Inside View to a PTSD Panic Attack

Don’t want to talk about it. Don’t want the past to cast it’s shadow on the future. Just stop pounding…. just stop pounding. Swallow. Breathe. Breathe. …

Swallow. Swallow. Breathe. Focus. Vision is clearing. Grayness is receding. Dull throb- left side- head hurts. Breathing shallow.

Focus on breathing. Keep breathing.


Do you have similar occurrences?
Feel the panic so thick in your throat that it chokes you?
Forget to breathe because of the emotional onslaught of no-longer-present voices?
Lose track of time until you suddenly consciously notice your breathing?
Find comfort in reminding yourself to keep breathing?
I cannot be the only one.


5 thoughts on “Inside View to a PTSD Panic Attack

  1. Absolutely… The one thing is that it passes. We both know that. But, when a panic attack comes, they are bad for me. Sometimes, I feel like I am having a heart attack, faint, running thoughts, and sweats.

    I find myself working out and taking prescriptions.


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