My lifelong battle with (gad) General Anxiety Disorder

My lifelong battle with (gad) General Anxiety Disorder

I first started having anxiety attacks when I was 12 years old. I didn’t even know what they were at the time I just remember feeling dizzy, my hands were sweating, and it felt like there was an elephant on my chest. I always knew for sure I was having a silent heart attack. They got so bad I could barely sit in class I remember sitting in class and panicking about being stuck in the classroom. I would have panic attacks because I was so scared of actually having a panic attack.

My parents decided to take me to a psychiatrist. He wanted to put me on medication, I think xanax is what it was, but my parents refused they knew how dangerous Xanax is. My doctor diagonosed me with (gad) General Anxiety Disorder. My parents told me we would try other methods before resorting to pills. They knew how crazy those pills can make you because my grandmother was stuck on them because of death of my grandfather. She had become addicted. Anxiety attack symptoms in women can be different that in men.

I tried all kinds of different methods to get over the anxiety but it wasn’t working, nothing helped. I visited school counselars and went and seen more psychiatrists. I even tried excercising hours a day to get rid of the feeling but to no avail. Then one night I was lying in bed because I couldnt sleep from the anxiety and I saw one of those stupid paid advertising programs but it had caught my attention because it was focused on anxiety. I started to listen to it and what they were saying actually made sense. So I decided to give the program a shot and it worked. Funny, you know, all the “medical professionals” that I had been to over the years, alternate and mainstream, not one of them suggested this kind of approach to the problem yet it was so simple. Here is a link to the program I used, this Defeat Anxiety program. Maybe it will help somebody else out there.

I’m 23 I work for a magazine publishing company in New York City.

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