If your site visitors are truly interested in permanently curing and treating your anxiety and panic attacks immaterial of what kind they are (general, social, public speaking, nocturnal etc), the first thing that they need to know is that it is entirely possible to get rid of all your anxiety and panic related problems without taking any medication and only through self-help home remedy.
In my case it took approximately 2 months after I started applying self-help measures before my symptoms and all the misery started reducing and eventually ended. I am now 95% free of anxiety and panic attacks. I have also come to recognize that there is no such thing as 100% elimination of panic attacks and anxiety. I’ve been at it for over 5 years now. And there is no denying that this 95% freedom that I have enables me to enjoy life to its hilt.
Importantly, I gained this freedom not through psychiatric treatment which includes drug treatment and therapy though I did try them. No, these were no solution and in fact caused more trouble for me (explained below). That is why, I am completely against taking psychotropic medications except for managing anxiety and panic in the initial or extreme cases stages. I was able to overcome my anxiety and panic attacks applying the information and guidance and methods provided by 2 gentlemen, who went through the same panic and anxiety as I did and overcame it through simple yet effective means.
My Symptoms and the Beginning of my Anxiety and Panic Attacks
My anxiety and panic attacks began 5 years ago when out of the blue I was faced with a extremely distressing situation. When the distressing situation hit me, my anxiety level went through the roof, and I had all the symptoms of a full blown anxiety or panic attack: High anxiety and restlessness; Shortness of breath; Chest discomfort; Trembling; Fear; Loss of appetitie; Feeling confused, Sweating and Nausea. In short, my existence was miserable to the point that I was not able to function. I was too anxious all the time and in constant fear of a panic attack.
My first response was ‘come on this cannot last, it will be gone once I have a good night’s sleep.’ But that was not the case. Every morning I woke up with all the mentioned symptoms and subsequent panic. In fact, the level of anxiety and panic was so much that I could not sit still for more than five minutes, I was sweating, could not think straight, my heart was pounding and my mind was racing in different directions, all the time experiencing an overwhelming sense of fear and dread.
Drug Treatment and Therapy
The next thing that I did, and perhaps something your visitors have already done or may do was to rush to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist listened to me and then told me that I need to take therapy and medicines as well. So I started on both. I was put on .5mg x 3 times daily of clonotril (anti-anxiety drug), a morning dose of Lexapro 10mg (anti-anxiety) and a night time 50mg dose of amitryptiline (anti-depressant and an anxiolytic).
The psycho-therapy I went through with the psychiatrist basically included going back to the incident or situation which triggered the whole episode and dissecting it to rationally get rid of the underlying anxiousness caused by the situation. It also included various physical relaxation techniques including slow breathing. The fact, however, was that I was not living in the past of that episode. However, going back to what had caused it all and analyzing it was not giving me a solution for the fear, anxiety, distress, restlessness, hopelessness that I faced daily. The relaxation techniques were not helping either.
By now I had been on medication for over 6 months and though lesser, the anxiety and dread was there all the time, often leading to full blown panic attacks. The medication was not getting rid of it nor was the therapy. Soon I realized that I had become dependent on clonotril, for I found myself religiously taking the medication morn and night as a ritual. This I realized was harmful. What would I do if the drug was not available or if it was not within easy reach?
Search for an Answer
After a year or so with this trauma I finally decided that I needed help from others who had beaten panic attacks. Surely there have been others who had beaten it without all the useless medication.
I then did a lot of reading on anxiety and panic attacks on the web, even read textbooks on psychiatry and psychology; and on anxiety and panic disorders. I gained immense knowledge about the subject but no cure. By now I was also very concerned about taking clonotril because I had read horrible stories of addiction to this drug and the consequences including dependence and withdrawal issues.
Thereafter, I went through various websites offering so called ‘tips and tricks’ to beat anxiety and panic attacks but to no avail. It was then that I came across two eBooks regarding curing panic and anxiety attacks through self-help, without any medication. I came across good reviews of these books, so I decided to buy them and see what they had to offer.
Self-help eBooks that Helped me
What was unique about these two eBooks is that the subject of anxiety and panic attacks was dissected very well into its individual components for practical understanding for the layman and in a straight forward manner, one aspect automatically leading to the next one. Neither of these books talk about dwelling on the past to sort out present panic and anxiety. Rather they talked about the various things that were actually and factually happening to me NOW and about what needs to be done to eliminate the anxiety and the resultant panic attacks NOW. These two books enabled me to understand the anxiety, fear, the dread, the distress that I was experiencing and what to do about it.
One of the central things that these self-help books taught me was the One Move Technique - a technique that with pratice enabled me to completely (95%) eliminate the anxiety and panic attacks.
No Panic Attacks Without Anxiety
Anxiety and panic are not two different things. They are two sides of the same coin. It is anxiety which escalates to unmanageable levels that leads to panic attacks. And if you are in a sustained state of anxiousness, even the slightest stressful or unexpected incident or situation, or something that you have some dread of, triggers a full blown panic attack. The underlying culprit is only and always only anxiety. A panic attack is the manifestation of an overload of this anxiety, with a panic attack being triggered when you are not able to deal with any more anxiety. This triggering happens when you face an additional stressful or anxious scenario mentally or emotionally.
For example, if you are in a sustained anxious state for whatever reason, a sudden situation which you are normally anxious about, such as say fear of social situations, or of driving or of darkness (we all have some fear or the other), becomes too much for you to handle because your mental and emotional energies are depleted from dealing with the existing anxiety. This then leads to an overwhelming experience of extremely heightened anxiety, otherwise commonly known as a panic attack.
A panic attack is a very distressing experience not only when it occurs, but also after it because you then develop an apprehension of another panic attack and the misery that you have to go through. It is a cycle. As I learned from the self-help material, therefore, what needs to be first eliminated is the underlying anxiety. Anxiety is the cause and a panic attack is the result. You cannot eliminate panic attacks without eliminating the underlying anxiety in the first place.
And sure enough I soon found myself improving and the and anxiety and panic attack symptoms started reducing. For instance, I started analyzing the anxiety and the fear connected to loss and the future. I realized that though the fears and the anxiety about the future may be true, it was not something that had no solutions and that it was not a matter of life and death. Neither I nor those connected to me were faced with life threatening situations. I also learnt to change my perspective, that even though things were not as they should be now, they do not last forever. This is the nature of life. Everything is seasonal.
They also showed me the faulty thinking pattern and emotional responses that are at the root of my underlying anxieties which led to periodic panic attacks. With the help of the instructions in the eBooks, I also dealt with the other individual factors that were adding anxiety and periodically building up to panic attacks.
I do not know what kind of anxiety and panic problem your site visitors have. It may be general anxiety (free floating), fear of driving, agoraphobia (fear of closed spaces), fear of public speaking, social phobia or specific phobia. But the bottom line is that you can overcome it all for good and lead a productive, anxiety free happy life. It might surprise you to know that while I kept battling my anxieties and panic attacks using the advice in these two eBooks, I also wrote a book that went on to win an international literary award!
So your site visitors need to have faith and take courage. I know first hand what this is all about, but it is something YOU CAN BEAT and HAVE TO BEAT ON YOUR OWN with help from others who have been through similar situations. No medication or therapy is going to do that for you. Rather you will end up spending a fortune on these conventional remedies with little to show as benefit, and you might even end up with addiction issues which make matters worse. But you need some help to help yourself. That is why I recommend that you get hold of these self-help eBooks to remedy your anxiety and panic for good.
Best Self-help Advice and Information
Your site visitors should get hold of these two eBooks: Panic Away by Joe Barry McDonagh and Anxiety Lie by Rich Presta. If you read the eBooks thoroughly, understand the information and apply what the authors are telling you to do, you will soon find your anxiety and panic states reducing in intensity and for the most part, you’ll thereafter be rid of all the anxieties and panic attacks that are plaguing you. It will, of course, require effort which is most certainly worth it.
P:S: Your site visiotrs can get a FREE audio to deal with anxiety and panic attack crisis. You will find this halfway through the panic away homepgae. Look for a yellow button with 'INSTANT ACCESS' written on it. Give them the email address to send you the download link for the audio. Alongwith the audio, you will also get a short course on how to deal anxiety and panic attacks. These are a couple of techniques taken out of the main 'Panic Away' eBook. Thereafter, they can decide to buy the full program or not.
Also when they buy the program which includes eBook, audio, they should opt for the 'Digital' download version as it is cheaper and contains the same eBook and audio files as in the other versions in which you receive a physical copy of the eBook and the auido on DVD.
The package there is also 25% cheaper than on Amazon. I paid $97 for it on Amazon.
The good part also is that, all these eBooks come with a 8-week moneyback guarantee, which is a good deal. One can always take a refund if it does not help.
Most importantly, your visitors seeking a remedy for their panic attacks must remember that they WILL get themselve out of this crazy and maddening loop of anxiety and panic attacks with these self-help books. I am a living example. Also they need to be be easy on themselves and take things lightly. Life is not all that serious no matter what. Personal happiness is. If they have any questions to ask, they can mail me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner LISA Book of The Year
Important Editors Note: Oliver has done reviews of these books which we have posted here and here. These reviews will explain to you what these eBooks otherwise known as ‘programs’ work and what they comprise of. There are many other similar books on the subject which he has read and reviewed on this site, but none of them measure up to these two.
There is one more important thing that you need to remember about these eBooks. Some unscrupulous characters are said to be illegally selling these books from their own sites rather than sending the buyer to the official ones. The official ones provide a lot of additional benefits including one-on-one support and coaching. Buy from the official sites. See the review pages of these eBooks on Panicremedies.com. The list of these reviews is here. The review pages have links to the official websites.
Finally if you are not able to buy both of them, and can afford only one, then go for ‘Panic Away.’
If you are suffering from specific anxieties and fears, use the below reviewed self-help eBooks. I am recommending them after careful thought and consideration. I have gone through them and found them to be top notch self-help remedies for specific anxieties and phobias. I am linking these to the review pages from which you can go to the 'official' websites:
General Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Fear of Driving
Public Speaking Fear
Nocturnal Panic Attacks
- William Crosswell