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FML - The follow-up

Today, I was having a panic attack so I went to my mum for support. She blocked her ears because my heavy breathing was annoying her. FML

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Hey OP here It's interesting reading all the comments that you guys are writing. It's interesting how a lot of you are saying that my mum has misophonia, which i agree with since she always gets annoyed when she hears me chewing, sneezing or just making loud, repetitive noises, but it still hurt me that she did that. She does have her own problems with anxiety herself, but at the time she was just watching tv so i went and sat next to her. We are pretty close but there is a bit of a communicatio
By thebiteof87 / Monday 1 June 2015 12:06 / Australia - Melbourne
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Yeah, same here. I've begun having 2-3 a day in the past year, and most of the time my family doesn't understand or they don't care to understand how to help. The only one that tries to help me is my mother and she has her own list of problems that keep her from helping me. If only there was a cure for panic attacks.

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29 I used to take Ativan for panic attacks. It worked really well and allowed me to address the underlying reason for them. Years later when I started getting them again, I started taking Paxil daily as a preventative for them. It's been amazing! No more panic attacks.

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#29, As someone who has several family members who suffer from chronic anxiety and are prone to panic attacks, I have to tell you that if you are experiencing several panic attacks on a daily basis, then your condition is either getting wildly out of hand, or you don't understand what a panic attack actually is. Either way, you desperately need professional help. Your family is not equipped to help you, which may be why they seem unwilling to you. There's a good chance that they are simply overw

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It might be because I'm suffering from it myself, but my first thought was that OP's mum might have misophonia. Either way, FYL OP, I hope you'll soon find somebody who'll be there for you in case you get another panic attack. Also, I highly recommend you to get professional help if you don't do so already. Stay strong!

Not trying to justify what she did, but what if she was already in a bad mood? Go to the doctor when you have a chance, maybe they'll give you something to keep you calm like aprazolam or something.

Misophonia is a real neuropsychiatric disorder that causes people to be sensitive to certain sounds. She probably didn't intentionally do it because she didn't care.

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A lot of sufferers and most doctors don't even know the term. I really hope OP sees these comments and tells their mom about misophonia, she probably does suffer from it and it'd be great if she could find out about it.

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When my misophonia started about seven years ago (I didn't even know the term until about a year ago neither did my psychologists), I felt so ashamed it took me over three years to tell my family. Yet, some of them still don't really get it and eat while I'm around etc. Others feel really guilty for having eaten in front of me even though I've told them it's not their fault as they didn't even know. This is why I haven't told most of my friends yet and I doubt I will. The longer you keep it to y

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I agree she should talk with her Mom, family and possibly close friends as well . . . depending upon the frequency and severity of the attacks, and the availability of medical coverage perhaps seeking professional help might be appropriate. You won't always have your mother or family in close proximity to provide whatever help you need during a panic attack. I'm paralyzed in wheelchair and I've had to deal with home health aid's abusing me emotionally and physically, last week on my birthday a

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