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Hi everyone, I've been working hard to deal with another setback mixed in with bereavement stuff. My general anxiety is under control so I'm not struggling at work. However I'm getting frustrated with memory and association where my panic attacks are concerned. I'm pretty agoraphobic but I m usually fine in my local area and getting to work its only a 15 min walk. Going to work is fine, though I'm finding going home especially in the dark a daily battle of anticipatory anxiety before I leave and usually panic attack on the walk home. Very bad tonight. I try and not rush, call anyone, doing the breathing, etc but I can't shift the sensitization to the memory and association of panicking on the way home, that causes the panic to perpetuate. It's so crazy that we do this to ourselves and buy into the memory and association that drives the anxiety. Anyone else feel similarly and struggle with this sort of situation? Maybe that's a silly question , but I guess I just need some reassurance. Thank you. Francesca x
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