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Panic Attack when I'm in public
« on: May 20, 2014, 11:05:26 AM »
Hey Everyone,

So my friends are really into the whole EDM scene and drugs etc which I have participated in as well. A few months ago I took too much molly which made my eye reflexes really sensitive and caused me to bug out during a festival. I thought everyone was looking at me talking about me. Saying I was weird etc. I started panicking and mentally shut down. I thought it would go away after a week or so but it hasn't. I can't stop thinking about it ever since. Whenever I go outside I get crazy anxiety and paranoia like everyones looking at me judging me. Whenever I'm in public I start to panic when I hear ppl whispering because I think they're talking about me. Idk if im imagining it or if I'm actually hearing it but I actually hear people whispering and talking about me. It's been going on for too long and I don't know how to shake this feeling. I tried talking to my friends and it hasn't worked so I figured I'd try other outlets. If anyone has any input or insights into the matter it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Panic Attack when I'm in public
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 12:17:13 PM »
Hello cbada,, and welcome to Anxiety Zone!  My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on the site.

You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations.   It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.

We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation.  Feel free to explore the rest of the forum.  You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.

We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18.  Once you have made three meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.

Cbada, it is not unusual at all to develop an anxiety disorder, such as panic disorder/panic attacks, when utilizing drugs and/or even alcohol.

The brain is no different than any organ in the body, and can actually go through anatomical and physiological changes to both internal and external stimuli.  MRI/CT shows actual changes in a woman's brain during pregnancy, and the Buddhist monks that meditate daily also show dramatic changes in the brain.

Anxiety disorders are a treatable condition.  There are medications such as anti-depressants (Celexa, Lexapro, and Zoloft), and anti-anxiety meds (such as the benzodiazepines), used for treating anxiety.  Therapy can be as effective as meds in some individuals.  Cognitive behavioral  therapy (CBT) is typically the treatment of choice for panic disorder/attacks.

Other lifestyle changes can most certainly help, such as staying away from drugs and alcohol, exercising, meditation, getting proper sleep, and eating a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables.

Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone, cbada.  The very best to you!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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Re: Panic Attack when I'm in public
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 01:45:39 AM »
It can help to see a psychologist, especially one that specialises in anxiety disorders.
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