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I think I just had a panic attack. That was not fun. I was asleep for a few hours, then when I got up... yeah, almost immediately I was having heart palpitations, dizziness, lightheadedness, hot flashes, hyperventilation... I don't know where it all came from. Just bam, it hit me. I had to sit down and try to let it pass... Seemed like forever. Plus, when it happened, my hearing went nuts. Or something. I can always hear when appliances like TVs give off this really faint screeching sound, but when the attack came, that screeching was like... amplified. It was incredibly loud. Got no idea where that came from either. Just... wow.

Damn thing scared me. ._.

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  1. !Tommy's Avatar
    Awwwwwwww, Sarah!!! =( /hugs tightly

    This sounds awful! I hope everything is going to be alright with you, this kind of stuff scares me when it's to one of my best friends ever. Please be okay Sarah, please!!! ;-;
  2. Legacy's Avatar
    wow, i'm glad everything's okay now. i've had a panic attack before and it was scary as hell. i hope you can get back to sleep. :)
  3. ShadowDeeps's Avatar
    Awwwwwww, I'm so deeply sorry to hear this, and this sounds aghasting! =(

    Has something of the such ever happened to you before? I don't mean to ever accost upon you, but I'm just wondering if it's due to a certain amount of sleep (or something eaten, or having drank a select thing). It's not to say you've done anything wrong at all. I just hope with all my heart that you'll be alright. I care for you deeply and it scares me when anything this abrupt and ineffable happens to any of my friends, especially friends as fantastic as you.

    *huggles*

    I hope you'll be alright, Sarah... and that nothing precarious or caliginous is impending about the horizon for you. :<
    Updated 13th May 2009 at 07:09 PM by ShadowDeeps
  4. Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
    Huh. Maybe it was a delayed reaction to a nightmare.

    And eek, I know what it's like to hear those stupid machines. My parents keep saying "But the tv is on muuuuuuute! You can't heeeeeear it!" and I keep having to tell them that it's NOT THE FUCKING SHOW, IT'S THE TV ITSELF. But even after DECADES of this they've yet to figure it out.
  5. nickstr's Avatar
    Don't be afraid of that whining noise CRT TV sets give off when they are on, its a normal thing. That noise is being generated by a part known as the flyback transformer which steps up the 115 volts to something like 20,000 volts which is what the picture tube its self uses for its normal operation.

    This noise is about 15.2 KHz so as you get older it will no longer be audible if that helps. Being an electronics guy, I know about this stuff and I have always found that with repairing these kinds of devices having a knowledge of them reduces my fears of working on them when they give up the ghost. If you think that is scary, here is something which can be a bit more frightening about CRT TV sets but its nothing to worry about unless you find yourself repairing them.

    There is a capacitor circuit on the back of the picture tube which supplies it with an extremely powerful surge of electricity when you switch on the TV to speed up the process of the picture tube warming up I think. This circuit can store a charge for months and even years after the set is unplugged and if you short your body across it you will get the jolt of your life which could potentially end your life.
    Updated 13th May 2009 at 04:16 AM by nickstr
  6. TheArsenalRisen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Palazzo
    Huh. Maybe it was a delayed reaction to a nightmare.

    And eek, I know what it's like to hear those stupid machines. My parents keep saying "But the tv is on muuuuuuute! You can't heeeeeear it!" and I keep having to tell them that it's NOT THE FUCKING SHOW, IT'S THE TV ITSELF. But even after DECADES of this they've yet to figure it out.
    Oh, that's a possibility. I remember drifting in and out of consciousness, but between then, I think I remember feeling something, and it wasn't something pleasant.

    Ha! That must be seriously irritating. The noise I heard was just like that, 'cept it was twice as loud. @_@ Was like wtfidontneedthisshitritenaokthnx.
  7. TheArsenalRisen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nickstr
    Don't be afraid of that whining noise CRT TV sets give off when they are on, its a normal thing. That noise is being generated by a part known as the flyback transformer which steps up the 115 volts to something like 20,000 volts which is what the picture tube its self uses for its normal operation.

    This noise is about 15.2 KHz so as you get older it will no longer be audible if that helps. Being an electronics guy, I know about this stuff and I have always found that with repairing these kinds of devices having a knowledge of them reduces my fears of working on them when they give up the ghost. If you think that is scary, here is something which can be a bit more frightening about CRT TV sets but its nothing to worry about unless you find yourself repairing them.

    There is a capacitor circuit on the back of the picture tube which supplies it with an extremely powerful surge of electricity when you switch on the TV to speed up the process of the picture tube warming up I think. This circuit can store a charge for months and even years after the set is unplugged and if you short your body across it you will get the jolt of your life which could potentially end your life.
    Lol Nickstr, you never pass up an opportunity to rant about electronics. Anyway, when I said it scared me, I meant the panic attack, not the whiny noise.

    And lmao. o.O; Thanks for the warning. I think.
  8. Nekusagi's Avatar
    I know about those sounds. I thought I was the only one who heard the "TV sound". It's not as annoying for me (for me it's super bright fluorescents that annoy me), but I can understand that.

    I hate panic attacks though.
  9. Weedle Mchairybug's Avatar
    I know what you felt, DarkMaster.

    I myself had some panic attacks from before.

    In 8th Grade, We were watching a video about Ecstasy (the drug, I mean) in Health, and right when they mentioned that this underground group who uses Ecstasy often places it in Tootsie Rolls, and learning the symptoms, I started overheating, feeling faint of breath, and suffering similar states of panic that eventually forced me to leave school early (Earlier, one of my teachers had given us Tootsie Rolls as rewards for completing the IOWA tests, which was primarily the reason for the Panic Attack.).

    Near the end of my Freshman year, I had a Pneumothorax (you know, a collapsed lung), and I panicked at the thought of staying overnight for Surgery, as I had finals the very next day, and I didn't want to end up missing Finals and getting a bad grade as a result.

    Between my Sophomore and Junior years, when Dead Silence was already released on Pay-per-view, I saw an ad for it, and it traumatized me, giving me fear, and panic, giving me some sleepless nights.

    I also had to deal with Tons of Stress during second semester of my Junior year due to the workload, the short deadlines, and my taking Track, where it gets so much that sometimes, I feel like I would explode from the stress, so I'd occasionally scream.

    In Oceanography, I pretty much had to watch the first few minutes of "Jaws", and while I didn't actually see Christie get killed by the Shark, I could still hear the screams of Fear and Agony, despite my best efforts at blocking the noise.

    Shortly after I graduated, I also had learned that they released "Drag me to Hell", and even though I had never actually seen the movie (The closest thing to seeing it was from a preview advertizement banner on Youtube, something I couldn't just close down.), the mere knowledge that it existed caused me to have a form of insomnia that night, as it's mere existance was enough to disturb me.

    Well, that's all I can say about Panic attacks. I won't mention some other Traumatic experiences because they never really caused Panic attacks. Scarred Memories, Post-Traumatic Stress, or limitless anger when thinking about them, yes, but never Panic attacks.

    EDIT: Forgot to say, glad to have you back, and sorry for the Panic Attack.
    Updated 18th July 2009 at 08:05 AM by Weedle Mchairybug (adding in something I forgot.)

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