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Unread 03-23-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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I've been having severe panic that are so bad that i sometimes i feel even faint or like pulling out my hair ,any way to calm down cause my meds only help a little and show can i stop them from becoming severe .
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I would discuss this with the Dr that prescribed you the meds, if you haven't already. If it's not working for you it may be time to adjust dosage or try a new med.

Have you tried Mindfulness/Grounding techniques? They are supposed to help with anxiety. I've has some success with some of them, but am bad at sticking with them and recognizing when I need to start using them.
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I have really bad panic attacks. What has helped me most is meds and therapy. I also try really hard to focus on mg breathing when having one.

I hope you find a solution that works for you. Panic attacks are aweful.
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I practise mindfulness. I concentrate on things like where I am, what I am holding, what I am touching, etc - and my relationship to them. For instance I may be on a bus. I concentrate on everything from the cold touch of the bars and rails beneath my fingers to the feel and texture of the upholstry to the rivets holding it together and so on. Maybe I am holding a pair of gloves - what do they look like, what do they feel like, I imagine how they were stitched together and on and on.
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Bad emotions are terrible. I recommend mindfulness for any emotion. Why? Mindfulness is strongly method to clearly illuminate your mind act.
If you interested in, i will more explain about it. Because i practice and feel about it
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cold air, cold water, or an ice pack on you forehead or neck can slow it down before it gets too bad. Take calming breaths. When I feel faint, I lie on the floor with my feet up. I try to remind myself that although I am acting very frightened, I am safe, and that the feeling will pass. I try to remember that I'm going through a difficult stage in life, but that I will adjust and overcome. Every new feeling of a panic attack scared me, which made the panic attack worse. Breathing, temperature change, reassuring thoughts, getting in a safe position to recover are the things that help me. Also, try to embrace something that comforts you, a memory, a picture, a pet, person, pillow, etc.
I'm sorry you are dealing with this! In my experience, they get shorter and less intense after you've worked through the thoughts/feelings that are causing them. Shortly after you've experienced the worst of them, notice how you can feel quite normal again (although unhappy you're having panic attacks).
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I don't have a cure for panic attacks, but I found knowing the mechanics of them can help. Also, knowing it will pass soon helps you endure. You might want to read up or talk to your doc or therapist about what is happening in your body when you have an attack.

I hope you find relief soon.
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Bad emotions are terrible. I recommend mindfulness for any emotion. Why? Mindfulness is strongly method to clearly illuminate your mind act.
If you interested in, i will more explain about it. Because i practice and feel about it
I am interested in more about it if you would like to share,
im sorry for late reply ive been busy and lately my emotions are taking over me lately like severe anxiety attacks and panic attacks, i have to wait a while before i can see my psychiatrist which sucks cause my emotions get really severe that i have to take as needed meds more often making the staff where i am think i need higher level of care .
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Thanks everyone for the responses i really appreciate them and they helped.
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I just wanted to add 3 apps that have helped me with anxiety: Mindshift...Virtual Toolbox and Calm. I hope you find solutions that work for you. Best wishes.
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