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Dealing with panic attack

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I’m not sure about everyone else but when I’m having a panic attack, I’m not crying, or mumbling to myself, I have a completely blank face. Of course on the inside I am terrified and am crying and screaming, but on the outside I just look like I’m spacing out. This actually isn’t really that far off the truth though, Im so far lost in my thoughts I can’t focus on anything else. But my point is, during a panic attack, not a small one but a really bad one, I can’t use any coping strategies. I’m unable to talk or hear anything anyone says. I start hyperventilating and try to escape the situation. Before I know it I’m running and feel lightheaded and this can lead to disaster. Does anyone know how to get help during a panic attack in this situation?

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From my past experience with panic attacks I found retreating till those symptoms pass and then re entering the situation helped me. The important thing to remember is not to avoid the situations that are causing them. It will make your world shrink.

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