You may think you're being useful by saying certain common phrases that seem helpful, but they're not. I've created a list of things people have said to me during a panic attack. Word of advice: Don't say these things. But lucky for you, I'm also including some helpful ways to make the situation less awkward for everyone.
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If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.
"And that's how emotional habits are. So as much as you can say, 'I was abused as a child, I don't want to abuse my child
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"Also I have panic attacks," I added quickly. "And I'm afraid of cars and buses and trains and planes. I mean, I rode in a car today but I really didn't want to."
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Is there anything I can do to move her out of that box and try new things or go new places? I'm starting to feel like she
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