A warm, heaviness takes over my arms.
My mind begins racing, attempting to extinguish fear.
My chest constricts – trying to contain my heart, as it bang, bang, bangs for help.
My skin, struggles to suppress the internal shaking.
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Anxiety attacks are the worse, if that’s what she’s having. Great job.
Does “just breathing” help?
Actually…yes. Deep breathing sounds very simple but since I have learned how to do it correctly (yes, there is a right way), it is the most effective thing I can do. Whether it be anxiety, anger, terrible thoughts…it always helps. I practices it regularly with my hot-headed little girl too.
If this is a panic attack I so feel her pain!
I tried to leave it up to interpretation but yes…this is what my anxiety attacks feel like.
You capture this feeling so well. It’s funny, deep breathing really works to curb anxiety, but it’s so hard to remember that when I’m in the throes of an anxiety attack.
Me too! Its always the last thing I remember to do … Seems crazy unless you have been in the throws of anxiety.
My breathing tightened up just reading this.
Now that’s a great compliment 🙂 thanks.
Ah, yes. Know, hate, recognize that feeling. Sipping at water helps : )
Hmmm…never tried that. There’s always next time, unfortunately.
I could feel the anxiety here as I read! I don’t do well wi this feeling!
Me neither. Its hard to keep a handle on it.
You’ve captured that horrid feeling exactly. Deep breathing exercises and prayer help (if I can remember to do them while in the midst of the attack).
God bless you,
We are teaching my son the power of deep breaths. Great writing!