One thing I wish I’d know about me having anxiety and panic attack is that it’s ok. Before I found out what was wrong, I freaked out. Like totally freaked out thinking I’d die from having these attacks. YOU WON’T. Let me say this loud and clear. You won’t!
I was so scared that at any time, I’d lose it and never recover, or I’d pass out. Never has it happened. I didn’t want anyone to know I had panic attacks because I swore they’d think something bad, about me. I worried all the time what others thought of me, or they knew and were talking about me. Silly I, know. Your mind can play horrible mind tricks on you.
I wish I’d known it gets better. You can learn tips and tricks to stop and cope with a panic attack. Back then, I didn’t think you could live and manage them. It was tough for me to go outside to our mailbox at first. Looking back, I see how silly my fears were, but at the time, it’s all I could focus on.
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. I thank God I did. The skills I learned and the medicine I take makes this easier, so much easier. I have them sometimes now, and I can cope and not freak out. If you need help, seek it out. Something else that helps is having a support system is so helpful. I’m blessed my husband understands what I’m going through and can help me.
You are strong. You can do this.