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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 09:35 AM
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Re: Anxiety/Panic attacks

One thing that helps some of my clients is to focus on results. For example, if you can pinpoint the certain mechanism triggering the feelings of anxiety (lets say its caused by stress at work) you can sit down and use self talk to calm you down. Actually sit down and rationalize the fear. Ask yourself "what is the worst thing that can happen". and talk through the entire issue with yourself. You may be tired, you may get irritable, you may get sick (cold, flu, etc.) as a result of bbeing exhausted and stressed but no real harm, no real danger, and continue to do so thinkin out how things are going.


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I agree fully with Jhershorin, anxiety can be reduced by trying to talk it out or even think it out. You may not be able to totally avoid all attacks but you can lessen their negative effects. As a nursing student i went thru a psych rotation where we dealt with quite a number of pts with anxiety disorders. One thing that they are taught is to identify what exactly makes the anxiety happen, becuase then they could learn things to combat the onset.

Jcutler theres no shame in admitting you have a problem with anxiety, we have all been there a time or 2. I find that my own anxiety is manageable if i reason out feelings and thoughts at the moment they hit me. I know that crushing feeling and racing heart are controlled (lessened) by some deep breaths.
Hope you are able to get thru it, know that us forum members are here to help in any way we can.


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Thanks guys you are awesome. Have you guys ever heard of cases so bad where that person has anxiety almost 24/7 ? Blurred vision, felling light headed etc etc. That is me, I have been to the docotor at least 10 times and I am fine. But for me it is the physical symptoms that give me the problem and scare me.

If I fill half my tank with Shell V-Power gas and the other half with Chevron with Techron gas will I have V-TEC gas?

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Ya, those are the cases that should see lexapro, paxil, other meds. and also see a psychologist who focuses on the therapeutic style and not the medication aspect. Holistically approaching the issue is the best way to overcome the TEMPORARY symptoms. Bottom line is you will learn to control things. The basis will never go away - but you will learn to reinterpret and control how things occur instead of letting it control you


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Are you still feeling that you are going to drown a majority of the time. I have a feeling that this is all a result of your purchase of a speed3. The power is overwhelming you and at the same time intoxicating. And if youre not out driving around your body is going thru withdrawals. J/K. On a more serious note, when did you start feeling like this? have you had a history of anxiety or social dicomfort?
Is it job related?


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yea, just simple therapy and prayer can help you out I am sure.
i am not one to believe in pyschological things like this and other stuff similar, such as waking up and not being able to move because you are so scared, some think there is something sitting on top of them in their room.
Sometimes i wake up and i find myself scared of somthing almost frozen but i make myself move anyway.

Just gotta fight yourself to be normal and try to get rid of stuff like that.

I am also one who doesnt agree with anger problems or stressing out.
For that I just say: "Grow up and stop being a crybaby"


I hope no one is offended but i mean, if its in your brain, personality, attitude, it can be changed and its all up to you. You HAVE to have a strong freewill or else any little thing will destroy you.
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I undestand what your saying kspec but as a student in the field and having worked in related areas for over 6 years (as well as having my dad as a reknowned behavioral and developmental pediatrician) I can say that you are very lucky. Some people are able to basically yell at themselves and get over it but some people can't. It isnt a simple mind over matter thing. Many cases are actually neurological. That is where the meds in conjunction with therapy and that ever useful self talk is so incredible. People are born with the disposition to anxiety, depression, stress, psychosis, etc. It is chemical. It is genetic. Twin studies show alot of data on this. Identical twins born to two parents who both have severe schizophrenia (not the typical definition you are thinking of - you dont have two or more personalities) were split up. One of the twins was adopted by a family with a healthy mental functioning household and the other to a home in which one or more people had a personality disorder as well (specifically schizophrenia). The study showd that the child in the healthy functioning home showed no traces of the disorder (which he was genetically inclined and dispositioned for the disorder) and the other twin who had that disorder among their daily environment did show signs. These studies show nurture as well as nature (environment and genetics/biology) and that its not something someone is just a "wuss" and can't get over. It is truely a disorder (not a disease) that debilitates alot of people. I suffered from it as a result of bing verbally abused by a teacher as a result of my religion. It was so bad that i wouldnt go to school. I would cry and make myself sick every morning to avoid it. It took about 6 months to even figure out the origin and cause of the problem and after it I have been made into a stronger person. My father doesnt have any issues like this but my mom suffers from anxiety and mild depression (and possibly extremely mild bi-polar disorder). As a result i have the genetic disposition for these things and am lucky to be well educated becasue I protect myslef from allowing nature to take its path and show these symptoms in me.

Never be ashamed of your problems. You would be surprised at the problems others have. Unbeknownst to many my car has been a source of great stress and anxiety for me. THere have been days (and its usually at night for me when i lay in bed and have nothing to think about) that I am just literally beaten by my own thoughts. The anxiety of whether my car is gonna work or be reliable, is it gonna blow, is it gonna need more money, etc just gets to me somteimes. I have invested over 5 times what i told myself i would spend. Is it worth it? i can't tell you how much fun the car is, how much of an eye catcher it is, and how great i feel knowing that my hard work pays off when i get to NOPI and get to meet with modified mag and race in the national races. But those nights destroy me. They destroy my gf who has to watch me go through the range of emotions and physical symptoms. Its truely debilitating sometimes. And yes its just a car but I have spent alot of money on it and Im at the point where if anything big happens again i couldnt afford to fix it immediately. But what gets me through is the self talk. I sit down and literally reason things in my head or write myself a letter about why I am okay. Why I will be okay. And why this is not something I can let control me in any way shape or form. And once things pass I feel great again. The one quote i say to myself that really really really helps me get by is asking my self "what is the worst that can happen" and the answer is i dont have a car and i share with my girlfriend. I did it for over a year and a half in college, and i did it for 4 months during my car build. Thats the worst that can happen. Yes maybe alot of money could have gone to waste, yes maybe alot of time and effort could be lost. but i then think to myself what i've gained. a mechanic i trust and dont question no matter what happens. a friend that i made who i consider to be a lifelong friend now. alot of knowledge about a topic i was always interested in, and possibly a hobby that turns into a side job or family hobby with a son or something down the road. To every problem there is a silver lining and a way to make yourself feel okay.

This was really long so i'll stop but moral of the story is realize that you are lucky to be alive. Lucky to have people that care about you. Lucky to be smart enough to recognize something is wrong and that you feel out of control. And as a result lucky enough to have the strength to overcome.

Like i said if you ever need help with your anxiety and panic attacks PM me. I'll give you my cell phone and I can talk with you for a lil about methods and techniques to literally fight back against the overwhelming feelings. It really helps to talk to people who have been there because everyone is different and everyone needs different approaches to similar issues. Learning a variety of peoples methods that workd for them often helps you find your own or even improve on your own method. Thus improving your quality of daily living.


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Re: Anxiety/Panic attacks

i dont understand anxiety attacks... like wat does it feel like? does it hurt?
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maybe its like chest shocks?
My bro used to get these chest shocks and not know where it came from. But he also had a bad temper.
Basically when he gets mad, i would tell him to grow up and stop being a crybaby.
He doesnt seem to have chest shocks anymore.
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[quote author=kspec link=topic=83425.msg1564941#msg1564941 date=1184710699]
maybe its like chest shocks?
My bro used to get these chest shocks and not know where it came from. But he also had a bad temper.
Basically when he gets mad, i would tell him to grow up and stop being a crybaby.
He doesnt seem to have chest shocks anymore.
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ooo i get those when my ex IM's me or when i see her... like i feel this mad sharp pain in my chest like right on my heart... is that anxiety attack??
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