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How to handle panic/anxiety attacks?

Am having a mild panic/ anxiety attack. Maybe I slept too much. I will try to sleep early. How can I deal with this?

Tell your Dr, you said you have difficulty with breathing and swallowing. Maybe he’ll prescribe benzos for anxiety.

When I have a mild anxiety attack I just focus on deep breathing, if I have a major anxiety attack I take 1mg Lorazepam (Ativan), but very rarely cause I don’t want to get hooked on benzos

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slow breathing in and out and try to unplug the fear associated with panic and you can beat it entirely…I learned that from therapy and I used to be bad with panic…you can do it…just practice…tell yourself “so what if I have a panic attack, I lived through it and it’s not that bad”.

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When I am thinking about the cameras that watch me, I get panic

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try to do a mild detachment from your feeling of anxiety, observe it instead of fight the feeling. If you fight it, you stay in the feeling.

Small exercises of mindfulness has helped me a lot.

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yea i do same. when i have big attack i take some lorazepam as PRN but i try to not do that often.

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I hope I will be okay. Sleeping later tonight. I just ate lunch. If I can might eat something else but early not after 3p. Was trying to take a nap but that did not help.