If you’ve ever had a panic attack then you know how scary and out of control you can feel. You may find it hard to breath or you might have the sweats. It can feel like you’re having a heart attack and you think you’re going to die.
Here’s the thing. You’re not going to die in fact nothing is going to happen to you.
When your panic attack begins tell yourself, “Okay, I’m having a panic attack, nothing will happen to me and it will pass.” The more you can calm yourself the quicker the panic attack will end. You can put your head between your knees or blow into a paper bag if that helps.
Tell someone you trust and tell them how they can help you when you have a panic attack. Go on the internet and read up on panic attacks. Try WebMD. Understanding what’s happening to you can make you feel calmer.
Tell your doctor and see a psychotherapist. There are things you can do to stop having panic attacks.