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Sep 9 2013, 01:22
  • CDanes22 Newbie

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    Lately, I've been hyperventilating a lot, and my family says its because I'm stressed about something. Whenever I'm hyperventilating, I experience a feeling like I'm about to die. It's a very scary feeling. Also, I have a hard time breathing or thinking properly. It happens at the most random times, even when I'm not thinking about much at all. Sometimes, its hard to determine when I'm thinking too much.

    It's difficult for me to eat or sleep without feeling like this. It started recently a few weeks ago and hasn't gotten any better. I've tried the basic home remedies (relaxing, breathing through a paper bag, channeling my thoughts) but I end up having to take a breathing treatment with abeterol. It seems to be the only thing that reduces the feeling.

    I dont know what else to do. I've never experienced anything like this before. If it's anxiety, it may be because of the fact that my religious views have changed, and I don't know what to believe in anymore. It's just too much to process when it comes to living and dying. I'm afraid of dying. I've never felt this way before, but I do now.

    This is the hardest thing for me to deal with.
  • Margaret Wise Expert

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    Sep 10 2013, 11:39
    Do you exercise a lot?
    Do you journal -- 3 pages a day?
    Let me know..
    No one ever died of a panic attack. Let it happen. Accept it.
  • cat_crazy24 Contributor

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    Oct 7 2013, 17:14
    I think you should go to a Doctor. But, Margret is right. Do you exercise a lot? Do you go outside and walk around at all? Do you like animals such as cats or dogs? Do you like to listen to music or watch movies?
  • Margaret Wise Expert

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    Oct 7 2013, 19:01
    Journalling is also good because it gets all your thoughts out on paper so that they are not going around and around in your head forever. The book Morning Pages is an excellent book about introspective journaling. It is best done in the morning before getting out of bed. It takes 30 minutes to fill up 3 sides of a page. [3 pages]
    Journalling is not only good mentally but studies have shown that those who journal regularly improve their immune systems. :-)
    If you can join a class or group that journals this gives a great motivation to stay with it because you know others are doing it too. There are online groups and on facebook.

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