Anxiety and depression
I suffer with anxiety badly when i have a attack i feel like i wanna pass out and someones grabbing my throat! Im starting a new job soon and im worried about travelling alone on the train! Any advice? Sammy
Hi Sammy, I felt exactly the same in an panic attack. I was scared to be on my own incase I passed out ( which I neva did ) that's why I avoided stopping on my own wen OH was out working incase I passed out. I've a big fear of it. The only advice I can give is take a bag to breath into incase u start to panic. Keep telling ur self that it will pass as uve had one before and uve got thou it so u can now. Easyer said then do-ne I know. Hope u get on ok xxx
Hi Sammy & Welcome
Anxiety attacks can make us feel we are going to pass out , even though thank goodness we dont tend to , but nether the less the fear we feel when we feel this way is very frightening
It does take some practice , but as you no this is a panic attack when it comes on if you can try & accept it as the more we fear it the more we panic & try & , breath in taking deep breaths in & slowly releasing them out it does help
I dont no how bad this is effecting you or how often , but if it is becoming a real problem , speaking to your GP might be an idea , you dont have to always have meds , but maybe some counselling would help
I cant say I am an expert on travelling on trains , but when ever I am going any where , the first thing that helps me is to be organized
So the night before I would make sure I had everything ready , clothes , what I needed to take , money , tickets , so when I got up , all I had to do is get myself ready , pick up everything I needed & go , this eliminates any panic before the journey
I dont no if you are someone that has breakfast , but if so i would , if not I would take something to snack on & a bottle of water
Making sure I was there in plenty of time for the train , again helps me to stop panicking
Maybe you have a lucky charm or something you could have in your pocket , no one knows it is there but you could keep messing with it for comfort
I have a ring I wear & I fiddle with that on my finger , it means alot to me & helps me to feel secure
You could take a book or ipod with music to distract yourself
If you have a phone with the internet on , you could look or even post on this site , while travelling , knowing people will be reading it that understand
Dont no if any of this will help , but someone else might have some tips when they see your post
Keep talking on here people will support you
Thank you for the advice.. What scares me is my vision goes completely white and i cant see. It doesnt last very long but during these times i struggle to even keep my thoughts straight. I have spoken to my GP and i am on medication. Its just very difficult and sad for me as i feel trapped in my own body xx
A lot of us have this visual disturbance , it seems quite common with anxiety
Have you mentioned it to your GP
If you have you need to try & believe them I no its hard to but they will be right , if you havnt , just mention it the next time you go , i am sure they will say its your anxiety , but it will just give you peace of mind
Hi have you a friend who will go with you the first day or week. Once you know the routine your anxiety may subside
Yh i will see if anyone can come with me thanks
I have trouble in the trains and buses in the morning, I've found if it's really busy then I just stand at the door on the train and I have plenty of room to move about if I start to feel panicky or anything, also I find if I listen to music on the way to the station it sets my mind into a positive way.
Hope this helps xx
Thank you for the advice ill let you know what happens x
When I was travelling on the train and I got panicky. I used to text my husband, my sister and my friend one of them always answered back, I also used to play angry birds or candy crush. I used to travel up to my mums and the train journey was about 3hrs long. Xxxx
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