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Coping With Panic: Tips And Advice For Managing Panic Attacks

Jun 14

Coping With Panic: Tips And Advice For Managing Panic Attacks

If you have ever had a panic attack, you can appreciate how important it is to know how to cope with them - or if possible, prevent them. Here are a few great ways to deal with your panic attacks so that they don't control you. Get control back with these tips.

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In order to limit the number of panic attacks you have you should only choose the foods you consume carefully. Foods that are overly processed can cause the blood sugar to spike which can lead to a panic attack. If you keep your blood levels regulated it can help you to not experience as many panic attacks.

 

The most effective way to deal with panic attacks is to understand why you're having them. It's critical to recognize the signs of a panic attack when it is coming on: racing heartbeat, rising blood pressure, sweating, and most of all, overwhelming terror that seems to come from nowhere. These physical symptoms are frequently mistaken for a heart attack, it's important for your mind to be sensitive to what is happening in your body, in order to talk yourself out of the attack.

 

When a panic attack comes on, stop, sit and breathe. Breathe deeply in through the nose to extend your stomach, count to five, and then breathe out through the mouth, once again counting to five. Repeat the deep breathing technique ten times, and you will feel yourself relax.

 

When having a panic attack you can close your eyes and imagine your body as a sponge. Starting with your feet imagine ringing out the sponge and letting all the stress, tension, and fear drip out. Move up your body and ring out every part, washing away all the bad feelings, until you reach your head and feel better.

 

When you are feeling a bit of anxiety, it is important that you do not sit down. When you sit down, you relax your mind, which will allow it to dwell on what you fear. Try to keep moving your body around. This will allow you to keep your mind occupied in a way.

 

Borrow an idea from the airlines by breathing into a paper bag when you are feeling panicked. Not only does this act help to distract you from your panic attack, but because of the increased amount of carbon dioxide in a closed area like a bag, the air you are breathing will relax you faster.

 

To talk your way out of a panic attack, use positive internal dialogue to calm yourself down. It is important to remember that it will eventually go away. Remember that you won't lose control of the situation.

 

Don't just listen to music when you're having a panic attack, get up and dance! Dance is a great way to exercise and get rid of the adrenaline absorbed by your body, ending your attack in a most enjoyable way. If you know that you get to dance when you have an attack you won't feel so scared about it!

 

Try these tips to deal with panic attacks. Each one may not work for you, as everyone is different. However, take the tips that work for you and use them as defense against the panic attacks that threaten you. Conquer them and you'll be able to live your life again.