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Nikki6212

723d

I have been having debilitating panic attacks everyday for a couple weeks. I have medicine to help, but having to take it everyday means I'm developed a tolerance. Any tips on how to help?

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    • trotulaofsalerno

      723d

      Singing. It forces me to breathe properly. But you have to belt it out

    • Meliss

      722d

      Me too. What med helps you?

    • hoppingspark12

      722d

      I roll ice on my face and drink some cold water. Showers help sometimes or a bath. Certain smells help...calming scents!

    • trotulaofsalerno

      723d

      Singing. It forces me to breathe properly. But you have to belt it out

      • Pikachuuuuuuu

        723d

        @trotulaofsalerno I do jumping jacks to breathe too 🙌💕

    • Lyriel

      723d

      Similar to the comment about ice water; eating an ice cube or something spicy if that's your preference can knock you out of a panic attack

    • bbcait

      723d

      Putting your face in ice water. If you fill a bowl with ice and water and dip your face in until your cheekbones are submerged you will get the diving reflex. It’s a thing in animals too and it slows your heart rate down cuz of some nerve thing (idk the science) This is the only thing that has helped me with my panic attacks.

    • Jules7

      723d

      Deep breaths. Try mediation. If you're at work step aside and set up a mantra. "Be cool, settle down and breathe." Or "forget,forget,forget" and breathe. I actually do this when I've got too much in my head and I can't sleep. I just tell myself to erase, erase erase everything, stop thinking. Eventually everything clears and I'm sound asleep.

    • MalOrIe

      723d

      Super weird but SUPER sour candy helps calm my panic attacks. Focus on the taste and sensation

      • Hawkye

        723d

        @MalOrIe Huh, somehow that makes a lot of sense.

    • Fable

      723d

      I personally have a hard time because I gain a tolerance quickly and just end up cycling through medications. I haven't found another way for myself but I do wish you the best of luck!

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