This morning I have woken up, done the breakfast stuff and suddenly with no warning, I have started feeling anxious and it just keeps building up, now my chest is tight, and I feel like I want to throw up.
Nothing has triggered it, I just want to build a den and go and hide. My partner is at home today, so thankfully can do the outdoor bits, but just thinking about going outside makes me want to vomit. I feel like I can't breathe.
Tried taking long deep breathes. I am so sick of feeling like this once a week and nothing seems to be triggering it. Its almost like my brain goes, nothing on today lets have a good ol' panic attack.
I hope you find something that helps. I have tried CBT, and just started some new pills yesterday - desperately hoping they will help. And read a self help book yesterday. Fingers crossed we can all get better!
I've only had a slight insight into it, so can only imagine how awful it might be. My Mum suffers from it terribly
As I said, I've only had it a little bit, but what helped for me was telling myself that it's just a reaction my body is having. That actually, that's all it is. That I can just ignore it, that I can go out/do whatever, because it's not actually capable of 'doing' anything, it's simply a reaction. Sort of taking the power away from it, rather than empowering it.
I take myself off to a quiet corner, read a book or just close my eyes and try to meditate. It does help. There's also a good self help book called 'when panic attacks' which I read and that helped me understand more about the physiological side of panic and anxiety and the affects on the body.
Hello op sorry to hear this. Anxiety is horrendous.
I had a bad spell for several weeks recently. I tried a new technique which I found helped. Rather than resisting the anxiety I tried to locate the feelings in my body & breathe deeply into them, saying in my head "welcome, anxiety ". I did find that accepting the feelings helped to take the edge off. It's a mindfulness technique. However I also re started antidepressants & they have finally kicked in, I'm so grateful. Hope you get your breakthrough soon.