When it comes to anxiety and panic attacks, the mind works in crazy ways. You start to think about something, it causes a little bit of stress … which spirals into stressing about something else and before you know it you’re whole world is seemingly coming down right before your eyes. Its scary. You’re not sure why you feel the way you do, how you got into this state of panic but you’re there and you want it to stop.
Whether you’re having an anxiety or panic attack, the reality is that you can control your thoughts; you just don’t feel like you can in that moment. Anxiety and panic attacks are awful, really really awful and they can start to control your life if you let them. I’ve been there. You can learn how to control anxiety before it gets worse.
Anxiety can start to become scary when you feel like you can’t control its onset or don’t know what triggers your stress and panic. When you feel like this, you start to be concerned with doing anything in public, and certainly can lose your confidence at work, with your relationship and in life, in general. The worst part is that worrying about whether or not you are going to have a panic attack can actually CAUSE a panic attack. The best thing to do is to understand the early onsets and the triggers.
Your thoughts may lead you to a place where you are scared of yourself, but more accurately you are scared of your actions. Whether it’s urges to be physical with others, yourself or that something bad may happen- it can be extremely debilitating. Know that if you feel this way, and you feel like you can not at all control these thoughts please consider going to get some medical attention. I’m not a doctor, I just know what its like to suffer through major anxiety and panic attacks and I did something about it. .. now I want to help others.
Possible Symptoms of An Anxiety Disorder
The big question that often comes up is ‘what on earth is going on inside my head’. Wondering why you feel like this, why you have a pit in your stomach and why you can’t control the feeling of urgency and panic is very scary.
The mind works in crazy ways and I found that dealing with anxiety and panic attacks can be a mental issue that is just as paralyzing as anything else. When you don’t know when you are going to have an attack, when you’re scared to go out of the house or be in public situations because you don’t know if you will hyperventilate and have a panic attack can be the most self-secluding way to live your life.