So I had a few panic attacks that seemed to come out of the blue. ER trips ensued and I was told I was healthy. My panic attacks became more frequent and I had one while driving home from work 2 months ago and thought for sure I could calm down and make it go away (before I was so well trained in deep breathing!) well I couldn't, and it didn't and after feeling anxious and panic'd until late into the night I went to the ER once again - same thing, I'm a healthy 29 year old male just having a panic attack.
Well I accepted the fact that I have anxious moments and learned how to do deep breathing to help calm me down when they pop up and I have only had one panic attack in the past month. When I did have it, I knew I wasn't dying and I simply relaxed in my bed next to my girlfriend and let it run its course, deep breathing when I felt I had the upper hand. I later went into the garage, rebuilt a fishing reel to occupy my mind a bit before bed and went to sleep. Success!
My trouble is that since the panic attack 2 months ago, I always feel slightly disoriented and my vision/focus isn't the same as before, even when I am not anxious. I have trouble believing its all anxiety and that the strange head weirdness and weird vision are just anxiety running in the background - even though I don't feel anxious. I can be calm as a cucumber but still have these symptoms!
I feel like I have beaten the panic attacks and broken the panic cycle! I don't worry about
having a panic attack anymore now that I know its not a heart attack and I'm not dying! However, I have never had anxiety symptoms until now - since the panic attack while driving home. I have graduated from panic attacks to random anxiety symptoms (attacks?). Can you have an anxiety attack that does not lead to a panic attack? I'm new to these feelings! :)
I worry about
these persistent disoriented feelings I always have because for almost two months I haven't had any relief from them... Could that be anxiety too? Just always running in the background? I want to ignore it and hope it will go away with time but I can't push aside the thought of something else causing the head symptoms and I'm just ignoring it hoping it goes away... I don't worry about
the rest - I know they are caused by anxiety WHEN I FEEL ANXIOUS - its the constant ones that bug me! Is this normal? Can I overcome it with time?!
Sorry for the novel - I can't seem to keep these things short. I feel like there's so much that has transpired and every event is important to understand whats going on...
Post Edited (Garman91) : 12/16/2013 2:23:02 PM (GMT-7)