Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. You have received great advice from Karen. I will just add my 2 cents worth :)
Let your feelings come. out. Don't run away from panic. When you feel panic build up, take a deep breath and as you breathe out, let go. Keep trying. Stay there almost as if you were floating in space. Don't fight the feeling of panic. Accept it; you can deal with it.
Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.
Keep on posting to us as youwill find the members warm and caring. Again a warm welcome.
** BTW you may want to ask your doc for something that will work quickly for the anxiety /panic there are many meds out there to help with this...I take Valium but there are so many more docs prefer to give .......also there are plenty of self help techniques to utilize as well in conjuction with the meds**
Just a thought
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 5/10/2008 2:50:34 PM (GMT-6)
Thank you all for the GREAT advice! I'll be sure to try them next time I'm feeling a little anxiety!
Howlyncat-- My doc said he's afraid to give me meds because I may not be able to "function" cause it will make me sleepy. Your not the first person to tell me that there are low enough doses to take the edge off and not affect me otherwise (the other person was my good friend who is also a mental health CNP)
Again, THANKS for ALL your responses. This anxiety is very new to me!