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Topic: Panic attacks restricting my once outgoing life.

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  1. Stacey01
    Stacey01 avatar
    1 posts
    29 July 2019

    Hi All,

    I am new. I had my first panic attack whilst driving home on the freeway boxing day last year. The single scariest moment of my life. Unable to breath, shaking uncontrollably, feeling numb, losing my vision and all whilst driving a missile at 80kmh. I haven't driven on a freeway since.

    Thinking I can always avoid freeways so it wouldn't really matter, then I was getting them whilst driving in general and not on the freeway, then more recently its extended to the tram, or meeting new people, or being at the hairdressers, or any situation I can't get out of by way of a quick escape (Running away with a head full of foils and bleach as you can imagine is not an option, haha)

    Anyway, I finally told my family and friends whats been going on, which I truly regret not doing earlier and I have my first psych appointment tomorrow. Even booking the appointment bought a sense of calm to my mind the past week. Anyway, I will keep posting on how things progress. I hope anyone putting off appointments or telling family can maybe change their minds after reading this.

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  2. Nurse Jenn
    Health professional
    • Health professional
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    436 posts
    29 July 2019 in reply to Stacey01

    Hi Stacey01,

    Welcome to the fourm! It is really great to see you here sharing your experience. You have taken some really brave and important steps towards improving your health and getting back to wellness. I look forward to seeing your progress and insights.

    Wishing you best at your first appointment,

    Nurse Jenn

  3. Beatit
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    19 posts
    2 August 2019 in reply to Stacey01
    Hi Stacey. Welcome and congrats on taking the first step to getting better. It is a roller coaster ride but persevere and you will see results. All the best.

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