How can I prevent a panic/anxiety attack occurring today?

I already took 1 prn and I will try not to be on this site because it triggers my panic attack. How can I prevent a panic attack today?

This site triggers panic?

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When I wrote on this forum before I felt very nervous could not swallow or drink.
My panic attacks are unbearable. I am just scared because of the intrusive thoughts that come out then. I have to take sips of water and not swallow. This was very difficult to do and fall asleep.

I haven’t been doing great this week so I’m slow to respond. When can you get to a doctor? I remember you saying you were looking for one.

Some things I do to calm down are:

Put an ice pack on the back of your head. This will cool down your brain and reduce activity in your limbic system, where emotions happen.

Do a task with simple, clear steps. I like baking. I follow the recipe, and it’s easy enough that I don’t get frustrated, but it requires enough concentration that I don’t have room to think about other things. Cleaning also helps.

Engage your five senses. This will remind you what is real and what isn’t. Listen to soothing music. Smell something pleasant, like an essential oil. Suck on a hard candy. Look at pictures of things you enjoy. Feel something with an interesting texture, like a piece of Velcro or a stress ball.

Try to levitate something with your mind. You obviously won’t succeed, but it gets you to focus all of your attention on a single point outside your body, instead of on your thoughts. I like to use this on airplanes or in public places, because it doesn’t require you to move at all. It looks like you’re just daydreaming to observers.

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