Anxiety Community
Panic attacks?
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support through your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks, and disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Panic attacks?

over the last through days i keep suddenly not being able to breathe properly and i get super sensitive (e.g. someone nearly hits me in the face and i start crying even though there is no reason). i was thinking i could be having panic attacks but wasn't sure, as i am terrified of literally everything this has affected my sleeping pattern as i wake up terrified and can't breathe. my mum thinks I'm faking and I'm only 13 so i can't go to a doctor by my self. what is this and what shall i do? thanks everyone!
Avatar_m_tn
I'm sorry your mum doesn't believe you. Tell her a mum and her son should have mutual trust between them, and when you have a health concern she shouldn't question your sincerity. Remind her that one day when she's a senior citizen, you may be making medical decisions for her. I'll bet she'll want you to believe her when she's the one having a health issue! That's coming from a dad with four kids.

It does seem like you're struggling with anxiety, panic, and just plain nervousness. When you are having trouble breathing right, try taking slow, deep breaths, and exhaling slowly. Your belly should move in and out when doing so. There are lots of YouTube videos on how to calm yourself through proper breathing.

Also, when you have a panic attack, like in the middle of the night, tell yourself "This is just anxiety, so I'm fine. Anxiety can't hurt me." Which is true, by the way. Try the slow, deep breathing to help you settle down.

If your mum is still unwilling to take you to the doctor, try talking with a trusted teacher, or the school nurse if you have one.

I wish you all the best!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
How Bad Science and Big Business Cr...
6 hrs ago by gymdandee
4059843_tn?1435575303
Blank
mishymoshymarcy Being back at the gym is se... Comment
12 hrs ago
4059843_tn?1435575303
Blank
mishymoshymarcy commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
12 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sunny1018
Greencastle, PA
6530778_tn?1416904886
Blank
Irisbritney
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sunny1018
Greencastle, PA
6530778_tn?1416904886
Blank
Irisbritney