How do you break the Anxiety and Panic Attack cycle?

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I had one sevre panic attack along with constant dizziness after that. Now I no longer feel constantly dizzy. BUT I feel constant dread over the fact that I can't go out without feeling constantly on edge and anxious. I think it's the irrational fear and anticipation of the next attack that's causing me to feel dread everyday. Now, even at home I feel dread and anxious.

I cannot just stop thinking about the anxiety.

Anyone has had any success breaking out of this viscious cycle?

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    Hi, it takes slow steps don't push yourself or put pressure on yourself. Going places where you are comfortable with friends who aware of how your feeling is a great start, never feel you have failed if you need to leave your mind will start to recognise that you are safe.

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    YES stop dreading them that only makes it worse.   Tell yourself they are not life threatening and will pass.   Practice deep breathing, sing to you self while you are out and about.   They will not kill you and whatever symptoms you  get with them are due to the adrenaline rush.   If you feel one coming on, try and do something energetic, this uses up the adrenalin.   Also say to yourself - Right this is a panic attack, I know what it is and it wont hurt me.  I am just going to go with it and let it flow over me.   I expect you know that panics come from when our ancestors had to run away from danger, so its inherent in all of us.  Console yourself the many many wonderful and famous people have had them in the past.  Once you lose your fear of them they will go. x
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