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Izzyflower

698d

how to end a panic attack?

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    • lichencryptid

      698d

      @WolfKitty my old deen actually first introduced me to that, it really helps, especially to feel something

    • lichencryptid

      698d

      It helps me during one to elevate my feet on the wall or something else. Also, putting an ice pack on my chest, i feel like it forces me to focus on the cold sensation. Hope this helps!

    • WolfKitty

      698d

      I like to ground myself when I'm having a panic attack. One that really works for me is the five things technique; five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, one thing you can taste. Its usually better to have someone help you with that though, as in my experience, when I'm alone trying to ground myself with that technique, I tend to spiral

      • lichencryptid

        698d

        @WolfKitty my old deen actually first introduced me to that, it really helps, especially to feel something

    • Melon92

      698d

      Something I do is pin down in my head what is causing the panic. Then I pick someone I know pretty well and as myself if the circumstances would make them panic. If not, why? Try to imagine what they would say if you asked them why they're not more upset. It may seem odd but for me it's a very reliable strategy. Other things I do include opening a window and sitting by it or I'll go for a walk and focus on what I see, hear and smell. Analyzing basic things that tend to lose focus during panic can be surprisingly helpful but most importantly it's a mental distraction. I hope maybe some of this is helpful to you.

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