In started having panic attacks in my twenties. I had the first within weeks of my twentieth birthday. The first one was really horrible, because I never had faced anything like that before. My heart beat was going up like anything; and my chest was paining intensely. Heart attack- that was my first thought. I started trembling horribly and feeling dizzy. I knew that I would pass out any moment. When I regained my consciousness I was in the emergency room. I was under observation for sometime. My symptoms subsided slowly and the doctor found out that I had GAD.
The next too weeks were just amazing. After that something happened and I got my second panic attack. Actually I panicked about dying. I started getting a lot nervous, and stressed. Each and every moment there was only one thing going inside my head – death. I also started imagining that all my family members would die one after the other.
Then one of best friends gave me the very best option- going to church and telling everything to god. From that day I have made it a point to go to church everyday, and I have never missed a Sunday mass ever since. Going there makes me feel like I am still living. Now I have started doing the day- to- day activities regularly and this gives a break from anxiety. I am a new person now.
The best thing that can be done to get over anxiety is to indulge yourself in something or the other all the time.
How did you cope with your panic attacks? Feel free to share your experiences.