Silence!! I kill you!
February 5, 2014 5:05 PM Subscribe
Mefis, please help me quiet the terrorist in my head. I have panic disorder and I'm afraid of everything, it seems.
posted by msbadcrumble to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I have been battling this for many years, with varying degrees of success. I've read seemingly all there is to read on the subject, tried (and developed on my own) numerous techniques to mitigate the anxiety, been to therapy (and will be going back once my insurance coverage is active), take meds, etc.
Today I had a huge freak-out-panic-attack-"Boss, I have to leave right now" episode. It made me feel like I just can't handle life. I wish I could have reacted like a normal person instead of my body running on auto-pilot-freak-out mode. I just want to feel normal. I'm tired of always fearing illness and panic attacks and the physical symptoms of panic attacks and the fear of panic attacks.... I'm tired of being afraid.
(I realize my anxiety is partly due to assertiveness issues; I'm working on that. )
Would you please make a donation of your time and knowledge to help save this scaredy-cat and possibly her relationship? Any resources - scientific or anecdotal evidence, books, techniques, etc. to help me not be so afraid of the world are welcome.