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Will these panic attacks stop me from doing the things I love my entire life?

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Last Updated: 12/23/2019 at 2:07pm
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January 18th, 2015 2:51am
They don't have to. Panic attacks are always overwhelming, but with seeking help comes learning to cope, and if you practice different coping methods, you'll find something that works for you. If it calls for it, medication can also help with this - though it isn't a replacement for coping mechanisms, but rather a compliment to them. With time and a little help, you CAN reclaim your life.
May 6th, 2015 6:32am
Honestly, they won't! You can also learn how to control them when you think they are going to come about. It does take some time, but not as long as you may think. :) Give it a shot! You should definitely check out this self help guide as it provides a lot of information that is beneficial: If you need anything else, don't hesitate to message!
June 1st, 2015 4:16pm
Panic attacks are always a scary thing to deal with. There's so many things that you can do to calm yourself down. Things like meditation and music often help to calm the mind
June 29th, 2015 5:36am
Don't let panic attacks stop you from doing what you like. They can be very overwhelming and feel like the end of the world but panic attacks pass. Breathing deeply and slowly while distracting your mind with pleasant thoughts or an activity you enjoy can make them easier to manage.
September 7th, 2015 3:22am
If you are feeling emotions or panic attacks that are interfering with your life, the best things to do is to speak with a trained provider such as a counselor or therapist or your healthcare provider to help you sort through your feelings and also to see if perhaps meds can be of use and help you also.
February 16th, 2016 10:39pm
No they will not stop you doing things you love you just have to control them and not let them get the best of you but they will only happen in a panicky suition
February 22nd, 2016 2:39pm
They don't have to, you are completely capable of working through the this. It can take a lot of work and trying different things to find out what works best for you so when you're ready, take the first step to making it better,
May 23rd, 2016 3:32am
Only if you let them. Panic attacks are hard to get a grip on, and they can feel like they are controlling your life. It takes a lot of effort to get a grip on them, but it is, in my experience, worth it. Getting your life back from the monster that is anxiety makes things so much better.
June 20th, 2016 2:03pm
No, they will not stop you from doing the things you love from your entire life. If you learn to control them, and if you go to therapy and/or take medications, they may lessen. And also, you won't get panic attacks all the time, so you can still enjoy things in life.
July 26th, 2016 1:28am
They don't have to. It won't be easy, but panic attacks can be managed, and even overcome with the right help.
October 10th, 2016 4:34pm
These panic attacks are manageable. First you have to focus on what is causing these panic attacks.
October 17th, 2016 3:39pm
Absolutely not! As terrifying as panic attacks can be, you've gotten through 100% of the ones that you've experienced. You know they won't last forever and there are lots of tips out there about how to get through them. You shouldn't let anxiety stop you from doing the things you love.
April 4th, 2017 11:48pm
Not really. It's all about how passionate you are about that particular task and your hardwork and willpower to do it.
August 13th, 2018 3:50pm
In my experience there are many coping mechanisms that can help you, I've always benefited from just taking life one day st a time and not to be afraid of reaching out to people that live and care about you for support.
December 23rd, 2019 2:07pm
Panic attacks are never easy things to deal with. They can interrupt you, stop you, prevent you; they're a bit like an annoying younger sibling. Common issues with panic attacks can include, hyperventilating in public (or in general), sweating profusely, feelings/sensations of paralysis or getting hot/cold flashes. However, there are ways that we can counteract these issues. One way could be to see a medical professional (though it is completely understandable that some people don't want to do this). Other ways could be grounding (5-4-3-2-1 technique is spoken highly of, where you say 5 things you can see, 4 things you can feel, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste) - it might take time to figure out what works best for you.