Scared....of things that have made me scared

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Does this sound like how anxiety works to you? I feel like I become so afraid of the things that have made me feel scared in the past. And, of course, with anxiety, the things that have made me feel scared form a very long list.

This then is what keeps anxiety going. For example, "once I had a panic attack while waking up, now I always feel scared when getting up in the morning".

Does this sound familiar?

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    Yes, i have the same problem
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    I have the same problem. My panic attacks happen early in the morning, or right when I'm about to sleep (usually 1-2 hour's beforehand).
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    Kind of, what exactly are you fearing?
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    Yes. Panic attacks slowly cage you in with rules. Its very important to fight this. Cbt would be great to help you understand about anxiety rules. They are terrible and trick you to thinking your safe if you avoid anything that causes anxiety but the real truth is it will destroy your life.panic you honestly do not have to believe every thought you have.attacks happen when your over stimuluted. Its a mal function that fires off the fight or flight. There are no real specific situations only ones you makes up, or ones that it happened already. Many have it with being around a lot of people, crowds because part of fight or flight is the urge to run or leave a Situation. Be careful the mind will validate anything you feed it. Best answer to this is constantly telling yourself you will wake up feeling wonderful and rested. And say it fifty times a day because you probably think about the opposite at least hundred times a day. Whenever you catch yourself negatively brainwashing yourself immediately say it in a positive way. I have had waking up panicky and it passes. Sometimes it takes a week or a couple of weeks, but it stops.thats the one thing about panic attacks they are not consistent and symptoms vary. Challenge everything when it comes to anxiety. Easier said then done but at least be aware of whats happening. If you drink caffeine drinks stop them. And have a small protein based snack before bed  and a b complex supplement. Just to make sure your sugar levels are steady and the b works on your nervous system. View anxiety ias a big bully. Mornings are hard at times it the begining of the whole day so in a way it does make sense.
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    yup I had this today ;(
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    All the time

    stay strongcool

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