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Sorry, but I have to disagree with you.
Anxiety increases blood pressure and causing the body to collapse during in a real or perceived threat would be an evolutionary weakness.
Hyperventilation and panic causes an overall increase in blood pressure (though hyperventilation on its own does cause a decrease). http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/407702
Fainting due to anxiety/panic attack is rare yet the fear of fainting is common (though I'll admit it can happen, even excluding blood phobia):
I wanted to believe it could happen, but alas The Sopranos lied to me. And I'll stick by my criticism of GPs, thanks.
Sorry SOLB. This is not the place for this discussion.
Also, what were you doing up at 5am??
SOLB no worries I have absolutely no intention of splitting hairs with someone here. It's too much like "work".
I know what I know. You know what you know. And he knows what he knows.
*puts on Manuel from Fawlty Towers voice*
I know nothing
"I shpeek Inglish verry goot... I learn it frrrom a boook!!"
I like it!
SOLB is pretty awesome isn't she? And so wise!
Without wanting to sound facetious, SOLB has said a lot of great tips and ideas. I find that having a race to aim for, or at least a goal (and then a plan) helps.
Also I've heard being kind to yourself is a good idea (it's not something I do) and crediting yourself for small victories (eg. getting up, getting dressed, getting out, running for a minute etc.).
Hi, my name's Ben and I have an out-y belly button. It felt good saying that, there's not many who know my dark secret!
Liverpool was awesome thanks SOLB! It was a really incredible experience though my running afterwards has dramatically dropped off.
Like you I need a new event to aim for, where are you thinking?
I don't think I can swim to be honest.
Wow, The Terminator looks hardcore! SOLB, I'm well impressed you've done it!
I agree about the spring marathons, they're very inconveniently placed. I wish organisers would consider my schedule before going ahead and planning such events!
SOLB, I have no idea what my hips are doing when I swim! I have no confidence in the water and usually panic, I just don't think I'm a water person.
The Terminator looks tempted, I'll think about it (that usually means I'll forget about it).
No problem Bobby, it's easy to forget that we have more in common with most people than differences (The Dalai Lama says stuff like this more eloquently, I follow him on twitter to get his daily wisdom).
My out-y is all-powerful, but also all-consuming (it likes the cake!)...that's deep for this time in the morning!