I was 13 years old when I started suffering with anxiety, although I didn’t know what it was at the time. I remember lying in bed at night, I shared a room with my sisters, and I would suddenly feel that I couldn’t breathe properly. I would say to my sister “I’ve got that breathing thing again”. This would make me panic and send me into a panic attack where I experienced shaking, sweating, and a racing heart. I had no idea what was happening and I thought I was going to die.
Many years later I was told that a panic attack can’t kill you and this was a massive relief to know, although I wished I had known at the time!
Just a couple of years ago I learnt exactly what happens physically during a panic attack and why. For me this was a massive turning point in my recovery and helped me piece the puzzle of anxiety together.
So I’ want to share this information with you and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me. Enjoy the listen….
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