Yesterday I experienced my first ever panic attack. I never knew how it felt, but I can now tell it’s not something I like to live.

I don’t like going to the dentist and I used to be scared of going when I was younger, but as long as I can remember I didn’t mind so much to create a panic attack.

I was getting a filling done at the dentist and you know how they put so much crap in your mouth to keep it open?

It just happened out of a sudden, no warning signs. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I was breathing, I knew that, but it felt like I was suffocating. It’s like my face became numb and tingly and my heart beating faster and couldn’t swallow…

I had to sit straight and make them remove some of the things in my mouth. I had to take deep breaths and calm myself down.

Not sure what triggered it. Possibly ate too much before my appointment or maybe because I had some vaccines the day before and maybe my body wasn’t at 100%… maybe I’m developing some sort of claustrophobia?

I guess I will have to be more aware from now on of what can trigger this… as long as it’s not something more serious…

Have you ever had a sudden panic attack? What have you done to cope with it? I’d like to know.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “Panic Attack…

  1. I had a panic attack last week and I still have no idea why. They are horrible and drain so much energy, I try to remember I’ve made it through others and I’ll make it through this one. I also try to ground myself by trying to smell something or touch something with texture.

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