View Full Version : Anxiety and Panic Attacks
10-29-2007, 01:36 PM
For last few year I have had anxiety attacks and some panic attacks. I can usually stop an anxiety attack from turning into a panic attack. By grabbing some calming music or quiet area and doing some breathing exersices. Or I used to go get some thing to eat, or make a friend come talk to me to distract me.
Anyway. I did a search on anxiety attacks on here b/c I'm having one right now. I know raw will stop them eventually but can they increase in number during detox? b/c i've had a lot this week. it's quite annoying.
10-29-2007, 01:49 PM
I'm not sure if detox has anything to do with them but I was like you. I am still a high stress person.. even sitting down watching one of my favorite movies I get all stressed out lol.. Weird eh :rolleyes:
But if the stress become too much my chest feels tight and I yawn a lot because I am not breathing good. I still have the odd panic attack but nothing even closed to before. :)
10-29-2007, 01:53 PM
ya. i'm doing a ton of the yawning right now.
i'm listening to a stress relaxing cd that I have on my ipod.
i need to do my work so i need to listen to it while I'm doing that.
i hate having to wait this out. especially if I keep thinking about waiting it out. then it tends to take longer of course. :/
10-29-2007, 01:56 PM
I have heard that some type of mild aerobic activity like walking or rebounding etc can help. Also they recommend doing something very ordinary and routine like shaving, doing the dishes, taking a bath, etc to help get that "every things OK and normal" feeling. When I feel tense I like to listen to relaxing music at a low volume and then just focus on my breathing for a minute giving attention to the wee small pause between breaths. HTH
10-29-2007, 02:00 PM
:) that is exactly what I'm doing right now. :)
ya, the normal routine thing always helps. Normal work routine or school doesn't help. Usually I go talk to my friend, go to the bathroom, get up and get water, eat something. Anything but what I was doing at the time.
Writing this and listen to the music is helping this time.
I just can't wait for it to be gone. like forever.
I started walking last week at lunch but today I had to do some school work. :(
10-29-2007, 02:21 PM
Detox didn't induce anxiety or panic attacks for me, but the times I slip up on sugar or caffeine send me strait into an attack. For me, I think it's the intensified rush you get from those substances when you aren't used to eating them.
I've experienced general anxiety w/ panic attacks for the past two years. They are few and far between now, but what usually helped me most was intense exercise. Not a whole lot of it or anything, but just enough to get your heart moving. (sprint to the end of the block and back) My body would just calm down from the exercise like normal and the anxiety/panic would go with it. I guess tricking your body into thinking the physical anxiety/panic feelings were from the exercise.
10-29-2007, 02:21 PM
I have had panic attacks for the last 8 years. Raw has kicked them over into high gear after years of not having many at all. I guess I never got them out of my system.
If I have one, usually I try to change my situation. If I'm at a store, I go home. If I'm at home, I go into another room. Sadly they are realy bad and sometimes I do need my meds (1/2 a klonopin). It's that or shake and cry until I vomit and/or pass out.
10-29-2007, 06:04 PM
enough to get your heart moving. (sprint to the end of the block and back) My body would just calm down from the exercise like normal and the anxiety/panic would go with it. I guess tricking your body into thinking the physical anxiety/panic feelings were from the exercise.You've probably heard of the "flght or flight" response where a person gets a rush of adrenalin to deal with something ? Maybe your running down the block and back is just what the body ordered ? I'm going to try that the next time I feel tense and see how my body responds.
10-29-2007, 06:10 PM
When you feel an attack coming on, just stop and stare at something that you really love to look at, something that brings you peace and calm. Then, say to yourself, If am fine, I just need to rest.Don't believe the panic attack. Don't agree with it. Ya know what I mean?;)
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