Trying to find a solution for your panic attacks can seem like a never-ending hunt for a rare treasure. It many ways it is actually like that. After all there are various treatments and medications out there to choose from. This article contains some advice to help you “get a jump” on your hunt.
While you’re in the middle of a panic attack it can truly feel like you’re dying, but it’s important to remind yourself that you aren’t and that this is just a feeling, not a true medical problem. The more you can control your thoughts during an attack, the shorter the attack will be.
Try to look at what is happening to you during a panic attack and focus on reality. Either speak out loud or grab a pen and paper and start to clinically describe the situation at hand. Don’t look at anything that is fear-related as it’s probably not real anyway. Just focus on your body.
In order to limit the number of panic attacks you have you should only choose the foods you consume carefully. Foods that are overly processed can cause the blood sugar to spike which can lead to a panic attack. If you keep your blood levels regulated it can help you to not experience as many panic attacks.
Panic attacks are terrifying because the person experiencing them has the sudden overwhelming fear that they are going to die. The important thing to remember about panic attacks is that you can control them cognitively. Your brain is taking normal everyday stimuli (a shift in the road while driving, for example), and interpreting them in a fearful way. You can course-correct this fearful interpretation by trying to recall what the source of that stimulus could be. This will reduce your fear and your panic should subside somewhat.
Think through your fear thoughts during a panic attack and try to figure out why these problems are bothering you. If the dishes in the sink bother you, why? Is it because you don’t want people to see them? Why not? You may find a deep rooted problem which needs to be dealt with.
When you have a panic attack you should try to do an activity that a person gripped by fear normally wouldn’t do, especially if it can make you feel like you’re the boss of your situation. When you complete it successfully, have a little celebration for yourself and notice how amazing YOU are!
When you need help with panic attacks, consider talking to a counselor. That is the purpose of their job. Understanding that there are people who can guide and assist you with your anxiety can, in itself, lesson the severity of your panic attacks and have a calming influence on your mood.
While the hunt for an effective panic attack treatment can seem almost never-ending, you can persevere. There is an end to the hunt; you just have to keep trying to find something that works with you and your condition. Through the advice of a physician and this article, you can find the “treasure” that will help you.