Welcome to Healing Well!! I am so glad that you found HW - as has already been said, this is a great family and community. You will find so many helpful people that will try to help you in any way possible.
I have dealt with anxiety and panic attacks for a long time, but recently it has gotten much worse. So I am learning how to effectively deal with it so that it doesn't run my life. As Lyn said you are doing great already at calming yourself down - that is a HUGE step in the right direction.
There is a thread that is above your thread that talks about CBT and in that thread are explanations about it as well as the link for the free online MoodGym CBT. I also have been using it and it's a great way to change the way you think about yourself and the negative thoughts you have.
Keep up the good work and keep us posted on how you are doing.
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety
Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR,
Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER, Valium
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