Have you seen my White Jacket?

I  am writing in the wrong blog again. 

I don't care.

They are my blogs and I will write wherever I please. So there. 

(I used to fancy me a Norwegian once who would say "So that!" ..I really did enjoy watching him misappropriate silly English phrases.)

Do any of you know what to do with panic attacks? I have had them since I was a teenager, but always thought it was something else. Inner ear infection, pregnancy, malnourishment, etc. As I got older I started labeling them my intuition...my warning sign that something bad was happening somewhere. And I would also take a pregnancy test just to make sure that it wasn't THAT. 

I have had one ongoing panic attack since Saturday night. I cannot keep food down, my heart races, I am dizzy, nauseous...it's ridiculous! My only reprieves have been when I have finally fallen asleep, or when my dear friend fed me beer until I couldn't feel my heart pounding through my shirt anymore. The worst part is the wrenching in the pit of my belly. Ugh.

I think I am starting to panic about my panicking.

And yes, I already took the pregnancy test. It has been so long that I had to look the results up on the internet to make sure I hadn't read them wrong. It was negative. Don't you worry. 

Now, you tell ME not to worry.


thinkingtoohard said...

But what if you just let yourself have the panic attack? Just feel it, and let it go. I mean, the worst thing that can happen is that you'll be uncomfortable for an hour. Your body can't keep your level of adrenaline high enough to panic 24/7. So just give yourself permission to feel it. No biggie.
Sounds stupid, but it works!

terri said...

Turns out to be excellent advice. Thank you.:)

CausedByKarma said...

personally, i just put a xanax under my tongue ... panic attack all gone ... well for THAT time being anyway. at least i didn't have to really cope with anything, or work anything out :-D

thinkingtoohard said...

I'm really glad it worked for you. Panic sucks!

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