Learning how to deal with panic attacks isn’t an easy thing to do. Unfortunately the items that can cause the attack to occur vary from person to person so each set of triggers is individual to you. That makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly what will work from person-to-person.
A good first step in handling panic attacks is taking notice of the symptoms your body experiences when an attack is about to happen. Once you’ve figured out what triggers your attacks, you will have the ability to identify the symptoms of an oncoming attack. Knowing ahead of time can make a big difference.
When you are going through a panic attack, the worst thing to do is to let the symptoms get the better of you. Instead of resisting the symptoms, allow them to happen and pass. Use mind over matter to convince yourself that the feelings are outside of your body and not swarming within it. Pay close attention to your breathing. Listen to yourself breathing deeply in and then deeply out, remaining calm. At some point, you will notice the feelings of panic subsiding as you burn off the adrenaline.
If possible, have him or her come to your home to speak to you in person. This can aid you in feeling better before you know it.
If you feel panic start to take control of your body, try to go with it instead of trying to fight it off. But, instead of focusing on the feelings you are having, try to focus on the fact that those feelings will pass. The effort of fighting an attack can cause more anxiety so accept it, try to stay calm and wait for it to pass.
During an attack, focus on repeating positive slogans and reassuring thoughts. It is important to remember that it will eventually go away. Don’t let the situation control you.
In conclusion, you are aware of what it feels like to have a panic attack. Because of this, you are intimately familiar with the signs that an attack is about to happen. The main problem is when you don’t know why they are happening, or how to curb them.