"How I stopped My Anxiety Attacks"

"How I stopped My Anxiety Attacks"

An anxiety or panic attack can cause you to flip out and think you're losing it,and you have to give yourself a reality check.
An anxiety or panic attack can cause you to flip out and think you're losing it,and you have to give yourself a reality check.

"How I stopped My Anxiety Attacks"

I feel like you can do anything, if have mind control, so if any of you have lived with any form of depression, then I'm sure you have also dealt with anxiety attacks or panic attacks. when we live with depression we worry so much about nothing that we sometimes scare ourselves into a major anxiety or panic attack. What seem to scare us into an anxiety or panic attack is the question What If?, That all it take for the mind to go off on a tangent;causing a full blown panic attack. It's this kind of insane thinking that causes, racing hearts, bad thoughts, sweating and short breaths, which is very debilitating to the sufferer. People with depression don want to think negatively, it just seem to b e able to turn their thoughts around to the positive thinking mode. I was told by the doctor that there's a chemical imbalance in the brain because the serotonin and norepinephrine is running low, causing havoc on your positive thinking abilities. Because of the lost of these two chemicals, it's hard turn to off the negative thoughts and turn on the positive thoughts. It's very hard to be positive when you're being bombarded with negative feedback, believe me I know. I have lived with depression off and on for about twenty years and the sad thing about depression is most people not aware that they have it,until they almost have a nervous break down.

This disease is mentally debilitating to anyone that has it, because you cannot keep a positive out look; because of all of the negative clutter that's in your brain. I honestly didn't know I had depression, I just know that I didn't feel like me anymore, because of the feelings of sadness and impending doom, that loomed over me most of the time. Depression is living a life of read from one day to another. All of the negativity in your life that you're thing about will soon or later cause you to spiral into a panic attack or an anxiety attack, what ever you wan to call it, it's a bad thing to go through,especially by yourself, but You try to keep it to yourself, because you think people will think you got a few screws loose.  Depression causes you stop living a healthy, happy life and start living a life of dread and impending dooms, many times you scare yourself into anxiety attack that causes, heart palpitations, fast heart beats,sweating and breathing short breaths; it also make you have undo worrying about everything. When you 're in the throws of an anxiety attack , you're in a place where you don't wan to be; with fast breathing, your hearts about to jump out of your chest, thoughts racing one hundred miles a minute, but until you realize that you have to calm your self down, your anxiety want be controlled and you're afraid of all kinds of scary thoughts.

When having an anxiety attack, you must talk loud to your self, with positive dialogue like calm your self, this is ridiculous, I'm fine, I'm just having a panic attack.  Then you must take deep breaths by breathing deeply and slowly blowing it out and continue the breathing until your heart  beating is going back to normal and you have calmed down to reality again.  If I hadn't lived my life ,going through many episode of depression and panic and anxiety attacks, I couldn't help anyone with this information from my own experiences.  I do hope that with me coming forward and telling my story that it will help some one else handle the anxiety attacks. and depression  problem. I did finally go to the doctor and told me ,it was deep depression and gave me medication that I was on for about six months and it did help me immensely, and I got of of it, eventually. I want say I'm totally over it, I have my  moments but nothing like  before. I read the bible and pray a lot and keep busy so I don't have time to think about a lot of  negativity.

Benny Faye Douglass

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creativeone59 4 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you so much Brinafr3sh, for visitng my hub and leaving a positive comment I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

Hi, I can handle anxiety attacks better now than I use to. I also read my Bible and pray a lot, I admire you for that as well. Writing articles and crocheting keep me busy with less anxiety. Awesome Hub-article you have here, thanks so much.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Maggs, for your visit and comment it's an honor to have you stop by. God bless you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Toneyahuja, I appreciate you and your comment. Thank you for stopping by. Godspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Candle62, for your visit and comment and you're welcome. Godspeed. creativeone59


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maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain

I can see from this Hub and from the comments that sharing your experience has helped people. I am glad that you have turned these negative experiences into something positive that helps others going through the same sort of thing. Thank you for sharing you are a blessing.


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toneyahuja 6 years ago from India

Nice information , Great Hub..there are no age barriers between anxiety, stress and heart attacks. It creeps up on you like a thief in the night ready to take your last breath away.Say goodbye panic attack, goodbye anxiety attack, Follow panic away program. With simple technique each morning http://www.goodbyepanicattacks.net/


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candle62 6 years ago from London

thank you


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you the pink umbrella, for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback, I truly appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


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the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

yes, but what do i do, i have no insurance. My boyfriends sister offered me xanax before, but i have taken it in the past, and i have a child, i cant be all tired, you know?


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

creativeone59: this was such an insightful and informative hub. I've had relatives with this condition and it didn't manifest until they started aging. I am so glad you were able to conquer this condition with mind control. Keep well my friend.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Pwalker281, for your visit and for your precious feedback and comment, I truly appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


PWalker281 6 years ago

Great information, creativeone59! I feel your pain. I deal with anxiety from time to time and find that exercise, which stimulates deep breathing, helps immensely, as does positive self talk. I agree with BK, it's great you've found a natural way to deal with this condition.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

ftnirish7, thank you for stopping by with your positive input, I really appreciate it,and thanks for the davice, feedback and comment. Godspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank myou Healthyminds, for stopping by and for your positive feedback and comment. I really appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59


ftnirish7 6 years ago

my best coping skill with anxiety has been to imagine the best possible outcome. When i start feeling the symptoms of anxiety, i imagine the end of what i'm about to go through in a really positive way. it helps. good hub!


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Healthyminds 6 years ago

That is very inspiring

thanks alot for the great hub

Stay well :)


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

No Faybe, you're not by yourslef, you would be surpized at how many of us that depression affect. It's No secret it happens, we just have to find a way to control it and live with it. Thank you for you input, comment and feedback. GOdspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Veronica there's millions that suffers form depression, and there many people that don't even know that they have it, just that they don't feel like themselves anymore. Thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you ivori for visit my hubs and for your comment and positve feedback. It's always good to know you're not alone. Blessings to you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you Micky my friend for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback. I appreciate you. God bless. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Hi Pualgc, it's a indeed a pleasure to see you here and Godspeed on your counseling it's important. Thank you for your comment and positv ie feedback. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

You ar welcome Hello, Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback. God bless. creativeone59


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

Absolutely brilliant, all this time I thought I was one of the few. I have high respect for you, and thought "oh she's got it all together" but you are like me too. I learned from a friend at work, she grabbed me by the shoulders and said "Listen, you go put your apron in the window, and go sit in the bathroom and tell yourself, this is just a panic attack. Lots of people have them. It is normal, I am normal." She told me to say it over and over and take deep breaths.

I am glad the medication was able to help you and that you don't need it anymore.

Thank you for sharing this, I really needed it today.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Such a great hub creativeone. There are so many people that suffer through this and I know that your advice will really help.


ivori 6 years ago

Having suffered from depression throughout my life, I know how difficult this is. Meds do help, it never goes away entirely and you're right, they keep you from sinking so deep in depression. You're not alone, girl, I understand.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great job Creativeone! Great hub. Great advice.


paulgc 6 years ago

A very inspiring article creativeone59, i am currently receiving couselling for my anxiety/depression and i am also working on an article for hub pages in order to help me overcome my negative thinking.

Thanks for sharing, Paul.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a well written hub with such a helpful information.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you mrcooper2010, I truly appreciate your visit, your comment and positive feedback. Thanks for caring. God bless you. creativeone59


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Than you menomania, for stopping by my hub and leaving your comment and feedback. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeon59


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mrcoopr2010 6 years ago

Great Article, I feel your pain.


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menomania 6 years ago from Elmira, New York

You can only truly understand and help others going through difficulties when you have experienced them yourself. I am sure even in your depression God had a plan. It it appears you have found it. To help others going through the same thing. God Bless


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona Author

Thank you BK for all of your positive feedback and comments, I really appreciate you. Thank you for stopping by. God bless you. creativeone59


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Good for you creativeone59! You have used your coping skills and created the best way to cope. I've read so much about deep breathing having so many benefits - including lowering blood pressure. I'm glad you found a natural healthy way to to do this rather than taking toxic drugs which then create other problems and more medication and it goes on and on. Letting people know they can help themselves may have to be taught to many. Good they can find your hub now!

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