At Last A Life: The Book
If you suffer From any form of Anxiety and Panic I am here to tell you there is a cure out there for you, no matter how long you have suffered. There is a treatment and no matter how many false dawns you have had so far, you don’t have to ‘ just ‘ live with it.
I put this book together because I believe that no one should have to suffer for any longer than they need to. I did not want it to be just another book on the subject, I wanted it to be the the only book anybody would need in their search for recovery.
I also genuinely want to help others. It is not a job to me, it is something I enjoy and find very rewarding. There is no better feeling than changing someone’s life for the better. I also understand, through my own experience, what an awful, lonely place it can be.
Listed below are the most common symptoms of panic and anxiety disorders. If you suffer from any or most of these symptoms, then this book is for you.
These are just a few that I have heard over the years, most of the above I suffered from myself.There are many more, but there is hope, and you can recover from them all. They all stem from the same root cause – anxiety. Your symptoms may feel unique to you, I know I felt I was the only one to suffer in this way, but rest assured, there are many, many people around the world who suffer in the same way.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Paul David and I suffered from every aspect of the anxiety and panic disorder for 10 years, until I reached the point where I thought I could never recover. I would panic whenever I went out and suffered chronic anxiety until I could no longer function properly. I was constantly depressed, had no interest in life and thought I was going mad. I felt as if I was walking round in a dream while the world passed me by. I lost my job, many friends and,more importantly, it robbed me of my whole personality. What had happened to that once confident person who could enjoy life?
This is when I first went to see a doctor. I remember that first meeting like it was yesterday, me sat there talking at 100 miles an hour, thinking "I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but you’re a doctor, just give me my magic pill and I will be on my way." Well all I was told was to go on my way and take it easy. I did not want to take it easy. I knew there was more to it than that, but if the doctor did not know what was wrong with me, then it must be serious. This was the start of 10 years of being seen by one doctor after another, one therapist after another, so called experts that just read from a medical manual and taught me nothing at all. In fact I never even got an explanation of what was wrong with me. I spent more money than I care to remember on so called miracle cures. I tried every treatment available to me and nothing worked. If only I had known then what I know now, I could have saved myself all those years of suffering.
The day that changed my life came in the summer of 2001. I was on my way to my local hospital on what I believed to be yet another wasted trip. On arrival, I was asked if I would like to see a specialist from out of town. He was supposed to be helping people with anxiety and came very well recommended. I gained no more hope from the prospect of attending this meeting than any of the others, but I was desperate and as I am sure anyone reading this will understand, I was willing to try anything. Well this person changed my life; he is the very reason I help many others.He not only told me how I could get better, he also explained everything to me and, more importantly, why I felt like I did. He gave me an understanding of anxiety that no one else had come close to and he taught me more in that first meeting than anyone else had taught me in 10 years. Just walking out of that first meeting, I knew there was a chance, a real chance, at last of fully understanding my condition and I could for once dream about recovery. How I felt had been given a title, something I could go away and study. I was never going to accept how I… Read more…