I pace, talk to myself, talk to someone else, leave whereever I am, try to distract myself from the feelings I'm having. Whatever it takes to get me through.
I try to get to my mp3 asap, and crank the tunes and pace, clench my fists, try to breathe normally, try to ignore that i feel like im burning up, try to stop my mind from spinning, splash lots of cold water on my face, anyhting i can untill it slows and i can retake full control..
Here is my definition of a Panic Attack
An episode of acute anxiety that occurs unpredictably with feelings of intense apprehension or terror, accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, trembling, and chest pain or palpitations. The attack may last several minutes and may occur again in certain conditions.
The sudden attack builds quickly (usually within 10 minutes) and is almost paralyzing in its severity. The length of the attack is individual.
Hope this helps you.
Hugs to you and keep posting.