I had a panic attack at a train station today and once again was convinced I was gonna faint/die when I was actually just freaking out about the London to Twyford commute. I used to never talk about this stuff and then I did and realised I was NORMAL. What do they feel like to you/convince me I'm not dying please?!?
  1. Like my head is spinning and going to explode or I'm going to faint or possibly just got off a very dizzy making roller coaster.
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  2. Like my heart is beating so fast and maybe I'm actually having a heart attack but it's just convincing me I'm having a panic attack so I don't get help and go to a hospital.
  3. Like I need the loo.
  4. Like there are loads of voices in my head telling me to calm down all at the same time but in a way that makes me TOTALLY NOT CALM DOWN AT ALL.
  5. Like trying to walk down a very busy road while carrying very heavy bags and wearing 10 layers of very heavy clothes and just wanting to evaporate into thin air.
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    Picture of me and Posy in previously mentioned train station just to give some visuals to this slightly crazy list.
  7. Lockjaw
    Suggested by @joannaspicer
  8. Loosing my breath in the ocean and every time I come up for air a bigger wave is coming and I try to swim under it but it catches me and spins me around and around until I am not sure which way is up for air.
    Suggested by @sally
  9. Losing feeling between my knees and ankles so much so that I'm terrified to walk. As much as I try to count out my breathing, I can't and feel like I'm going to pass out and/or die. I can also feel it in my teeth(???) every time a panic attack is about to come on.
    Suggested by @RachelP
  10. Like you're breathing in water.
    "just breathe, just breathe. Deep breaths" says everyone. I'M FUCKING TRYING.
    Suggested by @jfout