Panic Attack


Notice of absence from NinjaGirl
I may be gone for a bit.

At first, nothing feels right

My body, my world, something is off

My head starts hurting, sometimes my stomach too

I feel confused and uncomfortable, uneasy

It grows to the point where I’m pacing back and forth

Anything to make me less distressed

Then the heavy breathing

Soon evolves to panting

Then so fast and uncontrollable

My heart beats quickly I shake violently

My legs feel weak, knees shaky

Inside my head, panic, fear.

I should just calm down!

Dizzy, I don’t feel good

Sweaty palms

So uncomfortable everything is so uncomfortable

Collapsing to the ground

No strength to stand anymore

Pulling out my hair, just make it stop!

Rocking back and forth

Trying to comfort myself

Why do I feel so afraid?

  • Author: NinjaGirl (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 1st, 2023 11:17
  • Comment from author about the poem: This represents what a panic attack can sometimes feel like. Tip: during a panic attack, your body feels unsafe, so while this may seem contrary, if you try and force your body to experience the symptoms even worse, breathe heavier, shake more, etc., the panic attacks get better because essentially, you are telling your brain that it's okay to experience these symptoms, that they are safe, and therefore your brain isn't as panicked and it helps to calm down.
  • Category: Reflection
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