If you happen to be one of the unlucky people who suffers from anxiety attacks, then you'll be wondering what you can do during an anxiety attack.
Well, you'll be pleased to know there are simple, yet effective steps you can take to help yourself feel more in control of the situation. It does require some work and persistence, but the more you practice it, the better you will get at it.
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During an attack you will experience both physical and psychological symptoms that can be very frightening indeed and the following helpful tips will help you to essentially reverse those symptoms and help you get back into the driving seat.
1. Recognize the signs of an attackIf your panic attacks give you intense physical symptoms (like chest pain or heart palpitations), it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor to make sure that there really is nothing physically wrong with you.
Once you have that assurance, try to remember it when you feel a panic attack starting. Although your emotions may be screaming, “I can’t breathe! I’m going to faint! I’m dying!”, try to distance yourself from that noise and recognize these symptoms as perfectly normal signs of a panic attack.It is very common to think you're dying or having a heart attack during an episode so the first step is to remind yourself that it's merely an anxiety attack and nothing else and let yourself understand they cannot harm you at all.
As you read through the other steps in the article above, you will begin to realise hoiw the combination of employing psychological and physical techniques, you can regain control. And the more you feel in control of them, you can begin to feel more relaxed about the prospects of any future episodes.
Here's another helpful step-by-step recommendation on what to do during a panic attack. You'll find that one of the main common denominators is to control your breathing.
First, focusing on moderating your breathing is very important. Get that under control by taking really deep breaths – this will help slow down the breathing and help get you out of the panic attack on a physiological level.
Next, try finding someone you trust like a family member or friend, and be in their presence.
“Isolation can perpetuate the panic,” he says. “So being around friends and family, and having that connection, can really, really help.”
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