The worst part about anxiety disorders is that even though you know how irrational and stupid your fear is, you can’t help panicking.people never seen to understand this & it’s really frustrating to explain that you KNOW it’s stupid to feel like this but you can’t help it.
The other day I told someone about mine and they literally responded with “Okay well THAT’S a little ridiculous and excessive”
Actually this is kind of inaccurate. Yes this is a disorder we have that can’t be helped but there are preventative actions you can take like correct diet and excercise and you can predict when attacks happen for you a lot of the time (like for me if my iron gets too low or I had a bad night sleep, I ussually have an attack the next day at the first stressful thing that pops up like having to drive somewhere.) Also once you identify a panic attack you have every capability to stop it because it is really something that is all in our heads (I dont mean that in a demeaning way but in a empowering way.) A panic attack can not be sustained by the body for no more than 15min. So take a deep breath. Relax your mind as much as you can and remember that this is not something that controls you but something you control. <3