Anxiety and panic attacks aren't new but my lack of control or handling them has changed since MS. Since I suffer from cognitive and memory problems I can't remember exactly what I did before. It's so embarrassing that I just want to stay home and text people forever but that's not living. I'm sick of just existing.
I experience a lot of anxiety especially if I have to go somewhere. I worry ,needlessly I know, about a lot of things. I use to be a very social person but I find now that I can't handle large crowds and a lot of noise/ The noise aspect is really bad, my head just feels like it is going to explode if a lot of people are talking at the same time. I do find that meditating while listening to relaxing music helps. Living with MS is certainly a challenge every day but hey we are alive and we can't give up. Surround yourself with positive people who make you laugh. I know it is not for everyone but I find praying helps me a lot. We are lucky that we live in the age of computers because it allows us to reach out to people even if we are having a bad day and just want to stay in our homes. I wish you the best.
It's ok Queen. I too suffer from anxiety. It's most intence when I'm about to leave the house. I recently started meditating twice a day. It's helped me cope and I have less anxiety attacks as a result. I hope this helps.
I find that putting a cold towel on the back of my neck helps snap me out of a panic attack. I used to work in retail and had my first panic attack while at work after being diagnosed. I had no idea why the presence of so many people was freakig me out. One of my coworkers notice and helped me out by givig me water, playing some relaxing music and the cold towel.
Sorry for the essay😅 I hope this helps
I really love sparkly things and I have one of those pillows at work that changes color depending on
which way you move the sequins, I find that really relaxing to look at. You can also carry something around with you to concentrate on to distract you from whatever is making you anxious. They sell fidget cubes which I think are really cool, Im going to make a small glitter jar to have with me soon, because again, I’m a glitter nut.
I’ve started meditating every now and again when I fee anxiety creeping up on me. The Headspace app is really great if you’re a beginner (coming from a total beginner haha) Every session guides you through meditating and teaches you how I love it.
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