I hope you never ever suffer from a panic attack, but if you do, you might be able to relate to what I wrote recently. Well if you have any phobia that is intense, you might be able to relate as well.
I wrote this thinking about the very stressful complicated world we live in. Sometimes we just cave under the weight of it all, and it’s out of our control. Unfortunately in Singapore this is a terrible stigma and I’m still embarrassed talking about it.
Wrote about this at White as Milk, where I’m a guest writer, and hope you visit my post there.
Read your post, completely understand. I myself get bouts of claustrophobia from time to time – I get panicky in som elevators and crowded MRTs, what has helped me is talking about, really! The stigma is there, but support is ALSO there. Another thing that gets me all riled up is toxic work situations, and I have had my share of those .. been trying for a long while to come to terms with the panicky feelings and take them in my stride. All will be well 🙂 Thanks for the post!
I can empathise about the toxic work situations as well. It’s partly what lead to these attacks. The other day in a crowded MRT and the air-conditioning didn’t seem to work I almost had an attack but distracted myself. It was torture. Thanks so much for sharing your experience too P. Good not to feel so alone.