problems when having to stand

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   Posted 12/18/2006 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
anxiety sufferers can have problems when having to stand in a queue or line, the feeling of being trapped or detained makes things worse
the legs can shake, you can go weak at the knees,wobble , etc
firstly remember claire weekes slogan,
float, dont fight
do not tense up the muscles and fight back, instead do reduce the leg muscle tension so they can only just support your weight
relax, stand  easy , dont stand stiffly to attention
stand with feet apart and keep moving your weight from one foot to the other
it helps to 'mark time' by moving your toes up and down in your shoes as if marching on the spot
soldiers are taught to do this to avoid collapsing when held standing stiffly to attention on parade
practise the above suggestions at home
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 12/19/2006 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I could certainly do with trying this one - it's usually the first store of the day or when I'm feeling ill in a store that it happens to me
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   Posted 12/19/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Ya me too Smiler
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