I woke up one morning with tingling in my arms and a dull ache in my chest. I could hardly breathe and my heart was racing. My first thought was a heart attack, but I knew in the back of my mind that I’d probably be dead already if it was a heart attack. A few hours went by and it subsided. Then it came back. This cycle went on for a few days and then I knew: anxiety! If you’ve ever gone through anxiety or are currently going through anxiety, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ve probably searched the internet to find out what you’re going through, but also looking for a solution. Anxiety is a very common thing and very unlikely to cause any detrimental effects upon your health. But it doesn’t seem like it. You probably feel like your world is crumbling all around you. You feel paralyzed. And the truth is that while anxiety may not cause immediate harm, it is a sign and symptom that your body needs help!
You’re not crazy!I ran the entire medical gauntlet from multiple ER visits to seeking out specialists for each symptom I was experiencing. I felt like a failure, being a health care practitioner myself, how could this have happened to me? I help patients like me all the time! I really thought I was going crazy. You may have been told that it’s “all in your head” and there’s some truth to that (but what they really meant was that they have no idea how to help you). Anxiety is a weird animal because you can’t see any abnormalities on lab tests or MRI. It’s literally a misfiring or overactivity of neurons in your head!
Paging Dr. GoogleThe internet is the best and worst thing. Late night surfing the web for an answer to your health problems can really freak you out. Type in your symptoms and Dr. Google will scour the interwebs and spit back out a bunch of possible answers ranging from minor issues to life-threatening, full-blown diseases like Mad Cow’s disease (yeah I’ve been there and you know what I’m talking about).
Here’s what I tried and didn’t work• Medication (Xanax): took it once and felt like a zombie • Doctor visits: saw a couple specialists who offered zero solutions, didn’t even tell me I was crazy • Talking to others about it: the more I spoke about it, the worse it got • Searching the Internet: well I shouldn’t say it didn’t work, it’s just that there were so many opinions and options
Here’s the first thing that I did to start down my path of healingThis is the most difficult step to take and it may seem menial. Many skip over this and wonder why they never get proper healing. This first step actually comprises two parts: mind and body Mind: I learned how to distract myself from anxiety attacks rather than focus on the attack Body: I would use any type of physical movement to alter the input to my brain The brain can really only focus on one thing at a time. Most of the time during an attack my mind would race and it would turn into a vicious, downward spiral.
So whenever a flare-up would happen, I would immediately get up, move around and sing a song while smiling.This was the first step. There are more steps along the path to correct the biochemical imbalances, but this was the most important step. Give it a try.
Wrap upAnxiety doesn’t have to plague you for the rest of your life. Use this technique of distraction and movement to curb the attack. There are other things that you’ll still need to address to create balance within your brain and body. This is what I help people with all the time.
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A few patient success stories
After going through a major life change I noticed symptoms of anxiety for about 18 months. I didn’t know then, but I discovered this much later. Anxiety had me in a headlock like most of its victims; I was terrified and broken. I’ve been entrusted with a position of authority and I help many people go through challenges and adversities, but I felt my own life crumbling before my eyes. After searching the various diagnosis I gave myself from the internet, I reached out to Dr. Mike. I tried over 20 supplements, but I knew something was missing. I’m grateful I found Dr. Mike. He has been coaching me for the past 4-5 months and it has made a significant impact in my life. I can honestly say I have little to NO symptoms of anxiety anymore. I thank God for Dr. Mike and the wealth of his knowledge used to guide me through this trying time. I appreciate his transparency because he doesn’t make you feel weird or broken — he truly connects with you, and I appreciate that very much!Thank you, Dr. Mike
I started seeing Dr Mike about a 2 years ago. I walked into is office with no hope struggling with aniexty and Panic attacks daily. He told me to give it time ,but that he would be able to get my health back to where I needed it to be. He told me all the things I would need to do and to stick with them to see the best results. I did and I gave my 100% everyday to get better. Over the next couple of months I finally started noticing change. It started with mentally changing myself and diet played a huge role. It worked and now I can say two years later I still follow everything he has taught me. Its a lifestyle change. He is a blessing not just to me, but my family. There are still hurdles at times that normal stressors bring on, but I just joined his group coaching and if I ever have questions he is right there to answer. It also helps knowing that you are not alone tons of other people going through same thing as you. His method works and is simple. Thank you so much Dr Mike.
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