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So it's been 5 weeks since my existing anxiety went through the roof and to some extent I have mildly reduced it using the technique of allowing it in and not fighting it but it's still there and the dizziness is awful now.
I have two immediate concerns, one is that I need to reduce the dizziness, I was in the supermarket this morning and it was a bit better but had to go again this afternoon and honestly thought I was going to faint, I was so unsteady and couldn't concentrate on anything.
The second issue, we are booked to go on a family trip to pantomime on Monday, I have been before and enjoyed it but in my current state of anxiety I fear it will be ruined by how I feel.
Yesterday we went to the kid's carol concert, I had anxiety waiting to go in, it did settle when inside though, then we went to the cinema and it was so bad when I got there that I felt like I was dying, I knew I wasn't but still felt awful even after we got home, did feel better in the film though oddly.
So here I am worried so much, this pantomime means the world to me, I want to go and I want to enjoy it like I used to but I'm scared, we are going to eat nearby before heading to the theatre for the show, I am familiar with both places but if I feel anxious I need to deal with that and the dizziness is so bad I don't know how to deal with that part.
I know I am smoking too much at the moment and that will make it worse but it's so hard not to, other than that it is obviously the anxiety.
So any positive thinking or coping techniques anyone? How do I get from fear to 'I can do this and enjoy it' and how to reduce the dizzy feeling?
I refuse to not go, the kids would be heartbroken and I don't believe in avoiding things that I can usually manage so I need to find a way to reduce the anxiety about it and help this horrid dizzy feeling.
What do you do in situations like this? Thanks.
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