Will I ever be able to go to the grocery store without a panic attack occurring?
Last Updated: 04/24/2018 at 11:28am
Lindsay Simon, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
I work from a holistic perspective to help my clients heal from various mental, emotional, and relationship problems. My style is direct,honest, supportive, and nonjudgmental.
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I cant imagine how difficult that must be. Do you only have the panic attacks when you are in a crowd at the store? if so, is there a store near you opened for 24 hours? maybe you could go late or really early before a crowd is there and slowly work up to going when the store if full of people. Best Wishes!
No cuz your fucking crazy. And this site will never help you. Be yourself. That's all that matters. Turn on, freak out, get beaten
Yes I have had the same issue, (am still a bit) Because the grocery store is where my first attack happened I avoided going there for a few months but the other day I faced it I went in and immediately started to have an attack but instead of leaving I thought about the things I needed to buy and told my self I will get one thing at a time, if at any time it became too much I would leave the other items and pay for what was in my basket after the 4th or 5th item my attack had passed and I done my whole shop and left feeling not only ok but so proud that it had not stopped me. Just recognise the attack, breath and distract. once your brain recognises the is no "real" danger you will be able to do this more easily.
Yes. Yes, you will. Someday you'll go to a grocery store and everything will be fine. I promise, it's gonna happen and it's gonna feel so good. Recovery is really hard. Anxiety is really hard to resolve. But if you keep working hard on it (it's not gonna be easy. It's never easy. But it's more than worth it) it will happen someday. Yes. I promise.
Yes, It is very much possible.You learn from each panic attack. Learn to control it better each time
there's a possible one day, but it's more likely that you'll have an attack. But it's okay sometimes love dont worry. :)
It depends on why your panic attack happens in the first place, and always remember if you ever get the attack try giving your self some space from the crowd and from the thing that caused it and give yourself some time to recuperate.
Absolutely! I personally struggled with panic disorder for many years before utilizing various methods to learn to control this fear before having to be in public!
Yes, you will. If you want to make a change, I believe you can. With determination and willingness to make a change in your life, you can reach your goals.
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