Discussion of Phobias. A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object (spiders, snakes, etc) or situation (crowds, open spaces, etc). Accompanying this fear is a strong desire to avoid the object or situation.
Thanks everyone. I saw a speech / swallow specialist who has horrible health anxiety and she helped me overcome the fear of choking.
My newest 'thing' is a tiny muscle under the left side of my lip will spasm or indent and cause it to feel like my lip twitched. My anxiety is horrible and I won't see the specialist until Oct 9th. Good news is one of her specialties is treatment of certain tremors with Botox. Right now, you wouldn't notice anything but my hand tremor.
PD patients need more dopamine in our brain. By time we're dx'd, we've lost up to 80% of dopamine.
It's a focus issue. We either dwell on the nerves, or we dwell on something else. First, you have to break down the nerves you have at the moment. if there is something you can change in the situation, then you can work on it. The rest is wasted nerves.
I’ve been struggling more lately with Panic/Anxiety. The waves of panic have been lasting longer, and have been harder to get pass. Even when the most intense fear subsides a little, I’m in a constant feeling of being on the edge if severe panic/fear. It’s like my mind and body stays elevated, even when the fear subsides a little. By the time my body relaxes a little, the wave of intense fear increases. I try to control the second fear, but it doesn’t seem to stop this cycle. Any ideas on how to break this cycle?