I have found ways to "talk myself out" of a full blown anxiety attack.
I tend to have to go to a quiet room and start breathing deeply.
I do yoga and find that incredibly beneficial...the gym also helps.
There are lots of good work books out there that can teach you breathing techniques and coping mechanisms.
Some will work for you and some will not.
I have anxiety...I keep it fairly controlled.
There are times if things get stressful at home and then at work I can feel myself start to spiral. You will get to know the signs and signals and be able to almost see it coming. At least in my case that's how it is.
Eating well is also a huge help in keeping it under control.
I've noticed if I've had a bad week eating crap then I tend to notice anxiety more so in a situation than if I had stayed "clean eating".
I use lorazepam..which I don't take often. What I really need is a sleeping pill as maintaining a healthy sleep cycle is incredibly important for coping.
Smart to get the melatonin..I can't as I have small kids and God forbid my H gets up with them. But that's a whole other story.
Hope things get better for you Annie...talk to your doctor. They will steer you in the right direction. You might notice this feeling only happens a few times your lifetime or this might be the trigger for you.
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