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JeanGrey1820

345d

I've recently come to the realization that I suffer from crippling, panic attack, fully debilitating anxiety. It's ramped up over the past six months, but I've just recently been in a place in life where I can identify it as a standalone problem rather than a situational reaction. I don't currently have insurance, won't be able to get it for at least another month. Any magic quick fixes or tools for this? I can't cope with this level of anxiety and being completely out of control of it

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    • mizzcali19

      0d

      Do you move around any or do it keep you mostly house or bed bound?

    • mizzcali19

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      Do you move around any or do it keep you mostly house or bed bound?

    • Katharina

      252d

      Emotional support pet or future service dog? 💕

    • BrokenPotato

      253d

      Medication didn’t benefit me but I finally found a breathing technique that helps a little. You breathe in through your nose till you can’t anymore, then breathe in a little extra, then breathe out slowly but forcefully and steadily through your mouth. Repeat until you feel better. It’s proven to slow down heart rate

    • vanillaextract

      254d

      Honestly pray God can do all things it's just on his timing I am believing for my healing from this anxity and panic also ....have u tried benadryl it seems to help me at times

    • s89

      343d

      I have a relaxation hypnotherapy I can privately send to you if you would like to try it

    • s89

      344d

      I'm exactly the same don't worry about it. I'm currently going to therapy 3 times a week and seeing a hypnotherapist as well as doing my own meditation daily

    • verasama

      345d

      The brand pink sells some stress less gummies that I've tried a few times, and they do seem to help me calm down when I'm panicking. Otherwise, my biggest trick is fidget toys. When I'm feeling anxious, I keep a stress ball or something in my pocket and I'm not afraid to play with it out in the open. It lets me redirect some of that panicking, nervous energy to something less detrimental to my health. You might also try some self-help books. There are loads of available on Amazon, including one that I just downloaded and I'm going to start to read called hardcore self-help: f**k anxiety. All of these can be found on Amazon. It's not much, but I really hope something here helps. You also need to try and identify what triggers your panic attacks. Is it crowds? Is it noise? Is it a specific situation like having to get up and talk to people? Once you identify your triggers, you can start to learn to manage them better.

      • JeanGrey1820

        345d

        @verasama I'm screenshotting this so I can reference it later, thank you so so much. I haven't been diagnosed with the anxiety level/type I'm experiencing now, and have just recently come to the realization that it is not necessarily influenced by outside forces (at least not to warrant my response). I have no tools in my arsenal for it. It's uncontrollable at times and I am barely starting to feel when one is coming on. It's not yet predictable as far as what/who/when triggers them, which makes it SO MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. There is absolutely no consistency in triggers other than the fact that my world of people is very small so I don't interact with many others

        • verasama

          343d

          @JeanGrey1820 I definitely get the feeling. I've had panic attacks off and on for the last several years, and anxiety bad enough that I had to stop going to school for my bachelor's degree. It wasn't until recently, as in the last couple of weeks, that I finally think I pinpointed what it was that kickstarted my anxiety and depression, but of course knowing that doesn't magically make it go away. You might want to talk to a doctor, because the right medication can definitely help. I don't think I'm on the right medication yet, but what I have is better than nothing. Like I said, I took a lot of it into my own hands because my prescribing doctor was very useless, and I found those gummies, and fidget toys, and started reading that book I mentioned, and I downloaded a self-care app called Finch, though any self-care app can help. Basically, even if you feel stupid, deep breathing exercises help, and sometimes journaling about the situation can help you make connections that you didn't notice before. One big tip that the book I'm reading mentioned is when you're in that panic mode, force yourself to take deep breaths and focus on doing your breathing. It takes your mind away from the panic, and alleviate some of the hyperventilation, etc. Also, just making time for something that you enjoy can really reduce the anxiety. I really do get what you mean about not having very many people you can rely on, so you don't get to interact with very many people. I'm exactly the same way, and yet for some crazy reason I decided to start going to group therapy. Lol seriously though, therapy of some kind can help, and just having people to talk to who understand. If you ever need anything, feel free to message me.

    • DrakellaEuphrates

      345d

      Hot shower, sit in the tub if need be with the shower on you. Try to just feel the water. What do you smell. What do you taste. What do you hear. Just focus on your five senses. The five senses also works without a shower to calm down. It's a grounding technique.

      • JeanGrey1820

        345d

        @DrakellaEuphrates I need to work on this more (in a way that doesn't involve pinching myself way too hard), I will definitely try this next time and I'll try to figure out something I can carry to help. Thank you 💕

    • blue_boy03

      345d

      While distraction isn't the best for a long term solution, it's one of the only ones I've found helps me. I'm also here if you wanna talk <3

      • JeanGrey1820

        345d

        @blue_boy03 I've been religiously watching YouTube videos and TV shows at every possible moment of my waking days for a very long time, and I'm trying to figure out how to get past it 😞

        • blue_boy03

          345d

          @JeanGrey1820 another thing that sometimes helps when I'm able is to use physical labor to get the restless energy out. Like I'll clean the house and play music really loud and scream along if i need to and that helps, but again it's not a cure

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While there's no magic quick fix for anxiety, some coping strategies include distracting yourself with activities like listening to music or engaging in a hobby, and journaling your thoughts and feelings. However, it's important to seek professional help when you're able to, as therapy and medication can be beneficial in managing anxiety.

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