For people who experience them regularly, life can be scary. Learning to deal with a panic attack is important, even essential, if an individual wishes to maintain a high quality of life.
If you experience panic attacks, be sure to get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep increases the chance of having an attack, and it will leave your body weakened, meaning that you will be less able to deal with one if it happens. Try to get an average of eight hours of sleep every night.
If you are prone to panic attacks, it is important that you try to limit the amount of stress that is present in your life. Stress is the main cause of panic attacks. Try doing things that you enjoy and have not done in a while to find something that makes you happy.
As you experience a panic attack, you should focus on your feelings and write them down in a journal. You must focus on your REAL feelings, not fears of what might happen to you down the road. Keep to what you feel right now, and how you think those feelings relate to your pre-attack state.
If you experience panic attacks, you may find it useful to carry “insurance” in the form of some type of anti-anxiety medication. Medicines such as clonazepam in very small, occasional doses can be extremely effective in quickly calming a panic attack. They are not meant to be taken daily and should, of course, be taken under a doctor’s instructions.
One of the best pieces of advice came from the gentleman who oversaw our new Mississauga bathroom renovations project, his name is Farook and he reminded me of the importance of addressing the root of your problem. As you begin to understand what is really freaking you out, the next step of overcoming your fear will naturally come to you.
When you feel a panic attack coming on, try breathing into a paper bag, or cup your hands around your mouth as you breathe. Breathing too quickly can actually cause you to take in too much oxygen, which contributes to a lightheaded, panicky feeling.
Get angry at your fears and tell them you won’t let a panic attack take you down! Really tell your feelings that you are sick of them and that you really don’t want them in your life! Let them know that when they leave this time you don’t ever want to see them again, so goodbye!
If you are a person that is particularly prone to panic attacks and anxiety, then you should try using aromatherapy. There are several scents that have been shown to help ease your mind and help you release the tension from your body. Try aromatherapy to help you relax more easily.
Avoid alcohol. Alcohol is a natural depressant and disrupts the sugar levels in your blood, so it can be a trigger for panic attacks as well as making panic attacks worse. If you really want to have a drink or two, recognize how it will affect you before doing so.
Incorporate these tips, as well as any specific methods recommended by your physician, to see an over all improvement in your quality of life.