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BeautyqueenK

380d

Please help! My anxiety is through the roof at the moment, I am having panic attacks daily and I keep feeling like I can't breathe 😥 I also have moments where my throat feels very tense and constricted 😒 this can then cause me to go into panic so it's a vicious circle! I suffer with the globus sensation aswell so I can feel like I have a lump in my throat so all of this combined just feels impossible to deal with! does anyone have any ideas on how to manage this please?? I have tried deep breathing but it doesn't always help unfortunately 😒

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    • bookloverofsorts

      372d

      @Doglover25006 Yes, it seems to be similar - a more common known app is Headspace but it sounds like you've already got your meditation sorted

    • bookloverofsorts

      378d

      A few other things I've found helpful is lemon balm which can be used as a tea or as seasoning on food (it's similar to chamomile and I've only ever found it at herbal shops), to never listen to my brain when I am sleep deprived or hungry/thirsty or during PMS ( this may take a bit to remember during the event but being reflective about a situation is a good start) and lastly, listening to my body and what it needs (exercise, sleep, stimming, food) which can also help identify where the anxiety is being held in my body.

    • bookloverofsorts

      379d

      I take medication for my anxiety which is so helpful! Aside from that, I have a few tools that I use as needed (I still get periods of high anxiety) such as deep breathing, chamomile tea, yoga/stretching, and this app called Smiling Mind which plays meditative sessions as you fall asleep at night (you can also find similar sessions on Spotify). However, probably my most useful tool is to get all my feelings and thoughts out of my brain, either by writing in a diary or speaking them out to a trusted friend (most often my boyfriend). I have considered using a voice memo diary but I haven't quite got around to it. A helpful diagram for getting everything out of the brain is the feelings wheel (google it) which really helps me identify what I'm feeling and therefore calms the mind. I hope all of this helps!

      • Doglover25006

        378d

        @bookloverofsorts I use the insight timer app for meditations. Is Smiling Mind similar?

        • bookloverofsorts

          372d

          @Doglover25006 Yes, it seems to be similar - a more common known app is Headspace but it sounds like you've already got your meditation sorted

    • Doglover25006

      380d

      Anxiety is challenging because what works for one person may not work for the next. And what works for you one day may not work for you the next. For me the key to managing my anxiety was building a toolbox of different techniques and over time learning which anxiety trigger each technique is most helpful for, I find sensory techniques to be helpful for me. Holding an ice cube in my hand, standing barefoot in the grass or sand on the beach, listening to music, a hot bath or shower, the 5 4 3 2 1 technique, watching comedy. I typically don’t like physical contact when I’m anxious, but a hug from someone you trust can help.

      • BeautyqueenK

        380d

        @Doglover25006 thank you for the advice 🙂 that's very true some days things work and other days they don't. At the moment nothing seems to help 🙈 my anxiety levels must just be very high, it's the breathing bit that's really scary 😨 I will try all of these thank you.

        • Doglover25006

          379d

          @BeautyqueenK message me anytime if you want to talk. I’ve been battling anxiety for a long time now. And have tried lots of things to help lower anxiety levels.

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