I have had panic attacks for a number of years now. At first it seems like you are dying and then it goes away. The first one I ever had was very scarry like I was having a heart attach> Sounds like you Well you are not dying- Easier said than done right. Mine came when I was sleeping or getting ready to go to sleep, I would wake up sweating (Awful smell-Not a noral working sweat more of a Metallic Smell) and when I looked in the mirror my pupils were black and there was absolutly no color. My heart was racing and I wanted to run or hide I couldn't tell which. I never went to the doctors about it and still haven't I have had support from my wife and I have read alot about panic attacks. Medicine should be the very last resort only if nothing else works. SO here is what I have done!!!- If you pay attention you will know when you are about to have one. Shortness of breath maybe a little more high strung or you will feel fearfull. At this time I anounce it to myself- " I am about to have a panic attack , I know it won't last forever and I am going to be all right." - Sound weard but it dose work I also drink alot of water and sports drink. I usually put on a favofite childhood movie- Mine is The Fox and The hound- I hope this works.View Thread
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