Oh the what's the worst that could happen?!?! I have lymphocytic colitis so I worry about the poopy pants too and also the throwing up in public is a HUGE issue for me - I have never thrown up from my anxiety (knock on word and praise the LORD) in over 20 years of anxiety, but I have ALWAYS carried a plastic bag to be on the safe side b/c I get the worst nausea. I haven't eaten out in maybe once in 10 years due a few issues, but mainly that one - if you throw up in an eating establishment I don't think that would be very "kind". Also if your stomach is in a knot how are you supposed to eat?!?!
I keep saying one of these days I am going to force myself to stay somewhere and see if I actually throw up, but I just can't work up the nerve to do it.
I also have a fear of "freaking out" - especially with my kids if there is someone they know around like a school event or something "hey is that your mom?" I don't want to embarrass them - I know that's our job to embarrass them, but I don't want it to be in that way LOL
I am a What if queen and I can come up with amazing scenarios, but I am sure overall people would either be very nice or either not care if things were to "happen" to us.
But, also one worst that could happen is I could freak out while driving, not find a safe place to pull over and wreck - now that one plagues me when I think about driving again.
Sorry - if I am a little morbid. Just have an overactive mind.
Hi Leah, that is me also. I've only fainted 3 times my WHOLE life and have had many pacic attacks. But I never stay in a situation long enough anymore to see if I will really faint.
Well wait, yes I did, last week at the gym I was getting heated, I was alone and I thought "Hmmm, I'm feeling panic and what if I faint" I kept trying to distract myself but then remembered my therapist saying "feel the uncomfort and don't distract the feelings but feel them and feel the sensations"
So I sat there and felt them.
I always feel panic at the gym and not once in close to 10 yrs of working out have I ever left the gym.
Leah, I used to worrry also about the "freaking out", It never happens. Even if you PRAY for a freak out, it will never come.
You have to tell yourself, because I feel it, doesn't mean I'm going to do it.
Like imagine the days where you want to strangle your husband, oh yeah, you dream it, you feel it and you may even want to do it, but you just smile and say "yes dear". LOL....hahah! That is the same as a freak out.
And you know something, the human mind/body without our control, wants to survive. If let's say you were to "freak out" while driving, your survival instinct would take over and you will keep driving at a normal pace.
I read a story once about a guy flying a fighter jet who had a "freak out", which as we know is a panic attack, well he kept flying the plane even though he was almost close to blacking out.
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