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When a Frenzied Drowning Victim Overpowers His Savior Is There Anything More Tragic? Panic & Anxiety Must Be Controlled

Updated on August 3, 2020
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Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables

Physical Signs of that word - Anxiety

a Host of Negative Feelings
blurred vision
a warning of severe reaction
a cue to sit down
extreme dizziness
normal movement disturbed
heart palpitations
a sign that anxiety is here

Because Its not Air, but Unbreatheable Water, this 70% of Earth's Substance we can "Drown".

Panic: A Frenzied Swimmer Drowns His Savior

Panic is an amazing thing.

Humans know that a “panicky fit” in a river can make you unable to be helped. Why? Because you will probably drown the friend that tries to save you. Or. If an expert tries to save you, he may have to deal a blow that knocks you out so that he can save you.

We have all probably heard of such events or seen them depicted on a television show or in the movies.

Having “Panic Attacks” is Different from Drowning, But Not Much!

Panic is a complicated emotional, psychological and physical human reaction.

Understanding it could help us and even enlighten us. And, in the case of those who are subject to “Panic Attacks” arm us against those attacks and lift us to more adequately address our daily challenges.

If you have had panic attacks, they can be perplexing and anxiety producing, simply by experiencing them. When they do occur, you will notice those little glands at the top of your kidneys. That powerful bodily production called -- "Adrenaline". Extra blood floods into the cerebral area to give you heightened where with all to respond to the emergency. Adrenaline is for real actual dangerous events, but alas, we "squirt" it when, many times, it is not actually needed.

It takes just a few minutes. The brain transmits an emergency “noise” and then the body gets fully "adrenalized". Extra blood floods your action areas: the arms and legs, and of course, in your head. Since these messages can be insistent and helplessly repetitive, mounting in an implacable flood of internal assault; they continue to produce and release additional adrenaline spurts. The key is to alter the messages.

Sometimes there are actual events – arguments, threats to your employment, anger with a threat of danger, or some other situational circumstance which makes you feel uncomfortable. OR there can be little relation to normal life. THEY JUST ARRIVE LIKE AN UNWANTED GUEST WITH BAD BREATH, AGGRESSION AND SERIOUS MALEVOLENCE.

Breathe Deeply

A friend close to me used to suffer from them. I would help her with what a doctor separately recommended to her. (Deep Breathing) This had a marvelous effect in simply gaining control of her physical mechanism. With adrenaline coursing through her it was truly helpful in arresting this out of control process. The oxygen flooding into her system had a salubrious effect.

A Programmed Positive Self Designed Statement

This friend of mine designed a statement that appealed to her: “You are God’s Child and you have been given Dominion over your Brain. Calm down!” You can make up your own Mini Declaration.

It can be nonsensical like: “I feel more like I do now than I did when I came in”. Or something that is just a silly self-created rhyme that will make you smile. Or something Biblical, or foreign or comic or Shakespearean. The point is that you should have something that you can pull out of your mental pocket like a shiny key chain and use it to “get your own attention”.

This Leads to Positive Internal Dialogue

Yes, you can “talk yourself into” the proper frame of mind. People are fond of fatalistically declaring that you can’t “talk yourself out of” certain destructive states of mind. That may be more true than people realize. But I think there is great power in the idea that we can talk ourselves INTO productive, powerful and stable states of mind --- especially when we are coming out of a Panic Storm.

Your Emotional Winds Will Respond and Bring on a new Balmy Positive State

There is nothing like a Panic Attack to bring on a Desire for a different feeling that makes you awash in a whole new sunny day. Panic, remember is most often without actual substance. Yes, it’s mental, and yes it can be a disorder, but no, it does not mean that your world is careening out of control. It mainly feels like it is out of control.

Dietary Issues to Consider for Panic

Booze, Coffee and lots of Refined Sugar --- I know it sounds like a regular American diet, but those who panic could take a longer look at how much they drink, when they drink alcohol, how it affects sleep, and thus adrenaline states.

These three "Musketeers" - Excess alcohol, too much coffee and powdering yourself with lots of sugars ---- can band together, along with skipping meals and bring you closer to a “panicky state” than you might realize. Add in some personal irritability, a threat or two -- imagined or real and you can be laying the ground work for one of those episodes that make us tremble.

Anxiety Should be Watched and Given Attention

While anxiety and panic are not the same; they are nevertheless to be found in the same people. Not all those with anxiety also have panic attacks, but those with panic attacks often do suffer from anxiety.

Panic is a dramatic event that points internally to quite a few issues. It is like the body is ringing an alarm bell even though it is not literally “on fire”.

If you suffer from panic episodes, or attacks or you feel you have the “disorder”, take care of yourself on a broad and comprehensive basis. Get professional help, read some pertinent books; avail yourself of groups and associations that are designed to help. This is a human condition that many are not open and honest about. Take heart in the idea that you are among a group called the human race; and we all need help.

However, most people who have never experienced a panic attack, or extreme anxiety, fail to realize the terrifying nature of the experience. Extreme dizziness, blurred vision, tingling and feelings of breathlessness—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

I am sure most of you have heard of the fight/flight response as an explanation for one of the root causes of panic attacks. Have you made the connection between this response and the unusual sensations you experience during and after a panic attack episode?

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination. - Christian Nestell Bovee

© 2012 Christofer French


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