Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wives of Faith Link Up--Panic Attacks

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A military wife experiences serious panic attacks while her husband is deployed. She’s not sure what to do. What would you tell her?

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

-Philippians 4:6

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I struggle with anxiety and panic attacks myself. I was put on medication for them. I will be honest with you and will admit to the fact that I am on a low dose of Prozac daily, and I am also prescribed Ativan or Klonopin when those panic attacks hit. Knowing that I do have those "special" pills helps me to actually rarely ever need them, but I know if I do need them I will get the relief that I may need when I feel like I am dying and can't breath or my heart is going to pound out of my chest.

Now I have to say my anxiety and panic attacks were at their worse when I didn't quite have my life together.  When I would say that I wasn't as close to God.  Now do not get me wrong.  If something goes south with one of my family members in regards to their health then yes I am more than likely to get those lovely panic attacks back, but I do know the source.

There are so many wonderful resources to go to when anxiety strikes.  But your main source needs to be clinging to God.  He knows what you are going through, and maybe just maybe something in your life isn't right and you may need to fix that.  I know that's when my panic attacks were at their worse.  When I had an uncertainty in my life so to speak. So you just found out your husband was deploying and you weren't expecting it? You just found out your closest grand mother is diagnosed with breast cancer..Those are examples when your anxiety just may creep back in.  The devil uses those weak moments in our life to tear and break us down. DON'T let him. God is always in charge. He rescues the weak.