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Hello everyone. I find lately I've been getting random moments of panic attacks, suddenly feeling overwhelmed. Seemingly caused by the most innocuous things. Just today it was windy and rainy off and on at the dog park where I take my dog scraps. it was seemingly going fine till one of the tent poles started creeking and popping which scared scrapsy to death so we decided to hang back in the parking lot over viewing the lake and I could feel it coming on so I rushed home and end up curling into a ball on the chair trying the relaxation response while repeating words to lift me up, I don't know whether it helped or not I'm kinda still dealing with the fallout. I was just wondering if anyone gets random episodes like that,sorry if it's a dumb post I just don't know much about any of my conditions.

 

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It is not a dumb post!

I can't remember a specific time when something similar happened, but I remember the feeling of being very overwhelmed, almost like I was frozen in one spot.  And I think I went on adrenaline after that to get myself to a safe place.  It was something very uncomfortable that happened.  After that it was like I kind of panicked every time I thought of it or went near wherever it was where I was so overwhelmed.  I don't remember a time but I can empathize with your symptoms.

Do you have a therapist (tdoc) to talk to?  Or a psychiatrist (pdoc) who prescribes meds?  I think something for anxiety might be good to have around for times like these.  But that would be between you and your pdoc.

I hope you start to feel more relaxed soon.

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5 hours ago, melissaw72 said:

It is not a dumb post!

I can't remember a specific time when something similar happened, but I remember the feeling of being very overwhelmed, almost like I was frozen in one spot.  And I think I went on adrenaline after that to get myself to a safe place.  It was something very uncomfortable that happened.  After that it was like I kind of panicked every time I thought of it or went near wherever it was where I was so overwhelmed.  I don't remember a time but I can empathize with your symptoms.

Do you have a therapist (tdoc) to talk to?  Or a psychiatrist (pdoc) who prescribes meds?  I think something for anxiety might be good to have around for times like these.  But that would be between you and your pdoc.

I hope you start to feel more relaxed soon.

I have a pdoc who prescribes me benzos when I need them, I also have a tdoc but I honestly wouldn't be too sure what to say these things can be so random sometimes. I need to speak with pdoc again about benzos as I'm not sure they're even working anymore I plan on doing that sometime towards next month.

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1 minute ago, Grey Matter said:

I also have a tdoc but I honestly wouldn't be too sure what to say these things can be so random sometimes.

All you can do is your best.  You described it well in your original post.  Maybe print it out and give it to your tdoc?

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5 hours ago, melissaw72 said:

I hope you start to feel more relaxed soon.

Thanks.

1 minute ago, melissaw72 said:

All you can do is your best.  You described it well in your original post.  Maybe print it out and give it to your tdoc?

Yea maybe, thanks.

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Yeah, talking to a doc is a good idea. There could be some trigger in the situation that you're panicing in, that you don't even realize is causing the problem. 

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