, 06:12 PM

So let me give a small flashback on my mental health I used to be a selfharmer , I self-harmed for about 2 years and now have been clean for about 4 months I was severely depressed for those 2 years and it got bad in december of '12 and I tried to take my life , but I used to , and recently they started showing up again have these , idk episodes ? Where I start shaking and crying and my body tenses up and sometimes my heart rate speeds up to about 110 beats per minute at resting position and I can't stop them but I didn't know if this was anxiety because I don't feel like I'm going to die , I know I'm not but I more or just want the crying and shaking and rocking back and forth to just stop and when it does I feel more empty than anything . When I used to selfharm I would sometimes do it to stop the shaking and crying and stuff and it would 98% of the time but is this a panic attack ?
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Re: Anxiety ? - February 1st 2015, 07:08 PM

In a general sense it does sound like a panic attack, but everyone experiences them differently depending on their level of anxiety and how they learn to handle it when it does happen, ect. I personally can't breathe, and it feels as though I'm having a heart attack, but I'm getting better at coping, so it's less physically painful. I hope this helps. Feel free to PM me if you need anything. I hope you get well soon.

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Re: Anxiety ? - February 4th 2015, 11:20 AM


First, I am very sorry for the late response and welcome to TeenHelp!!
I am not exactly sure because symptoms of anxiety can be associated with panic attacks. A lot of it has to do with length of time, patterns of thinking and frequency.
It would be best for you to talk to a therapist about this to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for your depression and whichever this: panic attacks or anxiety.
Congrats on being four months SH free by the way! That is a true accomplishment and use that success as encouragement.
Take care and PM me if you ever would like someone to talk to.

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Re: Anxiety ? - February 14th 2015, 10:12 PM

What you're describing sounds very similar to a panic attack. I have those symptoms a lot. I've found that some natural ways to calm me down is drinking hot herbal tea with lots of honey, wrapping myself up in a fuzzy blanket, and using essential oils such as lavender, peace and calm, and joy. Listening to classical music is a good way to calm down as well.
That's absolutely amazing that you've made it four months SH free!! Congratulations!!
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