Don’t worry yourself to death.
I simply had to write this. Last night, when I was trying to clean the kitchen after my pitiful attempts at making something edible for my husband and I to eat (I was not blessed with culinary skills), the TV was on in the background, there was a programme on about an hospital A&E department and I wasn’t really taking much notice, I was more interested in how I was going to remove the sticky, burnt mess from the hotplate.
However, my attention was suddenly grabbed when they showed a woman of a similar age to me who had been rushed into the hospital with a suspected heart attack.
A distressing time.
The programme gave a brief background story of how this poor lady had awoken in the night with severe chest pains and her daughters had called the emergency services.
The doctors were doing all of the tests and keeping the woman under close observation as they were concerned that she had indeed had a coronary arrest.
After a period of two days in the hospital she was given the all clear of any Heart Attack.The diagnosis was an acute Anxiety Attack.
An acute anxiety attack can be very distressing and frightening for the person suffering this. As the programme portrayed, the symptoms can be very real and ‘physical’!
Anxiety and Panic Attacks.
These are far more common than we realize and sadly, due to the pressures of modern life, more people are suffering. Many of those sufferers try to deal with it silently, perhaps dismissing it at ‘just something that everyone has to deal with’. It is these people who are putting themselves at risk of actual harm.
The longer they suffer, the worse it gets. Eventually it may ‘build up’ inside them and literally cause physical issues with their health. I am sure you have heard of the saying ‘you will worry yourself to death’!
Don’t let this happen to you.
The lady in the hospital, was very lucky that this wasn’t an actual coronary arrest, it was however a big warning.
Anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways. Another saying springs to mind ‘slow down, or you will give yourself a heart attack’ but try saying this to a very busy person, they probably won’t even hear you. The more they rush about, perhaps the anxiety of not being able to achieve everything builds more and more until their own body stops them in their tracks. Hopefully not ‘dead in their tracks’!
Hypnotherapy could help.
If you are suffering with anxiety in any way, please take some advice from me. I am a Qualified Hypnotherapist and I understand how anxiety can build up until it becomes almost unbearable or actually causes physical health issues.
Hypnotherapy is a very relaxing and gentle way to assist with the release the anxiety in your life. Don’t suffer in silence, seek help and regain control, happiness, health and balance.