What are Panic Attacks and How Can I Stop them?

Hi everyone,

I’ve set up this site for all of you who have suffered the upset and fright of anxiety and panic attacks.

They can have a huge impact on your life and your ability to function properly. They can also be extremely scary and can strike at the most inopportune moments.

I’ll start by talking about my own experiences with panic attacks and how I was cured. I will also do my best to share with you all the tips I’ve learned along the way in the hope that it will go some way to starting you on your own path to recovery.

I  sincerely hope this site will provide you with useful strategies and tips on how to both alleviate and ultimately to make panic attacks a thing of the past in your own lives.

A panic attack happens a when your anxiety escalates out of control, bringing with it a whole range of physical symptoms from raised heart rate, palpitations, an inability to breathe properly, to a fear of losing control or, in some extreme cases, of even feeling like you’re dying. They can strike at any time and they can be very unpredictable and inconvenient in their timing.

You can find my recommendations of the best self-help treatments here.

As an ex-sufferer, I wanted to share my experiences of panic attacks with you, together with my own methods of dealing with them and I hope that I can help you and show you not only are you NOT ALONE, but that this terribly debilitating affliction CAN BE CURED.

I used to experience terrible heart palpitations, both in social situations and alone. I had the constant fear of skipped heart beats, which in turn caused a vicious cycle of increased anxiety, depression and a fear of dying. I would wake up in the middle of then night, my heart pounding and feeling out of breath. My rational side would constantly tell me to calm down, that I was being stupid, only to be denied by the monster on my shoulder! The more I fought against it, the worse it got.

I will show you how I conquered my panic attacks and what steps you too can take to reclaim your own life and banish this horrible, debilitating condition back to where it belongs.

How I was cured

After many years of suffering in silence, I took the plunge and followed a self-help treatment course. They gave me the strategies to not only cope with my condition, but to stop them in their tracks, before they can even begin.

I now have a totally different outlook on life and no longer suffer the depression of wondering when it will next strike. I realize now the condition was taking the power away from me. Life is simply too short and its time to fight back!

I want to share with you all the tips I picked up along the way so you too can take back control of your life.

I am constantly heartened to hear stories and experiences from many people who have either drastically reduced the frequency of their anxiety and panic disorders or, as in the large majority of cases, have completely eliminated them.

I want to hear from you, and how you cope with your condition and what strategies you are using. Please feel free to contact me for any advice and I’ll do my best to help or at least point you in the right direction.

Together we can fix this nasty, debilitating condition.

So what are panic attacks?

Panic attacks can come on very suddenly, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere and cover quite a spectrum of symptoms and conditions.

They can be the result of a phobia, a past experience, a social situation or simply something that you don’t want to face. They can even occur when you are alone with no obvious external factors present.

What are main symptoms?

There are a spectrum of symptoms, including:

  • Feelings of anxiety, restlessness or nervousness;
  • Sweating and shaking;
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed;
  • Palpitations and chest pains (some believe they are having a heart attack);
  • A feeling of choking;
  • Feeling like you are being smothered or even dying;
  • Nausea;
  • Feeling a loss of control or that you are going mad;
  • Headaches and body aches and pains;
  • Chills and hot flushes.

If not addressed, they can lead to depression, OCD, agoraphobia, feelings of isolation and an inability to cope in social situations.

There can often be a fear that an anxiety attack will arise in front of other people causing embarrassment – a very common experience and a reason why many sufferers avoid social situations.

So now let’s begin to banish this monster forever. Take control of it today and start living your life as you deserve to live it.

To your own fantastic future and warm regards,

Beth

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3 Responses to “What are Panic Attacks and How Can I Stop them?”

  1. It’s nice to know that you have been cured with your attacks. A lot of people experiencing panic symptoms usually think that it can’t be help. Your post is really helpful and gives hope to people with anxiety problems.

    Anyway, can you recommend posts about natural remedies for the panic symptoms? Like for example teas or herbs.

  2. Sara says:

    Hi. I was wondering about your episodes of palpatations that turned into panic. I too suffer from PVc’s, runs of PVc’s, and feel that the cardiologist is missing something that could be life or death. I realize that I am full of anxiety but I don’t know which is which anymore. I can’t even leave my apartment.. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  3. BethOConnor says:

    Hi Sara – let me assure you, if your caridologist has given you the all-clear, then you’re abolutely fine – I know, I’ve been there! I suffered for more than a year with this condition and became very depressed because of it.
    Your mind is a very powerful thing and can have a real impact on your physical being. The Linden Method teaches great breathing techniques to combat exactly this condition. It really worked for me and I can now get on with my life instead of waking up with that horrible feeling. Get on the course as soon as you can.
    Love and best wishes
    Beth xxx

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