I actually had panic attacks for about
a year once, years ago. What did help me was breathing in to the count of 10, concentrating on breathing deeply enough that my abdominal muscles relaxed outward. Then I'd purse my lips and breathe out as slowly as possible against the pressure of my lips. I still can get these feelings at times when my claustrophobia kick in (let's not even think about
MRI's, please), and I mostly try to avoid those situations. If I do get in them, I practice my breathing and visualize myself in my happy place. For me, that's a mountain meadow filled with wildflowers. That darn meadow has saved me a lot of times!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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