About Me-Janice’s Anxiety

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About Me-Janice’s Anxiety

I don’t know what to say, and that is not a good way for a blogger to start a new Post. It doesn’t exactly instill confidence that exciting things are to come. But the title of this post is About Me-Janice’s Anxiety.

I am Janice Fox-Henley and I will tell you as plainly as I can about Janice’s Anxiety. I will write of how it ruled my life for fifty years, and then of how I broke free of it’s worst clutches.

Sometimes I don’t even want to think on the sixty-seven years dominated by anxiety’s grip. On the other hand, I am so blessed to be in control of my life now, much more than I was! Although I will more than likely always deal with a cloud of anxiety, it is so much better!

Janice’s Anxiety-First Anxiety Attack

At age five, Janice’s Anxiety showed up with my first remembered anxiety attack. All my kindergarten teacher asked me to do was show my toy and tell about it. Yes, it was my introduction to public speaking! To keep a long story short, I couldn’t do it!

Thirty-four years later I would have a physician put a name to what had happened to me when I was five. Social Anxiety Disorder with anxiety and panic attacks was the diagnosis he gave to me. With Bipolar and Severe Depression, the report was complete.

Anxiety would cripple my ability to do everything from Book Reports, to Class Presentations, even to trying out for extracurricular activities in school.

Success From Janice’s Anxiety

In July 2018, I found CBD oil, tried it, and got a physical measure of relief! With this success, I went forward and found Barry Joe McDonagh’s program PanicAway.

The PanicAway program helped me adjust my way of thinking, successfully as years of psychiatry had not done.

Depression Is Not A Friendly Emotion

During the Fall of the year I became nine years old, depression settled heavily on my young head. I know this is how old I was because we lived close to an old cemetery and I would walk the rows of the graves.

Crying because I am so angry the dead people get to be dead, it doesn’t seem fair at all!

To a greater or lesser degree, with other mitigating factors, I felt like this for fifty-four years! During this time I married and we raised two healthy well-adjusted people, a miracle isn’t it?

For the last fifteen years I have lived without Depression, for in 2004 after a prolonged bout with Bipolar Mania, I was no longer depressed! Now, this is on my mind today this day in June 2019, because I sense Depression starting.

I am not sure how to handle this? First, I will make sure I am taking my medications correctly and on time.

I will more post later………It has been two days. I am ready to write.

Depression and Anxiety-Mania

If I put a touch of Bipolar Mania with Bipolar Depression, I have Agitated Depression. This is not a comfortable or easy to explain to someone else, state of mind.

Besides this Type of Depression, I have had to cope with two other Types of Depression at different times.

First, I lived under the painful Severe Depression that comes with Suicidal Ideations and leaves you lost in a dark bottomless hole unable to think. This Type of Depression requires medication and a medical practitioner to diagnose and prescribe. Usually, bloodwork has to be done on a regular basis to monitor the medication.

Second, I did deal with the Depression that comes from accumulated problems, like financial difficulties, or the inability to perform in school like everyone else. This Type of Depression is predominantly tied to circumstances. Sometimes medication can help, either way, a competent medical professional is needed to diagnose.

Therapy can usually help this person more than anything else. If there is a need to rethink the way of accomplishing tasks, then with a guide to help, one may find answers.

Depression Today

Coming with first waking thought is the need to work. I am so weak and tired due to the Myasthenia Gravis, but I feel such pressure to finish my work! There is so very much to do and so little time!

This situation leads me to experience Depression almost taking away the joy in the work, and for me, there is joy in my work! If you have Depression do not lose your joy! Claim joy daily, hour by hour if necessary!

Thank you for allowing me to write to you!

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Courage and Panic Attacks

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🎁 I want to share with my Readers this article by Barry Joe McDonagh, an International Panic Disorder Coach.

Courage and Panic Attacks

People who have never experienced a panic attack often judge the anxious person harshly.

The outsider has no real comprehension of what is happening to the person experiencing a panic attack and wonders why they fear to do the simplest things.

I know myself that I could not understand how overnight I went from being a confident young man to someone who became anxious of common everyday situations.

Going places took on a whole new dimension as I constantly evaluated if being there might trigger a panic attack.

I had to force myself to do very simple things like go to the cinema or drive in traffic. As a man that type of anxiety really erodes self confidence, as so much of male self esteem comes from being perceived as strong and brave.

…but here I was afraid to queue at the bank!

Today I know better. Through my own journey and all those I have worked with, I know now that anxiety disorders have nothing to do with a persons level of bravery.

I know this to be true because I have worked with many people from the ‘bravest’ professions around. Firemen, policemen, soldiers. All of them admired by others for their bravery.

Some of these individuals would actually prefer to run into a burning building than stay awake at night with a panic attack.

That sounds strange but it isn’t really. In a burning building they knew what to do and how to handle the situation. During a panic attack they felt powerless and out of control.

What you have to remember is that panic attacks and general anxiety have no relationship to the level of courage an individual has. In fact it has nothing to do with the world out there, -it is a problem born out of an internal crisis.

It is easy to feel brave and fearless in the world when your internal world feels safe but when you feel those internal walls have been breached by fear, then your confidence is rocked. The danger you fear becomes internal. Your psychic foundations feel vulnerable.

That is where the crisis originates. The doubting of your ability to handle the sensations shakes your inner confidence and that is what the fear feeds off.

It is a crisis of confidence in your body and mind’s ability to handle the stress. This crisis however does not stop the bravery.

People with anxiety actually do the bravest of things.

They get up each day and get on with life. Picking themselves up after each and every setback. It does not make headline news but it counts because it is real bravery, true courage.

To the untrained eye it does not seem like such a big deal to simply drive out of state, attend church, or go shopping. However for the person with anxiety, that experience can be a massive accomplishment, especially if they have tried and failed many times before.

The good news is:

This bravery does not go unrewarded.

Once the person has triumphed over their anxiety problem, they develop an inner strength that the average person never gets to develop.

You see, no matter how many brave things you do in the world, if you have not been challenged on an inner level, then you miss out on the opportunity to develop real inner strength.

That is the hidden opportunity anxiety presents to you. To become a bigger person than you already are. That is what you take from the challenge of anxiety.

It does not matter if you have not reached that point yet. The journey is unique to everyone so do not judge your progress against others.

The only thing that matters is that you persist.

Persistence will ensure your success.

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Kind Regards

Barry McDonagh

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