Possible generalized anxiety attack?

Posted by pepsi97 @pepsi97, Feb 12 12:31pm

One evening last year on Oct my workmates just wanted to help me. Me and the others believe I dozed off on my way home and when a workmate noticed I wasn't getting ready to get off the transportation bus she accidentally yelled my name out loud (from what she told me) then I became really scared.
My two workmates who were sitting in front of me immediately grabbed my shoulders (by working togheter) and waited a minute before letting me get off. What were they trying to do I keep wondering. Next day I apologized to everyone for scaring them.

@pepsi97 It sounds like the event was scary to both you and your co-workers. In order for me to connect you with members that may be able to help, would you explain the story again? I do not understand.

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@erikas

@pepsi97 It sounds like the event was scary to both you and your co-workers. In order for me to connect you with members that may be able to help, would you explain the story again? I do not understand.

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I explained everything I knew.

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I’ve had anxiety attacks before and I’ve always been aware of two different extreme feelings. I’m wanting to run away from everyone or I hit people, fight or flight! Your blood pressure goes sky- high and you sit there shaking and crying and can’t do anything but run away from everyone OR you hit the first person that irritated you. Those are anxiety attacks.

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Anxiety attacks are nothing to joke about. Sometimes you just have way too much on your plate to deal with; it builds and builds until there is an explosion! Hitting others, however, is never the right option. I suggest that you sit down and make a list of everything you are anxious about. What on that list might you resolve? List them in the order of what causes you the most stress. Address everything on that list that you can do something about, ONE AT A TIME, or else you will feel overwhelmed, which leads to more anxiety. I suggest that you ask your PCP refer you to a good talk therapist who can help you address your anxiety list as well as a great psychiatrist who can prescribe whatever medication might help you. Remember that you are not alone in this world; we are all connected.. You have a loving God in Heaven who cares for you. PRAY!!! Go over each and every one of your issues and trust in Divine Providence to help you. Your anxiety will lessen greatly as you give your difficulties to the Lord to resolve. God can do what we cannot. He also can help you not to be a Bone Head! Ha, ha!!! Try watching a funny movie, a comedy routine, or even The Three Stooges — whatever makes you laugh! Laughter releases endorphins in the brain that lessen anxiety. I am praying for you. God bless you!

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Ha ha .. actually I have performed on the trombone for over 60 year’s professionally in 3 different musician unions throughout the world. The thing about a panic attack is that you have hit someone and you had zero control at that moment to do nothing but say you are sorry. You are completely out of control with your feelings and actions. You look at the person you hit and are amazed that you hit them. It’s a scary uncontrollable action!

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@stsopoci

I’ve had anxiety attacks before and I’ve always been aware of two different extreme feelings. I’m wanting to run away from everyone or I hit people, fight or flight! Your blood pressure goes sky- high and you sit there shaking and crying and can’t do anything but run away from everyone OR you hit the first person that irritated you. Those are anxiety attacks.

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I do suffer from generalized anxiety disorder but it's not always present and my co-workers simply believed I just fell asleep. They never wanted to harm me, they only wanted to help me.

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@pepsi97

I do suffer from generalized anxiety disorder but it's not always present and my co-workers simply believed I just fell asleep. They never wanted to harm me, they only wanted to help me.

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@pepsi97 I have had instances where I fell asleep then woke up very disoriented. In reading your posts here, is it possible you were tired and indeed fell asleep in the vehicle? Then, you startled when woken up. If you have not had another incident like this since October, might you chalk it up to simply falling asleep in your travel home from work?
Ginger

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@gingerw

@pepsi97 I have had instances where I fell asleep then woke up very disoriented. In reading your posts here, is it possible you were tired and indeed fell asleep in the vehicle? Then, you startled when woken up. If you have not had another incident like this since October, might you chalk it up to simply falling asleep in your travel home from work?
Ginger

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Yes, I believe that too, in fact, it's very rare for me to simply fall asleep out of nowhere, since I am young. We can all agree that my co-workers never intended to hurt me and just tried to help me. I do appreciate them.

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@pepsi97

Yes, I believe that too, in fact, it's very rare for me to simply fall asleep out of nowhere, since I am young. We can all agree that my co-workers never intended to hurt me and just tried to help me. I do appreciate them.

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@pepsi97 Just a thought here. If you do not go through anymore of the occasions like you described here, I wouldn't worry about it. There probably is enough already on your plate! Sometimes, things "just are".
Ginger

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@gingerw

@pepsi97 Just a thought here. If you do not go through anymore of the occasions like you described here, I wouldn't worry about it. There probably is enough already on your plate! Sometimes, things "just are".
Ginger

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I just described my strange experience, that's all. 🙂 I'm also very lucky I have wonderful co-workers.

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