Day 26 is dedicated to those that suffer from panic attacks.
My panic attack experiences start with a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. My heart pounds, I feel as if I cannot catch my breathe and I feel very weak. I am 100% sure I am either going crazy or that I am going to die. I have to talk myself into calming down and once I have calmed down, I am physically and mentally drained.
I have no warning before a panic attack starts. It can happen any time but mostly occur when I am away from home. If I am driving I pull over and wait. If I am in a building I go to the bathroom and wait for it to pass. All I can do is hold on for the ride and hope it is over quickly.
I know that I am not alone in the world when it comes to panic attacks. There are millions out there that also suffer. I want them to know they that there is help. Please talk to your doctor about your panic attacks. Do not let your symptoms go untreated. Learn about panic attacks and learn how to control your breathing. Practice relaxation techniques. And most of all, know that you are not alone.