I am so sorry for your tragic loss.
I have been seeing the same psychiatrist for the past twenty five years.
He prescribes me medications to deal with stress and anxiety.
When I first have an anxiety attack,as I call them,I first take the PRN's or 'as needed' medications that I am allowed to take.
Next I will focus on my breathing. A good spark friend showed me a breathing method, you breath in for a 4 count hold for a 7 count and release for an 8 count.
Also my peer support counselor suggests breathing in for a three count holding for a 3 count and releasing for a three count.
Also I way of breathing I found is cupping your hands around your mouth and hands and breathing through them.
I also like to listen to music to calm me down.
I love to walk and walking helps me a lot and gets my exercise in.
Also I will pray Hail Mary's and our Father's even the Rosary this also causes a breathing method.
Usually as I go through these steps I can break out of the anxiety attack. Like you sometimes I am fearful of upcoming events and I am learning more to just try living in the moment.
Currently my dear Mom is in hospice care at an excellent care home. She has lung cancer from years of smoking. She suffered a stroke about 18 months ago and developed dementia. Her left lung does not work and she sleeps 99% of the time. She barely wakes for puree food fed to her. This is a major stress for me, but it has been going on since last August, when she needed to be placed into hospice care. Also, I am under a State review for my Social Security Disability pension. Each day is a trial of emotions as I go to my mail box for the results.
I hope I have helped you in any way, that is my goal, not to describe my problems but to help you.
Have a healthy day!
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