Thursday, 6 March 2008

Huge Panic attack last night FED UP!!!!


Just an update.... woke up at 1.10am with heart going like clappers.... ended up laying on the kitchen floor with the back door open ...it just wouldnt calm down.... I tried to take my pulse it was banging around 163 beats per min..... I couldnt breath...like I had done a work out... I even shouted to paul ... he ran down stairs and I said ..get an ambulance Paul... i think this is it... he put his hand on my chest and said Rach... its gone faster than that before...its anxiety....come on love your ok... I emptied the contents of my handbag on the table shaking and got my rescue remedy out... with in 2 mins it started calming down....few flutters but not alot..... then all over..as If nothing had happened! then the shakes set in...as always as the adrenaline leaves the body... went back to sleep..feel fine this morning..... I ate far to much crap before going to bed! just thought I would tell you of my night xxxx

11 comments:

Gary said...

That sounds like a nasty one Rach! ive been there! I went through the same last December, but i got an ambulance and went to a&e!

Rachel's Diary said...

was it going as fast...did it feel like it was not in ur control... what did they say x

Gary said...

It was just a big panic attack! i just thought i was going! all my body went tingly and weird and i just felt something really big and bad was about to happen! the ambulance men were trying to make me laugh, and i started to calm down, then they offered to take me in and get checked out, and the hospital said it was anxiety and gave me some diazepam!
What do you think is happening to you when you have an attack Rach?

Sharon said...

hope you have a better night tonight rachel,panic free i meen,lol,no stuffing face after six ,remember it worked,xxxx

Rachel's Diary said...

LOL .... I know... sat sucking rennie now... Gary I am sure it is panic its just the speed ur heart goes is crazy... but then again ur heart is made for that I know.. in Claire weeks book it says that it can go over 200 beats per min for days with out any damage... and fast heart that comes on like that is panic? just have to hold on to them words... I thought it lasted ages but paulsaid it was only about 13 mins! I will be ok... I have had it for yrs on and off...I can go 3-6 yrs and then wam! back again!

Robert said...

An attack like that would scare the s**t out of me! I sometimes get tiny, tiny versions of that attack - it's always when I have something on my mind which is bothering me. And those tiny attacks scare me!

Coffeecup said...

Whoah! It's a bugger to get a big fat panic like that I know hunny. I did not know that the shakes were down to adrenaline leaving the body. Thanks for explaining that. Next time it happens I'll tell myself that's what it is. I've read that a full blown panic rarely lasts for more than 40mins, but that's a long time to feel terrified all the same. My empathy sweetheart. Not nice. Well done for not freaking out and calling 999. You can deal with it, you're strong, level headed and you have insight. The essential ingredients to coping admirably. My empathies babe xxx

Rachel's Diary said...

Thanks coffee cup....i feel like i am scared to sleep at the mo...horrid xx

Rachel's Diary said...

Thanks coffee cup....i feel like i am scared to sleep at the mo...horrid xx

my blog said...

If we had a dollar for every panic attack...lol

Sorry to hear of your lapse.

just curious how your able to sit still and lay on the floor with your heart racing like that?

I always end up pacing around like I'm on crack...lol

Michelle

Rachel's Diary said...

Hi Hun, Thanks for your comment... I have just started to do this laying thing, I have made myself do it... I used to pace and scream even and get very hysterical but I have had to learn to try and chill it out! Thanks for reading me blog x and I am sorry you suffer too x