This is how I feel whenever Im trying to explain to someone what its like to have a panic attack and they respond with the ever-popular, “Oh, you just have to focus on your breathing and stay calm”.
When someone says that me, I want handcuff them, personally escort them into a helicopter, fly to the center of the Pacific Ocean, and push them out. As they struggle to stay afloat, I will simply scream….
“YOU JUST HAVE TO FOCUS ON YOUR BREATHING AND STAY CALM”
…fuckers. Perhaps Id have sharks around, or maybe ill release the Kraken just for the fun of it.
Now obviously, I know, I know…. focusing on your breathing and staying IS what you need to do. But still, its like when I’m in that moment of panic the last fucking thing I want to hear is that line.
Give me a beach, palm trees, a hammock, and nice big ice tea and then maybe ill stay calm and perhaps focusing on my breathing will be much easier. Until then.. fuck off.
ugh…. just venting. Im sure anyone with anxiety or panic knows what I’m talking about haha!
Lets just be happy instead? Lets try?