So if your someone who deals with panic attacks whether this is only now and again or its more frequent, then I know how your feeling hun!
When someone who hasn’t experienced one before says the usual ‘get over it’ or ‘stop worrying and it wont happen’. NO – this is not how to deal or what you should say to someone and please never tell them to calm down it only makes them worse!
Feeling like fear has creeped from nowhere and not sure what exactly your panicking about is scary especially the symptoms when you can literally feel like your on the road out it is so much more than just ‘worrying’…
Some things I find helpful will be listed below, I hope hey can help you to and if you have any not listed here please let me know in the comments 🖤
This one can be quite hard, I know especially when it just comes on or if its your first one but just tell yourself that you’re ok and nothing bad is going to happen! Dont be afraid, it is only temporary. Not being afraid takes away the anxiety power! You can do it.
Try to take a big deep breath in, hold for 4 seconds and then deep breath out.. counting your breath helps too by focusing on it when breathing in and out, this may make your tired but it does help for me.
TAKE BACK CONTROL
Remember that you are in control, in the place you’re in look around, and think of things you can see, touch, taste, hear or smell. Controlling breathing like previous is good to. Trust that you can get through it, it will be over soon.
DONT RUN FROM IT
Fight through it stay controlled and reassuring with yourself, when you start doing this you get a hold on it and are prepared because you know how to fight it off. Move around. Even just pacing the floor while breathing.
Talk about your problems even just allowed to yourself or to someone close who will listen and you feel comfortable with, get a journal and write your problems/worrys down and get them of your chest. Talk about things that bother or worry you.
I know at times reading these you could be like pfft but give them a try and let me know if they help you!
*I am in no way medically trained, this is just tips I found helpful and wanted to share for anyone else who suffers these*
DONT BE AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT IT
lots of love,