I'm new too and glad i found this board.
i got control of my panic attacks by learning the really early warning signs of one. Now when i feel that surge from the pit of my stomach i take a deep breath and tell myself to slow down and see it for what it is. I also got out a biology book and when i saw the science behind it i now know it's just a series of actions in the body. Starting with the quickening of breath and heart beat, if for that split second you can breathe deep and slow it stops your heart beating faster.
Slow breaths = slow heart beat. If you don't breathe fast, the heart can't speed up. This means the attack can't gain ground on you and chase you down. It's what works for me but we are all different.
Also, don't allow your mind to connect an attack to a place, just say no and laughing at yourself works too.
I'm just coming out of a rough time now so i can promise you it passes and you will gain control.
BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most!
Fibro and spinal arthritis, trying to mange it with diet, exercise and accepting my limits, as i'm allergic to EVERYTHING!
TTC NO1 since Jan08