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How can I regain control to prevent further panic attacks?

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Last Updated: 03/18/2019 at 3:37am
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Top Rated Answers
January 26th, 2015 2:53am
Breathe,calm down.Say to yourself that,"It's going to be okay."Think happy thoughts,unicorns maybe?Panic attacks can get scary,I personally never had one throughout my life.But I hope it helps.
May 11th, 2015 9:51am
by learning your triggers and using your coping skills you have picked up along the way to help prevent them, for my its having my bottle or water and a way to stay cool (heat is my trigger).
June 8th, 2015 7:26pm
A good tactic to regain control over your panic/anxiety attacks is a little meditation practice. Imagine yourself standing in a desert with nothing around you, nothing at all. Imagine your anxiety in front of you in the form of a black mass. Then bring yourself to feel confidence and strength. Remind yourself that you are in control of your own self, and your anxiety/panic does not control you. Imagine then that you are releasing a white light and destroying the black mass in front of you, warding it off and taking control over it instead of it taking control of you. As you continue to do this, in your own mind, turn the empty desert into an oasis. Place a palm tree somewhere, maybe a water spring, flowers, anything that makes it more friendly and comfortable for you to be. After you've done this a few times, you'll learn to take yourself to this sanctuary and ward off your anxiety/panic whenever you feel an attack coming on. Above all else, remind yourself that this is YOUR life and these are YOUR emotions. You and only you can control them.
September 27th, 2015 5:59pm
simply breath and try to clear your mind and relax your body after words try to do something like a hobby to relax you more
August 8th, 2016 10:27am
Breathe,calm down.Say to yourself that,"It's going to be okay."Think happy thoughts,unicorns maybe?Panic attacks can get scary,I personally never had one throughout my life.But I hope it helps.
September 4th, 2017 8:28pm
This is a hard question to answer because panic attacks are triggered by so many different variables for different people. For some, it's over stimulation of the senses, so - keeping a pair of headphones and some music to drown out the busy world around you might work. Some others have panic attacks due to built up stress, and that can be harder to determine when the panic attack will strike. Always look for physical cues like tight muscles, feeling your chest might be constricted, trouble concentrating. Those usually come before the full blown attack. When you notice them, it's a good idea to take a 10 minute time out from whatever you are doing, and do some meditation or other calming self help actions. Lastly, some panic attacks can be caused by medications or alcohol, these need to be recorded regularly and reported to your doctor. You may need to regulate what medications you take or your diet to help prevent future attacks. - Sugars can particularly be a trigger for panic attacks, or shaky feelings as they cause our blood glucose levels to fluctuate.
January 15th, 2018 9:26pm
If you feel a panic attack coming on, then just close your eyes and take some deep breaths and try to focus on your surroundings.
January 24th, 2018 12:03am
Learn to identify what causes them for you and how they feel when beggining. Then you can try to manage it before it gets worse.
March 18th, 2019 3:37am
Try to ground yourself. Breath, put yourself in a comfortable location and focus on your breathing and being mindful. If needed, find someone you trust who can help you through it, many panic attacks can last a long time, so it’s good to have someone close to you to talk you through it. Try to pinpoint what caused the panic attack, whether a social situation or a thought, and talk yourself through it, as though you were giving advice to a friend. Simplify the problem in your mind so that it will be easier to find a solution. Once calm, do something relaxing and familiar to help keep you that way.