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What is the best way to recover after a panic attack?

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Last Updated: 12/24/2018 at 12:53am
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positiveWhisper24
March 14th, 2015 8:50am
There are lots of ways to recover. First it's important to understand what's going on inside your body when you have a panic attack. Your body produces a lot of adrenaline to help you fight a potential threat. But then you have to somehow reabsorb the adrenaline so you can calm down. My personal favorite is to lie down in a quiet place and listen to music, but any kind of relaxation technique will work. Exercise is also an excellent way to get adrenaline out of your system. Taking a hot shower. Find what's best for you.
absentveins
December 24th, 2018 12:53am
Some good ways to recover from panic attacks, from my experience, is to take a warm bath with candles. Candles aren't necessary, but I find them to set the tone to the bath. Watching a calming movie, or a favorite show can help tons. Even spending time with close friends or listening to light music. Drinking some green tea, reading a good book, taking a walk are all good ideas too. Panic attacks are a hard thing to deal with, especially when you have a panic disorder. They can make you feel disoriented, or confused about everything around you. They leave you breathless. Remember to take slow and deep breaths, to control your breathing.
TichelMeAmelia
February 6th, 2015 10:33pm
Be gentle to yourself. Recognize that even as you work to calm the things you can control, there are some automatic functions in your body that might continue to try to push your body back into fight or flight mode. Recognize that those feelings are just your body not quite adjusted to feeling calmer again. Do something self-care based.
DexterKMScobee
September 21st, 2015 9:26pm
Try something I always do. Simply count to 10. Take even breaths in between each number, but take it slow. This should help.
MoonxShine
November 2nd, 2015 2:53pm
Relax. Take long deep breaths. Stay away from whatever triggered your panic attack. Distract yourself, find something to do or talk to someone. These have helped me recover from my panic attack. It would be helpful as well to have someone around, so they can help calm you down.
joyfulSnow21
November 16th, 2015 8:19pm
Breath. Panic attacks are scary and when you have them people always try to make you feel better but for me personally, being completely alone helps after a severe panic attack. I just need to take the time to do some deep breathing.
neverendingFireworks50
November 30th, 2015 8:41pm
Breathe in through your nose out through your mouth. Then give your pinky a little tug for a few seconds and continue breathing steadily. Get some water and sit by yourself and put your head down. Works for me everytime
PuerhBlueLemon
February 2nd, 2016 6:16am
Deep breaths in a quiet place. Then, mentally separate yourself from the issue and re-evaluate with a clear mind, piece by piece.
anotherfrenchtoastmafiaa
March 22nd, 2016 7:06pm
To not overthink everything that just happened. Heck, to not think everything that just happened. To make sure you're physically stable, and to make sure you're emotionally alert too. To do things that you've promised yourself you will do. To do things that you know will make you feel better ten times more. To be yourself in the happy way everytime.
beautifulFreedom65
September 12th, 2016 12:54am
after a panic attack everything around you seems like a blur and you don't know how to feel. Your hands are shaking and sweat is everywhere. The thing that helped me is just get away and really think about what happened. I calmed myself down with some meditation or a cold shower. The fact is that you may not know how you feel at first but a lot of breathing will sooth the nerves.