I’m worried that mine is, I have only had five panic attacks since my anxiety started, a bit over a year ago, (set off by panic attack) Problem is, three of those were in the last three days.
Thanks question mark, really helpful. I know thats not true.
Whats strange though, is that I had my anxiety fully under control, for months, and this happened. For the past few months, I couldnt even be classified as having anxiety, the BAM, this comes along.
The thing with anxiety is you need to learn to manage it or it can progress to panic. This is what happens…you feel a bit stressed about something and you dont do anything to relax so then you are a bit more anxious then before…..then something else might stress you out and your anxiety gets more stronger….eventually your body and mind are highly stressed and your mind starts to freak out..it needs to find a reason why it feels like that so it thinks that you are scared..it can’t handle the extra adrenalin pumping through your blood stream making your heart palpitate rapidly…fear or what appears to be fear sets in and you are breathing really fast ..gulping for air..its so uncomfortable..you feel dizzy..frightened..disorientated..terrified..everything looks sharp and clear and surreal like a cartoon…freaky
That is you having a panic attack because you allowed your anxiety to get our of control. How do you manage your anxiety so it doesn’t get out of control? You do things that help you relax…you learn to say no to things that stress you out..you exercise everyday so your body burns off any extra adrenalin you may have running through your blood system…you rest and you eat healthy and you do things you enjoy. Look after yourself…a panic attack wont kill you..it’s a great work out for your heart..it wont give you a heart attack…it will just scare you and you dont want to be scared all the time..so learn to relax…take care
on: 8th April 12