Don’t Let Panic Attacks Get You Down

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Image by Idhren
New placement idea for my tattoo to be. I like it a lot. (It still says "Don’t panic!")

In case you were wondering, the inspiration for this tattoo comes from the facts that
1) I’ve been suffering panic attacks since high school, and having someone to tell my not to panic is usually pretty reassuring. I’d hope that this tattoo would give me calmness too. Not a bad advice for anyone over-worrying things, though.

2) I love Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

3) I love Douglas Adams.

4) I love science fiction.

5) I love literature tattoos.

When you suffer from panic attacks, they are both terrifying and exhausting. Panic can totally alter your life because things like agoraphobia can make it difficult to even go outside or visit relatives. Here are some effective ways to manage panic attacks so you can live your life again.

When negative thoughts start coming up, try and counter them with logic and knowledge. Is this thought constructive or logical? Does this make sense? Is this something that will really happen to me?

There are many different problems that cause people to have panic attacks A support group may be able to help your find techniques for dealing with your panic attacks.

In many cases, the fear of panic attacks is what actually causes such an episode. Try not to dwell on your symptoms and feelings, and how you will handle an attack. Learning to control your thought process can help to avert outright panic. It is very much like trying not to think of the word “elephant.” Of course, then it is all your mind can picture.

Accepting the feelings experienced during a panic attack, rather than struggling with them, may ease your anxiety and provide you some comfort. Continuing to bury or ignore them is not helpful, and actually, will only make them worse. Acceptance of them will move you towards an enlightening path.

Roll your neck from one side to another, and stretch out your facial muscles. Roll your shoulders and really stretch out your back muscles. This can all head off a panic attack before it happens.

Sometimes, getting medical conditions under control can help to minimize panic attacks. There are many cases where panic attacks are a symptom of a deeper psychiatric condition, such as generalized anxiety disorder or a panic disorder. However, treating underlying conditions often alleviates panic attacks.

Overcome the symptoms of a panic attack by using a method known as concentrated breathing. Breathing deeply and slowly helps by keeping you relaxed and focused and by increasing circulation, slowing your pulse and lowering your blood pressure, making your body less tense.

If you are close to someone who deals with panic attacks, it may be a good idea to learn how to recognize the physical symptoms of an attack so that you can help your friend or loved one work through it. Common symptoms of panic attacks include trembling, nausea, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, gasping for breath, or sweating and chills. You should first ensure that the person isn’t having an actual heart attack. If they are, they require medical help.

Figuring out what triggers an attack is a good step in handling it. If you’re upset at somebody and nervously avoiding the discussion with them about the situation, you could trigger an attack. You need to express your emotions in a healthy way to avoid a panic attack,

To begin your plan against your panic attacks, you need to first assess the situations that trigger your anxiety. Once you’re aware of the signs, you can know when you’re about to have an attack. This can help you to become more prepared for an attack.

Let them come over so that you can speak in person. It can be a very quick and effective aid to reduce your anxiety.

Don’t become more anxious at the thought of a possible panic attack. Fear of harm can be abated when you remind yourself that these attacks do not hurt you. When you are not dealing with an impending attack, you should take time to focus on how good your life is. If you train your brain to ignore fear you will be able to focus on the real problem.

Use this advice to take the power out of panic attacks. Remember to be positive and not let negative thoughts become fuel for more panic. Have faith in your ability to do this. The hard work and effort it takes to treat your panic disorder is well worth it.