Are you trying to get rid of your panic attacks? Not sure where to begin with getting help? Don’t worry, the advice contained in this article can help you get started finding a treatment for your panic attack condition so that you can start living a more comfortable and less stressful life.
Pretend you feel great when you have a panic attack. Say out loud that whatever is bothering you is just fine. For example, “My heart is NOT fluttering! It’s beating perfectly and smoothly and I am so thankful for that!” Rotate around your body and truly believe in the words you say and they’ll come true in short order.
Panic attacks are terrifying because the person experiencing them has the sudden overwhelming fear that they are going to die. The important thing to remember about panic attacks is that you can control them cognitively. Your brain is taking normal everyday stimuli (a shift in the road while driving, for example), and interpreting them in a fearful way. You can course-correct this fearful interpretation by trying to recall what the source of that stimulus could be. This will reduce your fear and your panic should subside somewhat.
One thing that may help you feel a little better about your anxiety and panic attack is to understand that everyone at one point in their life will experience some sort of panic attack. Whether it be a mild or chronic attack, everyone will experience the fear and panic that is anxiety.
People who have panic attacks often suffer needlessly. An important part of controlling the panic monster is education. Read all the information you can about your condition and you will realize that a panic attack can’t kill you. Once you learn to believe this, you will be able to focus on stopping them instead of suffering through them.
If you live with someone who suffers from panic attacks, it’s important for you to know what to do to help that person during an attack. A panic attack can resemble a heart attack or other medical emergency, so it’s important to remain calm and make sure the person doesn’t need medical attention. If something in the surroundings triggered the attack, lead the person to another location. However, do not try to hold or restrain him. Talk to him reassuringly, but do not dismiss his fears or tell him that there’s nothing to worry about. Try to keep him moving or get him to breathe into a paper bag. Even if he doesn’t respond to your questioning, your presence will be enough to help him soon relax, as long as you remain calm and soothing.
Consider going for a sleep test if you’re having panic attacks. Often sleep apnea can cause horrendous sleep, and in some cases causes premature ventricular contractions (heart palpitations of a sort) and major generalized anxiety issues. A CPAP machine with the proper settings can help you feel great again!
As you have read in the article above, dealing with panic attacks can be incredibly stressful, but there is help out there. Once you find something that works for you, just think of all of the benefits it will have on your life, along with feeling more relaxed about life in general.