Unusual symptoms – Symptom Shifting

Symptom Shifting

Sometimes panic symptoms seem to ‘move around’ – one day our head is tight and floaty – the next day we have a strange sensation in our legs – the next day we feel a fluttering in our chest and so on.

This is perfectly normal and happens because we are constantly scanning for ‘unusual symptoms’ and if any new feeling arises we zoom in on it and exaggerate it out of all proportion.

I remember reading in Claire Weekes book that ‘no new symptoms will arise’ but in MY mind I had LOTS of ‘new symptoms’ so this worried me terribly – I was convinced then that I had something more than panic.

If a strange sensation arises just remember that this happens – its STILL just exaggerated fight or flight sensations – you are STILL in no danger.

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