I have no clue where to draw the line of irrational and rational fears either.
I mean... I won't go to any mall.. I fear stores... I fear travelling now far than 15 minutes from my house (my travel zone is shrinking as I get more fearful)
There are certain songs on the radio I can't listen to anymore because I would have such bad panic attacks a long time ago and BLAME it on the song so I fear listening to song and think it will bring on a PA.
There are clothes that I won't wear because of how bad the panic attacks were that I had in that outfit that I fear I will have a panic attack again just as bad if I wear that outfit.
Silly I know... but I don't know what to do.
How long can one stay drunk on fear? I wish I knew.... maybe I'd feel like this is not an endless disorder then...
My other fears include if my face is starting to age and change and I'm turning into something evil because of the panic... I just got a gray hair the other day and blame that TOO on this panic disorder!!!
It looks like you've done a lot of things... have you tried coginitive behavioral therapy?
That's a free website I made for people who want to do their lessons online, or they can print each lesson.
I fear going a certain way down the road because it might cause a panic attack.. I feel a wave of panic and have to take a different route to where ever I'm going because I don't want to have an accident... it's almost like my inner voice is like.. "no... don't take that way.. go this way... you won't get into an accident."
Many of us suffer from the irrational thoughts... and I'm afraid I have yet learned how to fix them.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Ativan/Lorazapam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (15 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines