Stop panic attack immediately – Is it possible?
I want to be sincere, I don’t really know what is the feeling while having a panic attack.
I’m lucky because I didn’t try it and hopefully I won’t, but I met with a lot of people who are living with this problem day after day, and often it causes unpleasant situations.
My girlfriend is one of these people, and I have to deal with her problem on daily basis.
This is why I looked for some information in order to help her to stop panic attacks immediately before they become stronger.
This kind of problem can cause really hard situations, so, for example, she can’t travel by public transportation, or by plane.
She would like to travel the world, but unfortunately, she can’t handle her feelings and she is like blocked when she tries to do those things which can cause a panic attack.
She describes the panic attack as a huge amount of bad feelings about a situation, those feelings make her heartbeat accelerate and she feels like if she can’t breathe. Her muscles contract and she feels like she has a big hand pushing on her chest.
She said that she can’t control her rational thinking while facing a panic attack, and she becomes totally irrational.
So I decided to write this article, hoping that it can help the ones who are facing a similar situation, handling it in a better way.
That’s why I’ve called this article: Stop panic attack immediately.
Panic attack symptoms
Panic attacks typically begin suddenly, without warning. They can strike at any time — when you’re driving a car, at the mall, or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have occasional panic attacks, or they may occur frequently.
Panic attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually peak within minutes. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack subsides.
Panic attacks typically include some of these signs or symptoms:
- Fear of loss of control or death
- Rapid, pounding heart rate
- Trembling or shaking
- Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat
- Hot flashes
- Abdominal cramping
- Chest pain
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- The feeling of unreality or detachment
- Sense of impending doom or danger
One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear that you’ll have another one.
You may fear to have panic attacks so much that you avoid certain situations where they may occur.
Panic attack causes
It’s not known what causes panic attacks or panic disorder, but these factors may play a role:
- Major stress
- A temperament that is more sensitive to stress or prone to negative emotions
- Certain changes in the way parts of your brain function
Panic attacks may come on suddenly and without warning at first, but over time, they’re usually triggered by certain situations.
Some research suggests that your body’s natural fight-or-flight response to danger is involved in panic attacks.
For example, if a grizzly bear came after you, your body would react instinctively.
Your heart rate and breathing would speed up as your body prepared for a life-threatening situation.
Many of the same reactions occur in a panic attack.
But it’s unknown why a panic attack occurs when there’s no obvious danger present.
How can I stop a panic attack?
A person who is going to panic is usually going through the same steps, you should ask him or her (or yourself) the following questions:
- How are you doing it so skillfully?
- What do you need to do on the inside to “panic” yourself?
- Map it out, how would you explain it if you were to teach someone else how to do it. Is there a movie that plays inside your mind?
- Do you remember specific memories?
- Are there certain things you need to tell yourself?
- In what order do things occur on the inside?
Now, of course, this all happens in a few seconds – that’s how good that person is at running the strategy.
This step will require him or her to slow down and bring awareness and curiosity to what’s happening on the inside as it occurs. It may even be something you need to do after the event.
Why does this matter? Because behind every emotion and physical response is a thought process. You are in the habit of running a very specific and very powerful set of thoughts and in a very particular sequence. Change the thoughts, i.e. modify the movie that plays on the inside, and you will modify the emotions and physiology that follow.
When the panic process begins, interrupt it!
When my girlfriend is having a panic attack, I always ask her to do the following steps:
If you know what the sequence of your strategy is – if you know what movie plays on the theater screen of your mind that facilitates emotional panic – you can get creative.
Next time you feel panic come on, check what movie is playing on the inside and what thoughts are occurring, and scramble them. Interrupt the strategy.
If the mental movie is threatening and there are intimidating characters in it, try turning it into a cartoon.
Push that movie right back so that it is the size of a post-it note.
Give the people in the movie big Mickey Mouse ears, a Pug face, and Goofy’s voice. Drain the color from the film and make it black and white.
Make the whole thing as ridiculous as you can – and notice the change in your state emerge.
Do this a few times and you will notice it gets harder and harder to run the original “panic” strategy. If you interrupt and change the habit of thoughts occurring on the inside, you will modify the pattern of emotions and physiology occurring on the outside.
Behind every outer game (emotion and behaviors) is an inner game (thoughts), and by changing your inner game, you can make changing your outer game a cinch.
By using the steps in this article, you too can reorient your inner game and do away with “panic” so that your mind-body-emotions are working for you, rather than against you.
I’m sure that these techniques can make you feel better.
But think about how a full ebook can relieve your panic or anxiety status.
I want you to focus for a while on how could your life be if you wouldn’t suffer panic attacks anymore.
What would you do that you actually don’t?
I’m not a doctor and I’m not a person who suffers panic attacks, but my girlfriend does. I know perfectly what means to be unable to do some activities because of Panic. Sometimes we can’t even move from home.
The only way to stop panic attacks is to fight them day after day.
For my girlfriend, more than the above-mentioned tips, what really helped her is the following ebook that I bought for her in order to make her life better.
Now she can manage to do everything she wants and can control the panic attacks before they become too strong.
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I would also suggest you read this post, sometimes meditation can relieve the stress and help to avoid panic attacks or reduce their strength:
Maybe these tricks won’t definitively solve the issue, but hopefully, they will help that person to reduce their frequency or at least their strength.
Remember that there are different types of panic, and a Medical check is always the first step, but sometimes the knowledge and the awareness are your allies in this fight against panic.