Monday, January 5, 2009

On Panic Attacks

I could feel it coming on again, yesterday, at the movies. The fear, the claustrophobia, the feeling of being overwhelmed, the tingling in my leg. I felt it coming, and slowly breathed it away. I realize how I had been having the signs all weekend...irritable, claustrophobic, unable to relax, easy rattled. There's just so much out there to make a person feel ill at ease right now.

But, I got through it, and now I might even see it coming sooner. But, the general sense of being overwhelmed is not going to go away soon. And there will still be lots to be afraid of out there. The only thing that is likely to change is me.

No comments: