Posted by seldomseen on January 28, 2008, at 17:26:47
In reply to Update, posted by Michael83 on January 28, 2008, at 16:23:46
It does sound as though you had a panic attack last night, although it may be a little protracted. I'm so glad you are feeling better.
Anxiety is the worst, it's just the absolute worst. The sense of doom, coupled with all of the physical symptoms - it can be very draining. The mantra I'm following is: walk, talk and drink water. When I'm alone, or it's late, I do a mental distraction exercise like counting backward from 1000 by sevens. Sometimes I manage it, sometimes I don't.
I do wish you would implement your plan as written however, these symptoms tend to return and I would hate to see you suffer.
Regarding the science experiment, I know which one you are talking about, because you have posted about it before. I think you're right - it is scary. Uncertainty always is. I think you are right to collect as much information as you can.
I think the more you take action, the better, and more in control, you will feel.