Has anyone been through that? is it painful or just awful because you panick?
Also, if you pass out under water and drown, does it hurt? do you wake up instinctively to try to save yourself?
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It's horrendous. Your first instinct in is always to panic. I've had 2 incidents. One in a pool and one in the ocean. Both were very traumatizing and are the sole reasons for why drowning is a major fear of mine.
With the ocean incident, I was jumping over waves and went out too far. One knocked me down. I kept trying to get up but they kept coming. I couldn't get my footing. Of course I was panicking. I remember swallowing so much water. My throat was raw afterwards. My dad finally saw what was happening and saved me. Haven't been in the ocean since.
The pool incident happened because my sisters and cousins pressured me into playing chicken. I got out of my comfort zone and ended up paying for it. We all went under and I immediately panicked because we were in the center of the pool. Away from all the sides. Swallowed a crap ton of water then too. I honestly didn't think I was gonna make it but I managed to get back above the water.
In both incidents panic made it 10x worse.0