Hi. My name is Ellen DuBois. I'm the author of I Never Held You, used to be the lead singer in a band and currently teach piano to over 20 students ranging in age from 5 to adult. On the outside, you'd think I never suffered from panic attacks. I may even seem like I've "got it together". Well, just as you can't judge a book by it's cover, the same applies to anxiety and/or panic attack sufferers. Anxiety is not selective. It affects people no matter what they do, how successful they are. Panic doesn't care about how much money you make or what you look like. Anxiety attacks are very, very scary and I suffered with them , often in silence, for over twenty years. If there's anything I want you to come away with after visiting this page, it's this: you and NOT alone and there is help- real, honest-to-God help. You don't have to stay like this forever.
Anxiety attacks used to overwhelm me, frighten me, scare the "you know what" out of me. Before I know what they were, I thought I was dying. Every time my heart raced, my hands tingled, my upper lip tingled, or I felt I had to run out of a store, the movie theater, pull over in my car, my fear was fed by more fear.
Read the rest of my story on my blog.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.