Friday, March 20, 2009

Anxiety Tip

If you are reading this , you probably suffer from Anxiety/Panic Attacks.
I am going to give you a tip for today. Seeing as most Anxiety Sufferers will not take the time to read a long winded Blog, I will keep them short and sweet from now on.

Tip: When you are avoiding as situation due to an anxiety attack or you are expecting to have one if you put yourself in that answer to that is simply don't! Don't avoid the situation, face it head on. If you have an anxiety attack, don't worry about it, find a place to sit and work through it. Breath through it, self talk works as well. Remember others will not judge you because of it, everyone is not looking at you, and if they are .....who cares!

You need to face them head on, and you will find that slowly it will get easier every time you face a situation where you are not comfortable!

Anxiety/Panic Attacks will not kill you, they are uncomfortable, but you can get through it!

Fight it!


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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Afraid to leave the house!

Afraid to leave the House!

I have been there. Sitting in my home, watching the world go by. Seeing my friends and family live a normal life. They go out to play , they go out to their friends, to the store, to the movies, while I sit , terrified that if I step out the door I will have an anxiety/panic attack!

Does this sound like you right now? So many people suffer from agoraphobia, and most start because of depression which causes anxiety and panic attacks.
Usually it starts slowly, just afraid to go to the mall (too many people), then to the corner store, then driving, then, .....I could go on....It continues until you are housebound and don't have a clue how to fix yourself.

I was housebound for 2 years. I hated every aspect of it, it became so I was even afraid to be home alone at all. I thought I would be that way for the rest of my life. I am here to tell you, my new friend, that you can get over it, you can get your life back!

My road to recovery started as simply as the panic did. Baby steps, .......I took a step out side one day....then the next I stayed out a little longer, then the next day I moved even further out. This continued until I could get down my driveway......Slowly I tried new things, going for a short walk with my child, (panic, yes) but I got through it. It took about 2 months to get to the point where I was no longer afraid to go outside. It took even longer, but I now can go to the mall, drive, work, and do most things others can. I still have panic attacks, but I know they cannot hurt me, so I breathe through them. I still have bouts of anxiety when home alone, but they pass.

Listen my point is........If you want to change , you can.....if you want it.....if you want your life back you can have it!!!!!!!

There is much information out there now about what you a doctor who knows.....find a support group , even online , who can help you talk about things.

I did........and so can you!!!!!!

Take a deep breath, and one step out the door! It's a start!


Please make sure to read DISCLAIMER
For more insight into Panic/Anxiety Attacks!

For more physical help with your Panic/Anxiety!!