Ella Panics

Among my infinite number of talents, I appear to possess an immense propensity towards panic.

It’s currently past midnight, and I’ve found myself curled in a ball on my bed among many papers and books, utterly frozen in terror. The type of terror that makes me feel like I’m going to throw up or pass out, though hopefully not at the same time because I have no interest in asphyxiating on my vomit and dying à la Jimi Hendrix.

Max has just shown up in my room, and it looks like he might stay the night. The unquestioning love of animals seems to make any emotionally fraught moment exponentially easier to cope with.

And as always, you can also find me on tumblr at http://emleng93.tumblr.com/, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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4 thoughts on “Ella Panics

  1. I think this is called panic attacks ( if there are no obvious reasons, like monsters in your bedroom) They are usually triggered by something which you probably don’t even notice consciously. It can be a sound, a smell, a thought, anything. The thing that might help in moments like this is to tell yourself that you are having a panic attack and that it will go away. I also heard people advising to hold your breath ( because people tend to hyperventilate when having those attacks) so the oxygen in the blood drops a bit and the heart stops racing that much ( I might have confused the explanation, but that was the method I’ve read about).

    Anyway, I hope you are feeling better.

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