Originally Posted by IHeartSteveMcQueen
I cut down on my caffeine intake and started to exercise more. I also trained my mind so when I feel that **** coming on I can fight it off, its kinda hard to explain.
It's weird because when I first had a panic attack, I looked it up on the net the next day and it said something like, 'don't fight it, let it happen and don't be scared of it'. I'm not sure whether that made it worse for me or better lol. It is contrary advice to other advice I've seen. I actually nearly had a panic attack today while I was driving... really not good. I came up with a solution that worked great though and I need to remember it.
I did my breathing exercise, in through nose, out through mouth really slow, and I started singing, "Shiny happy people" in my head. It stopped the attack in it's tracks and I'm not sure if it's because the song made me feel happy, or if it''s because thinking of the lyrics took my mind off the attack. Perhaps it was both. But either way, I'm going to remember it for next time!
Originally Posted by 00Athena00
I know what you mean pixies! My worst panic attacks have ended with me surrounded by bewildered classmates while I'm passed out on the floor.
I don't get panic attacks very often, but when i do they are always in public. I think they have taught me immense self control, but the crying is the one thing I can't stop. People don't understand why I suddenly start tearing up and turning red for apparently no reason. I usually try to say that I just have bad allergies... but they don't always buy it.
Hmm allergies is a good one! I know people with real allergies who do look like they are crying. But yeah, they suck majorly. The annoying thing about mine is that there is no excuse
Everyone is laughing and I have a look of fear on my face. There just aren't really any excuses unless I come up with something nuts like, "I just remembered I left the oven on!" or something, which I would rather not do.
I had one, sat by myself in my room, with nobody home! I was really surprised because it wasn't a social situation at all. Apparently they can be brought on just through general stress and things on your mind.
For me the key is to fight them now, breath and think of funny and calming things. It seems to work, but I haven't had all that much time to practise with it yet.