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Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?

 
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Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
Do you suffer from anxiety? I am like scared to death of everything. Scared of living, scared of dying, scared to go out, scared to stay in, need to be around other humans...then get overwhelmed quickly when I am....I'm bored yet living on the edge of my seat...frantic for no reason....tired of being scared all the time...

I read GLP and have had severe panic attacks in the past...

what do you do to cope? Do you have this too?
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Do you suffer from anxiety? I am like scared to death of everything. Scared of living, scared of dying, scared to go out, scared to stay in, need to be around other humans...then get overwhelmed quickly when I am....I'm bored yet living on the edge of my seat...frantic for no reason....tired of being scared all the time...

I read GLP and have had severe panic attacks in the past...

what do you do to cope? Do you have this too?
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You have all of that and kids? Damn!
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My sons are grown now. :)
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Drink coffee and think of the swine flu that will kill many people this year!
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Drink a lot of water - it helps 99% of my anxiety attack problems. I self diagnosed myself as being dehydrated. I helped a friend with this advice too; he thought he was about to have a heart attack all the time.
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
low magnesium does that

take magnesium pills
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twice i had an anxiety attack, they happened immediately after taking extreme hits to my self esteem. They went away after a day. i don't wish that experience on anyone.
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Drink a lot of water - it helps 99% of my anxiety attack problems. I self diagnosed myself as being dehydrated. I helped a friend with this advice too; he thought he was about to have a heart attack all the time.
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thank you. I am always thinking I am going to have a heart attack. I think about this so much that I actually feel chest pains and stuff. Freaky..
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Yeah me too. It usually is around 2am...I'll wake up with a racing heart and all the sudden the panic sets in. I'll drink a tall glass of cold water and lay down and after about 10 minutes I feel it slow down. Then I drink another. Usually after 3 glasses it gets better and after about an hour it goes away.
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Yeah me too. It usually is around 2am...I'll wake up with a racing heart and all the sudden the panic sets in. I'll drink a tall glass of cold water and lay down and after about 10 minutes I feel it slow down. Then I drink another. Usually after 3 glasses it gets better and after about an hour it goes away.
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that sounds like a symptom of substance abuse withdrawal.
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Yeah me too. It usually is around 2am...I'll wake up with a racing heart and all the sudden the panic sets in. I'll drink a tall glass of cold water and lay down and after about 10 minutes I feel it slow down. Then I drink another. Usually after 3 glasses it gets better and after about an hour it goes away.

that sounds like a symptom of substance abuse withdrawal.
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No substances but some nights I go to bed thinking too much about problems.
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heart problems clear up with magnesium pills
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Drink a lot of water - it helps 99% of my anxiety attack problems. I self diagnosed myself as being dehydrated. I helped a friend with this advice too; he thought he was about to have a heart attack all the time.



thank you. I am always thinking I am going to have a heart attack. I think about this so much that I actually feel chest pains and stuff. Freaky..
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Ok, before I suggest anything, how hard would it be for you to make some changes like, say, never reading GLP again?
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
Surely it shouldn't be about coping, it should be about finding the source(s) of your anxiety, and what triggers the attacks and working through it?

As for coping... when things get tough for me for what ever reason, I like to close my eyes, breath in deep and slow, breath out slow and evenly, drop my thoughts... let go of it all and just rest. Let it all pass over and when you come back round you look at it fairly, not being impulsive because of your intense emotions, but in a clear headed state.

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Becareful about anxiety attacks. Three yeas ago I thought I was having them. Then I ended up in the hospital with atrial fribrillation. It is like your heart is quivering instead of beating. It can be fatal. I had mine fixed and feel good now.

Might not hurt to have an ekg, and CT scan if you have the means.
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Do you suffer from anxiety? I am like scared to death of everything. Scared of living, scared of dying, scared to go out, scared to stay in, need to be around other humans...then get overwhelmed quickly when I am....I'm bored yet living on the edge of my seat...frantic for no reason....tired of being scared all the time...

I read GLP and have had severe panic attacks in the past...

what do you do to cope? Do you have this too?
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
Yeah me too. It usually is around 2am...I'll wake up with a racing heart and all the sudden the panic sets in. I'll drink a tall glass of cold water and lay down and after about 10 minutes I feel it slow down. Then I drink another. Usually after 3 glasses it gets better and after about an hour it goes away.

that sounds like a symptom of substance abuse withdrawal.


No substances but some nights I go to bed thinking too much about problems.
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ok, i only say that because on the nights i don't drink alcohol, i wake up once during the night and hallucinate for the first few seconds of the transition from sleep to awake, this causes me to have a big shock to my system and an extreme panic attack, i have to get up and turn the lights on to collect my bearings.
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If chronic dehydration isn't the problem, or Vitamin B complex deficiency (for the nerves/nervous system) , maybe it's time to try Prozac? See your doctor?
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
Yeah me too. It usually is around 2am...I'll wake up with a racing heart and all the sudden the panic sets in. I'll drink a tall glass of cold water and lay down and after about 10 minutes I feel it slow down. Then I drink another. Usually after 3 glasses it gets better and after about an hour it goes away.

that sounds like a symptom of substance abuse withdrawal.


No substances but some nights I go to bed thinking too much about problems.

ok, i only say that because on the nights i don't drink alcohol, i wake up once during the night and hallucinate for the first few seconds of the transition from sleep to awake, this causes me to have a big shock to my system and an extreme panic attack, i have to get up and turn the lights on to collect my bearings.
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Hypnogogia? I sometimes wake up and see/feel things. The other night I watched a spider climb down a strand of web and eventually drop on my face. I think it was subjective because I first just thought I saw it, then kinda led it on... But I even felt it fall on my face, hard thud for a small spider, as if expecting it to happen made it worse.

excuse the rant xD
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
jog until you're exhausted gasping for air cant spit away the thick phlegm and are feeling the burn, you'll forget what you were worried about
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
Only Jesus can give the 'peace that passes understanding'.


You might well want to consider this, OP.
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
jog until you're exhausted gasping for air cant spit away the thick phlegm and are feeling the burn, you'll forget what you were worried about
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There's an even more subtle but amazing shift that takes place too ;)
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jog until you're exhausted gasping for air cant spit away the thick phlegm and are feeling the burn, you'll forget what you were worried about
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Its true, exercise is one of the best remedies for anxiety
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
Prayer. Deep breathing. Chamomile tea. Counting my blessings. All are acts of the will.

If the panic/anxiety is really, really bad...5mg valium.
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take a 20 minute epson salt bath. you will feel better immediately.
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eft or zpoint
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
I have anxiety disorder--OCD, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, the whole nine.

Panic attacks SUCK! But you aren't having a heart attack. I just have to sit with them and deal with them OR distract myself with something that uses my brain, like a puzzle or game. I also have a low dose xanax to take at night (mine hit at night and sometime right out of sleep to panic.)

The important thing is THEY ARE SELF-LIMITING. They go away in ten minutes or so. Distract yourself, splash cold water, get a drink, whatever. You CAN deal with them. Yes they are horrible, but you don't have to live in fear of them--that makes it worse.
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Anxiety is excitement with a fear judgement added into the mix
cognitive dissonace causes this
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Re: Anxiety attacks....how do you cope?
I believe that the obvious GLP protocol is "panic sex"





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