I never used to mind thunder storms, but now they scare the b-jeebers out of me, along with my dogs who are both petrified of thunder storms. My youngest dog will climb right on top of one of us and I swear if she could climb inside of us she would! The other one will lay right next to one of us and bury his head in our armpits - LOL.
I will also turn on the TV, turn up the volume, or listen to music with headphones on to try to drown out the noise.
It also scares me when we have a bad wind storm - the entire house will shake and the windows rattle like crazy and I always think they are going break. This is when I go into my cellar because then I can't here very much of it and yes, of course, the scaredy-cat dogs come with me - LOL. I'm still anxious but it helps to not be able to hear it so much.
Let us know how you are doing during the storm season - I wish you well.
I have: Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, and Social Anxiety
Meds: Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Lexapro, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER
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