Panic and Anxiety Attacks : Going, Going, Gone
One of the things about anxiety attacks that make them so frightening is that they seem to come on so suddenly and without warning. Once the attack is taking place it can be so overwhelming it becomes all we think about and the rest of our life has to take a back seat until it has run it course. Having feelings of being unreal or in another world is how many people describe anxiety attacks. Some even believe they are going out of their minds. However, anxiety sufferers are not going out of their minds. Anxiety is a condition where adrenaline is secreted through the bloodstream uncontrollably. It has nothing to do with insanity. Anxiety sufferers may have unreal feelings while they are having anxiety attacks, but actually, these people are usually normal and well adjusted.
In this article, we will talk about what is really happening to a person who is experiencing an anxiety attack and teach some inside knowledge which will be helpful for those trying to overcome anxiety and/or panic attack. Most things in life don’t come easy. Because of this, we humans develop the habit of fighting for everything we get. This is only natural. Fighting for things is the way we are taught to survive. So, we fight very well. With anxiety disorder, fighting is counterproductive. So, is running away. When we start to experience the unreal feelings of anxiety we try to fight them or run away from them. This is normal, but it makes matters worse. When we experience panic/anxiety, our body functions differently because of adrenaline. Because of the different way our body is functioning at this time we will feel things we normally don’t and usually, these feelings can be disconcerting.
However, when we fight or run away from these feelings we bring on more unusual feelings and so we compound our misery. After an anxiety attack has come and gone and the anxiety sufferer feels good, he or she can make the mistake of fearing another onslaught of panic. This can happen because the sufferer feels well and wants to always feel this way. So, he or she makes sure to be on guard so at the slightest sign of nervousness, the anxiety can be successfully fought off. Fighting is a sure fire way to turn ordinary nervousness into full-fledged panic. Without fighting we can start to turn the corner on panic attacks, even though it will take some time for panic attacks to stop coming back after we learn just how to do this. Still, when we are always looking out for, shying away from and forcing panic away, we are inviting it. Giving Up or, Passivity Though it seems like a strange approach for those of us who have fought for everything we have, the way to victory over anxiety and panic is to give up fighting.
Surrendering to anxiety starts the recovery process because when we give up we no longer add adrenaline flow to our already adrenaline rich bloodstreams. Developing the attitude of letting panic do to you whatever it will is the way to lessening the severity of each panic attack as they occur. In time, and maybe you will be surprised how short a time, no panic at all will occur because by ignoring the symptoms of panic, such as feelings of unreality, you will have taken the teeth out of panic. When there is nothing to fear, there is nothing left to fight, no adrenaline and so, no panic. You have seen what Anxiety and Panic are all about; now get help at overcoming these conditions forever.