Hey everyone! I usually post on the lyme forum. Today I decided to visit here and share my story.
My overwhelming anxiety and panic disorder started when I was about 21. I am 35 now.
I went through some really tough times and had to deal with some major life stressors.
I felt so alone with my anxiety and panic attacts.I had constant scary thoughts.It was really bad. I thought it would kill me. This went on for years........
I wanted to share with you some of the things that helped me to completely overcome this. I have not had a panic attack in about 7 years! I no longer have obsessive scary thoughts and I can go anywhere and do anything that I want to do.
Even though I was diagnosed with a disease that has no cure, I am still holding steady. Unbelieveable!
I do still have what I consider "normal anxiety". There is no comparison!
Anyway I wanted to share with you some of the things that helped me.
1. I surrendered my life to God.
2.I prayed alot!
3. I changed my lifestyle (stopped smoking, stopped drinking, started exersizing, oh,and stopped caffine).
4.I went through a program called "attacking anxiety and depression" by Lucenda Bassett.
5.I started taking risks and facing my fears.
6. I would do things even though it scared me to death. I would say to myself "so what if it kills me, then I will go to heaven and be with God!
There is hope! You have got to face your fears HEAD ON!
You only have this one life! Start today! Change some things!
You can do it!
Post Edited (georgiagirl) : 7/19/2008 3:50:48 PM (GMT-6)