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I moved in another country few months ago, leaving behind very stresfull past and enviroment. But what seemed as happy ending started as the biggest battle of my life. I started getting panic attacks, so strong and so frequent, like nothing I have ever experienced in my life (I have always been bit anxtious, and had few panic attacks but nothing that was really serious).
I started with medication (bromazepam, now I am tappering off, reaching the end), Cognitive Behevioral Therapy, changed my diet, started exercising and getting to know the new enviroment, yoga, meditation... This period I read a book about Acceptance and commitment therapy, which really helps especially when I had withdrawl symptoms... Long story short, I feel much better, even if a trigger for panic attack ocures (in rare ocations), I manage to block it in early stage. It's been good 3-4 months for me..
But I worry a bit.. It's not paralysing fear, just worry...What happened to me was really scary, having 5-6 attacks a day while you are alone in a house in a middle of nowhere, with no friends and family is horror. Part of me wonders if I am really cured, what if it happens again... while I am alone... in a plane, closed space, strange new city, extensive stress? Does it mean I will be back at the beggining? How do I know I have developed succesful coping mechanism to deal with this in the future? Cause I never wanna touch medication again (withdrawl is scary also)...
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