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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
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Yeah I'm hoping the yoga anxiety goes away cause I really enjoyed it and I can see it helping eventually. Yep! Exactly it feels like something just takes over and you lose control. Its not fun. I used to breathe in through nose and out through mouth and that was the worst. Now I just breathe in and out of my nose when I am panicking. Sometimes it helps. If only I could stop focusing on my breathing and not think about it anymore lol. Then my anxiety levels would reduce SIGNIFICANTLY! I feel like my biggest and almost only issue now is that I can't stop focusing on it and I trigger my own attacks that way. One day we will get through this I promise :).
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
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Have you ever experienced the numbness/tightness and tingling sensations in your thighs and arms? Its not a fun feeling!
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
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In the beginning I felt more like that! Now it's just the physical feelings and obsession with breathing yay lol.
The therapist was great today though I really liked her so I'll stick with her. She told me to do progress muscle relaxation when my legs are starting to get tight and tingly. She also said to look at something in nature even if I'm at work or home just look out the window and really focus on it and notice everything about it. So for example if I choose a tree focusing on what the branches look like, trunk looks like etc. She said that could help bringing my awareness into something that's calming and can't bring fear. 
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
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In the beginning I felt more like that! Now it's just the physical feelings and obsession with breathing yay lol.
The therapist was great today though I really liked her so I'll stick with her. She told me to do progress muscle relaxation when my legs are starting to get tight and tingly. She also said to look at something in nature even if I'm at work or home just look out the window and really focus on it and notice everything about it. So for example if I choose a tree focusing on what the branches look like, trunk looks like etc. She said that could help bringing my awareness into something that's calming and can't bring fear. 
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I told her I use this site but didn't really speak about the forum. I agree it helps so much reading others stories and talking to people who experience similar things.

I honestly felt a lot better last night and had a great night and then of course got a panic attack while driving today and thought oh gosh I can't breathe it's going to stop so I googled all the possible medical conditions that have a symptom of difficult breathing and tried to convince myself it isn't possible that I have any of those! I'm feeling okay right now hoping this lasts. How are you feeling? 
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
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Yep it's definitely a safety behaviour! And no no I didn't do it while driving I did it once I got home lol. Cause I was still focusing on my breathing after the attack. I definitely have a bad habit of googling to reassure myself. 
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Lol! Oh no you didn't at all!
Ugh hopefully we can refrain from googling our symptoms. I've been doing better I used to google it every day! 
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Oh no I hope you were able to get back to sle p after! It's so much harder to listen to your on advice. If you did tests I am sure you are okay! I do that too though I've done blood work, ecg and scan of my chest but I still worry we have to somehow break through that and remind ourselves we have had medical tests done and are okay. 
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I'm having a good day so far! How about you? I hope better than last night. 
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Yes I totally get that feeling!! Sometimes it's like I just want a break but you feel so trapped.
It is definitely your anxious brain taking control. Any strategies my therapist shares I will post them here :).
We will get through this!