Anxiety is real. There are different types of anxiety. Many people will tell you to calm down and get over it. Or you’re over reacting….”if one little thing doesn’t go right it’s no big deal”
But what most people don’t realize that one little thing that doesn’t go right might start a chain reaction for everything for the rest of the day! For me it feels like I have a weight on my chest and it’s almost impossible to breathe…then my nose starts to tingle and if I don’t catch my breath I know I’m going to pass out. So where ever I am I have to sit down immediately and try to focus on my breathing. Once I catch my breath I need rest. It takes a lot out of me to calm myself down.
I chose to take myself off my medication. It was pretty hard to do. But once I started to feel numb to everything around me, I didn’t like how it changed me and I decided to change myself.
I have gotten pretty good at realizing when my panic attacks are starting and I try to get to a quiet place and breathe before it gets worse.