What I Wish I Knew Before Being Diagnosed with Panic Attacks

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.

4 thoughts on “What I Wish I Knew Before Being Diagnosed with Panic Attacks

  1. Yes, yes!!! Thank you for this great reminder. Panic attacks are terrible. Ask for help. Do not be ashamed. There are many people dealing with panic attacks.

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