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I Was Advised It Was Probably Panic Attacks
by Hiatus
Citation:   Hiatus. "I Was Advised It Was Probably Panic Attacks: An Experience with Cannabis (exp7971)". Erowid.org. Apr 17, 2003. erowid.org/exp/7971

  smoked Cannabis (plant material)


One time, I was sitting at the computer, and I had just smoked a fat joint. My heart started beating so hard, like it was going to explode. I was very scared, and got up from the computer. The ringing in my ears was so loud I could hear the blood rushing through my veins.

A lot of people, including a few doctors, advised me that they were probably panic attacks. When I knew that, the next time I felt one coming on I acknowledged that I was panicking, and calmed myself down by going with the feelings and not trying to encourage them or stop them. It worked very well because I knew what was happening, and that I wasn't dying. The fear was gone because the experience was not unknown anymore.

It is important to realize that these types of experiences are probably an indicator of how an out-of-control behaviour of ours is affecting our life. In my case, I was smoking more weed than I could handle. I should take a break, and resume it when I feel ready, and maybe not as frequent as before.

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 7971
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 17, 2003Views: 4,268
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