If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Health, 1 out of 75 people have these attacks at some time in their lives. It is estimated that twice as many women than men suffer from this disorder. Some cases are much more severe than others.
It is very controversial what causes these attacks. Some researchers believe it is hereditary, while others believe it is an imbalance of two neurotransmitters in the brain: dopamine and serotonin. For many, just the thought of having another anxiety attack can bring one on, so it becomes a vicious cycle which can be extremely difficult to break.
Many symptoms are tightness in the chest and stomach, dizziness, lack of oxygen, fear which cannot be controlled, and a feeling of passing out. Some may experience anxiety or panic attacks while driving in rush hour traffic, boarding a plane, giving a speech or an experience where they feel they are not in control. The fear of losing control is usually the strongest contributor or causation to bring an attack full speed ahead.
I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for many years. While many resort to medication or therapy for this condition, that was not the route for me. I didn’t want to deal with the side effects of pills or become dependent on them for the rest of my life. Therapy was useless for me. However. I was bound and determined to beat this disorder once and for all.
I found the most amazing cure and it has totally changed my life. I will never have another attack. I have learned how to stop them dead in their tracks before they even begin. It was so easy to learn and has made such a difference in my life. Now I feel confident and in control of every situation.
By: Cathy Barela
About The Author: Cathy Barela lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves the mountains, music, outdoors, sports, writing and helping people achieve their goals.