Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Anxiety attacks

About 3 years ago, I suffered from overwhelming Anxiety attacks/Panic attacks.  Which is which?  I don't know.  If I had to pick one... I'd go with Panic!  Anxiety sounds like a walk in the park compared to the feeling of panicking!  And that's what it was... sheer panic!

There was a lot of stress in my life at the time.  Thinks that are hard to even believe now, really happened to me and my family.  This is one of those things (I've had a few) that you can look back on and ask "how the heck did I survive that time in my life?".  But, here I am.

Side Note: It is true what they say, if it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger.

Anyway, I really thought I was dying of something.  In my mind, I was either having a sever allergic reaction to something that was killing me, or I was just suffering from some sort of disease that I didn't know about my whole life.

I went to the ER a handful of times. nothing.  They all told me I was fine.  In fact, they would point out that I'm in tip top shape. awesome.  Now what?

I thought these doctors were missing something or maybe dumb?

Through prayer and more prayer and more prayer and more prayer, I finally accepted the fact that this is all in my head.  But, it sure seemed real.  I KNEW I was dying.  I knew something was really wrong.  My heart would race and I'd start to pace and I knew once that happened, it was only a matter of time before I was going to go into full on panic! Crying and hyperventilating and shaking.  If you aren't aware that it's just a panic attack, you can see why people feel like they're dying of something.

I started taking some herbs that help me to calm down.  They were called calm tabs.  And they did pretty good, but it wasn't until I saw a women by the name of Sarah Williams in Farmington UT, that I finally started to "fix" myself.

I don't know the best way to describe her other than to say she deals with holistic's and was amazing!  A friend of mine, Rachel told me to go see her.  She said that this woman had a gift that was undeniable.  So, I booked an appointment and went.  She asked me about my divorce and she knew so many things that about me that no one knew!  It was beyond amazing.

She told me what drops to buy and put in my water and even if it was Dumbo's magic feather, they worked.  In a big way. 

I don't use them anymore.  And I haven't seen her in over a year but, just knowing that someone had answers and could help made all the difference in the world for me. 

I always talk about her to people and tell them they need to see her but, what I really need is for my kids and husband to see her! Maybe she can make them clean up after themselves!  I need a cure for that for sure!

Things that help during a panic attack:

1-Lots of water! Keep chugging!  That has helped almost every time since I figured out what was going on with me mentally.

2-  Breathe slowly. In fact hold your breath and count to 10 and then let it slowly out.

3- occupy your mind with something tedious.  Most of the time, I was fine if my mind was thinking about something else.  If I was busy I was totally fine.  Most attacks came when I wasn't busy.  So start counting something to "change the subject" in your mind.

4- STAY AWAY FROM CAFFEINE!  That might need to happen for the rest of your life! Do it though!

5- If you live in Utah go see Sarah Williams 801-540-1963

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