Get Over It?!?

The crying… Turns to uncontrollable sobs…. The crushing weight on my chest…. Not being able to breathe… Now turns to tightness.. Feels like a heart-attack, however, I know…

Panic attack. Full fledged, full scale panic attack. Not just a little queasy from going through a tunnel or over a bridge, but full on, in your face, panic attack.

The words I hear from the person that is supposed to love me the most (not in these exact terms” but might as well have been

“GET OVER IT”

Do you get over a cold, pneumonia, emphysema, LEUKEMIA???

Panic attacks and Anxiety disorder are recognized diseases by the medical community with full ICD-9 codes

Panic disorders:

(these are Medicare guidelines

300.01 PANIC DISORDER WITHOUT AGORAPHOBIA

300.21 AGORAPHOBIA WITH PANIC DISORDER

300.22 AGORAPHOBIA WITHOUT PANIC ATTACKS

E917.1 STRIKING AGAINST OR STRUCK ACCIDENTALLY BY A CROWD BY COLLECTIVE FEAR OR PANIC WO SUBSEQUENT FALL

E917.6 STRIKING AGAINST OR STRUCK ACCIDENTALLY BY A CROWD BY COLLECTIVE FEAR OR PANIC WITH SUBSEQUENT FALL

Anxiety:

293.84 ANXIETY DISORDER IN CONDITIONS CLASSIFIED ELSEWHERE

300.00 ANXIETY STATE UNSPECIFIED

300.02 GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

300.09 OTHER ANXIETY STATES

309.21 SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER

309.24 ADJUSTMENT DISORDER WITH ANXIETY

309.28 ADJUSTMENT DISORDER WITH MIXED ANXIETY AND DEPRESSED MOOD

PLEASE DON’T EVER TELL ME TO GET OVER IT….

I feel the real pain of my chest crushing, I feel the real tightness in my chest. I feel the real feeling of being terrified out of my wits…

It’s not controllable. Although I try. It is manageable (8 years of therapy has proven that)

It’s workable.

I MUST pray through it and remember that the enemy is the one working on me during that time…

I am under the control of the devil. (No like I need an exorcist LOL) although sometimes I feel like it. But I give him all the power when I should be giving GOD all the glory.

Panic attacks and Anxiety disorder are real things. If you have a loved one with them, for whatever reason they have them. PLEASE be patient with them.

Pray for them

Pray with them

Remember they are scared to death at that moment. Even with no real rational reason

But PLEASE, If you truly love them, NEVER tell them to get over it.

 

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