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05 Jan 2005

Doc - Anxiety or Panic attacks ?
I get this feeling that I can't breath and it feels as if my haert is going to stop how do I control anxiety / panic attacks?

By the way did I tell u my dad got married again and she is only 5 years older than me and she is having his baby ? could this be the reason for me getting these attacks ??? sometimes things just get to much - oh well I made it this far did I not ?

Angel
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Angel, ]
Well, panic attacks are just very severe anxiety attacks. It affects the way we feel about our functions, but fortunately we DO continue breathing, and our heart continues just fine, if a bit faster for a while. Something like what you describe could set you off balance a bit for a short while, but you'll soon get on top of it. Liza's advice, based on her own experience, is good and worth trying. this sort of thing can easily build into a crescendo, as you worry, then worry about worrying. Exercise may well hlp --- try it !
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