There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with agoraphobia and constant anxiety but through patience and determination, i got through it and so can you!

Like a lot of you, for me it started out as just an occasional nuisance. Every now and then I would get occasional panic episodes, hiccups in my otherwise normal days. That is till one day I found myself getting them more frequently, then even more frequently till they became nearly constant. Pretty soon the fear of an attack alone was enough to trigger an attack and then I became terrified of that.

Eventually I just became scared of the whole world and everything in it, that's when I developed agoraphobia. Agoraphobia made me shutter myself from the world till one day I just had enough. One day you just have to accept that it's all in your head and you can’t control everything around you or even in you. That's right you can't always control what goes on in your body. Hypochondria was a big cause of my panic episodes, but the truth is whether or not you get some terrible disease is out of your hands so what’s the point in worrying about it!

I guess what I'm trying to say is that half of life is just pure chance, so enjoy it. Once I accepted that I can’t control everything not only was that the beginning of the end of my panic and agoraphobia, but it was the first step in a journey that would lead me to travel around much of the world..., alone! Ever since overcoming panic and fear, I've travelled, adventured, loved, enjoyed life more passionately and deeply than anyone who hasn't been through this sort of thing can ever hope to imagine, and you can too. Hang in there, don't give up, I know some days can get pretty bad when you're struggling with fear, but a beautiful, bright future awaits you if you just hang in there.

I hope that little bit of info helps. I’ve also created a free video that highlights exactly how I overcame my panic attacks and agoraphobia in case anyone one would like to check it out. Not sure if I can post links on this forum but it’s (Live-Panic-Free) followed by “Dot” and the usual 3 characters you find at the end of a site.
Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
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May 6, 2013