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Old 06-09-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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So last night I got a MASSIVE nose bleed and it took like 20-25 minutes for it to stop. When I tell you this was gushing blood, I mean this was gushing blood. So, I obviously was freaked out and did not want it to start bleeding again. I woke up at two in the morning last night and was afraid to start breathing through my nose because I was afraid if I breathed through my nose I would start bleeding again. I started then to consciously breathe, and started to panic that I forgot how to breathe when I sleep. I also have a lot of other things going on that are causing me anxiety, but this conscious breathing thing where a lot of the time I am consciously breathing and I don't feel like I'm getting enough air is really freaking me out. I also had tightness of chest last night and when I started to panic again about my breathing today.

I don't want to be consciously breathing for the rest of my life and am DESPERATE for a solution. Can you all please help me?
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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So last night I got a MASSIVE nose bleed and it took like 20-25 minutes for it to stop. When I tell you this was gushing blood, I mean this was gushing blood. So, I obviously was freaked out and did not want it to start bleeding again. I woke up at two in the morning last night and was afraid to start breathing through my nose because I was afraid if I breathed through my nose I would start bleeding again. I started then to consciously breathe, and started to panic that I forgot how to breathe when I sleep. I also have a lot of other things going on that are causing me anxiety, but this conscious breathing thing where a lot of the time I am consciously breathing and I don't feel like I'm getting enough air is really freaking me out. I also had tightness of chest last night and when I started to panic again about my breathing today.

I don't want to be consciously breathing for the rest of my life and am DESPERATE for a solution. Can you all please help me?
Uh, try breathing through your mouth.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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Uh, try breathing through your mouth.
I mean, I know I had a panic attack, but can this tension in my chest last almost a full day? I'm still having trouble with my breathing pattern.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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Well that was last night, you are posting at 5:30 PM Pacific time today, so you obviously breathed well enough to live another day - so not to worry!

The same thing will happen tonight, you will be here tomorrow. And the next day, and the next, and so on...
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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Obviously the best place to ask medical questions is at your Doctor's office. Or seek counseling.

But, here are a few links about panic attacks. Hope they help

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment.
WebMD Anxiety and Panic Disorders Guide - Better Information for Better Health
Overcoming Panic Attacks: A Five Step Response



Also, you mentioned stress...Try to take care of the stress in your life...I'll add a couple of links about that too.
Stress and Motivation
Stress Self Help
MOODJUICE - Stress - Self-help Guide
10 Practical Ways to Handle Stress | World of Psychology
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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If you could type that post, your brain is getting enough oxygen. Probably, breathing through your nose will dry the scab faster.

As others have pointed out, you're having panic attacks. They're very distressing. I've had them. There's nothing quite like feeling that you can't get enough air or are going to have a heart attack. At the most, you'll pass out and your heart rate will slow and you'll start breathing normally. The human body is an amazing thing.

If you're this worried about it, go and see the Dr.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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Calling the doctor, I'll let y'all know what she says.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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I was basically told that the doctor can't proscribe me anything because she isn't a psychiatrist and that I can go to a psychiatrist/psychologist if I want, but she thinks it will pass. She said the most important thing is to get to sleep at night (I've gotten 6 or less hours the past two nights as I am having a really hard time sleeping), so she said to take some benedryl in order for me to sleep at night...
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