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By HMM - 28/07/2010 11:42 - United States

Today, I received a call while at the dispatch station for the Naval hospital I work at. It was a woman having a panic attack. Apparently, she couldn't plug her vacuum in, and was more or less freaking out. I had to take her in anyway. FML
I agree, your life sucks 25 973
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dynky 3

er, yeah, if someone's having a panic attack you do need to take care of them. It doesn't matter why. If she was panicking about something that was actually panic-worthy, that wouldn't be a mental health problem, would it?

AGGoddess 2

I do feel bad for you in the sense that with a job such as yours it can be pretty stressful dealing with such situations. However, I am a person who suffers with an anxiety disorder myself, and I can totally understand what it must be like for this woman. Before I went on medication, I used to have panic attacks because of the most inane things, ie, I'd be at work, trying to focus on an important task, and I'd have difficulty concentrating because the phone lines would be ringing off the hook. As it turns out, my condition is due to a chemical imbalance in my brain known as Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome. So while I do have some sympathy for you, because I myself have some experience working with dispatch and I understand that dealing with people calling in can sometimes be difficult and stressful, I'd say this is more of an FML for HER.

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rawrkittehpwnage 0

rofl

jedialix 0

her diagnosis: crazy treatment: straight jacket and padded walls:)

rawrkittehpwnage 0

#2 = win

lol #2 that was a good one!

rawrkittehpwnage 0

I just noticed it's the same people commenting on every one :D

#2= clever girl.

jedialix 0

haha I noticed that too.it's cause everybody is constantly reading FMLs!they are hilarious.!the comments are just as good as the FML itself.haha:)

rawrkittehpwnage 0

that's true

Anxiety is a serious disorder.

rawrkittehpwnage 0

I'm kinda sad I'm nt getting threadjacked. I feel unwanted XD

17... really? That was a fantastic come back. Anxiety disorder can be triggered by almost anything, yes that includes not being able to plug in the vacuum. It is a very difficult disorder to live with.

kaijapapaya 0

I agree with number 19. After taking an abnormal psychology class, I got to know that no matter how silly a disorder sounds, it can be very serious. With panic attacks, your heart rate can rise to extremely unhealthy levels. Your respiration can get so out of control that you could pass out. It was important to go to the hospital because in most cases, you are unable to calm yourself and need medical attention. Number 26 is just ignorant as to how dire these situations can be.

956TXking 0

dumb bitch

well said 31.

RainbowxxVeinsx 17

31- My counsler also told me yesterday that it's possible for your heart rate to stay in the same rate as a panic attack for up to a week. So whoever doesn't think anixety or panic attacks are harmful needs to shutup.

iSitt 0

psych consult STAT just like shoveling the snow can trigger a heart attack BECAUSE he has a long history or heart disease, an anxiety attack means there was more in her history than just a vacuum cleaner.

Panic attacks can definitely be serious, but I don't totally blame the OP for being annoyed by the situation. I mean, for someone who has never experienced a panic attack, it can sound like a silly reason to need to go to the hospital. But you gotta do what you gotta do OP :(

twinny_sc 13

#2 win and everybody who is getting all pissy about anxiety disorders calm down its just an FML we don't really care.

#49 Wow. Haha. Way to be insensitive. Clearly you've never had a panic attack. :P

Mjfalcon 8

17. you are a total negative douche. every comment I've seen of yours has been negative to the op and any others that you disagree with, if you can't talk nice don't talk, no one likes it. now to the fml, #2 is right lol.

OneWordish 0

What. The. Fuck.

56- Thank you. The guy is a total narcissist.

smokergirl420 0

weed gets rid of anxiety :P

Go on living your awesome life, 17.

alsnyder12 0

if I wanted a psychological disorders lesson I wudnt b reading FML's

that sounds like my mom

One flew over the cuckoos nest

joemk2012 0

That sucks.

Plug that sucker in! (bad pun intended)

JoSmokes 10

She probably has ocd

birdmansangel 0

OCD and anxiety disorders are no joke, shame on you

I have CDO. It's exactly the same as OCD, but I put it in alphabetical order.

33 ur picture is awesome lol

KiddNYC1O 20

yeah, well I have COD

ZoroFresh 0

I have COD in my PS3

mrlopez 13

Cool, when you're done, help me rearrange my room. Thanks :)

iamchuck 0

A slap across the face will cure that. No copayment either.

iamchuck 0

He didn't identify the patient, so no foul

smoke_eater05 0

military doesn't pay copayment. nor do their immediate family members living with the as long as they go on base, which she did if the OP was dispatched from the naval hospital

iCommentFML 0

Lol i'd bring her into a room of plugged in vaccums and see how she responds... or just show her a cordless one...

tweetbaby14 18

lol I love your pic it's hilarious

dynky 3

er, yeah, if someone's having a panic attack you do need to take care of them. It doesn't matter why. If she was panicking about something that was actually panic-worthy, that wouldn't be a mental health problem, would it?

AGGoddess 2

I do feel bad for you in the sense that with a job such as yours it can be pretty stressful dealing with such situations. However, I am a person who suffers with an anxiety disorder myself, and I can totally understand what it must be like for this woman. Before I went on medication, I used to have panic attacks because of the most inane things, ie, I'd be at work, trying to focus on an important task, and I'd have difficulty concentrating because the phone lines would be ringing off the hook. As it turns out, my condition is due to a chemical imbalance in my brain known as Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome. So while I do have some sympathy for you, because I myself have some experience working with dispatch and I understand that dealing with people calling in can sometimes be difficult and stressful, I'd say this is more of an FML for HER.

birds_fml 7

Well said! I came in here to say basically the same thing, except I don't have panic attacks. But I know that they're not something one can control without a lot of help, so I feel more sorry for the poor woman than the guy who had to do his job.

Be happy she wasn't freaking in. Then you would have had to take her out.