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  1. I am currently seeing a psychologist for anxiety for a phobia I have and CBT is not working for me. I have never heard of Transcendental Meditation but will certainly look into it because I am at the end of my tether with it. I can fully relate to everything you wrote and am really glad that this therapy is working for you. Thank you for sharing an excellent blog xx

  2. Thanks so much for your comment and follow 🙂 Sorry to hear you’re having such a hard time, like I said above, it’s the sort of thing that unless you’ve experienced it yourself it’s impossible to understand! Have you had meds suggested to you yet? My mum suffered the same thing but wanted a quick fix so she’s been on Propranolol for a year and it’s worked really well for her, but I’m always slightly scared of medication (ironically I think it’s part of my anxiety!) so I’m sooo relieved I started TM, even if it is a bit hippyish 🙂 really hope you get yours sorted soon, feel free to mail me at if you want to chat xx

  3. Thank you for sharing this with us. I too suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and have been for many years. I am 31 now and currently on the waiting list for CBT and am on anti anxiety medication. Anxiety and panic are so scary and so hard to get under control. I know I feel worse when tired or hormonal but they can come out of nowhere. Like today, shopping in town and wham I started to panic and was worried I was going to pass out or be sick in the middle of m&s. I just had to leave and get fresh air. I hope to get this under control as it rules my life. I hope you manage to as well glitterbaby40 and BeautyGeekUK. A horrible thing to happen and very scary

  4. Hi Catherine, thanks for sharing with us and I totally empathise; it is absolutely terrifying and I know what you mean about them coming out of nowhere. Whilst I’m relieved to say that I generally don’t get them anymore, I was caught completely off guard by one a while ago that hit me in the middle of watching a film and it was so freakishly sudden and I wasn’t prepared for it at all. The upside is that I’m soooo familiar with them now that I know exactly what they are as soon as they hit. However, if one hits so suddenly then regardless of whether I can calm myself or not, I’m still left with the residual elements like the nausea and adrenaline which take a while to get rid of which is absolutely horrid. I really hope you find CBT works for you and obviously please feel free to get in touch if you want to talk about anything xx

  5. I suffer with anxiety and panic attacks.I had my first one when I was 21 I was a dental nurse just working normal day nothing different then wham.I thought I was dying heart beating really fast shaking breathlessness,it was awful.I got sent home form work and went to Drs,it was a relief knowing what it was and it wouldn’t kill me.
    Im 42 in march and still have panic attacks and bad anxiety,im on Citalopram tablets and they seem to have helped.Sometimes my mind runs away with me and I end up having a panic attack. I’ve never been offered any other treatment,Id grab it with both hands if you are offered as I dont like taking tablets either xxx

  6. Thanks for your comment, Paula. I was offered Citalopram as well as various other drugs but I just really don’t like the idea of taking meds as I don’t see how it can improve things; it feels pressing a pause button rather than the stop button, meaning that eventually you have to press play and everything carries on. I don’t think anyone can ever be cured, it’s just one of those things that you learn to control but good to know that there are a lot of us! xxx

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