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Thanks for this. Used to get 'mild' panic attacks just with breathing difficulties but since confronting things a couple of weeks ago, got the full on shakes, sickness, whirring thought thing described, almost all the time. Good to know what it is, and what helps

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Thanks for this. Used to get 'mild' panic attacks just with breathing difficulties but since confronting things a couple of weeks ago, got the full on shakes, sickness, whirring thought thing described, almost all the time. Good to know what it is, and what helps

I am so sorry Q :( I hope they get better! I hated getting them, the worst out of control feeling ever. Sending you lots of love and support!

Light and healing be with you!!

~E

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I was diagnosed with thyroid disorder a few years ago. Realizing now these heart palpitations are not thyroid related. I have been having symptoms of chronic shock for months. Waking up suddenly and reliving what happened when I sleep. I am reading a book by Karen Duncan titled ,"Healing from the drama of childhood sexual abuse: A journey for women" and it has helped me realize its time to come forward and let it go. As soon as I get the strength to do it, I will.

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I've been having this problem when I start thinking about going to sleep, really worry I'm having a heart attack, feel like my heart is not only racing but also as though its beating super hard, I feel sick, and have tingling.

I can't lay with arms raised to try breathing i get flashbacks which then makes my mind work overtime and then makes it worse weep.gif

So far I have found the best thing to be sitting slightly upright in bed cuddling a hot water bottle, I concentrate on the warmth and eventually fall asleep like this.

Thanks for this topic tho, really helps to know I'm not going mad thumbup.gif

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rose13,

I am glad you have found some good strategies for coping. It is so important to find what works for each individual person and use that. I hope these strategies continue to work for you. And rest assured, you most definitely are not going mad...unfortunately these feelings are entirely too common in the world.

I admit, I had a full blown panic attack the other day but nowhere near as long as before. I get the short little shocks in my heart, abdomen, where your heart hitches and you can't breath...sometimes it physically hurts and I have to stop what I'm doing. Other times its just my heart beating so wildly that I fear it will break free on my rib cage, it feels so unequivically wrong. It's more of a constant thing now instead of the all consuming panic that it was before. Although it is less severe in that way, its chronic nature wears me down. Everyone knows I am different. My mother is pushing for medication again, and I know I need it. But I hate to be under the influence of drugs like that (again). They change you so much. I guess there comes a point in our lives where we have to surrender to that need to change because where we are is in no way healthy for us. I have learned this constant state of not caring with alternating periods of true fear, sadness, and utter despair are not the norm and thus should be fixed. I just...I guess I have to find out what all it is, But I'm tired of fighting it, of trying new medications, of being this...lump of a person where I never used to be like this. My mother just told me today that she hasn't seen me engaging in a conversation, laughing and talking like I had in a long time. I had taken one of my brother's Adderalls. But the drop afterwards was not good. Anyway, I ramble. Suffice it to say, I find this forum entry to be helpful. Thank you ♥

~E

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