How long does this excruciating pain last? I know it takes years to get over an affair, but how long until I can breath again? Until the panic attacks stop? The hate. The paralysis that keeps me from taking proper care of the baby? The actual physical pain that makes me not able to read or watch tv or distract myself in any way? I know it hurts, maybe forever, but how long before that initial impact start to quell? It's been a week and I think it's actually getting worse.