Friday, August 03, 2007

Stupid adrenalin


This blog will be interrupted while I go through some panic attacks.


I thought I had this crap beat, but once every few years it outsmarts me.




16 Comments:

At 10:25 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger dr-nitro said...

Ouch. Been there, and been trying to fight them coming back.

You've shifted gears, cooling off the bike, which could set up the physiological condition for panic attacks. Toss in life, and the trigger is pulled.

Breathe. Pet the cats. Go for a little spin if you have the time.

 
At 10:28 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

why is it that this type of stuff hits when you finally decide to take it easy--not fair

 
At 11:01 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

hugs from us and slurps from migo!

 
At 11:02 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Hope they pass quick...

 
At 11:04 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

ooh. i used to get them a lot.

meditation is good. and yoga. deeeeep breathing.

 
At 11:23 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

and this is probably an instance when smokin pot would NOT be a good idea..

 
At 11:37 AM, August 03, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

the doc prescribes pamperin'
lots of it

i know he's pretty banged up, but if olaf can glue on a sew-up, he can give you a pretty good massage...

 
At 12:05 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger Ippoc Amic said...

will mtb riding help? marscat is looking for company saturday...hope you feel better soon...

 
At 12:34 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

feel better VB!

 
At 1:17 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

stupid anxiety

I'm pretty much okay now, but man, that shit is hell when it comes on. I am usually the most logical rational person, but when those brain chemicals get all wonky I am pretty much conviced that something dire is about to happen.

The best way to describe it to someone who hasn't experienced it is to imagine a moment when you were suddenly scared, from something like an almost car accident, or someone sneaking up on you. And in that moment, your adrenalin rushes throughout your body, and your senses heighten, and your heart races, and your stomach gets pitted, but then when you realize there is no danger, it instantly subsides. Well, its like that, except no subsiding. You are stuck like that.

I blame my mom. Seems as if I probably didn't inherit her guts, but I did inherit her nerves. Given the choice, its what I'd choose anyway I suppose. Because there is a good side to these stupid attacks as they usually work as a nice wake up call for me to take care of shit, or make a behavior change, or just stop and appreciate.

Plus I got some nice flowers out of the deal....

 
At 2:50 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

i don't think i've had the kind of panic attack that you describe but i've had the kind where i'm at work and i suddenly can't function; i can't do normal tasks that should come easily; i get nervous and extremely anxious.

i've come to learn to just stop, and step away from the task when i get like this.

and that's why i am not a surgeon or a symphony conductor.

 
At 3:29 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...

a paradox

we are all stronger than we know

yet more frail than we care to admit

 
At 4:41 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

damn cycling--it has definitely shown me that i'm nowhere near as strong physiclly or emotionally as i had once thought.....but every once in a while i have surprised myself

and besides, how can you get stronger if you don't realize your weakness?!

 
At 5:07 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

marscat - or a skyscraper window washer

 
At 6:37 PM, August 03, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

tee-hee

 
At 7:27 AM, August 06, 2007, Blogger Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

pets are good...
you're way ahead already...knowing you needed a break from the bike. I, on the other hand, let life get thrown back at me, and yet i still race my bike and wonder why my legs and brain are just not working together!
Enjoy your life, spin for the fun of it, and take time to enjoy the scenery. Most of us don't take time to do that...and often, the scenery is just a lot nicer than we thought.

 

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