I had severe panic attacks for 20 years without knowing what they were so I have 'been there'
panic attacks can hit you for no particular reason and at any time, even when asleep
a big dose of lorazepam, disolved under the tongue would have helped most
also avoid worrying about strokes, etc, the panic attack is complete in itself and never leads to anything worse
do remember to relax and avoid tensing up, accept and dont fight back, allow time to pass
always breathe deep and slow, avoid breath holding and no rapid shallow panting
have you tried any antidepressant meds as if you can find 1 that works it will reduce or stop the panic attacks
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