Originally Posted by bossinova
I used to get panic attacks daily. As a teenager, it was terrible. I started taking Prozac at my Dr.'s advice, and this helped tremendously. I felt so much better about two years later, I weaned myself off of it. When my stress levels are high, I am prone to attacks. A few years ago, I got them every single night. I, too, am afraid of vomiting, and that seems to be a trigger for me. If my stomach is upset, I can feel the beginning symptoms coming on.
Over the years, I have learned to try and calm myself. I have learned recently, though, that if I just tell myself that I can make it through this, I will feel better soon, that I really will be okay and I will come out of it. I read somewhere that they only last a few minutes (what?? feels like an eternity to me!!), and I try to remind myself of that.
My husband is awesome, too. I have a weird fear of vomiting, and since I haven't really vomited in like 15 years (I honestly will do absolutely anything to not throw up), I am afraid that I won't feel it coming up, and will make a mess. I know, weird. But my husband over the years has learned how to talk me out of these moments, and is excellent at comforting my silly fears.
Good luck to everyone who is plagued with these terrifying moments. Don't forget that you aren't alone, and there are a lot of people who understand exactly how you feel!