Anxiety attacks can disrupt your life in general. How are you supposed to live the life that you want to live, and deal with these attacks at the same time?
Anxiety attacks can happen to anyone who is under a great deal of stress for whatever the reason may be. Family, friend, and marital problems could be the culprit. Or, health issues, job woes, or money troubles could be it. Some people have chronic anxiety problems, and worry about each and every little thing that comes their way — no matter how great or small it is. The hard thing about anxiety is knowing how to live with the attacks that often plague the mind and body.
When you have an anxiety attack, you may feel shortness of breath. You may begin to sweat. You may feel numb, or have a sense of absolute terror. You may have a rapid heart rate and find that you can’t breathe very well. You may even lose consciousness. No matter how long or short your anxiety attack is, it is no doubt a very difficult thing to deal with.
In order to live as normal of a life as you can with extreme anxiety, you should be aware of a few things. First of all, if your anxiety is severe enough, you can take a prescription anti-anxiety medication to help you though the attack. This medication must be prescribed by a qualified mental health professional such as a psychologist. Your family doctor could also prescribe such medication, but it is usually beneficial to patients to see a therapist who specializes in the area. Some anti-anxiety medications that may be prescribed include Valium, Xanax, and Lorezapam. It is important that your doctor or therapist monitor your usage of these drugs, as they can be addicting or have side effects. Your doctor or therapist can ensure that you are using them correctly and are benefiting from them.
Another thing you can do to make living with anxiety easier is to exercise. Exercising not only works the body and helps you to have a more positive attitude about yourself, but it also increases the serotonin levels in your brain. Serotonin is the chemical that makes your mood improve. One of the best things you can do to make yourself feel good is to develop a consistent exercise routine and stick to it. Your body will get used to releasing the negative stresses day by day and your mood will no doubt improve.
Simply surrounding yourself with positive people will also help you to live a more stress-free live and cope with any anxiety attacks that may come. Being able to talk and laugh with family and friends can be an excellent stress reliever. Talking with others can also ease your anxiety and help you to feel like you are not all alone. Oftentimes, many people with severe anxiety feel alone and isolated from the rest of the world. They may believe that no one can understand or help them. But the truth is that we all experience anxiety from time to time. Those with extreme anxiety can expect that others will understand and help.