Ouch, after I learned the formation of a panic attack I stopped them cold. A fear, many times the fear of having a panic attack is enough, causes your body to dump adrenaline in your system, which causes physical feelings (heart racing, throat consticting and etc) which causes more adrenaline to be dumped and more physical feelings until you are in a full blown panic attack. After I learned this when I would feel the physical feelings I would repeat to myself over and over "it's just a physical feeling". Now general anxiety is a different story for me and I haven't been able to stop it cold.
I use to have terrible anxiety driving but I would not give in cause getting in my car and going where I wanted when I wanted was too important to me and I did overcome it.
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