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I've always considered myself to be a fairly laid back contented soul, fully appreciative of what I've got in life and not in any way prone to anxiety , stress or the like. So quite honestly panic / anxiety attacks were the last thing I'd ever have expected to have direct personal experience ... Read review

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Community Level 4paulwilson...

paulwilsontastic

Panic attacks - don't suffer in silence

AdvantagesLearning to live a calmer life

DisadvantagesMuch misunderstood, bewildering at times, loss of control

"I've always considered myself to be a fairly laid back contented soul, fully appreciative of what I've got in life and not in any way prone to anxiety , stress or the like. So quite honestly panic / anxiety attacks were the last thing I'd ever have expected to have direct personal experience of. But back in December 1999, a relatively innocuous bump on the head set in motion a chain of events that resulted in months of prolonged anguish, bewilderment ..." Read review
14.01.2009

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Community Level 5Pink-Ice-Q...

Pink-Ice-Queen

Terror Strikes

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesIt can take over your life

"*THE START* I had my first panic attack on Mothers Day 1998. I had a sudden pain in my chest which to be honest scared the life out of me, I went white as a sheet and was having cold sweats, I honestly thought I was having a heart attack. I couldn't breath properly, I felt sick, I thought I was about to die. My mother in law calmed me down and the symptoms gradually subsided except for the chest pain which stayed for a few days. She reckoned it ..." Read review
15.02.2007

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Don't panic....help is at hand...

AdvantagesHelp is out there

DisadvantagesIts a bloody nightmare, I won't lie

"bout two years ago I had my first panic attack. I was fine and dandy at the time, I was actually pretty chilled out and one minute I was ok, the next the room span, noises became more intense and I felt this urge to climb out of my own skin and just run like the clappers, like I wanted to escape from myself. It seemed to just come out of the blue and nothing had happened to get me there. That then seemed to be the catalyst for them to start happening ..." Read review
01.05.2013

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Community Level 2Greek_Myths

Greek_Myths

The Person That Can Beat it has to be Yourself.

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesit can ruin your life if you let it

" My Experience of Panic Attacks. ---------------------------------------- The Beginning of the Problem. ---------------------------------------- I decided to write about my experiences with panic attacks in an attempt to help anybody else that has them. I am sure if you have had them you will have different views and I will be glad if you leave a comment about them. For myself it all began when I was about 18 and was coming home from ..." Read review
21.02.2005

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Community Level 6teacherofh...

teacherofhooch

Panic? Who me?

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesFrightening and exhausting.

"I cannot say whether there will be very much advice in this piece of writing, perhaps there is advice of which I am unaware of. My mind is still a bit cloudy of the events but I felt compelled to write my feelings. If my room 101was empty I would have banished it there. However this is my 101st review so that will suffice. I think I may have had a panic attack about fifteen years ago, the hospital said it was but at the time I had my doubts and ..." Read review
01.11.2004

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