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    It may be down to a chronic lack of sleep lately but travelling home from London, I had the worst panic attack I've ever experienced. Never again am I going to put myself through clubbing and let myself get into an agonising state. I was barely able to breathe and the torture of them makes me want to end the suffering. Only at least 20mg of diazepam a day seems to control them.

    How did I let things get this bad? I really don't know what to do anymore, it's terrifying.

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      Blimey that does sound pretty horrific. Why the lack of sleep? I am sure this really does not help, not that it is something people always have control of i know. Just goes to show how much your mind has control over the rest of you.
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      i don't know much about you or your circumstances. if you keep putting yourself in the same environment (clubbing = abundant drink and drugs / very late nights /being around the type of people who may encourage you into things which you may not be able to handle) then you'll find it harder to change your reactions and behaviour.

      i suggest you find other activities for pleasure. ones that cool and trendy types may sneer at as being "boring". why not try a conservation group? this normally involves destroying habitat and hacking things apart..... to destoy and see a tangible result: always good for the soul imo!
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      Doesn't sound good mate. I have seen how destructive this type of thing can be. If you seriously think about ending the suffering then I strongly recommend you get professional support.

      As Herecomes suggests you need to do something to break the cycle. It sounds like youve got a good idea of the cause so youre a step close to sorting things out. Putting yourself in an environment where drugs etc needs to stop. I to have recently realised I need to make some significant lifestyle changes for the sake of my health. Trust me, the friends that truely care about you will support you and those who don't were never proper friends in the first place.

      Good luck dude.
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      You should try supporting west ham....i have a panic attack every sodding week
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      You should try supporting west ham....i have a panic attack every sodding week
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      i used to get bad panic attacks from when i was 20 to 25 ish . im 40 now and havent had one for years. i solved it by stopping smoking skunk and taking shit loads of acid. i would say if youre going clubbing and getting ****ed that that is the reason. stop it! drink beer instead it relaxes you and calms the nerves . it will take a few years to work , it took me until i was 30 before i felt right in the head again really. good luck , its not nice
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      I had panic attacks occasionally in the past. Understanding what's happening seems to be helpful. So yes, your heart's beating really fast, you're sweating, maybe feeling dizzy.... usually that means there's a big fear of passing out. You know what, you won't - because all of those things are the EXACT opposite of what will happen before a collapse. Your body is in overdrive making sure that you don't. The sweats, the palpitations, every bad feeling are just a natural response to that huge injection of adrenaline. Breathe deeply - concentrate blowing out for longer than you breathe in so that you don't hyper-ventilate - and the feeling will pass.

      The occurrence of panic attacks usually disappears as mystifyingly as it began. One day you'll just realise you haven't had one for a while.

      Otherwise, try to take all the other usual advice. Exercise, relaxation etc... good luck.
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      It may be down to a chronic lack of sleep lately but travelling home from London, I had the worst panic attack I've ever experienced. Never again am I going to put myself through clubbing and let myself get into an agonising state. I was barely able to breathe and the torture of them makes me want to end the suffering. Only at least 20mg of diazepam a day seems to control them.

      How did I let things get this bad? I really don't know what to do anymore, it's terrifying.
      Ive suffered anxiety and panic attacks for a period of around two years and seem to be at the back end of it now, but it has been hard, and sometimes extremely frightening. I know in your angst you probably placed something on this forum in hope but the solution to the diificulties you have cannot be found in single paragraphs, or indeed untimely even if witty, responses.
      I'm happy to detail my own events (which probably wont be much different to yours) and my various coping strategies if you want to PM me. In the meantime my advice would be to avoid voluntary situations where you have no form of immediate escape. It is often something deep in your psychology that triggers things and can seemingly be unrelated. For me it was the death of my Mother. Take Care
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      used to have heavy weekends...some mondays in big money / project meetings i would be prone to the odd panic attack....feck me.

      main reason for stopping the ....________ . dont even drink now.


      learn some pramayana techniques.....solved.

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