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Very short panic attacks?


Hugs4u,
 
Finding triggers can be tough but it is doable. Sometimes triggers are obvious other times not so much. Recording your symptoms in the symptom tracker is a start, you may be able to notice a pattern.  Working on the program in it's entirety will help you get an understanding of what a trigger is and how to identify it.  You may also want to submit a question to our expert Dr. Farvolden.  I am sure he has lots of great tips to offer!
 
 

Ashley, Health Educator
11 years ago 0 hugs4U 4027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
 

Ashepp3,

The roller-coaster ride to the relative merry-go-round I’m at now, makes it seem easier to “cope”, but I wonder if maybe I’m just hiding. 

 Ahsepp3, notice your mention of not being “engaged”? One thing I long for, and this forum is partly providing, is community or connection with grounded people, who can provide safe environments. If I visualize the most supportive, strongest people from any place in the world in a room with me...that would be the last room to be a locale for an attack.

I remember a frightening teacher I had in high school, who would verbally attack anyone randomly, as a standing threat if our class wasn’t compliant. That was the most frightening experience emotionally,similar to attacks, since like terrorism,  since I could never know when or how or who will be struck.

He was promoted to a vice-principal later.

Ashley, do you have any tips on looking for these triggers, since from the research I’ve read quickly(eg.National Institute of Health), it seems pretty complicated...I know there was a good start on the stress forum you began.

11 years ago 0 ashepp3 56 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I'm not sure about a trigger but I have noticed that it seems to happen more often when I am not focused on anything; for example spacing out at work or watching TV but not very engaged.


Hi Ashley (love the name btw ),
 
This is hard to say.  It could be a panic symptom(s).  Check out the education section for a definition of a Panic Attack.
 
Regardless of the definition.  Have you been able to determine any sort of trigger?
 

Ashley, Health Educator
11 years ago 0 sunny123 1665 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi everyone:  You know, Ive had that too and yes, mostly when I am tired.  Just thought it was my meds. or BP acting up.  Wonder what it was.  Oh well, doesn't really matter as I sort of ignore it and take a deep breath or two and relax.  Interesting that others have had this as well.
 
Your friend, Sunny
11 years ago 0 Davit 6252 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
ashepp3

I don't know if it is common but I get them. I had one today sitting in the doctors office. In my case I sort of go blank for a second, get a bit dizzy and then it is gone. They happen mostly when I'm tired or when I don't want to be there.

Here for you,
Davit
11 years ago 0 ashepp3 56 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
This happens to me usually at work. I'll just be sitting working on something, not overly stressed or anxious, and I get a flash of a feeling that something is wrong and usually a weird feeling in my chest or a hot feeling (it happens sometimes when I'm just watching tv too). 

The strange part is it only lasts for a few seconds if that. Sometimes I am shaken up afterwards. Today it really seemed like only a second that this went on and with the next breathe or two I felt fine. Would these even be classified as panic attacks? Is it common to have them in "flashes".

Thanks,
Ashley

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