Anxiety - Panic

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Hi all have had anxiety -panic  on and off for 20 years some times i can just about live with it but at times it gets the better of me ,at times i can be driveing home from work and suddenley i have a sudden fear that i will not be able to get home fear that i will diehead starts to race and i will be thinking got to make it to next bend in road etc but as i get in site of home i start too feel  better it so frightning you feel as though you will pass out , how ever many times i tell myself its only panic it keeps comeing back . outher times i can be in the open field park etc and i start to feel shakey feel as though i cant get home out of it so to speak ,do outher members get this or am i going mad .

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    You should know that if you have suffered for 20 years that this is normal.

    There is a switch in your brain that is broken it is telling you your in danger when your  not, you have to try and fix that switch.

    Consider therapy

    Stay Strongcool

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    Yes this has happened. Its so very strange. Sometimes on walks this has happened to me as well.and it feels like forever to get hime and i start to think i won't make it. I have my dog with me so i start telling myself i cant panic now id be scared hed run iff and get hurt. Worse in hotter weather too it happened today. I went home and i was angry at myself so i changed got a water and my phone and took my dog back out. Did this three times until i was okay with it. I know its strange and i know it will cage me in if i give in, happened before. So now i go back out. Yes i initially might go home, but i refuse to stay there. I think its a fear of a fear that ill get an anxiety attack. Sounds so ridiculous but it happens anyway. I just know you must never allow an anxiety rule to form. Challange it constantly. Cant always stop the anxiety attack but you can very well challenge it. Keep ice chips with you in the car rides. Place ice chips under your tongue, it deters the anxiety rush. Put on the air conditioning on blast. I dont know if its just me but all the cold helps a lot. Count by threes if needed. 


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