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Anyone else have severe panic/anxiety attacks to supposedly "minor" things? I have a possible time jam and may be late to my GF's play, which caused me to spiral so much I was no longer even thinking about my actions. Like, I cancelled a psychiatrist appointment for that day which wouldn't have even caused any interference because my brain broke. Then my stepmother said my panic attack was making her anxious, so I went to bed and cried, and now I'm here. any advice?

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    • valentine.png

      691d

      I have panic attacks like this too. It’s miserable, but I have really close friends that usually help talk me down and/or help me work through my problem rationally. I don’t recommend straight up dumping on people, cause that’s a bit much, but if you have anyone close enough that experiences similar things, talk to them about it! Sometimes all it takes is a calm head to help clear up your own. (In my experience at least, lol)

    • TarMan

      691d

      It might have to do with your autism and the way yoir brain prioritizes things. Thats why I go through most of my day stoned

      • sapphicsucculents

        690d

        @TarMan wish that were an option, but my dad works a government job, so weed is a no-go in my house

    • fawnly

      691d

      I'm having issues with this too. Sounds like you're getting anxious by thinking of all the possible outcomes? Like, if I'm late _ will happen. I also have PTSD and I know in my experience being late means not being in control , and possibly getting people mad at me, which is a big trigger. Not sure if that relates to you, but that what comes to mind. I suggest doing quick breathing exercises in the moment, to lower heart rate. I just learned 'belly breathing' which was a game changer and really lowers my heart rate! Hope things work out!

      • sapphicsucculents

        691d

        @fawnly the not being in control thing is definitely the big deal. I'm all for meditation — I do it twice a day — but in the moment, breathing exercises just make me worse. Lowering my heart rate and breath rate isn't a solution for me, unfortunately. :/

        • fawnly

          691d

          @sapphicsucculents ah i see. I understand, sometimes it doesn't work for me either. I don't have too much other -healthy- advice because my coping mechanisms are kinda unhealthy 😅 kinda in the same boat rn

    • valentine.png

      691d

      I have panic attacks like this too. It’s miserable, but I have really close friends that usually help talk me down and/or help me work through my problem rationally. I don’t recommend straight up dumping on people, cause that’s a bit much, but if you have anyone close enough that experiences similar things, talk to them about it! Sometimes all it takes is a calm head to help clear up your own. (In my experience at least, lol)

      • sapphicsucculents

        691d

        @valentine.png My whole family's got PTSD (we're found, not blood) and honestly? I wish I could find someone to talk to, but any time I do I just feel like a burden if they're healthy, and a trigger if they're not. I'm glad your friends help you though!! That's super cool.

        • valentine.png

          691d

          @sapphicsucculents i understand that burden feeling D: it’s definitely a stuck between a rock and a hard spot thing. i guess try to think about if you’d help your family if they came to you, yknow? or have a talk about how you can all help each other get grounded, what to avoid and what to help with etc. i hope it gets better for you!! ^_^

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