Anxiety

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Hi everyone

Today in sixth form I suffered from apanic attack (again) I was extremely anxious and my symptoms came on pretty quickly, such as pins and needles feeling like my arm is 'dead' shaking, muscle spasms, difficult to swallow and overwhelming fears of dread, and feeling 'spaced out', and feeling like a cannot feel my body 'depersonalisation' Why does this keep on happening I am getting worried about it.

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    That's just anxiety I'm afraid, Lucy. This is what happens, it happens to the best of us. Have you always been somewhat of an anxious person, or was today your first real episode?
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    Lucy,  a good therapist is like money in the bank.  But therapy alone won't get you to where you need to be.  Try something like yoga and deep breathing and practice (with someone who understands what you are feeling and sensing) putting yourself in places you know could trigger an anxiety attack.  Do it over and over again and this will eventually desensitize you to the point that it's no biggie.  Start small and build on your successes. Talk to your doc and they may recommend an anti-anxiety med for a short time.  These just mask the symptoms but can help when you are first venturing into what you perceive as questionable territory.  Keep at it and you can diminish, if not rid yourself of the anxiety.  Keep a journal to pin point when and what causes you the most anxiety and also journal when you have successes.  It is really sweet when later you can go back and see the proof of how you made your life more livable.  Good luck.  If you fail in a certain situation, that's ok.  Try it again on a different day.  Friends and family that are understanding will be huge in your striving to overcome this debilitating and joy robbing thing in your life.  Then, help someone else and become a hero.
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