I am so frustrated with myself right now. I've been doing really well, making amazing progress in the last few months. A couple of months ago, I was having all day, every day panic attacks, was having a terrible time in the morning and was terrified to be alone. I've come through all of that and have been feeling great while home and been getting out a little and not feeling quite as scared as before. There's been no panic attacks, and slight anxiety, very manageable. So, yesterday after my daughter left for school, I went back to bed. I was laying there thinking how great it is that I'm not afraid of the mornings or being alone anymore, I was truly happy, totally comfortable all snuggled up in bed with my dog curled up next to me. Suddenly, a feeling of panic hit me in my middle like an electric shock and ran down both my legs, like what I used to have every day a couple months ago, just much less intense. Of course, it kind of freaked me out and the negative thoughts hit...'why is this happening now?', 'does this mean I'm getting worse again'...etc... then it kept happening every few seconds. I tried to relax, did the deep breathing, etc. and did fall asleep for about
an hour. As soon as I woke up, it did it again! I got up and it stopped, but it so upset me that I obsessed on it all day, wouldn't eat and tensed up so badly that my stomach was killing me by last night. What bothers me the most is that the little bits of confidence that I've been building seemed to have crumbled immediately. Anyone else have this happen before? I'm so frustrated with the -part of me knows this is no big deal, but the other part won't be convinced. I don't want this small "glitch" to cause me to get worse or go backwords. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!