This is the experience of a former sufferer and what she did to break free from panic disorder. Her reasons for doing this stems from her desire to help others. She knows the pain and suffering that you are going through after year of suffering from panic attacks and anxiety disorder symptoms.
"I felt like I was standing in the middle of a freeway with cars attacking me from either side". That's how 27 year old Susan felt whenever she was about to suffer panic attack symptoms while trying to leave her home. Susan suffered from one of the most common of all disorder phobias, agoraphobia. Anxiety welcomed on by not having a connection with a safe person or place.
For Susan these were the symptoms of a full blown phobia. She now can go out of the house because she overcame her phobia. Now she's out visiting people, trying to help those still stuck inside.
Just the thought of leaving her home would bring on a panic attack. "One moment you feel fine, the next moment you feel as though you are going to die," she says. "Physically my heart would start pounding, I would get a sickening feeling in my stomach and a sensation that I was about to faint."
Let's make it quite clear that you are not in any physical danger, when you are having an attack. You may not think this because your body is reacting as though it is about to explored If you can control your thoughts enough – by telling yourself what is happening is not natural – you will help to break the stress you are going through
Many people offering you help with your phobia will tell you this. You need to be in control of your thoughts
When you are having a panic attack this is the key. If you can put aside the fear of the outcome of the attack you can concentrate on what starts the panic attacks and how to stop them.
By identifying what causes the physical response to an attack will greatly help you to understand what causes them.
"You need to recognize the panic attack symptoms," says Susan "If a panic attack comes on, be aware of what it is. at the time. "" Recognition is the key. "
Panic attacks are unexpected occurrences of acute fear that develops without any obvious explanation or origin causing certain reactions. It frequently boils down to fear of losing control and the humiliation of what would happen.
Here are some of the warning signs: agitation, irritability, lack of focus, tension, headaches, tightening of the chest, sleeping problems and physical fatigue
"Panic attack sufferers are usually hard on them-selves, but you should not be, you can overcome your panic disorder" says Susan. "You need to be aware of your symptoms and causes and how to overcome them."
You probably know that the only person that can cure your phobia is you, but you do not know where to start. You need some help in finding the answer to your panic disorder.