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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Panic Attacks, Anxiety Or Stress-Tell Me Your Story.

If you have had an Experience with Panic Attacks, Anxiety Or Stress-Tell Me Your Story.I would love to hear how others have been successfully dealing with there struggles. Even if things haven't gone exactly the way you hoped I would still like to here about it.(good or bad)

Leave your story as a comment below this post. If you have overcome your anxiety disorder and would like to share the techniques or medications that helped you to overcome your anxiety,stress or panic attacks Please feel free to leave that information below as well. (it may help someone else to find the proper treatment).

I would also encourage anyone who has a relevant link to a related website or blog to also leave it in the comment section but Please no Affiliate links or spamming.(I monitor all comments and inappropriate ones will be deleted.





 

30 comments:

  1. You can think of it like a tripwire. The more stressed you are, the more anxiety you experience from day-to-day and so the tighter the tripwire becomes. A good analogy is that of a car alarm. With increased stress or anxiety levels, the alarm becomes too sensitive. Then it will go off if the wind rocks the car, or someone brushes it as they walk by.

    To stop panic attacks, we need to ‘slacken the tripwire’ or turn down the sensitivity on the car alarm.

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  2. The first panic attack I ever had was in a campground in California. It was the summer before sixth grade and my parents buckled my brother and me into the back of our white volvo station wagon for a six week trip across the country.

    My brother and I slept head to toe in tiny brown tent which leaked at the seams and smelled like it. The night of my first panic attach I crawled into my sleeping bag and pulled out my flashlight and had this thought: if I don't think about my breathing, it will stop. The thought came from nowhere and was suddenly, everything.

    I started to cry, gasping and shaking, suddenly terribly sure that I if I fell asleep I would die. My brother tried to comfort me. My parents yelled at us from across the campsite to be quiet and go to sleep. And so I cried myself to sleep, to death.

    You already know how this ends. Or rather, what this begins. I woke up the next morning, my brain having miraculously taken over for my labored efforts and steered me safely through the night. If only that one night was enough to help me let go of the obsessional fear (which, now that I think about it, was likely more OCD-related than anxiety/panic). If only I didn't have spend the next four years obsessing about my breathing each night before bed.

    * * *

    How do we come to terms with brains and bodies and nervous systems that are, at truly significant moments, entirely out of touch with reality? I used to obsess about the possibility that if something really happened -- when that long-obsessed-over heart attack/stroke/asthma attack finally came for me -- that I would have trained myself to well to ignore these feelings of impending doom that I would ignore the real thing.

    Of course, the reality is that I haven't yet trained myself to ignore those feelings. Nor has the heart attack come for me. Yet.

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  3. I had my first panic attack in my 20s, about 20 or so years ago, and they had more or less faded away by the time I was 30. But then they came back a couple of years ago, completely out of the blue. I am in Christchurch New Zealand where we recently had a large earthquake and have since had over 600 aftershocks (in face today is the first day without one) and I read a lot of people have been suffering from related anxiety. I however, have taken it all in stride. Perhaps that is an advantage of already being familiar with anxiety?

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  4. Check out this link to "panic away" .... one of the best programs to cure anxiety and panic attacks - and it"s all downloadable over the web.
    <a href=http://ridanxietyandpanicattacks.webs.com

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  5. The night of my first panic attach I crawled into my sleeping bag and pulled out my flashlight and had this thought: if I don't think about my breathing, it will stop. The thought came from nowhere and was suddenly, everything.

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  6. This is an awesome blog!
    this really helps people in topics about panic attack! Great Job Dude!

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  7. I had panic attacks and anxiety so bad that I thought it was going to kill me. I felt like I couldn't get enough oxygen, my heart felt like it was beating too fast. My mouth was always dry and I could not cope with daily tasks. There were so many more symptoms that you are all aware of. I lost 15 pounds during Christmas. That was 4 years ago and I am free of anxiety now. I did it without drugs and I believe anyone else can do it too if they want to badly enough. I read a lot of books, talked to pastors, a psychologist, researched the web, took certain natural supplements and engaged in strenuous cardio exercise. It worked!
    I will admit that there has been 2 or 3 times these last few years that I could feel some symptoms coming on but I quickly put them down and have suffered no anxiety problems at all. I wrote about it in detail on my blog at
    http://anxietyadvice.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to sharing your story. I am glad that I did read it. As soon as I get my story posted I promise to let you know. :) take care. panic attack

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  9. Hi I used to excessively worry and torture myself but now I have generally no fear at all. I am not afraid of dying, of being shot, of terrible things happening, etc.

    I am simply not afraid.

    I believe that most of this comes down to self-confidence as well as changing the way you think about things. Our emotions stem from our thoughts, you can bring yourself into a state of extreme fear or extreme confidence depending on the thoughts you hold in your mind.

    For example, try this, smile. Just fake smile, hold that smile for 5 minutes and see if you cannot help but feel happier. The truth is its almost impossible for a person to not start feeling better while smiling - even if its faked.

    Learning to control and change your thoughts, and holding positive thoughts instead of negative ones is the key to overcoming this anxiety problem.

    You can read my blog at http://helpwithpanicattacksblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think what you say in your comment is very true. Smiling and also laughing can help a lot. thanks for the visit and I'll definitely visit your blog as well.

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  10. Panic Attacks How To Stop Them - Let the method that has helped thousands become anxiety and panic attack free help you as well.

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  11. Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy.

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  12. Sorry to leave an unrelated comment, but I couldn’t find any contact info for you. I’m wondering if you’d be interested in having a guest post on your site. Please drop me an e-mail at elizabethomalley39@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    1. Very sorry for the late reply. I sent you an email. :)

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  13. I have panic attacks after riding in a car for longer than 20 minutes. If I do, I start to feel real sick, my muscles tense, and I get chest pains...it feels like I'm going to die! I am so embarrassed when I have to explain to people why I can't take a road trip with my friends or even take the bus to go places. Because I hate feeling so restricted, I am trying the ways I learned from http://onlineceucredit.com/edu/social-work-ceus-tpa to allow me to feel more comfortable in a car and hopefully join my friends on one of their road trip adventures.

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    1. Hi Melanie..I have almost the exact same problem. I wish there was an easy way to get over it because it really sucks but I'm sure that you will if you stay strong and keep trying and I'll do the same. Thanks for the comment and I'm sorry that i didn't reply sooner.

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  14. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to visit the blog. i haven't posted anything in quite some time but hope to start posting again very shortly. If anyone would like to post as a guest please feel free to inquire.

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  15. Suffering from panic attacks/anxiety can be a horrible experience....especially if feel your all alone..

    There are fantastic solutions out there that can successfully guide you through to complete recovery..The first key is to understand the sometimes unusual bodily sensations that can come with a panic attack...These unusual bodily sensations can make you react with fear to what may be about to happen to you...this is how the cycle can be established...but there are real solutions avalible..

    Cheers
    Derek
    http://anxietysolutionscenter.com/

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  16. i have my first panic attack last year i am 30 yrs old and i was working in my desk when suddenly i start feeling dissy my hands where sweating and i cant breathe my face went numb i though i was having a heart attack so i call 911 for help when i get to the hospital they couldnt found anything wrong and just sent me home after that i was having the same feeling every nigth i drop 14 pounds in two weeks i was afraid of everything around me, everything feels rare like i was dreaming i visit emergency rooms several times i though i was dying of a tumor or something, so on one last act of desperation i went so my my doctor and she prescribe me ativan is a miracle drug after two weeks of taking it i feel way much better empowered againg i dont need it any more however i always have some in my purse, just the fact that i know that is there makes me feel safe i am able to function like a normal person again also i drink chamomille tea is a natural relaxer it helps a lot especially in the night when i feel "uneasy" step by step i am back on track, my suggestions is visit a doctor if you need it i dont wish this upon anybody is an awfull thing to have

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  17. Nothing works better for me than the one move technique, if you have never heard of it check out the panic away program
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbAdaUsN-mQ

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  18. I am 37 years old. Anxiety started when I was 18 and the Panic attacks about age 27. I have tried several different meds and take Ativan when they occur. I have lost many jobs over this and sometimes I dont even want to leave my house. Not sure how to find a support group near me. They are all for depression.

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  19. Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

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  20. This is for everyone who suffers from anxiety as I do. I have found a solution that works wonders.

    When I have anxiety I notice that with the feeling comes a thought, and both arrive at the same time. When it happens I am aware that the anxiety feeling cannot simply be willed away, but the thought can be analyzed. To do this, I ask myself two questions: A) Did the thought accompany the feeling?, and B) Did the thought simply pop into my head or was it a product of purposeful cognition? If it accompanied the anxiety and if it just popped into my head, I have proof that the thought is a lie. And I tell myself that it "is a lie and not to be believed". I have learned this by tracing such thoughts back to their origin and found each time that none of them had legs. They were all phantoms. So if it just pops into the head and it accompanies anxiety, it's a lie. Now here's the kicker: Just knowing that the thought is a lie automatically makes the feeling disappear, as both the thought and feeling vanish. In other words, you can get to the feeling, you can make anxiety vanish, but only through the backdoor, by way of thought.

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  21. When I was younger I was very shy. To the point I wouldn't want to talk to anyone. As I grew up I remained the same, quiet. Some kids in class wouldn't even know my name after a whole semester because of how quiet I was.

    The only solution for me personally was to face my fears, face anxiety and go over that waterfall.

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