Originally posted by definity
Hi so i ahve been sufering for about a year now and it getting to the point where feeling like im dying twice a day is pretty umberable, i know it is
due to my life style and life situation but i cant exactly help all of those at once in this present time. So i am curious do any of you have any tip
or trick to over come them? any music help you relax? routines or some things that just help your insides calm down and not feel like they are failing
you!? i know for some people who read this thread might be a bit (well just chill out) but its like telling some one to have a heart attack chill
out! i just a bit short of breath tight chested and get pains in my chest and in my arm, also in my back. i have been to the doctors have had a heart
stress test and nothing is wrong purley panic attacks any one else get this type of panic attack???? if you get a diffrent type and have a coping
stratergy please post it here as im sure it will help people all around..
I live with PTSD, it's it debilitating and like living inside one big constant panic attack.
Nothing is an instant cure all but here are some things that can help:
1. Find a GOOD therapist (took me years, don't give up if you have to go through some bad ones first). Do this if you do nothing else.
2. Relaxation techniques. Best I have found is the Monroe Hemi-Sync Wave series. Not religious. Later ones get into metaphysical but first couple are
simple and non religions: link
. You can find them for less other places if you are internet
smart. There are several waves, i have I-VIII, but just I, or I=II will do you a lot of good.
3. Exercise - walking if nothing else.
4. Eat right
5. Sleep right
6. Eliminate stressors
7. Find out the triggers and avoid them or work on them in therapy
The more you can do all of the above the more it will mitigate.
I am not a doctor and do not consider this medical advice, I can only speak from what doctors have prescribed and how I reacted, your physiology is
totally different and will work different than mine:
I do not recommend any SSRI, they never helped - many with bad side effects.
Gabapentin: helps me mildly - I take it for pain, but also helps my anxiety.
Clonozepam: helps but I try to take very infrequent, it can be habit forming. I take only on worst days.
Alcohol: one glass of wine helps, again habit forming, i severely limit.
I do not have an addictive personality, and I hate feeling any need for substances. If you have an addictive personality type avoid Clonozepam and
The real answers are in your self. Therapy is best option - but get a good therapist or it makes things worse.