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Amet
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
You are so great. Thank you so much for that. I really needed that. Its been a rollercoaster these last few weeks and it has been so helpful to come on here and see these messages.
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2 years ago 0 Courage1984 85 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Nooooooo. Let me be your voice. You will overcome this. Here is the evidence (im repeating myself sorry): 
1. Youve been breathing normally for the past 26 years without your awareness. This sudden preoccupation will NOT be permanent;
2. When you sleep your body breaths voluntarily and without your focus. You wake up every morning alive;
3. You were not born this way;
4. No one has ever died from this; and
5. Ive had this and overcomed it (external proof).

Evidence that this will be permanent:
1. You feel like it is (feelings are not evidence)
2. I cant think of anything else.

I know it's difficult to be rational when youre panicking. I know because it is the same for me. I was warming dinner then I panicked. Then I said the same - im like when the eff will this go away and I feel hopeless. If you notice that anxiety behaves very predictably because I get the same thoughts. Dont believe it. One day youll look back at this and it will only be a faint memory. This experience will only make you stronger. I totally wish I could go into your mind, do a brain makeover and return to you a brand new mind. I wish it was that easy.
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Thanks so much that helped a tonne. I'm definitely not having a great day today. I had a panic attack on way home and thought I can't breathe this time it's for real and felt this overwhelming heat in my throat and chest and of course have not stopped focusing on my breathing since although that's a regular thing that I'm in and out of eberyday. When I have days like this it makes me feel hopeless like I'll never get to a life that I can stop focusing on my breathing and stop worrying about panic attacks. 
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2 years ago 0 Courage1984 85 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hey Amet! I have those days. Some days im like wow, I can conquer this and I feel great  but then boom I get a panic attack and then everything ie my attitude changes. Ups and downs are part of learning and life. Just like an olympian who is training, there will be days that performance will be weaker/stronger than other days. Anxiety is brain training. You are training to become a an athlete of the mind and you will have great days and not so great days. But never lose sight of your goal which is to conquer this. But I know it's not easy in the mids t of an attack. I went  on another trip this weekend to somewhere far north alone to meet my aunt and cousins there. I had such horrible panic attacks when everyone was sleeping. The longest night of my life. At 5am I was going to leave without telling anyone because I was trembling, afraid, had racing thoughts, my heart was pounding, felt like I wasnt there and disoriented. If you asked me at that time do I feel confident about overcoming anxiety I would first run off (because I cant sit still )and probably mumble no I cant handle this. So my point is when you dont feel confident about overcoming anxiety a. It's  part of the territory of learning and b. it may also mean that youre still in the eye of the tornado of panic and nervous. In that situation, dont listen to it because it is not YOU, it is your thoughts about anxiety. If you identify with your thoughts, then these lies become truths. Just remind yourself - it's okay that I feel scared, uncertain, im still nervous and Ill let these feelings pass and the thoughts they produce. I hope I make sense. 
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2 years ago 0 Amet 71 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello everyone, Just wanted to know how everyone deals with their ups and downs with panic. My panic attacks triggered an obsession with my breathing and worrying that I will stop breathing. Some days or even a week I will have a good week and I Won't worry as much and I feel strong, but then other days I feel so weak and scared that I will stop breathing or worrying that something is wrong. It's like some days I believe myself when I say it's just anxiety and it'll be okay but some days my mind is like nope that isn't true it has to be something more!

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