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wheels78

789d

having a panic attack none of my coping techniques are working

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    • SkylarHoffman

      788d

      @Thatgirl since it's getting warmer also a thing that has helped me is cold bodies of water like swimming in a river because it really does help get you focused on something else. Instead of the panic feeling you will focus on how cold you are.

    • PorQueso42

      788d

      I always do the “5 things I see, 5 things I hear, 5 things I feel” and it helps me to calm down

    • SerpentinaSolis

      788d

      Are you safe? ❤️

    • ColieMarie

      788d

      Tapping has helped me. If you search for "tapping for anxiety" on YouTube, you'll get some good videos that show you were to tap and guide you on what to say while tapping. :)

      • Thatgirl

        788d

        @ColieMarie Tapping really is fantastic !

    • SkylarHoffman

      789d

      When I'm having a panic attack or really bad anxiety I get into a cold body of water whether that it a river in the summer or a cold shower I've noticed it tricks your brain on focusing on how cold you are versus your anxiety/panic attack. I have done this and it has helped me

    • Thatgirl

      789d

      Sometimes when I have panic attacks I text the crisis helpline. It has been amazing! You can text someone and they give you new ideas or things to try. I also like putting an ice pack on the souls of my feet. I will get cold enough that it helps me become grounded again.

      • SkylarHoffman

        788d

        @Thatgirl since it's getting warmer also a thing that has helped me is cold bodies of water like swimming in a river because it really does help get you focused on something else. Instead of the panic feeling you will focus on how cold you are.

      • wheels78

        789d

        @Thatgirl do you have a phone number for them

        • Thatgirl

          788d

          @wheels78 you bet! You text HOME to 741741. They will walk you through it after that point.

    • Cece7

      789d

      Try researching progressive muscle relaxation. I find that can be a good way for my mind and body to connect and calm down. Also taking something cold and putting it on your body (mostly your upper back) can help you to reset and ground you quickly when nothing else is helping. I hope you’re feeling better!

      • wheels78

        789d

        @Cece7 it took about 7 hours to fully pass

        • Cece7

          788d

          @wheels78 I’m sorry it took so long but so glad it has passed! Try to remember after really difficult panic attacks like that that you survived, you made it through such a horrible experience and you are so strong for being able to do so. You got this!

    • MontanaTreasure

      789d

      Deep Presure Therapy always helps me!❤️

    • 21pcs

      789d

      I draw❤️

    • lilypetal

      789d

      when i have a panic attack my best advice that works for me is to watch a lighthearted show in my bed alone with weighted blankets over me but this is what works for me, find what works for u<3 nothing may help but it will help u cope just a little better during the panic- finding a good distraction helps

    • Jessy95

      789d

      If I feel that way I find something else to focus on. Like a favorite movie or cartoons. Something I know won’t add to my panicking.

    • LadyBlkny

      789d

      Do you have access to lavender or chamomile tea? Or a supportive friend? I'm so sorry hun.

      • wheels78

        789d

        @LadyBlkny I have a few friends but they are all busy or sick I don't want to bother them and I can't drink those tea options due to allergies

    • ShadowLady

      789d

      What techniques have you worked with already? I would download the app called calm harm and it always gives you things you can do in the moment to calm you down. Also I do suggest listening to the station Chillhop on YouTube. It helps a lot!

      • wheels78

        789d

        @ShadowLady music, grounding, deep breathing, watching TV, my coloring apps, my headspace app

        • ShadowLady

          789d

          @wheels78 going outside can help and walking around

    • epea1211

      789d

      I'm sure youve heard this but try square breathing! In for 4, hold for 4, out for 4, hold for 4. Hope you feel better soon friend

    • Ari33

      789d

      I’m so sorry! Here for you if you need to talk

      • wheels78

        789d

        @Ari33 can I message you

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