Talking usually helps. Share your feelings with friends, family, on here are all good ways to work through the anxiety.
Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization (imagining peaceful scenes), and/or listening to soothing music.
Realistic self-talk: While we can't always control what happens to us, we can always control what we say to ourselves. It's important to keep things in perspective. Talk to yourself in reasonable ways. Ask yourself "how likely is my fear?" Remind yourself that you have coped before during other challenging times. Don't just dwell on the negative but consciously look for things you can appreciate every day.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
I don't think I replied to your last post..so welcome to HW. I'm glad you are finding it a helpful place. I find when a panic attack hits me I try and step out of myself and treat the attack as a seperate "thing". I say to myself "oh here we go again! Try and have a chuckle and ask panic to do it's best. I find the less caught up in my symptoms I get and the less power I give to the attack the sooner it passes. Mind you I'm still shaking like a bowl of jelly, but it really helps me. How long have you been having these attacks?
Post Edited (trylikeafool) : 10/18/2008 12:26:15 AM (GMT-6)
Fear = false evidence appearing real.Most of what we worry about never comes to pass!I've had this evil demon since age 22.I'm turning 36 in 3 Weeks.Though I continue to have occasional Anxiety,infrequent and mild Panic Attacks,Health Anxiety and Anticipatory Anxiety (which is much better BTW) I'm learning to re-program my thoughts.Just like the advice Trylikeafoolgave you.Anxiety is a learned behavior that can be unlearned.If we don't give into it,it will lessen.
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 10/18/2008 2:44:10 PM (GMT-6)
There is something comforting about sharing with the members of HW. We do know where your coming from and what your going through. I will be back at home tomorrow so I will look forward to getting to know you better.
Stick with us, you are family.
So very glad to meet you. I am Kitt and it is good to see you post in the A & P forum. We love new members so please start a thread of your own and know we are here to support you.