Old Feb 12, 13, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
As someone who has had panic attacks (not on planes thank goodness), no you can't control how or when you react - my problem spot is heights and I work in a tall building. I'll go months being okay and then all of a sudden I can't handle being on the 4th floor of a building - unable to breathe, feel like I'm going to pass out, I usually get very quiet as I'm trying to focus and calm myself (doesn't always work).
Wow, I never knew why that happened to me. Glad to be able to put it in context, but I have exactly the same symptoms with exactly the same frequency. The catalyst is always different. Must be mild, because I am always able to focus and calm myself down, but it is not fun. Had it happen with other people in the room and my reaction almost caused them to freak out.

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