15 Tips to Combat Anxiety

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What is an anxiety attack? An anxiety attack is described as episodes of high degree stress responses accompanied by or precipitated by a high degree of fear or anxiety.

Here are some symptoms:

  • A feeling of overwhelming fear
  • Feelings of going crazy or losing control
  • Feeling like you might pass out
  • An urgency to escape
  • Dizziness
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Loss of breath
  • Weak in the knees
  • Turning Pale
  • Chest pressure or pain
  • Feeling detached from reality
  • Burning skin
  • Pins and needles feeling
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Numbness and/or tingling sensation

This list is not exclusive, there are many other symptoms. Now I am going to share some tips from Anxiety and Depression Association of America on how to combat anxiety. Anxiety attacks can be debilitating; they can make you feel awful. These episodes can be extremely intense and frightening.

Tips to combat anxiety include:

  • Eating healthy
  • Take a time out
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Exercise daily
  • Take deep breaths
  • Count to 10 slowly
  • Accept that you can not control everything
  • Do your best
  • Welcome humor
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Learn what triggers your anxiety
  • Get involved
  • Talk to someone
  • Getting help online

Anxiety is no joke. I personally feel like I am trapped, can’t breathe, and will need to be taken to a safe space immediately. The anxiety attacks can be triggered by many things but most often for me it is from being abandoned as a child and many other things. I get extremely worried if family members aren’t where they say they are going to be at a certain time. This often leads to a panic attack because I fear the worst possible outcome. When having a panic attack my whole chest area above my breasts turns extremely red and splotchy. This is usually an indication that I am about to lose control. Sometimes it can take hours for these feelings to go away.

Anxiety can be treated with medication, therapy, complementary and/or alternative treatments, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).  Please consult your doctor if you believe you have anxiety issues and about your options for a treatment plan. There are multiple ways for anxiety symptoms to be decreased.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “15 Tips to Combat Anxiety

  1. Thank you for posting this. I have been struggling with anxiety for most of my life and I know how hard it can be. It’s very important for people to try to understand what it feels like. Many people do not get it because it’s not something you can’t see on the outside (like a broken leg for example). There still is a big taboo when it come to anxiety disorders so:
    Thank you for sharing and for the tips!

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    1. You’re very welcome! Im so glad to see people more receptive to the idea of the many hidden illnesses that are out there. I hope you get some use out of this post. Thanks for reading!

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  2. I’m actually dealin with anxiety almost every day so i know how difficult it is to have it and how hard to cope with it…. my depression strikes in unexpected time and place .. talking to someone especially a friend who understand your situation is indeed very helpful…
    thanks for sharing these tips, i will definitely keep them all in mind

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    1. Thanks for reading, and I hope that they help you in one way or another. I talk to my aunt mostly, she’s a great listener. Love that woman like a 2nd mama! Thanks for your comment also! 🙂

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