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Moon14

502d

Does anyone have any tips for panic attacks? I’ve tried breathing exercises, mindfulness, etc. and nothing seems to help. My doctor has me on buspirone but that also doesn’t help and they won’t give me anything stronger because it’s addictive. My panic attacks are almost daily and extremely debilitating and I have no specific triggers for them either. I feel like I can’t breathe and my heart is racing constantly. If anyone has any ideas of things that could help or possible medications that aren’t addictive but don’t feel sedating I would love recommendations. Thanks❤️

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    • ComfortablyNumb

      502d

      I highly recommend Therapy in a Nutshell on YouTube! She talks about anxiety better than I ever could and changed my life when I was having 10+ panic attacks a day 😌

    • Reapunzel

      501d

      Drink water. It forces you to regulate your breathing. Writing helps me? Just pouring out my thoughts on paper(or on a note app on my phone) gives me something physical to do and forces me to recognize my actual thoughts if they're true or panic induced.

    • oliviaaa

      501d

      I reccomend the 54321 method (name to yourself or outloud 5 things you see, 4 things you can feel or touch, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell, 1 thing you taste and you can always change up which senses go with each number) it personally helps me out alot to become more stable with my surroundings when i get panic attacks

    • Yee

      501d

      Beyond everything, remember that panic is something that happens to you, not something that you do. Try your best not to run from it, but to accept it as it comes on. Trying to run from panic produces more panic, since panic is supposed to help us flee from danger. I like to find some calming music or even something relaxing to watch on TV/YouTube, usually something with no conflict like some kids shows or something. Sounds silly, but it helps me.

    • Ava.Taylor

      502d

      Ice cold water, running it over my hands and just holding them there or holding ice cubes has helped me immensely, it’s a good distraction

    • Rene1027

      502d

      One thing I do is hold ice cubes (in each hand) until it melts. I even do it at work sometimes. Also, a couple YouTube channels that help me are Kati Morton and Trey Jones.

    • ComfortablyNumb

      502d

      I highly recommend Therapy in a Nutshell on YouTube! She talks about anxiety better than I ever could and changed my life when I was having 10+ panic attacks a day 😌

    • fleurdemeraude

      502d

      just ice and cold water are the only ones that truly help me in the moment! Ice or a bag of frozen food on my sternum or splashing my face with cold water

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