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02/12/2011 12:24 AM

Panic Attack Hotline?

Jim1973
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I remember a while back someone mentioning that there was a number you could call to talk to someone while you're having a panic attack. I'm guessing it'd be like a suicide hotline, sort of...but probably without the threat of some men in uniforms escorting you to the hospital. If anyone knows of such a number, could you please share it? I know when I have most of my attacks, if I can just take some extra meds and then talk to someone on the phone for a while, I'll usually calm down. The problem has been, late at night, I will not wake anyone up just so they can talk about nothing until I feel better...and isn't it funny how the attacks are generally at a time when most everyone is asleep. I have one aunt on the west coast so that gives me an extra couple of hours but I feel guilty calling her since she has so many health problems of her own. Anyway, I guess my question was if anyone knew of a hotline to call...preferrably for those of us who have attacks after hours...and if they could share that number with us. Thanks all! Smile
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02/12/2011 05:38 AM
leandrat

umm I really dont know, I have never heard of one but I will look into it for you---

I would assume there would not be one seeing that talking about your panic to someone while you are in panic for MOST people makes it worse BUT for some like everything else I guess it could help them...people really should try to refrain from talking to anyone while panicky because that renforces the NEED to have something or someone there to make you think THEY are helping you when all along its just you helping you cause no one can help you through an attack your mind lets yourself help you

But again I will look into it for you I am not sure, I dont have my attacks at bed time mine are during the day when I try to live my life (sucky)


02/12/2011 10:57 AM
Jim1973
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Ahh...good point. I'd never thought about it from that angle. Yeah, it could reinforce that you need someone either around or at least to talk to. I figured I'd be fine being back in my own house by myself...less worry about other people and a much smaller town to deal with. I'll really have to think about that some. That does make a lot of sense. Thank you for the advice there... Smile

02/12/2011 12:12 PM
slada
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Jim go on forum,I believe there is always somebody on....lets say most of the night I can't sleep so I am on computer long time.I think you will always find someone to talk to.....

04/25/2011 10:49 PM
stata876
 
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I'm not sure if there is one, I REALLY wish there was though. I've been looking for one. That really works for me too. Basically I usually call my mum whenever I'm having a panic attack, and while talking to her doesn't make it go away completely, it certainly helps. Just talking to someone about it stops me from getting unreasonably ridiculous about the 'what if's' of my panic attack.

So no, I don't know of one...but if I come across one, I will let you know!


04/26/2011 05:20 AM
janicepv
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Hi Jim,

PhilPhil46 supplied me with this number.

1-800-647-2642.

I've called it twice and they were very nice both times. As Slada said, there's almost always someone online here at MDJ that you can talk to also, just a click away.


04/26/2011 06:12 AM
PhilPhil46
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Janice is right Jim, the panic number above seems to be the best one, from the feedback of members who have used it, They understand and know quite abit about Panic Attacks. I have to disagree with not talking about it or calling someone. If you are having a bad panic attacks, sometimes speaking to someone is comforting and distracts you from the panic its self. I do not call often, but there are times, it's great to know someone is there to listen if I need them. Smile I don't have panic attacks often, and at times mistake anxiety for panic, but usually am able to breathe myself out of it. I listen to meditation music daily and use possitive thinking to counteract Negative thoughts or the what if's. Everyones attacks are different what works for me, may or may not work for you. Calling a hotline should be use as the last resort, after you have tried all other relaxing options. Do not allow it, to become a crutch in your healing of panic attacks. Use it as a tool when needed. That is why we are all here, to talk, share and help if we can. We can learn so much from each other and be happy for times of success and be there for hard times to support and console. Take advantage of the articles here and post, reply and start new discussion to get advice from other members. Hope your feeling much better today. I rather call a panic hotline # than 911. Smile

04/26/2011 01:45 PM
leandrat

is jim back? i thought he left the group in febuary?

04/26/2011 04:45 PM
AmyGirl
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Wow I never knew there was a hotline # you could call. Hmmm I could have used that back when I was doing really bad. Course they pry wished I never had the #. I would have had them tied up all the time every hour. Smile

10/25/2011 12:17 AM
Melrod27
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anyone awake???Sad
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