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I remember my first panic attack. I was looking at buying a new plasma tv at Circuit City. You know the phrase "Sticker Shock", well I was talking to the salesman when I stared getting tunnel vision, shortness of breath, tingling in the extremities...basically all the panic attack systems. Anyway I had the salesman off and stumble to the door. It wasn't too embarrassing but the salesman must of thought I was a nut.About your lunch meeting ... do you carry any Ativan on you for emergencies? They make little keychain pill holders that are small and unnoticeable. Also I use a mobile app call Breathe2Relax to help me control my breathing during an episode. You wouldn't do it with you client there but in the bathroom it may have helped.
Yes! I was having a terrible morning worrying to the point where I began to have a panic attack while driving - full blown, palpitations so loud I couldn't hear anything else, extreme tunnel vision, etc. I basically turned to the side of the road, put the car in park and shot straight out of the car towards a ditch worker, crying to him that he needed to call an ambulance because I was that convinced I was dying right then and there. Before he could go and get his cell phone out of his car I whipped my own out and dialed them myself, and he looked very confused. I still feel very sorry about that to this day. Sure enough, the state trooper came and stayed with me as the ambulance came, as I started to come to my senses. It all led to a very embarrassing time with them as I cried about not wanting to go to the hospital since I realized it was a panic attack and then had to find someone that was available at that time to come and take me because the police refused to let me go home by myself. Probably one of the most cringe worthy experiences of my life to this date, haha.