Catastrophic thinking is the worst. When I have panic attacks I’m convinced I’m having an allergic reaction and will die a horrible and painful death because my throat constricts and I struggle to breath. I just tell myself my lips and tongue aren’t swollen and I didn’t have anything new. I also jump to the worse case scenario when my mom is late or I can’t get a hold of her. Recently with the panic attacks I fear that I am going crazy and will have to live in an institution the rest of my life. Catastrophic thinking is just anxiety. I may bring it up in therapy the next time I go.
A lot of times when I go camping there is no cell phone reception in the area. They might not be able to phone you until on the way home.