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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2009, 10:45:54 PM »

i find the best things are being reassured by someone, and taking action. eg if i have a panic attack over tummy ache, if i think i'm doing something to help it, my panic ends.

also, mints. i have some of those trebor extra strong ones. they help me calm down, and stop feeling sick. ginger biscuits help with feeling sick too.

A tip for anxiety, try to eat. 1, because being sick on an empty tummy really sucks, and 2, because as hard as it is to eat, not eating makes you feel worse. watching tv while nibbling food can help.

distractions also help panic attacks
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2009, 12:03:15 PM »

what I find useful is putting your left hand on your right shoulder and your right hand on your right shoulder and tapping gently and slowly. This has been proved apparantly because it uses both parts of your brain to focus on the tapping.

Deep breathing and trying to rationalise also helps me. When I'm having a panic attack and am thinking "oh my god I can't breathe I'm going to die" I try and tell myself it'll be over soon it WILL be ok. (This one takes a bit more practise)
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2009, 06:47:22 PM »

^I am going to try that, when I have a panic attack I often feel I cant breathe and because I am asthmatic the panic really sets in, if someone is asthmatic and has a panic attack dont let them take their inhaler more than once as it speeds up the heart and causes more problems by making them think their heart is going too fast, hence the dying feeling again!
Also aromatherapy oils put on tops can help with the relaxation and calming down. I also find talking through what happened and my fears afterward can help my partner to understand me more next time and be more helpful, its also good to think over what happened and process it.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2009, 06:51:04 PM »

It is really difficult to get your brain thinking in that way, I'm also asthmatic and I think I had about 20 or 30 before I could actually tell myself I wasn't going to die and believe it. Not trying to shock you but try and stick with it xxx
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2009, 05:37:21 PM »

This has been so helpful thank you.
whenever i have an attack im always tempted to cover my face for some reason but sitting up with shoulders back is much better, aswell as all the things thatve been mentioned.
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