I started using my son's squishy ball critter. It's handsized and helps. Deep breathing. Music. I don't know of eating becomes your source of comfort when anxious, but it's mine. I have to limit what I can eat, and NOT have trigger foods in the house.
There's a blog today in our group 50 Stress Busting Tips by CasyA88. Please look it up. There are some good things to try in there. I am where you are. New to this group. However, I do realize I've suffered anxiety a good part of my 40+ years. Hang in there.
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.
I am a graduating senior in college. I graduate with my Bachelors in May after 14 years of college consecutively. My doctor didnt believe me when we told him we thought it was anxiety in March and April last year. He said that it was allergies causing my shortness of breath. It lasted about a month. December 14- January 5 it returned. IMar h and April the stress ball helped them stopped but this last time in addition to the stressball I had to do deep breathing and holding my breaths in order to get them to stop. Both times have been since I am close to graduation and both times my dad was not working alot yet we still have bills to pay. I joined this group to try to find more ways to relieve it all together and cope with it when it does. This past time my heart was also pounding in addition to the shortness of breath. Any tips would ve appreciated. I have never had anxiety attacks before last year.
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