Key advice from the wisdom on managing anxiety is to try and notice and ‘sit mindfully with’ the physical symptoms. This is especially true in the cruel and extreme form of anxiety that is panic attacks.
more “Feeling the Fear: Getting in touch with the physical symptoms of anxiety.”
Ask ‘uncle google’ what the physical symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks are and you’ll see such delights as:
There comes a point after many moons of doctors tests and a vague incurable, poorly understood diagnosis or six (often with word ‘syndrome’ attached) that we get the Big Dr Shrug (BDS). The BDS goes like this: well you are not dying, there is nothing seriously wrong, and nothing more I can do, um yeah, well good luck with that …. and then the shrug.
more “Chronic Illness and the Search for the Holy Grail.”
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more “10 things to NOT say to those with chronic illness.”
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”
more “If You Are Going Through Hell – Keep Going!”
So said someone terribly Zen-like (no-one seems to know or agree quite who).