Even though I'm new to this forum, I wanted to post challenges that I have been working on to reduce my anxiety.
I remember the first day I had the sudden urge to check my health. It was just a sudden dull weird feeling that made me want to check my pulse. After that day, things have escalated to the point where I had to call an ambulance because my limbs were stiff and numb. What was the worst, and possibly the most embarrassing fact, is that my friend's father was a nurse practitioner. So, whenever an attack occurred, I would rush out to get his help.
My first challenge was telling my friends and family about what I was experiencing. Unfortunately, I did it unwillingly when I thought my heart stopped while at the college restaurant. Next I challenged myself to stop seeking help from my friend's father, because I know it was an anxiety attack. Finally; I've been pushing myself to accept the feelings I get during an attack or almost certainly from anxiety and not my "symptom of the month".
Overall; the challenges have vastly improved my life compared to when I first started getting attacks and invasive thoughts. I still get sudden feelings of death or a day were a twitch might be an aneurysm. However; I have more days now that are not my "last day on earth" feeling. With the help of my dad, I've been attempting to narrow out triggers that cause or worsen my anxiety feelings.
New goals in my life to improve my state of mind have been to lessen stress causing stuff. Such stuff as not getting completely drunk with my friends. Even though its fun, the next day I usually get a really bad attack that'll leave me useless till tomorrow.