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Two weeks ago I had a panic attack which my mother did not believe I should be hospitalized for. That must have been the single most terrifying thing I have ever gone through. I am scared to go to sleep in fear it might happen again. I went to bed that night, upset because of events of the day(but not that upset). All I remember is I started crying and my whole body went numb... the only thing I could think of to do was scream. I screamed for my mother as loud as I could. Thats the end of what I remember untill the next morning. My mother told me I had been In my room for almost four hours, it felt like 15 minutes. She said I must have fallen asleep, and then had a bad dream. She also said I confessed my whole life to her.

Do I need to see a shrink? Has anyone else ever experenced anything close to what happend to me? My mother is manic depressive and bipolar, and I probably am to. Maybe it's that. I don't want to be insane, my sister is insane.

edited b/c your sig line is way too long and makes the posts harder to read ... Please change it so we don't have to chase you around editing your posts all the time.

[This message has been edited by LilBlueSmurf (edited 01-19-2002).]

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I can really relate to where you're coming from w/ this ... I've had panic attacks for a few years and they're defineatly not fun. You learn to deal w/ it and figure out what your triggers are, and then learn to avoid them.

I wouldn't say you needed to see a shrink right now ... Maybe if it occurs again you may want to bring it up at your next doctors appt. Manic depressive and bipolar are the same thing, and from what i know of it, it can be hereditary ... But just b/c they have a mental illness doesn't mean you will.

Can you talk to a school counselor about it? Do you have any close friends that you think may have been through the same thing?

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I know what you're going through. I have panic attacks all the time because of my asthma. I try to control them, but I don't think I ever will. My panic attacks sound a little different than yours, but I also panic from different things that you do. I'm afraid that I won't be able to breathe anymore. It's scary.

I guess the only thing that I can suggest is to try not to get frustrated about WHY you're having panic attacks. For me, it always seems to make it worse and it happens more often. I know that I have panic attacks because of my asthma, but I'm not always sure what triggers my asthma. It gets me really mad and upset, and I have to start all over again. Besides from that, I agree with Smurf that if it occurs again, you should do something about it.

It also helps to know that you're not the only one out that that this is happening to. We're here for you. *hugs*

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