Defeating Anxiety Disorder: My Journey Through Hell

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Henry Flury - Dealing with anxiety disorder

Many people reading this right now feel as if their life is falling apart.

They are aware that they are experiencing panic attacks but don’t know where to begin when it comes to managing and defeating anxiety disorder.

I was able to completely rid panic attacks from my life.

I was as bad as it gets. I remember the first panic attack I had: September 5th, 1989 at 7am in the morning. It was the first day of 7th grade at a new school. I felt a little off that morning.

I didn’t think much of it at the time.. I was excited for my first day of school!

I walked down to the bus stop. As I was waiting, a wave of nausea came over me.

Here comes the bus. No turning back now!

As I sat down next to some familiar, some unfamiliar faces near me, I started to focus on my impending sickness. All of a sudden I felt trapped.

Panic began to creep in…

I couldn’t get out.

I couldn’t escape.

Anxiety Disorder Will Flip Your Life Updside Down

I became a different person that morning.

I became one who lived in fear of embarrassment. For the next 10 year, I felt as though I was haunted by an invisible monster. It followed me everywhere I went. I laid awake at night. I kept me secluded, alone and afraid.

One day after having a particularly bad attack, I reached a breaking point. I am going to fix this or it’s going to kill me.

My parents stumbled on a commercial for the Midwest Center for Anxiety & Depression. It was an audio cassette program (This is pre-internet kids). The first video was a seminar featuring Lucinda Bassett.

Attacking anxiety and depression program for panic attacks
This is an updated version of the program.

 This is an updated version of that program.

The Moment Everything Changed

The first thing she spoke about was reminding you that you are not alone.

She went on to describe her symptoms and issues with panic disorder and depression and it was shockingly similar to my story. For the first time I had somebody I could relate to. I believe the reason we don’t talk about these issues is fear of embarrassment. We feel foolish for even having these problems. We think to ourselves, “normal people don’t have these issues, why do I?”

So we bury them. Hide them.

You are not alone.

What you are suffering through is way more common than you think. It effects the young and the old. Men and woman.

You have probably found yourself skimming through google searches on panic attacks, read common symptoms and helpful tips on how to combat anxiety disorder, yet you are still having a problem. Why?

The reason is we learned how to react to situations in a certain way.. through fear and the resulting panic. You have to UNLEARN it.

This takes a program: A set of steps and practices to change the way you think about situations. You learn to analyze what you are feeling and deal with problems as they arise.

This WORKS and it can be done drug free. You have to put in the work. It’s that simple.

The program saved my life. The crazy part is that all the issues that plagued my life simply went away as I moved through the program. Now, Lucinda Bassett’s program is still available through Amazon. But recently I discovered a program that works and understands the same process:

Remember, working through a program is how you defeat this monster. If I can do it, you can do it.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing severe or persistent anxiety, please consult a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance and support.

Henry Flury

Henry Flury, the guitarist from Butcher Babies, shares his journey of overcoming panic attacks to help others facing the same issue. He started writing to fill the gap in panic attack education online. His blog focuses on understanding anxious thoughts and offers guidance on managing panic attacks for anyone dealing with panic disorder.

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