I am simply the Father of a daughter that has this problem too as well as my Ex who suffered with panic for years. My view is from arn outsider looking in and desperately seeking to help his little girls. I am so sorry that you feel horrible right now. I hate seeing my daughter go through those feelings and not really be able to help her. I first tried to get her mind off the feelings by doing something else with her or just sitting with her to reassure her. She would feel a little better at the time but not indefinitely. I tried something new the other night when she came into the kitchen and told me she wasn't "feeling well". I asked what she was thinking about
and what her body was feeling that was causing her fear. This is hard to pinpoint, as you well know! She told me she felt her heart beating too strong and she saw a bruise on her leg that she didn't remember. She worried that she had internal bleeding. Now this sounds silly to a person who doesn't feel these thoughts but I have come to the realization that perception is reality. I know that she feels better when she e-mails others that have this problem or when she speaks to the counselor. So, I tried this...I listened to what se felt and told her about
times that I felt that way. Sometimes it was to a lesser extent but, because I am a veteran of war, I know what anxiety and fear feel like! I let myself revisit some moments that I don't like to remember and I could better comunicate to her that way. We talked for hours and although I always want her to look at me as strong and a protector, I may be of more help to her that she knows that ALL people are scared and filled with uncontrolable anxiety at times. I guess what I am offering you is this...feel free to use our e-mail, as we check it several times a day. There is me, my wife and 5 kids that can offer all kinds of warm thoughts, prayer and hopefully some insight. Brenna (insomniac12) loves it when people talk to her about
this. It makes her feel not so alone- you know?.