Knowledge is the key when dealing with an anxiety or panic disorder. The more you know about what affects the illness can have on the body, the better you will start to realize what your body is telling you. For example, you are having an anxiety attack. You start to get dizzy, your breathing gets more rapid and soon you feel like you are going to pass out. If you already know that because of the anxiety attack you are not breathing properly that is hyperventilating, you will know what to do to stop it from happening.
If you know that, when you have an anxiety/panic attack, that your body produces a large amount of adrenaline, which in turn causes all sorts of feelings in your body, including dizziness, hyperventilation and a feeling of not being here, then you will know what to do to calm it all down. I will get into techniques in my next blog, but I want you to research as much as you can about the affects of the anxiety/panic attack on the body if you can, if not, I will mention more soon.
First thing you have to do, especially if you are having one now , is recognize that you are having one, and know that it can't really hurt you. Just sit down and breathe deeply.
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