I was asked the other day if my panic ever comes back and how I managed to get “rid” of it. I was asked why it started and if I thought I was cured.
I’m not a psychologist. I am not a doctor. My understanding of how panic happens, how it survives or how it is banished came from the same sources all of you have available.
We rely on our medical and mental health professionals to guide us the best they know how. I will tell you one thing, going to see someone that is specifically versed in anxiety and panic is of an eminence value. Panic was such a big issue, I had no hope of tackling it on my own. Because of my pride, I probably waited too long to get help but once I did, things slowly started to get better.
In my book “I was Panic’s Bitch”, I talk about my life before, during and “after” panic and blend it with a client who has undergone a similar fate. I hate to say it, but some positive things DO come from developing a panic disorder. You certainly learn to appreciate peacefulness and tranquility a lot more. Those that are engulfed in panic right now can attest to it. Panic is so massive that even having one second, a true timed second without the gut wrenching effects of panic is pure bliss.
One of my friends asked me if I was embarrassed to be putting this out there for everyone to see.
Well, yes and no.
I have faced odds before when I was very obese. Through my weight loss journey I became a personal trainer and chose to make my struggles public in order to help others. This is no different.
Am I excited to tell the world that I had panic? Not at all. There is a sigma attached to those things, especially right now. The media has portrayed people with depression, anxiety or panic as ticking time bombs. Because of that grand and all encompassing portrayal, I guess, I feel it needs to be pointed out that not every person that has those issues go on a crazy spree.
There are far more people that have panic that don’t talk about it. They fight a very quiet and private fight and do so while working or staying home. They are teachers, doctors, therapists, lawyers, celebrities, heads of church, heads of state and world leaders. They are students, children, grandparents, mothers, fathers and siblings.
You more than likely know someone that has either dealt with panic and anxiety in their past or is currently struggling. You yourself might possibly have to deal with it in your future. Some of you are shaking your heads in disagreement. “Not me, I’m stronger than that.” Well, I am here to tell you, I thought I was too. It happens.
I am a simple person that had several contributing factors and that didn’t listen to the signs of being overstressed & overworked. If someone wants to place a label on me, it wouldn’t be the first time. It wont be the last.
I hope that my fight with panic and my battles with anxiety give comfort to others who feel alone or isolated. My job is to once again show you that other people have had to deal with it and are pushing their way through. That you are not alone and that there are people out there who feel the exact same symptoms that you do.
My life was flipped upside d0wn by panic and anxiety. I feel its my job to make sense of it by helping others. God gives us what we can handle and I promise you, there were many times I wondered why He hated me or what I did to deserve this.
The fact is, maybe it was never about me in the first place.
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