Living with Anxiety
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How i managed my last anxiety attack with no meds

Last night was the most recent anxiety attack i had, it woke me up in the middle of the night, and i was determined not to reach to my Ativan to calm myself down, even though it was that type of attack that makes you feel like you lost total control over your body, you’re trapped in it and it’s about to kill you! I won’t go in depth into the sensations, as we all know here how it feels like...

Here’s few steps my therapist gave me that i used last night:

1. Turn on the lights and if there’s no one around to talk to, tun on the TV, it will help get you out of your bubble, talking helps too, so even if there’s no one around, talk to yourself out loud, the goal is to shift your focus away from the symptoms you’re experiencing.

2. The cold towels : Get ice packs in towels or wet the towels with cold water, and apply one on the neck and chest and the other one on your forehead.

3. Get in a comfortable position on a couch or bed with your head elevated,and do the 5-8 breathing exercise, inhale from your nose breaking it in 5 counts and exhale from your mouth breaking that exhale into 8 counts, than repeat as much as needed, you’ll feel your heart rate getting back to normal and your body relaxing.

I did that last night and it helped me shut down the party my nervous system was having at my expense in about 20min.

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Hello :-)

Those are fantastic tips you have shared with us :-)

Thank You :-) x

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Great tips. Thank you for sharing!

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Oh that's great you have found something that helps your panic. I have little worry dolls I put under my pillow ~you tell one of them your worries in the hope they will take them away ~I also put faith in my chakra crystals. My ways of dealing when panic takes over. Thank you for your good advice 😊

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My pleasure :),

Yeah we all have our little hacks... i’v been exploring the acupressure points avenue too lately, i’ll give it a few weeks to evaluate what it does and I’ll let you know guys what i’ve tried and what worked for me in my next post :)

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Oh that's great ~let us know how it goes ~at the minute I'm doing a positivity journal where you write down 3 positives each day can just be the little things But it definitely helps 😊

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Thank you - some very useful tips there. I will be interested to hear how you get on with the acupressure points.

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You’re welcome :) , and yes i’ll definitely get back to you about the acupressure points, so far the ones that seem to work for me are the ones on the ears, but i’ll post a detailed experience report in few days to give you guys more information.

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