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Kathy Griffin Gets Real About Her ‘Terrifying’ Panic Attacks From Complex PTSD: ‘Let’s Talk’

Kathy Griffin is opening up about her most “terrifying” symptom of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).

Just days after revealing her recent diagnosis with CPTSD, the 62-year-old comedian posted a TikTok about the scary, hours-long panic attacks she experiences as a result of the mental health condition.

“Since I’ve been talking on here about PTSD, I had a freaking eight-hour attack yesterday,” she told her 167,000 followers. “Eight hours of freaking writhing in pain in the bed.”

She went on to explain how she’s been “plagued” with “terrifying panic attacks” over the past year.


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“Sometimes they last a few hours, or more typically, they last at least a full day, if not multiple days in a row,” she said. “I feel silly even telling you this, because I always thought PTSD was just for veterans and stuff. During my attacks, I typically vomit quite a bit and often have to go to the ER just to get IV fluids.”

To combat this, Griffin sometimes goes on walks, like she did in the aforementioned TikTok. In fact, she said she was “almost mid-anxiety attack” while filming the video.

“It feels good to be walking my way through it,” she added. “I just keep telling myself it won’t last forever.”

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