I hope to find all well for each of you at the beginning of the New Year.May this Year be the BEST yet!At times I feel SOB and have rapid breathing.When I don't key into it,it abates.It scares me because all I can think about is my Daddy.He was DX'd with CHF and it got progressively worse that his breathing was constantly rapid,which scared me.HA leads me to suspect I have CHF or some dreaded Disease of the Heart or Lungs.I'm afraid to mention these Symptoms to my Doctor for fear he WILL find something wrong with me.
It doesn't occur on a continuous basis,so I'm led to believe it is Anxiety/Stress/Worry.This has not been the best Week.My Step-Mother passed away 6 Years ago the 22nd..Today marks 2 Years that my Father died..I'm continuing to have problem with my Dad's Sister and their Sister in-law..only this time with my Grandparent's Property Legally Deeded to me soon 18 Years ago..those 2 can't be content unless their giving me $h*t!
I am sorry about the anxiety the anniversary of your stepmother's death causes you. You have had anxiety for a long time and often have physical issues that link to it. If you feel you need to, see your physician. Otherwise my best suggestion is to practice staying in the moment. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Yesterday is gone forever, tomorrow is not yet here and Today is really all we ever have. We may have the memories of yesterday but it is over and so we do not need to continue to live in it. Well tomorrow is not here so it might be nice to set goals for tomorrow, or dream of what we would like it to be, but again it is not here yet so we can not live in it until it gets here. So we can only live in the here and now of Today. What a wonderful gift. (AA)
This is one of my favorites that I use to bring myself back to homebase.
Take care Kitt
Co-Moderator, Anxiety and Panic Forum