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Keeby

472d

any idea on how to handle panic attacks I've been handling them for a while but none of my tricks is working for these bad ones I am having

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    • Rainforest03

      462d

      Walks usually help me but if all fails ive learned the 54321 one is very helpful grounding game. It goes name 5 things you see around you, name 4 things you feel (example : the chair on my back or feet on the floor) then 3 things you hear. Name 2 things you smell or like the smell of and Number 1. Whats one thing you like about yourself. It's a grounding skill i use this alot to help others who are having panic attacks of their own. Its helpful when someone asks the questions than you asking and responding to it. So maybe have a friend ask you them when you're in a panic attack.

    • Rainforest03

      462d

      Walks usually help me but if all fails ive learned the 54321 one is very helpful grounding game. It goes name 5 things you see around you, name 4 things you feel (example : the chair on my back or feet on the floor) then 3 things you hear. Name 2 things you smell or like the smell of and Number 1. Whats one thing you like about yourself. It's a grounding skill i use this alot to help others who are having panic attacks of their own. Its helpful when someone asks the questions than you asking and responding to it. So maybe have a friend ask you them when you're in a panic attack.

    • Raven_19

      462d

      I've only just started getting panic attacks and what's helps me usually is my art or I would suggest listening to music can be helpful it helps me with a lot of my mental health problems

    • Happypenguin

      466d

      I like toxic waste as a way to distract my brain

    • Pluto322

      470d

      Oddly, gum, specifically mint

    • Ziggy_B

      470d

      I know this will sound weird but there's this orange scented hand sanitizer I have and I reallyyyy love the scent. It makes me nostalgic. I smell it every time I get anxiety like I used to when I was in school and it helps to prevent the panic attacks and calms my anxiety even if it's for a short while sometimes. So maybe try finding a soothing scent or sensation?

    • PoopityScoop

      470d

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wR8oKZ5qTfk I rec this vid!

    • jjoshua20213

      471d

      Call me crazy but being extremely angry breaks me out of mine. It's like the perfect distraction for my brain.

    • PopDog

      472d

      it took me a long time to figure these out and they might not work for you. what helped me was trying things even when i’m not having a panic attack so you could get together a box of physical things that could help you and then you’ll figure out which do and which don’t. but unfortunately it’ll probably take a little bit of time to find the right things for you

      • Keeby

        472d

        @PopDog thank u so much ill try anything at this point [within reason ofc]

    • PopDog

      472d

      i carry disposable ice packs with me because sometimes the cold helps to bring me back. i also find sitting on the ground really helps me

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