Anyone ever laughed out of a panic attack???

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G20man
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   Posted 8/2/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I can remember feeling a panic attack coming on me while driving on the highway with my brother. My poor brother is used to me having attacks, but I guess it aggravtes him sometimes. I told him I didn't feel well and maybe I should pull over. He said, you're so uptight, your sphincter's too tight, just relax!!!! I don't know why, maybe it was the funny way he said it, but I just couldn't stop laughing. I felt better. I thought to myself, yeah, why am I so uptight and always waiting for something bad to happen. My bro started laughing too.
Anyone else ever laughed out of a panic attack???
 
God bless :-) .
 
                                    G20man

stkitt
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   Posted 8/3/2010 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,
 
I have been able to laugh at myself more then once especially when my hubby is trying to help me get my anxiety under control.
 
Sometimes what works well for me is to have my hubby tell me how his day went helping our daughter at her boarding kennels.  My hubby always has a great "silly" story to share regarding the puppies. The stories are so cute and funny that it makes me laugh and quit worrying about the "what ifs".
 
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melodee
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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that's one way to distract your attention from panic and anxiety. If humor helps, that's great! I have only tried the "rubber band" and "slapping my body" technique to bring myself back into the moment. LOL

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G20man
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   Posted 8/5/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi melodee- Did you ever try the pinching technique? I sometimes pinch myself behind my upper arm, you know, where it's really painful. I use that and the rubberband technique. The laughing episode was unexpected but surprisingly effective. Maybe we should all keep a tape or CD of a comedian in the car with us idea .
 
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wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 8/5/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have also heard of singing your way out of one. I guess it helps regulate your breathing since when you are in panic mode you are taking shallow breaths.
 
This is a great post- bringing up coping mechinisms!

G20man
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   Posted 8/5/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   

I just hope the cops don't ever see us in a car laughing, pinching, and slapping ourselves tongue . That would be kind of hard to explain.

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   Posted 8/6/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Since losing hearing last yr n alot of short term memory loss
i can sure get a good laugh at self most days..
my lil bro justs doubles over lhbo at me as im not as good now reading lips n i guess i think some pretty weird stuff is coming out his mouth....

YES...laughter is great for me
so much better than tears
yesterday it was just cuckoo
i feed all the squirrells but hv a fav lil one that tks peanuts from hand
well left my back door open n nuts on the porch..duh...
bro n i sitting here n my lil squirrell decided to venture in
needless to say i love the baby BUT will not leave door open no more
im squirrly nuff
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 8/6/2010 7:23:14 AM (GMT-6)


melodee
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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
G20man said...
Hi melodee- Did you ever try the pinching technique? I sometimes pinch myself behind my upper arm, you know, where it's really painful. I use that and the rubberband technique. The laughing episode was unexpected but surprisingly effective. Maybe we should all keep a tape or CD of a comedian in the car with us idea .
 
                    
Well I've used pinching, poking, slapping, punching (myself of course! lol), just about anything that helps me! LOL
Now that sounds super weird haha. Pinching I use quite often actually during meetings and when I am very nervous in front of some people.
 

The thing always happens that you really believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~

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