reply to post by Doomsday 2029
Usually, your first panic attack is the worst, because you haven't experienced it and it is scary.
If any part/parts of your body begin to get numb, and your heart rate increases, and your mind starts moving faster; relax.
Take deep breaths. You aren't going to die.
My first one, I was probably around 15 or 16. I thought I was having a heart attack. It felt like my heart was beating 50x/second.
One little trick I learned is if your heart rate increases too much, take your pulse. That's when you'll realize that your mind was making the
situation seem worse than it was; your pulse will be way lower than you thought it would be.
Deep breaths. Check pulse.
Get a nice big glass of ice water(hold the fluoride ;]) and call someone you love, whether it be a friend or family member, and tell them what
I was lucky enough to be in the same room as my mom, who's had anxiety all her life. My panic attack lasted maybe 3 minutes, then when I started
freaking out, it went away in an instant when she told me to take deep breaths.
Also, there's nothing wrong with meds when you know how to use them. The ONLY time they get addictive is if you choose to take more than you should.
After that, then you'll take more and more.
I suggest xanax too, because you don't have to take it every day.
You'll know when you're going to have a panic attack if you've had a few, so all you do is take half a xanax, and it works fast.
Or, if you know you're going to have a stressful day, take half in the morning, and half after lunch.
I've never needed a full one, and my anxiety is considerably bad.
I'm rambling. Hope this helped.
Have an amazing day!