posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 09:48 PM
I've had panic attacks and enough anxiety over the years.
I agree with the person who said to remember that it will pass, because it's true.
Now I must part ways with nearly everyone and say this: I firmly believe that they don't happen for no reason. The current bubble of psychologists,
doctors and sufferers continue to isolate the condition from having anything to do with anything and they try to provide drugs, coping mechanisms
I think a lot of anxiety attacks that seem to come out of nowhere DO come from somewhere. And we can be free of them when we deal with that.
Example: a friend of mine's mother died. She cried a bit, went to the funeral, moved on. Over a year later, she started having HUGE anxiety attacks,
couldn't sleep more than an hour a night and had no idea where this was coming from. She got so dysfunctional that two of her friends did an
intervention and brought her to a doctor who told her she would need to go on anti depressants for the rest of her life. She refused and went home,
continuing with anxiety, no sleep, and panic attacks.
After several weeks of this, the panic/anxiety was replaced with a deep sadness that got worse and worse. Now this is actually what happens to a lot
of people with depression. Anxiety precedes their depressive episodes. So she cried, and cried, and didn't know why she felt so sad. Finally after a
couple of weeks of this, she started to feel the reason why: she was finally grieving the loss of her mother. After a couple of more weeks of crying
off and on, all of it disappeared and she was fine and has been ever since, and this was 10 years ago.
If she'd listened to the doctor, she would be on anti depressants right now and her life would be different, all because she was never allowed to
grieve her mother.
Anxiety often precedes depression mainly because one's psyche FEELS a ton of emotion about to erupt. Heavy emotion is SCARY for a lot of us. The
anxiety is one's reaction to feeling the enormity of this emotion and it's also one's attempt to stave off this emotion.
In almost all cases, we have previously refused to deal with something, refused to make a change, or to acknowledge certain emotional pain. We've
disconnected from it so much, that when the psyche finally has had enough and forces us to feel it, it seems like it's come out of nowhere. But it
These symptoms are often also associated with increased spiritual awareness, an awakening of sorts, and is again, our reaction to something enormous
we feel inside of us.
If this society would not void everyone of their own responsibility towards anxiety, a lot of people would be a lot happier and not on drugs.
I am not saying anyone who takes drugs for anxiety is weak or wrong for doing so. I AM saying delve into it a little more and question the idea that
it comes from "nowhere."