Panic Attack out of no where – 2nd time in 3 days

I think I had a panic attack tonight. I was reading a book that gave a description of the afterlife. I would post what it said, but I don’t want to have another one.

Anyway, it triggered me thinking of death and the fact that one day I might have the same mental faculty I have right now, but be looking back over 70+ years of life, and forward to 10 more minutes, and after that, nothing.

I dwelled on that momentarily and all of a sudden couldn’t breath, chest got tight, felt sick to my stomach and brain didn’t feel like normal. It was very disturbing. I felt completely out of sorts.

I drove home in a daze, still feeling that way, and it lasted for over 10 min.

Feel OK now, still get a little queasy when I consider death, but I feel very drained as well.

The disturbing part is that this kind of happened 3 nights ago. As I went to turn my bedside lamp off, I got very panicked over sort o the same subject.

Was this a real panic attack, or just some sick worry?
please don’t ever drive while having a panic attack you could hurt yourself or possibly others

it sounds about like what happens to me during a panic attack except i usually feel like i am dying and lose my sense of reality where sometimes i’ll scream out. i actually thought one was a heart attack and went to the hospital only to be told to see a shrink and get put on medication.

i just avoid large crowds and situations where a lot of people are looking at me. i’ve never had one thinking about death only thinking about being up in front of a large audience who are all staring at me. i can usually avoid mine but when they happen i try to force my mind on something else. i’ll stare at a mark on the wall or something and focus all my thoughts on that and try to think of that mark being my safe place.

it’s weird but something i’ve learned to do that helps.

i’m no therapist but i would suggest exploring why death bothers you so much. it might not be something you should do alone though. that’s usually why the doctors suggest a therapist because they can help you figure out why you are having them and once you come to terms with whatever it is that is the cause you will stop having them.

i’m no therapist but i would suggest exploring why death bothers you so much. it might not be something you should do alone though. that’s usually why the doctors suggest a therapist because they can help you figure out why you are having them and once you come to terms with whatever it is that is the cause you will stop having them.

That’s easy. I don’t want to die.

why does it bother you to the point of having panic attacks?
There is life after death, and if you don’t believe that then you can say when i die there won’t be any pain so at least i won’t feel any bad things after it happens. Its a win win situation.

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