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Panic attacks in sleep? - October 1st 2011, 01:13 AM

I had a panic attack at school last Monday and Friday, the E.R. said if I have another one I need to be admitted to the hospital for at least three day, then go to the psych ward until they feel that I am safe to go home. My therapist, this most recent Tuesday, told me what to do when I have a panic attack. I had a bad dream, and had a panic attack in my dream, when I woke up it was like I was having another panic attack, my eyes were swelling up from crying, my whole body physically hurt, I had shortness in breath, I was shaking and extremely confused whether my dream was real or not, and if I really was in my home or not. I texted my mom, like I was told to by my therapist, he also told me to write down when I have attacks and flash backs the different reasons why it would not happen, and why I shouldn't worry about it. So I did. I ended up calming myself down, is there still a need to go to the ER? Also, has anyone else had a panic attack in their sleep, does mine sound similar?
   
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Re: Panic attacks in sleep? - October 1st 2011, 07:17 PM

Hello, Ashley! I'm sorry to hear about the panic attacks and how they are affecting you. =( In this particular situation, I would call the therapist and explain everything (how you had a panic attack in your dream, then in real-life, and managed to calm yourself down), and ask if that is sufficient. Honestly, I'm not sure why someone from the ER would tell you to admit yourself after having a panic attack... did that person believe you might hurt yourself or someone else as a result of said panic attacks, or be impaired so severely that hospitalization would be required? In any case, I'm going to stick with the idea of talking to your therapist about what should be done, as s/he knows your situation far better than any of us do. =)






   
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Re: Panic attacks in sleep? - October 1st 2011, 10:31 PM

Hi there.

I am really sorry you're having to experience panic attacks because I know how terrifying they can be to go through. I don't quite understand why you would need to be admitted into hospital. I can tell you that I have woken up in the middle of a panic attack. I've woken up after having a nightmare and woken up to the feeling of not being able to breathe and crying. I know how horrible it is but when you are in that situation, you need to try your hardest to stay calm. To take deep breaths in and out and remind yourself that you are safe and that this is not going to hurt you or kill you can actually nothing that bad can happen to you. Don't let these take control, but allow yourself to take control of them. You can beat this!

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Re: Panic attacks in sleep? - October 2nd 2011, 05:41 PM

I had two panic attacks after over dosing on anti depressants, so they want to make sure I'm not going to attempt suicide again. This was my third attack within a week and a half. I have an appointment with my psychologist on tuesday, so I think I will talk to him then. Thanks y'all!
   
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