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ItsErin

447d

Hey guys, what helps panic attacks?

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    • xenith

      369d

      it’s sounds so cliche but deep breathing can really help, also things like aromatherapy, and sometimes a change of scenery can really help, even if it’s just walking to a different room than where you are having the attack. also remember it will be okay and you are okay, wishing you luck :)

    • xenith

      369d

      it’s sounds so cliche but deep breathing can really help, also things like aromatherapy, and sometimes a change of scenery can really help, even if it’s just walking to a different room than where you are having the attack. also remember it will be okay and you are okay, wishing you luck :)

    • Happy2Heal

      444d

      Ice cold water to my face, ice cold shower or if in public, run ice cold water over my wrists. Tapping the inside of my wrist with force while telling myself “You are okay. You are calm”. Once I can breathe, I do box breathing. If I feel anxiety while driving, I hum. Shake your body as soon as you feel a panic attack coming on.

    • Keisha

      444d

      it really helps me to look at a physical list of panic attack symptoms, because in the moment i feel like i’m dying and having some sort of cardiac episode

    • bubs34

      444d

      I remember that it's a state of mind and it can't physically hurt me. I also share what I'm feeling to my friends around me and I try to distract myself

    • MeRiCa

      446d

      Do you have any coping skills that you feel have worked for you ?? Like for me I will journal.. color.. play games on my phone.. arts and crafts... Crochet ... Or music and when I can get myself motivated enough a walk!

    • ebbertke

      446d

      Hugging a stuff animal helps me or hugging someone who's close to me

    • BrokenPotato

      446d

      I tried so many things to help panic attacks and nothing really helped me until I found this breathing technique and it’s a life saver; Breathe in slowly through your nose until you can’t breathe in anymore, then breathe in a little extra and then exhale through your mouth slowly and steadily. Hope it helps you too ☺️💕

    • Quillathe

      446d

      Drinking water slowly and the technique of identifying 5 things i see 4 i can feel 3 i hear 2 i smell 1 i taste

    • SleepyLizard

      446d

      Also finding all the colours of the rainbow in my immediate environment

    • SleepyLizard

      446d

      Listening to a recording of someone counting slowly and breathing deeply along to the rhythm

    • Fldreamer

      446d

      Candles, fresh air.... Beading are 🤗😥

    • Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      446d

      I find counting slowly helps. Backwards if it's really bad.

    • Saturn_Silver

      446d

      Weighted blankets and comfort objects like stuffed animals really help me

      • HocusFocus

        444d

        @Saturn_Silver I agree with this one

    • Bre19

      447d

      What helps me is having a comfort item with me at all times, music, going to a safe space, Coloring, going outside, meditation and sour candy.

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Some methods that may help with panic attacks include putting something cold on the neck, talking softly to calm down, using pressure points, practicing mindfulness, engaging in grounding techniques like the Five Things method, and creating a sudden strong physical sensation. Additionally, distractions such as mindless games or calling a friend can also be helpful. Remember that each person is different, and what works for one person may not work for another.

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