What has helped you the most?

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patriciaryan
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   Posted 8/27/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
What has helped you the most with your panic attacks?
Sorry if this has been posted already, I did a quick search and couldn't find it!
 
Here is what has helped me:
 
 
Byron Katie's "The Work"  -  This has been FANTASTIC.
  
Reading Patrick Holford "Optimum Nutrition for the Mind" - I am amazed by how much fish oils have helped me calm down.
 
Reiki and Complimentary Therapies.
 
Distraction and some exercise.
 
The Panicaway Website
 
The Option Insitute.
 
Reading Eckhart Tolle.
 
 
To all those who panic - Wishing you total calm!!!!! It's so nice to find this forum and realise
so many people understand! Thank you!
 
xxx
 
 

stkitt
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   Posted 8/27/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello there,

I just answered this identical post in Depression.

Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 8/27/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Xanax!! LOL
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Dan_in_Fla
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
attacks could be triggered by a hormonal imbalance.
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loverain
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayer. Prayer helps me...just a little prayer centers me and makes me feel safe. My sweet husband Eddie helps me, too. When I'm going into a full-fledged anxiety attack he will look at the clock and tell me that in ten or fifteen minutes I'll be alright. And he's right.

Mazfire
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   Posted 8/29/2009 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Medication

Intense therapy

Faith/prayers/beliefs

My stubborn streak

 

 

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nanas4
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   Posted 8/29/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
paxil helped me for 9 years now nothing is helping .im in therapy and doing everthing i have been taught no relief .im lost

BrosephAnxietus
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   Posted 8/30/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Friends, Relatives, Acquaintances. Anyone who has been understanding, who has offered advice. And a ton of hobbies. Being a musician and artist tends to give me a lot of things to do, and less time to worry about random things. A healthy desire to better myself whenever possible and knowing that there is a path to becoming better and that even if it doesn't seem like it, I'm on it. That is something that you HAVE to realize in order to feel better. Self-esteem and knowing that you are worth every moment of suffering and deserve every moment of peace and happiness is something you can learn. Even though it can take a lifetime to figure it out.

Green Grove
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   Posted 8/31/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
The best thing that has helped me is to just keep busy and stop obsessing about the panic. When it comes over me, I just recognize it for what it is and it usually passes fairly quickly. Besides that, healthy eating, exercise, & herbal/vitamin supplements have been great :)

Take care now!
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort. . . Your Bro Sam :)

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Precious Gem
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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I agree, staying busy, not letting it consume your every thought and keeping myself out of situations that I know could bring it on, like going to Walmart when it is really busy, or letting a crappy remark from a coworker ruin my day.  I try to be like a duck and let it roll off of my back, easier said than done sometimes.  I recently started Buspar and have been able to tolerate it and it is working pretty well.

Gem


acidgirl
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   Posted 9/1/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Precious, just picking up on what you said...

You say you are avoiding situations that you know bring your panic on like going to Walmart when its busy.

I've found that avoiding situations makes it worse, best to face the fear head on, the more you avoid it the more you prolong the anxiety.

All the best x

Precious Gem
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   Posted 9/1/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear acidgirl,

You are probably right.  I replace what stresses me with what does not.  The Walmart example, if I have to go, I go early morning or later in the evening instead of Saturday mid day full swing busy.  It never occurred to me that I was hiding from it, I looked at it more as rearranging my schedule to keep me happy.

Thanks for the insight.....

Gem


ivorycharm
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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers, deep breathing, healthy lifestyle, love of family, quiet time and time to relax and clear your mind.

yogiw/anxiety
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   Posted 9/4/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   

This might sound weird, but after ready Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert , I turned to meditation

Along with zoloft, meditating a few minutes every day reaaallllyyyy helps with the panick attacks

also i suggest you read eat, pray, love. its a novel but it gives greaaaat insight into meditating and finding your inner peace!


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Hibee
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   Posted 9/4/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Positive self talk and CBT have helped me to start getting my panic under control.

Ben

jades75
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   Posted 9/5/2009 12:45 AM (GMT -7)   
It depends....sometimes, the anxiety is very "mild" and I'm able to handle it by focusing on something, be it reading, working, walking.  If and when is more than "mild"....xanax is my only remedy, if I don't take xanax right away....the anxiety attack will last for hours....nausea, drozzy, a wave of heat over the back of my neck, racing thoughts, very negative thoughts, sweating, feeling like fainting...a feeling of not being able to swallow - this is why I take xanax right away and wait for its calming relief.
 
I try to live in the moment and be thankful and very grateful that there is meds.....and this wonderful supportive forum. 

stkitt
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   Posted 9/5/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations to everyone for coming forward and sharing your thoughts and how you deal with your anxiety.

This is a great thread so please do keep on posting "what has helped you?"

Gentle Hugs to All,
Kitt
 

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Green Grove
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   Posted 9/5/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohh :)

Two other things that has helped me has been using the programs "Attacking Anxiety & Depression" w/ Lucinda Bassett & "Panic Away" as well, but they do cost a little money. The best free program that I've found was here at HW, and it is MoodGYM (CBT Training). Here is the link:

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort. . . Your Bro Sam :)

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stkitt
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   Posted 9/6/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you have a great Sunday.  I have found that HealingWell and good friends have helped me through many tough times.

Also when I start to feel myself sliding  backwards I start goal setting again. Try to establish a few manageable goals, then take small steps toward achieving them.

I keep a notebook on my desk and when I am in a bad place I write down my simplest goals so I will remember I need to keep moving.

Yes I even write down wash my hair, pay bills, make appointments, take a walk for 20 minutes..............if I don't accomplish all my goals I will allow myself to carry them over but only for so long.  idea

Take care all,

Kitt


Bob333
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   Posted 9/6/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Faith that you are in god's hand and he'll take care of you...

Follow medication regimen...

Family help...

Relaxation techniques like flexing and relaxing muscles...

Jen77
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   Posted 9/7/2009 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
My medication (Celexa) has helped me to cope, more then I can say.

But positive thinking has also been just as important. I've learned to tell myself to take one minute at a time if I need it. Live in the moment, and not worry abou things I have no control over. That all helps a lot, and of course sometimes it's hard to obey that. But I do my best!
~Jennifer
 
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badgenetics1
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   Posted 10/6/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Medication, coming to terms with how my brain is wired, just accepting that I am this way, there is no normal :)

stkitt
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   Posted 10/6/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Bad,

You are normal for you :)
How you perceive your own thoughts, behaviors and functioning can help determine what's normal for you.

Believe in yourself my friend.

Kitt


 

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