Does Anyone Suffer From Anxiety/Anxiety Disorder &/Or Panic Attacks, if so tell all the Ablehere users your story & how it effects you or your loved one with your normal day to day activities & mental health.
I had my 4th Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Medical Examination/Assessment on: Wednesday 07th of November 2007 for: 11:00, I was ten minutes late & had to get a cab there due to my Anxiety/Panic Attacks when going out by myself to areas that I am not use to.
They sent me out a cheque for the cab there, but they forgot to send me a cheque for the cab from there Medical Offices back to my boyfriends flat.
The Doctor was lovely & She listened & took all the notes & carried out an Physical Examination of my upper-limbs.
..Anziety and panic attacks can be very overwhelming when they take hold...
..A technique that some find useful:..
whenever and as soon as you are aware of any kind of stress,anxiety,panic etc...try to blow it out...just a short sharp blow followed by a slow deep intake of breath...................this can help to control the physical effects and allow you to take control of the situation.
I started having panic attacks about 12 years ago. I found it so overwhelming it was as though someone had drugged me. I used to rush round the house tidying, cleaning and going crazy as it seemed as though if i stood still the walls closed in and the floor heaved and i was convinced i would just pass away. It started indoors and eventually became so bad i would not let my partner leave me alone as i was sure as soon as i was alone it would happen. Now of course i know i was doing the worse thing possible by accellerating my pulse and heart rate even more by rushing about hyperventilating but i knew no better. Eventually the Dr gave me a strong beta blocker (propranaline) to slow my heart rate untill i had therapy to cope. Im ok now but i,ll never forget the blind terror i felt when i was goin through them so i feel for you scott. At least you have your boyfriend there for you and im sure it helps a lot. I hope you feel better and cope with them more soon.<br><br>Post edited by: TheLadyMagenta, at: 2008/08/27 19:07