How to relieve a panic attack

 

This is said to cause an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) to a parasympathetic response.


When searching for remedies for panic attacks, I always seem to come across the remedy above. Which is something that is similar to what an old band director told me to do.

Except she told me to breath in for 2, hold for 2, out for 2, wait 2. I was in band so of course all of this was to a rhythm.  It worked for a while. Really it did. But then it just stopped. One day it no longer calmed my attacks.

So I started looking for more remedies.

And I came across so little. One that I found was a ‘grounding’ exercise where you looked around you at things that you could see, touch, taste and hear. In hopes that if you find these sensory things you can pull yourself out of an attack. Then, of course, there is the brown paper bag.

If you know of any remedies. Please share. I would love to hear what helps you.

If you have pulled yourself out of an attack, you are extremely strong. Keep fighting. Together we can #BreakTheStigma

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