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snowangel posted:
I used to get anxiety attacks like 9 years ago i was taking medication for it, stopped taking it after cus i did it on my own, i didnt need them anymore. Than last night i had an incident that upset me so much i was very upset and this morning i was ok then i suddenly got this weird anxiety attacks again... i guess last nights fiasco triggerd it again... but nnow its a little different. I feel this sensation in my heart then i feel diarrhea n my stomach feels weird then it passes. and im normal again.....
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
You obviously had a scare and that triggered the normal response of activating your body to help keep you safe. Anxiety and the fight/flight syndrme are one and the same with the exception that anxiety usually comes when no danger is obvious, but there is "danger" in your mind. Doesn't mean you have a psychiatric disorder, just a real scare.

To help yourself calm down whenever you need, check into our Tips column and begin using the relaxation breathing we have there in a video tutorial. I think it may be just what you need.

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