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How many SA sufferers here also suffer Panic?

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I'd like to know how many of you suffer SA with panic, None - Slight to Severe.

Non - Just pesky anxiety that never seems to go but kind of bareable in near enough all situations.

Slight - The need to get the hell out of wherever you are so you get up and leave without warning and take maybe an hour to recover.

Severe- Hyperventilate/lose sight/hearing and occasionally need help during an attack and you won't get over it for 24hrs+

I put my self in the slight category even though i have had a few severe cases. 99% of my panic cases are the need to RUN and get the **** out of where i am and never return.
 

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Given the those choices, I guess I'd have to go with slight.
 

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i would say slight which i get often, but sometimes i've had it as severe as the situations i've been in
Same here.

I remember my first panic attack.. it was in church! Each person from our class (7th grade) had to say a part of a prayer and by the time it was my turn my anxiety turn into a severe panic attack. I hyperventilated and it took me a long time to finish the part. My teacher came up to me and asked if i was alright and told me i just had a panic attack. Everyone looked at me and laughed ugh, it was horrible!!!!! :cry
 

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I can't tell if you mean panicky feelings from SA or panic disorder.

I never have experienced feelings that have been as intense as what is described as a full-blown panic attack. When I do get panicky feelings from whatever (not necessarily SA), they typically subside within the hour, unless the cause persists or will take place again within a few days or so (anticipatory anxiety that is sometimes beyond my consciousness).

As it stands now, my experience fits closest to #1, although I'm not always anxious.
 

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heavymetal said:
I can't tell if you mean panicky feelings from SA or panic disorder.

I never have experienced feelings that have been as intense as what is described as a full-blown panic attack. When I do get panicky feelings from whatever (not necessarily SA), they typically subside within the hour, unless the cause persists or will take place again within a few days or so (anticipatory anxiety that is sometimes beyond my consciousness).

As it stands now, my experience fits closest to #1, although I'm not always anxious.
Sorry, i wasn't very clear.

All the time i have had SA i think i have panicked maybe 15 times at the most. By panic i mean that rush you get and you know there is no going back. You either have to get up and leave or you lose control totally.

The slight ones i get is where i feel the rush and i get up an leave to cool off a bit and the attack never escalates.

The few severe ones i have had come on so fast and so harshly that i can't escape. Kind of feels like someone has loaded me up with a million cups of coffee. Vision goes all metalic, sound goes all quivery and my balence goes.

So i get both but usually its slight. I know a few people that when they start panicking there is no going back what so ever. When they have an attack it's always severe.

I guess i should have only put 2 options, panic or not? Panic is used in such general terms most the time so it's hard to ask the question.
 

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I'd have to say slight. I usually avoid all situations which has the potential to make me panic. When I don't, and I get palpitations etc, I can pretend to be calm enough so that people not paying attention won't notice, at least long enough to be able to find an excuse and get away. But my hands will start shaking a bit and so will my voice and I will have trouble holding my head straight, so usually people will notice and this will make me even more nervous.

I've never had the severe case you described, but I came close (in one or two really bad job interviews).
 

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slight for me
 

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I would have to say slight on this one. It is less than before, but it is there.
 

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I no longer know what it's like to have a slight panic attack.

Mine are severe. The severe ones started about 8 or 9 years ago and used to happen only every few weeks or maybe once a month or so. Now they're almost a daily occurance and sometimes several times in a day... sometimes all night long like last Sunday night... and the worst one was a couple of weeks ago that lasted for 3 days.

I just started counseling about 3 months ago and they intensified tremendously after that. But it wasn't until after the 3 day episode that my counselor finally told me about deep breathing exercises. That does help, but it takes a while too.
 

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I still can't understand what kind of panick are you referring to :stu

I often get extreme anxiety when my hearts starts beating really fast, I feel like my head is burning like I was in an oven and start sweating, my vision blurs, my mind can't think at all and I start loosing it, like all I want to do is get out of there before I faint.

Does that count like a panick attack ?
 
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