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my initial dp came on with a huge panic attack that came out of nowhere. before that i'd never had a panic attack
 

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i've suffered panic attacks on and off since the age of 7, and at the onset of the dp i had a major panic attack even though i hadn't had one in at least 6 years :(
 

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From my late teens through my early thirties I'd occasionally be stricken by severe panic attacks (where my entire body would freeze up stiff as a board, and I'd be shivering uncontrollably from head to foot).

Sometimes there'd be a reason. Other times they would hit out of the blue for seemingly no reason at all.

By my early thirties this had ceased happening (even when something was going on in my life that normally would've triggered a panic attack in previous years).

I don't really understand why. My system just doesn't react to stressful things like that anymore.

Maybe it's because I've had such high blood levels of klonopin over the past eleven or so years.

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I have severe panic attacks. I think it is a seperate thing from dp. I do believe they are relations thou. I get dp then panic as a consequence or i panic and dp as a consequence. It can end up in a vicious cycle in which i can't tell which was first, it just keeps cycling!
 

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:roll: the only panic attacks i seem to have is when something strange appears to me...some times i fail to recognise familiar objects, for example a cola vending machine at the hospital cuased a terrifying experience as I thought it was going to attack I think...I dont really know what causes me to have these attacks other than it could be the dr.

I dont usually have them for other reasons apart from getting lost outside.

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Yep! I suffered from full-blown ones for months. So terrifying, to say the least. But I learnt how to stop them and prevent them. It wasn't easy, but thank God I did!
 

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I've had panic attacks since I was 15 or so. For me, the panic is related to DP/DR and they make each other worse :( Since I'm on anti-depressants I rarely had DP/DR or panic attacks for 3 years, but now it came back. It's not so bad as it used to be, but it did freak me out.
 

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I use to have panic attacks every day about 20 times a day. But they weren't out of the blue for no apparent reason. I would have a panic attacks everytime i would start to get really paranoid. Like, if i took a bite of food and it tasted strange, i would think i was being poisoned and start panicking.

The panic attacks made me feel like i was dying. My throat would feel like it was swelling up and i'd start hyperventallating, heart would be beating really fast, i;'d be sweating and all that. I remember telling people to take me to the hospital because i was dying of poison or something like thatl, but really it was just the panic attacks.

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I had a panic attack that lasted about 8 hours. It was due to the speed I was doing. After that I was never the same. Then came the DP/DR :cry:
 
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