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.