Medical Anxiety Articles

A Helpful Pamphlet About Heart Disease? There’s Just One Problem.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Did his insurance company not get the memo that his heart disease was discovered via autopsy?


A Very Sad Hiatus for ‘Panic About Anxiety’

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

My worst nightmare, basically, has come true. There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just blankly blurt it out as if it doesn’t twist my insides into a million knots.


Low Blood Sugar And Panic Attacks: How Are They Related?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

“Is this a panic attack?” you ask yourself. You know that a racing heart and a woozy head usually signify an intense head-on collision with panic is just around the corner — or is something else amiss?


Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What ELSE Can I Do?

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Have an anxiety disorder? Hate being sick? Throw some cold meds into the mix and you might really end up feeling bonkers.


Help! My Cold Meds Make Me Anxious. What Can I Do?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Why overload my body with a medicine that might be just as effective at half strength?


More Nausea Remedies From My Bag Of Tricks

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I’m dumping out my “nausea bag” for the world. Here are six more of my remedies for anxiety-related nausea.


Emetophobia: The Ugly Fear Of Nausea And Vomiting

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

I’m deathly afraid of the stomach virus to the point where I have a legitimate phobia of throwing up. Believe it or not, this fear is incredibly common, and it has a name: emetophobia.


The End Of The Trifecta: How The Worst Panic Attack Of My Life Ended

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The End Of The Trifecta: How The Worst Panic Attack Of My Life Ended(If you missed the first three parts of this story, click here, then here , and then here.)

The scene: a small road off of a two-lane state highway in the woods. The cell phone coverage: first none, then a single bar. My panic state: full blown.

I was laying down in my car, following the EMT-in-training’s instructions to avoid sitting up or moving around, and I was scared nearly to death. I shook, I gasped for air, and I palpitated.

I hated every single second that slowly and dreadfully crawled by. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t even conjure up the energy or the clarity of mind to reach for my Ten Rules for Coping With Panic worksheet that lives in my wallet. I was in the middle of nowhere, I was stuck, and I couldn’t escape without help. Not only was I about to receive medical help, but I’d had to call my husband and ask him to drive 40 miles to be with me.

Ugh. Failure.

The word kept repeating in my head: failure failure failure.


The Trifecta Of Fail: Man Calls Ambulance While I Continue to Panic

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Maybe I am having a legitimate medical problem instead of a panic attack. Maybe there’s a problem with my heart or my blood pressure. Maybe there’s a problem with my brain. Did I have a stroke? Maybe I’m having a stroke RIGHT NOW OH GOD WHAT THE HELL.


The Trifecta of Fail, Continued: Panic In The Middle Of Nowhere

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

When your limbs are shaking uncontrollably, the gas pedal is a nightmare to control. My car heaved in fits and starts, thanks to my spasmodic right foot, but I didn’t make it far before I started to feel very cold and prickly.


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