Re: Not sure what to do...please help
Panic. If it keeps up, you should see a Doc. If not, it was just a panic attack and you can move on. I have had generalized anxiety and panic disorder for as long as I can remember. I am now 29. I always think I am dying. I go to sleep and sometimes shoot right back up thinking my lungs are shutting down. I am hyper aware of my heart and everything it's doing! I have a hard time at work because of all this. Just yesterday I was texting my husband to calm me down because I just knew at any second I would die and I felt on the verge of going crazy and that maybe I would suddenly forget where I was and who I was. Did any of those happen? Nope, just anxious thoughts. I have been on cognitive beahvioral therapy for 18 months straight and I understand the panic and anxiety very well now. What helped me was my therapist saying people who are going crazy dont know they are, dont think about it! It's just thoughts we have and how we respond to them is how we will feel. If we feel like we are dying and we panic, the brain gets used to us responding that way and the cycle will begin. We have to re-train our repsonce to the thought or physical sensation slowly but surely it gets better. As we speak, I am thinking I am not getting enough air and I have a little uneasey feeling in the pit of my stomach, but here I am typing. I know I am fine and I will not let the thought that I am dying control me. You have to let it pass.