Curing Anxiety and Panic Attacks

I remember my first anxiety attack as if it was yesterday; I was working late at a small manufacturing plant.  The only office worker still there, I was taking a break to stretch my legs and get some fresh air.  I was just walking back to my desk when my whole upper body went numb.  My heart started beating rapidly; I got tunnel vision, and felt light headed and weird.  It kept getting worse and worse.

I walked out to the manufacturing floor of the plant where there were other workers who would see me if I keeled over, and informed them of how I was feeling.  As my condition continued to escalate, I was sure that I was having a heart attack, so I laid down on the cement floor and had them call for an ambulance.  When the ambulance arrived, my blood pressure and heart rate were through the roof.  Blood pressure of 190 over 150 and heart rate of 240 beats a minute.  They rushed me to the emergency room where I was hooked to an EKG machine, and given a sedative to calm me down.  They also took blood to check for an enzyme present during heart attack.

Luckily, all tests came back negative for heart attack.  The next week or so every time I tried to leave the house, my heart would start pounding out of my chest, then seem to calm down when I went back in and laid down.  Over the next couple of weeks I had many other tests done to rule out other problems.  Eventually, it was diagnosed as How to Buy Xanax 1 Mg Online without Prescription an anxiety attack and I was given Xanax to treat the symptoms. Buy Xanax Online  The Xanax really helped arrest the attacks once they started, unfortunately it’s not a good preventive treatment.  It also left me feeling groggy and tired, and seemed to affect my short term memory a little bit.

That was almost thirteen years ago and I was just about to turn thirty years old when that happened.  Prior to that first anxiety attack, I have never had an incident anything like that.  I’m very easy going, and don’t tend to get stressed about much.  For a number of years after that first event, I had re-occurring anxiety attacks.  When these happened my internal dialog usually went like this:  “What’s this pain in my chest?”, “Is it a heart attack?”, “Probably not, it hasn’t been all the other times.”, “But this one feels enough different that it really could be the big one.”  Then usually my hearts starts beating faster, and my face and upper body start becoming numb as I unconsciously start hyperventilating.  I go through the internal dialog again…the symptoms increase, plus there are other added symptoms as it gets worse, such as neck ache, aches in shoulders and arms – you know, all the good old signs of a real heart attack.  That’s one of the deceiving things of anxiety and panic attacks, you would swear it must be a heart.

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