Ok I am going to tell you all something I started reading a book called the dare response it is totally helping me with all my symptoms if you follow what it says. I never thought I could fight my anxious feeling but I am. I thought I make a suggestion read the book it can't hurt to try it I hope it helps as its helping me god bless..
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Because of your post I bought the book (even got £3 off the kindle version as I downloaded the kindle app) I can honestly say I feel better now than I have in a long time. You also get the audio version with it, the app and you can join the Facebook closed group. Just the Facebook page alone is brilliant. It's made me understand that you can't get rid of anxiety...you do have to accept it. It teaches you how. I highly recommend it to everyone xx thank you so much for your post, I literally feel a different person already xx
Best decision I ever made. I've actually felt "normal" this last week. It's so simple. I was thinking about it all wrong. You can't get rid of anxiety, everyone has anxiety to a degree... what makes us different is how we react to the sensations of anxiety.... it's not easy rewiring how you automatically respond...but it can be done
Hi, Good to hear this works so well for you.
I donated and got the ebook for that. I read it. I started using it, but maybe I went a bit to quickly, I went somewhere I hadn't been in a long time, much further away from home (I live in a nursing home, mostly because of my anxiety) than I had been in a long time. On the way back I got anxious and used the DARE response. But I also got a new obsessive/intrusive thought, to open the car door and jump out! I was very sad and depressed afterwards and still have problems going somewhere in a car. Fortunately, most cars have central door locks (don't know if that's what you call it, English is not my first language).
I am very fed up with my anxiety though (it goes up and down all by itself, with no known cause, except maybe hormones as I am peri-menopausal.
So today I bought the Rapid Release audio. I hope this will help me to implement DARE better.
I don't have the book anymore (it was a download ebook, and I now have a new computer). I do however have the app that came with the book. There is an audio on the DARE response. Do you think that will be enough, or should I buy the book as well?
Another problem is that I can't believe I won't act on my intrusive thoughts (most would bring harm to me) or that I won't do weird things in a panic attack.
Any advice is welcome.