🖤Storytime : Panic-attacks 🖤
I think there are a lot of people that don't know what a panic-attack is and how heavy + scary it is 😢 i want to share my story in hope to help/support others💖
I have suffered from panic-attacks for almost a year now.
The first time i had a panic-attack was about a year ago and it's the most awefull thing i have ever experienced in my life.
Through the days it got worse, because i focussed on it and now i knew how it felt i was so affraid of feeling that again :( i thought " i never want to experience this again" and well, people that are having panic-attacks... you know you will get a panic-attack straight away when you think about it🖤😢
Everywhere i went i was affraid i would get a panic-attack. I was affraid to get in a car, to go to the cinema or a restaurant. I was so affraid of getting one and was ashamed :( but please know.. it's nothing to be ashamed off!💜
It doesn't matter how many people are trying to calm you down, you need to calm yourself down and during a panickattack that is so freakin difficult 😢
You can't breath, your heart is raising, your body feels heavy, it feels like your choking and you are getting really hot :( But it got better ❤️ I went to a psychologist and it helped me so much! I still have the panic-attacks but i now know how to deal with them 🖤
When i have a panic-attack now, i am saying to myself : NO! i am stronger than this and i focus on something else, for example a painting.. and then in a few minutes it's gone ❤️ Shoutout to all the people that are facing panic-attacks / know people that have panic-attacks. You guys rock and are so strong!!! 🖤💕and it will get better.. i promiss💜
I have some tips.. 🖤
1. When you feel that you are starting to have one, focus on something else, try to listen to some music💙
2. Do not distance yourself! Because distraction is so important right now 💕
3. Go watch "ASMR" this are youtube video's and are especially made for people that are having panic-attacks/suffering from no sleep etc.
4. You have to tell yourself that nothing is going happen. Your body is giving you symptoms that you are exhausted:(❤️
🖤 our panic-attacks do not define us!! 🖤 #anxietydisorder