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Anxiety Strikes

I’m in the middle of an anxiety attack! Let me describe what this evil disorder feels like.

My heart is racing…I can her it pounding through my chest…my ears feel full, my head is foggy, my right hand is trembling uncontrollably, my stomach is in knots, I feel like something horrible is about to happen, my breathing is rapid and shallow, I feel dizzy and nauseous, I have an overwhelming desire to run. Just run far, far away from the danger my mind perceives.

I’ve done my 747 breathing technique (seven deep slow breaths in – hold for four seconds – seven slower breaths out, repeat three times), but It’s not helping because this attack came on suddenly without any reason.

I had to take anxiety meds to slow my brain and flight or fight response down and I had to write this post. This post is important to me as it describes an anxiety attack while in the throes of one.

It sucks. Big time sucks. The good news is it will pass soon and then I’ll be exhausted. So most likely I will take a nap to rest my body and mind.

This is my reality today. It’s not fun that’s for certain. Luckily, I have tools to help me through.

If you have untreated anxiety and/or depression I strongly encourage you to speak with your doctor. It is also helpful to turn to professionals like a psychiatrist and therapist who specialize in these conditions.

The one thing I do not want you to do is give up hope. Help is available and there is nothing wrong with seeking help.

Blessings, Peace and Love,

Diane💙

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A journey of self.

2 thoughts on “Anxiety Strikes

    1. Thank you. You can feel very isolated, which is why I changed the entire focus of my blogging because I’m tired of stigmas surrounding mental health. People need to know they’re not alone and that help is available for the asking.

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