What do you do during a panic attack? - Anxiety and Depre...

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What do you do during a panic attack?

Rlost
Rlost

I have been experiencing panic attacks very often and don't know what to do to cope until it passes. I feel like it's never going to pass and I will die or lose complete control of myself. Someone please share your experience?

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Have you discussed this with your therapist? In the meantime, watch Dr. Claire Weekes' videos on YouTube.

Rlost
Rlost
in reply to jkl5500

Thank you

I highly recommend listening to Claire Weekes on YouTube. In my case, I knew my panic was irrational so I practiced controlling my breathing, staying put rather than escaping, distracting myself with something and texting or calling someone to help calm me down. I also got on Lexapro, see a therapist every week, go to church and pray, go on walks and journal

Rlost
Rlost
in reply to lynnalice

Thank you I will try this asap

Panic attacks are the worse. Going through this myself. They say breath but hard for me to do when I’m in it. Feel better!!

Rlost
Rlost
in reply to Dolphin80

I know its so hard and nobody understands me. Thank you

Dolphin80
Dolphin80
in reply to Rlost

I know the feeling. Nobody understands me either. It’s so hard.

I used to get panic attacks all the time at one point. They were very scary to me and I always felt like I was gonna die but knowing that they don’t last more than 15-25 minutes helps me. And also knowing that anxiety CANNOT kill you has helped me also. Take plenty of deep breaths, listen to your favorite music, take a bath

Rlost
Rlost
in reply to pink83737

Thank you. I will try doing this

When a panic attack occurs right away look around you. Find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and one thing you can taste.

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