Feeling strange-but can't put my finger on what's wrong

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Hey guys!

I've tried to remain relatively calm over the last couple of days, I've been practicing mindfulness and it does help but today I feel a bit strange.

It's like a lightheaded feeling but it comes in waves, I feel like a have trouble focusing also, now it seems to happen when I don't feel anxious then it makes me start to have a minor panic attack, as I first time sufferer of anxiety really would appreciate peoples experiences 😀 

Can this be anxiety?

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    bambi. sorry to hear that. perhaps it is anxiety. when people are anxious stressed or tired we tend to have shallow breathing maybe that's why you fewl that why. I have tried panic attacks too. it was so scary and ubtil now still practicing how to control. just do the deep breathing technique and keep telling your mind that you will not die and everythings gonna be fine. anyway if you go to Er they will not find anything. hope it will work for you smile
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    Hi Bambi. Even when we don't feel anxious, we still have stress hormones floating around in our bodies. Maybe from an anxious thought that you let pass by earlier in the day. Sometimes these smaller thoughts build up and then we think the attack is out of the blue. Anxiety sufferers are always hyper alert, even though we don't realize it because we are busy. It sounds like your light headedness may be from overbreathing. When we are stressed, we don't breathe correctly. It causes all kinds of weird symptoms. Look up chronic hyperventilation syndrome. What helped me the most is changing my breathing habits. Make sure your chest and shoulders don't raise when you breathe. It's easier to learn when you are lying down. Place a book on your stomach and as you breathe, the book should move. Not your chest. Pick a number to count back from, and concentrate on each number. Try to not let other thoughts intrude. Know that this will work every time and that you will always have this solution with you wherever you go. If you can't lie down, find a quiet place and sit.  In your mind, see your book rising with each breath. Each time you have an attack, tell yourself you made it through every time. It will not get any worse than you already went through. You think it will, but it doesn't. It takes a strong person to deal with these attacks, so remember that you are stronger than you think. Think of these attacks as adrenaline pumping through your body at inappropriate times. When you know this is "all" it really is, you wIll realize you don't have a disease. Look up the link between chronic hyperventilation and excess adrenaline. Hope this helps in some way. Hope you feel better soon. 
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