Inspiring and Empowering Positive People
Hello to all positive thinkers! :)
Hope you're all healthy and happy! Let me introduce myself! I'm Constantinos, I'm 15 years old and I'm from Limassol, Cyprus. I'm a student and a good person! I can describe myself as versatile; I can sing reallly good, I take wonderful pictures, I make paintings, I dance but I am also really good in Biology and Physics. (Although I'm not so good at maths! ;P).
I've become a member to positiveatmosphere.com because I really need some help and support from others that face the same problem as I do. My frends and family are really supportive and patient but I could use some more help and listen to some more advices!
Here's my problem; As a person I'm really anxious and sensitive. I am so anxious that I reached a point were I used to take pills for anxiety! I really hated that period because I'm only 15 years old and I know taking pills, Isn't the best thing to do.. But I had no choice; I used to wake up at nights, sweating while having a panick attack, and I started to feel pain in my chest and I couldn't close my eyes even for a second!.. I had been taking those pills called "xanax" only for 2 weeks. I started being more positive and I could defeat anxiety.. BUT! For the last couple days, I started waking up at nights being a bit stressed. I'm not as panicked as I used to be, but I am really afraid that I might start from the beginning... And here's why I need your help! Any help appreciated!
PS: Sorry If my english aren't so good :S I really try my best!
I am truly sorry to hear that you are suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. It's actually a very common thing. I myself have suffered from and do suffer from social anxiety and panic attacks. I used to take pills for my disorder also but I stoped about 2 years ago cause the side effects were awful and they didn't get to the root of the problem. Meditation has helped me in so many ways, even beyond my anxiety it's just amazing. It has helped me discover who I really am and that honestly has been the most healing experience anyone can ask for. The first thing I feel that really helped my anxiety (social anxiety) was that knowing that we are all the same. All the same in that we are all equals. So there is no one better than you or benieth you. It's like we are all one big family and everyone is like brothers and sisters. And that's how I changed my perspective, I started viewing everyone as if they really were my brothers and sisters. So all of my anxieties about people started to vanish. When I would get nervous around people (or when I still do) I would just say why am I doing this? These people are like my family. Would I be nervous around my family? No. And that has honestly helped my in so many ways also. It has made me closer to my friends and it has also allowed me to make more friends. This and many other teachings I have graciously recieved from buhdism and it's many teachers (the dalai lama, Ghandi, etc.) I know that the things in my life have led me to where I am for a reason including my anxiety. I am in a constant learning experience about myself, about others, nature, and wherever else my intuition leads me..... I hope this information has really helped you. And if you don't feel like it has or if you still feel frustrated please be patient, everything is happening perfectly and when it is time for you to awaken you will....
-Relax, enjoy life.
-meditate, get to the root of who you are
-be kind to others and love them as your brothers and sisters
That's all I got for now much love and peace.
Thank you Kayla :)
I have the exact symptoms you have and I take Xanax for my anxiety. I have a Psychiatrist and Psychologist to help me on this journey. I too do well and then may have a setback. Remember when you are having those anxiety attacks they reach their peak and then come down you have to try to breathe which I know can be hard to do during attack. We will defeat it together-I will help you. Your medication might need to be adjusted check with your Doctor.
You are doing really great job! Keep improving these steps. you will definitely overcome your levels of anxiety and stress, only with time and experience. So relax down, be positive and try to meditate. I listen to meditational music a lot, it helps.!
I appreciate all your advise and try to follow most of it. I have just had numerous triggers to overcome. I am getting better. I am so happy that you have improved dramatically keep up the positive thoughts.