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    hello, I’m Brooke and I’m 16 and soon will be 17.

    so, I have been having these panic attacks out of nowhere, I never knew that I have panic attacks, I was completely fine, having great friends, family, and life.

    this all happen when I was at my grandparents for a week, everything was great until that night, I had this nightmare about death or the after life and fearing for adulthood.

    I couldn’t sleep that night, the panic was so bad that I threw up, I felt sick, so sick that I fear to eat. soon as I got home from my grandparents, I did felt a little better but the next day I been getting butterflies in my tummy and the panic was still there, I calm myself by drawing, it works at first but the panic was still there, its been weeks now and I do feel better but on sunday I couldn’t  sleep, I was panicking and feeling that there is so much negativity in my room which is weird, I love my bedroom, I feel comfortable cus all my painting, drawing, things I love are in my room and I love sleeping there but now not so much, I end up sleeping in my living room and as soon as i got there I was calm and fell asleep. last night the same thing happend but it was worse than before, I couldnt sleep at all, panicing and then out of nowhere crying, idk why I was crying it just happend. so I left my room and sleep in the living room but I didnt sleep until 3;00 am cuz my body didnt want to rest for some reason. im just so confused on why this is happening, I never really felt this way before, like its so bad that not even drawing helps, and it seems that the only thing that can make me feel better is my loving cat, cloe.

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    Hi Brook, first of all sorry for the delay in responding, we had some issues with this site. I recommend you start with a basic blood test that checks your vitamin D, iron and thyroid function. All these 3 can be linked to mood disorders and are easy to treat through supplements.

    Recognize what anxiety is: it is an over-reaction to something. Usually it involves over-estimating a problem and under-estimating your own capability. Anxiety can also be linked to feeling helpless, or feeling a lack of control over a situation. So it’s important for you to re-evaluate how you view situations. Are you, in your head, under-estimating your own ability, and over-estimating how bad a situation can be?

    I recommend you get the “Anxiety and Phobia Workbook” by Bourne. It’s full of useful information and exercises that can help you. And if the anxiety is spiraling the point of impairing your life, then make an appointment with a psychologist to discuss talk-therapy options. Maybe your school has a counseling office which can be a place to start?

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