Panic attacks

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  1. ScriptReadsMe

    ScriptReadsMe Banned Banned

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    Any Sherdoggers experiencing them?
    I've been having them for quite some time but they were bearable. Recently they've been become kinda acute. Lack of breath, dizziness are my most common symptoms. They can happen on a crowded bus or during an argument with a stranger. If you have panic disorder, how do you cope with it or how do you treat it?
     
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    I'm waiting for my first. Seems like a matter of time.
     
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    I would immediately talk to a professional.

    Anecdotal advice can help, but not as much as professional help.
     
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    talk to a guy that won't drug you up. I've had panic attacks before but the only way they subsided was by being alone and breathing deep and telling myself that it was no big deal. While I was high though oh man they were another story. Lol
     
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    Anecdotal advice is welcome. I wonder if in the end medication is necessary :/
     
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    With a sober mind I have no doubt you can control them. Do you exercise?
     
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    That also helps, but I can't just leave what I'm doing, find a quiet place and do breathing exercises.
     
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    i went through a two month period where i was getting them all the time after my dog passed away. it was unbearable. as other said seek professional help. try to avoid drugs if you can. a couple months of therapy and ive been good since.
     
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    why not?
     
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    Find yourself a local group, do it, nip it in the bud. Sometimes meds are necessary, but only as a last resort , good luck..
     
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    I used to run and bike, stopped that during winter. I content myself with bodyweight exercises. Reading wikipedia, I understand that aerobic exercices help. But to what extent? Is the effect prolonged long after running?
     
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    TS, change your tampon.
     
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    Used to get really bad ones years ago. Now I mostly get more generalized spikes of anxiety
     
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    IMO I think it would be beneficial if you're used to being stressed physically with adrenaline coursing through you. Cause essentially that's what a panic attack is doing to you without the activity to spark the response. It's still jarring but it's more manageable if it is a more familiar feeling, yknow?
     
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    Exercise helps a lot, it releases important chemicals in your brain that will definataly help. As far as lasting effects, regular exercise will change you in a profound way. But it has to be daily, it has to get your heart rate up for sustained periods, and you have to mix things up...
     
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    Lift weights and buy a motorcycle.
     
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    This, I used to get extremely bad ones after binge drinking nights, the next day hangovers would bring on bad attacks, and got worse. Sometimes my whole chest/face would go numb and I felt like running and thought i was going to die from not breathing. Exercise daily and quit the drinking and they vanished. used to make fun of people who had them up until i experienced it myself.
     
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    Make sure you are doing everything you can to keep your mental health good and stress low. Plenty of sleep, avoid hangovers, etc. If you drink a lot of coffee, cut way back. All those things can keep you much higher to that fight-or-flight reflex so it doesn't take much to put you over the edge.

    I saw a shrink about them and he worked on deep breathing exercises, basically just taking a minute a few very long, slow breaths. Practice that a few times a day, and you are essentially teaching your brain how to relax on demand. and then when you need to you can tap into that neural pathway and calm the mind down by focusing on slow calm breathing
     
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    Is there a reason you"d ask a group of strangers on the internet before asking a doctor?
     
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    I used to volunteer at a suicide clinic..

    We'd often calls from those experiencing panic attacks.

    These people who called really seemed that they were dying on the phone.

    Anyway, these methods almost always helped.

    Sit down

    keep both of your firmly planted on the ground.

    Place one hand on your stomach and breathe...breathe...look at your hand on your stomach rising and lowering...

    focus on your breathing...


    This actually works...believe it or not...
     
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