Are you kidding! I've been a religious leader for many years. Still, before I start a meeting, each and every time I have to go and sit a while on the porcelain throne. How does it manifest itself? Well, without getting too graphic it is the "all-relieving" way to spell relief. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz - oh, what a relief it is! (from an old commercial)
I am not following you, honest. I used to have attacks, and they felt like heart attacks, from anxiety. Someone told me how to stop it. Do not know if it will work for you.
Go into a quiet room, away from everything. sit down and close your eyes, tell yourself thisis only anxiety. everyone gets anxiety at some time or another. anxiety is normal. it helps us, it is natural to feel anxious. about ( then what ever you are anxious about, writing, not writing, meeting people whatever) continue breathing and talking yourself into the fact that it is normal. It is.
I'v fought with this anxiety from the time I was child.It has came and went.I try to find my peaceful place.Sometimes it works.But at times when I'm not feeling anxious I have these insane heart palpatations that drive me crazy.Then they make me anxious thinking there is something wrong with my heart.At times I can't get myself to leave the house or answer the phone.The drs want to give me drugs but I want to heal it myself.It's a scarey place to be.Thank you all for your support and comments
More people have anxiety problem than we realise, just because like a depression it is not always noticeable. But sure enough you can learn to manipulate it. I do not know all reasons it gets into you, but I know how devastating it can be. I had problems with that when I was in my 20ties, a lot! But now I feel anxiety only when I do not have enough money to pay my rent (just kidding)! Seriously, you have to realise that anxiety is part of our every day life. You just cannot afford to let it overcome your life. Learn to find places and people, that relax you, that pamper your soul and go there as much as you can. And please no drugs and alcohol, it never helps, can make it worse.
The sad thing about taking care of anxiety disorder is to take the drugs. You can't really try anything else like herbs or exercise. I tried that too until I gave up and went along with the drugs. They do help. Don't let the drugs scare you.
My Brother has gone through Agoraphobia
It is one of the anxiety disorders and is generally preceded by panic attacks that turn into a panic disorder. With agoraphobia, you fear being in places where it may be difficult or embarrassing to get out quickly or where you may have a panic attack and can’t get help. Some people with agoraphobia live essentially normal lives as they avoid potentially anxiety-provoking situations.
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my son is 19 he has been diagnosed with "social anxiety" he was showing signs in jr. high...it was mild. now it is full blown. understand ....he works, has a gfriend of 3 years....hes loved, plays guitar, eats well. he also drinks he has stopped the heavy drinking. he has since 2 weeks ago cut his arms and legs ...yes on purpose! and tried to commit suicide. no one understands why?? he has everythin hes ever wanted.....except? to be 'normal' he says. going to mcdonalds is a big thing for him. there are times he can walk in the mall and shop and other times hes in a hurry to get out. his job including him is 8 employees so hes ok with that. he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and received 10 stitches on his calf. he is regretful and says "NEVER AGAIN" "WHAT WAS I THINKING??!!" i dont trust it at all. we are all concerned and love him soooo dam much!!!! he had an appointment the next day with his doctor. a very good doctor (so far! so good!) he was prescribed 'paxil' and well so far hes better and gets a good sleep at night as that was a problem too. oh my son...my handsome, warm, loving, funny smart son. i feel so lost and am a bundle of nerves all day long. i just cant shake it. in front of him im loving, supportive (even maybe too much! but i have always been.....hes my son!) i have to be strong. and im getting plenty of practice these days!! i dont want to lose my baby*
Arachnophobia.....Irrational fear of Spiders.
Also, I have severe panic attacks when I know I'm going to be put to sleep before surgery. I have to be heavily medicated to calm me down.
I'm not a sufferer--short term situation-specific things, but nothing chronic or (since growing out of being a teenager) life threatening. However, my wife has suffered for most of her 58 years with anxiety attacks in one form or another. Sometimes the source is clear: The stress of a move, the fear of the unknown, etc. Otherwise, not so much, an inability to comprehend the "why" of the thing.
In her case, there was no way she could totally manage the problem--just survive it...until a couple of days ago. The key was the right dosage of a key medication, Effexor XR (in combination with several other meds), which she (a former pharmacist herself) and I (a psych major and former social worker) had researched thoroughly via the Internet.
When she DID hit the "magic combo", her life transformed. She's no longer either homicidal nor suicidal, wants to live, sees herself as having a purpose to live, feels "so blessed", etc. etc. For the FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST 20 YEARS.
Since she and I've been together a bit less than 14 years, this is--for me--a new Pam.
I like my new Pam.
wow ghost* am so glad things are better for you and your wife. as you can read below about my son.....he has social anxiety/depression and has attempted suicide. he is now taking 'paxil' (just started this past monday) and trazodone for sleeping. (he hasnt had a good night sleep the past few years) what do u hear or know about paxil? i have read up many times and just wanted your opinion. does your wife take sleeping pills also?? i am a pharmacy tech and am also familiar....just wondered what you thought. thank you ghost! and again....am glad things and 'life' is better for you and yours* : )
In 2001, my father shot himself and lasted for 3 weeks in a semi-coma. Right after that, my daughter got into trouble with drugs. I began to have terrible panic attacks. They were disabling! I wrote a hub about my experience. I don't have them anymore, thank goodness!
i have black outs. at first there's shortness of breath and pain across the front of my head. then my vision gets blurry. next i can't see a thing. it's like i'm brain dead. i don't have any of my senses. people around me slap my hands and face until i start breathing again.
i don't remeber falling to the ground or laying there for however long it takes them to bring me back.
they tell me that when i go to black out my face gets really red. right before i fall it's really pale. while i'm gone my eyes are still open and there's no sign of them moving. once they even rolled back in my head. they also told me my lips turn blue. after i shake it off and get up from the ground my legs feel like rubber. i have to drink something right away because i feel like i've been through a desert.
my psychologist diagnoased it as a panic attack brought on by my anxiety disorder.
all i know is when it happens i feel like a robot that had it's batteries removed.
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety last year, mine is genetic as my grandmother was a sufferer, when I have a turn with it I usually have panic attacks at first then my heart starts to race and i get the feeling of sickness, what i have been doing to combat it is drinking bottled water as soon as i get the starts of one. It calmed me down straight away and then i can focus on my breathing. Im not as bad with it now but it really is not nice its as if your life is going to end there and then.
Some things I've learned, I'm a recovering agoraphobic...which means I can actually drive about 1 mile from my house alone - that is it.
Panic attacks can lead to passing out, I fight passing out & my doctor says its better to pass out because your body will adjust its own breathing. Instead I hyperventilate.
My best tactics: running cold water or putting ice on my wrist - takes your mind immediately off the panic/anxiety.
Slow deep breathing
I used to have panic attacks over going out, luckily I have Hubpages and the internet to keep me company...no need to go out now...ever again!!!
I feel that way too. I hate going out yet I enjoy myself fine when I do get out! I'm happy as larry here at home with my latop even if I've got no TV and no heating.
Thanks everyone at hubpages for making me feel good about my circumstances
I find that too, when were in the house were fine, when were out were fine but its the whole build up to going out that makes you nervous.
With you there Calpol. I've got to even build myself up to going out to the shops!! Haven't been a night out since God knows when...but if I was invited I'd be excited up till the last moment, then not want to go. Odd, isn't it?
Yeah the build ups the worst, I've been known to stand at the door ready to go, but I don't and I stand there for 25 minutes until I go, then someone walks past my house and I wait until they've gone and then slip out the back....it's a crazy old mind...
i agree with both of you,
now my other half does not tell when were going out until the last minute so i havent got time to have a panic session as he calls it, but if i know to soon i stand at the door shaking or panicing lol
I believe anxiety is different for each individual it effects. It could be caused from emotional, physical,environmental conscience or subconscience reasons. It could manifest itself but there are so many factors and reasons that cause anxiety that should be taken into consideration.
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