Click here to fill out the Panic Attack Survey and contribute your story.
Because of the obviously lack of stories out there about runners and panic attacks I wanted to start a series on the topic. I hope to create a place for people to share their story and read about how others experience and manage their own panic attacks.
The first story in the panic attacks series comes from my friend Kami. She experienced her first one in 2004. She thought she was having a heart attack and when it was over she didn’t tell a soul. Later, when she off-handedly mentioned it to her doctor, he was awkward about it. Read about her…
A runner—who ran at the colligate level—and creative who struggles with night terrors and panic attacks.
A runner—who ran at the colligate level—and creative who struggles with night terrors and panic attacks. This is an addendum to her first survey.
A non-runner who struggled with panic attacks during college in the 80s.
A teenage runner who started having panic attacks while struggling with an eating disorder and depression. The panic attacks affected their training and racing.
A runner—who ran at the colligate level—struggled with panic attacks. At first, he thought they were a symptoms of a physical health problem. But after a year of tests, he decided to try therapy, and eventually medication, and things got better.