Panic attacks. You just can’t escape them really. They can just creep up on you unexpectedly.
I’ve been suffering from panic attacks for the past 3-4 weeks. I had one visit to the ER and a complete crying spell in the waiting room, I was feeling terrible.
I find that the panic attacks can come on very suddenly.
I also know taking my Zoloft combined with Valium helps. Temporarily it’s just a crutch because I want to go the natural route ie. natural supplements and herbs.
Not to say that medication isn’t beneficial for someone who is suffering from anxiety, but it’s just my personal preference. I like natural supplements, herbs, essential oils to treat my illness.
So I have not been feeling very well lately but with a medication change in the past 24 hours I’m feeling much better. So if your suffering from panic attacks my advice to you includes:
1. Speak to your Doctor
This should be your first step, Doctors can prescribe you medication to take the edge of your anxiety. There are many anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs which can be administered to help you get immediate relief from your anxiety and or panic attacks. Talking my Doctor has really helped me.
2. Do a relaxation exercise
Many of these are found on YouTube, but there are many great apps like SmilingMind which help with breathing exercises and practising mindfulness. Mindfulness is a great technique and I use it to calm myself down. Another great tool I use is Dodow. Dodow is a small device which emits light. You place the device on your bed or on your stomach and shine the light up on the ceiling. You then sync your breath with the light, breathing in and breathing out. I have had such great results with Dodow and it really helps with my insomnia. You can check out my full product review here or you can buy in my shop here.
3. Take a supplement
4. Talk to a loved one
Talking to someone will help you offload some of your stress and gets your mind off of things. Talking to someone about how you feel will help you put things in perspective and a loved one might even have some suggestions for you which may be able to help you. Opening up to someone really has a lot of benefits.
Exercise helps you to generate endorphins the feel good chemicals that are great for the brain and body. Here is a great article from Healthline about the benefits of exercise.
So those are just a few tips that I can think of when it comes to managing panic attacks.
Do you suffer from panic attacks?
If you do, how do you deal with them?
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