New to Anxiety but not sure if it is just that

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I was recently diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder. But sometimes I just don't know if its really that and if so, why can't I just stop it? Mine starts out as being literally shaky. And then I start to feel dizzy and kinda out of my mind. Like I feel spacy. My mind becomes numb and I don't know what to do. It scares the life out of me. No one I know is going thru this so I can't figure it out. I just want to know how to stop it. How to feel better. When I start to feel shaky, It makes my palms sweat and my heart race. But I try to ward off the symptoms because I don't want to go full out crazy like a did a year ago. Does anyone else get this way? If so what do you do?

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    There is a switch in your brain that is broken it is telling you are in danger when your not.

    There are 100's of anxiety symptoms

    Try some therapy to help you learn how to cope,it is usually something tragic in your life that sets it off like a death in the family or a relationship break up

    Stay Strongcool

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      Yea thanks. I did try the therapy and It wasn't as helpful as I had hoped. I try breathing. I just keep telling it to back off but it has a mind of its own I suppose. 
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      You have to try and retrain your brain that your not in danger that is the whole point of therapy.

      It wont happen onernight you have to practice what the therapist is telling you.

      If CBT has not worked try a more robust form of therapycool

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      I will look into CBT. Its just everyone says that stress triggers this, but I'm not stressed. I am pretty happy with most of my life at this point. I have a job that I've been in for 9 years and there isn't alot of stress with it. My family is doing ok. I had a great Mothers day yesterday. So why would I be having anxiety. That is what I don't get. My therapist says I had a lot of stress two years ago, but that is in the past and its all been worked out. So just makes me scared even more not knowing then why on earth I would get like this occasionally. Nothing brings it on, it just hits me like a ton of bricks out of the blue. 
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      Yea i get you im dealing with the same stuff you just have to destruct yourself the best way you can but anxiety does have a mind of its own and sometimes its hard to deal with
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      Its especially hard when people around me don't understand. Its like they think you can just stop it. But you can't. I want to, I try to. Even though I may be able to lesson some of the symptoms, I can never stop them from actually happening in the first place. 
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    Yes i have the same thing too its scary
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