Conquered Panic Attacks
Nothing pretty about it.
You know that feeling you have when you feel like you are about to die? Although, we don't really know what it's like to die but that feeling is very close to it.
It's like things start closing in, things start spinning, you start shaking, you start panicking.
It's called a Panic Attack.
I'm here to let you know that you can conquer it.
About three years ago, I had my first episode of a panic attack. At the time, I had no idea what was going on. I was getting ready to go to sleep one day and all of a sudden I started shaking. I called my mom in my room and she came in there and I could not stop shaking. She thought my blood sugar might've been low. She gave me some cereal which I could not eat. My parents asked me what was wrong, I told them I didn't know. So they dressed me and loaded me up in the car and there we went for a 30 minute drive to the hospital ( yes, I live in the boonies). On the way there, I started hyperventilating. I couldn't breathe. My mom started screaming and told my dad to gas it! We finally made it to the hospital. To make a long story short. The doctor ended up giving me a placebo pill and said that I was "faking".
Weeks went by and I just had this overwhelming sense of fear come over my body. All of a sudden I was afraid of everything. I couldn't ride on the interstate (or what some call a freeway) because I was afraid that I was going to wreck. I was afraid to go in Walmart because I was afraid that I was going to faint in front of everyone. I was afraid to be alone. Everytime I went to a restaurant the first thing I asked or looked for was the bathroom and I had to keep my eye on it all the time because I was afraid someone would shoot up the place.
It's a lot and I got sick and tired of being afraid all the time. I hated not being able to get on the interstate because I was afraid I was going to wreck, I hated not being able to go to walmart, I hated not being able to enjoy my meal when I went in a restaurant.
Fear is the root of all evil. Let me tell you. Fear comes from no one but the devil.
If you are afraid right now or you are worrying about something... guess who is behind it.
Just like panic attacks. It's not a disorder. It's a battlefield of your mind.
Your mind is telling you what to do. And if you think you are sick then you will be sick. Your mind will play games on you. But you can't let it.
And you definitely can't let that devil play with your head.
I started praying every single day. Everytime I was afraid I would pray pray pray. When you pray for God to help you with something he is going to bring it back up and test you on it just to see how much you really want your prayer to be answered.
He put me in all those situations and it was up to me to determine how I responded and acted.
If you are battling with a panic disorder to this day. Don't give up. Don't spend hundreds of dollars on Panic Disorder tapes to help you. Do your research on Panic Disorders, and pray. It's free and it works. You don't have to spend money on it.
Three years later, I am Panic free.
I can ride on the interstate without fear. I ride jammin' to music.
I can go to walmart. I shop for hours now.
I can eat in peace. I no longer look for the bathroom in a lot of places, I don't even know where the bathroom is. I don't care.
One thing you also have to understand is what happens, happens. There is nothing we can do to control it.
You are a conquerer. You will conquer your Panic Disorders. Pray to God to allow him to help you and he will. He helped me, and I'm forever thankful.
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