And welcome to the AP forum. We are so happy that you popped in.
In my experience, deep breathing helps me. I have to breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Sometimes pursed lipped breathing helps if you think that you might hiperventilate (sp). That way you don't breathe out too fast and it gives you a feeling of control. I call this smelling the roses and blowing out the candles. I hope that this helps you.
I am sure that you will get more responses, we all have different ways of trying to ward of an anxiety attack. There is a lot of information on this forum. Often you can go back in the posts and read and find the different ways that people cope.
Again, welcome to the forum. Keep posting.
I also like listening to relaxing music, if I can and walks in the woods centers me. Even an old sitcom helps me to feel normal again. But I think that when you are in a situation where you can't do these other things, the breathing helps. I also use meditation to relax me.
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies