10 imp things to avoid panic attacks

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   Posted 2/27/2018 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Folks,
Hope all folks here are doing ok but thought of writing this to help friends like me suffering everyday with anxiety /panic attacks-

#1 Eat small meals every 3 hrs to avoid hunger pangs and eat atleast 2 proper meals in a day including little carbs to maintain healthy BP and BS ,this makes your brain cells avoid a dip .

#2 Try to walk everyday-its extremely good distraction.

#3 get a nap if feel sleepy ,don't feel guilty.

#4 be social ,you do not need a lots of friends just 1 or 2 is enough whom you can talk to or post here.

#5Write your feelings in a journal ,any emotions or how you feel ,it will keep you informed about your inner emotions.
#6Do not feel bad if dosage is adjusted by doc ,you definately need to follow advice of doc.
#7 T ry to avoid any tv program such as news or any movie that triggers strong emotions and makes you upset.
#8 dress up even if you just be gonna home even ,it uplifts mood for sure.
#9 Have a sleep schedule even if retired.
#10 Have just one hobby to keep mind busy or just make you happy .

Friends you can add more ......I just made this list to remind myself everyday that small steps like these make me have less anxiety attacks and keep them in track or to just avoid them simply.
going in nature (not hiking though) it can be your backyard or balcony and watch birds or plants is enough to distract me at times .

lets conquer this with things we can share with each other.

Good luck!!!! turn tongue yeah

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 2/27/2018 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome list my friend! Thanks for sharing the tools that you have found key in your management. I agree with all of them, and have also found them key.

Keep up the great work, and may progress be yours!


"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

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   Posted 2/27/2018 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Great list thanks for sharing.

I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.


Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, Olanzapine 12.5mg, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day

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   Posted 2/27/2018 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
great post chill- I do most of the list already. learned them the hard way-lol.

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   Posted 2/27/2018 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! Great list and reminder! I start my day off with a devotial on an app. I also try to focus on the things I’m grateful for. Even if I wake up with a panic attack or anxiety or I am super sad I am thankful that The Lord gave me another day on this Earth. Right now I’m so stressed about our upcoming wedding in a few days. However, I’m thankful for my fiancé, my family, the means to be able to celebrate with our loved ones. I suppose to positive mantras.

Most importantly I try to tell myself “this too shall pass”. The last few days my anxiety has been rough and I’ve had some sad days but how greater are my woes than the woes of others?! I love that we all can share with one another. I’m thankful for finding this community in which we can encourage each other and/or lend a listening ear. Stay strong everyone! Thinking of you guys and praying for you all!
GAD, Panic Disorder & have a hard time tolerating antidepressants.

.25 of Alprazolam (I cut in quarters) as needed
Currently experimenting with Effexor XR 37.5 mg
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