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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:58 AM

9. What works for me with my anxiety

is to start making a list. Of anything. I don't even have to write it down, just think about making a list of something. Books I want to read, places I want to visit, etc. Calming stuff, not a list of things to do... Something about focusing my mind on one thing and really focusing on it can calm me down pretty quickly.

My trigger is bridges. Was on the Delaware Memorial Bridge the first time I had a panic attack. Didn't know what it was, though I was dying. Thank god I wasn't driving. Now, I literally have to talk myself over it. "It's just a bridge, you've been across this one tons of time, you are always fine, etc." Have not had another panic attack on one, but I can feel the anxiety creeping up.

Hang in there...keep keeping calm. You have made so much progress since September, you will get through this as well.

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