Hi everyone -
I have never in my life had a panic attack....until I did. I am 45 and I had one about 6 months ago. I was fine with that. It just happened once and I was dealing with some intense emotions in my therapy so it kinda made sense.
But then, I had one in my grad school class last night. It hit out of the blue and completely caught me off guard. This makes 2. I had chest pains, got very hot and felt completely overwhelmed. I excused myself from the class and as I walked down the hall to the bathroom, I started crying and felt so out of control. I sat in the bathroom and made myself breathe and calm down. I wiped my face with cold paper towels and went back to class. Fortunately, it was short-lived and I could function well enough pretty quickly. I am just learning about them. I must say, I do not care for the unexpected and inconvenient aspect of them. Wow - just freaking out a little today that this happened again. I am impressed with all you that have to deal with these regularly as they are so upsetting.
Not sure what to think. I will definitely be discussing with my therapist tomorrow.
Thanks for listening.