What did it feel like for you?
Do you know what caused it?
What did you do for yourself to safely bring you through it?
Knowing what triggers a panic attack isn't always easy but it's a first step in gaining ground on them. When you know what your triggers are, you can plan for them and even manage them easier. This step will take time as you may not know everything that triggers you. But take the time and give this some thought.
Take a look at the symptoms...do any look familiar to you? If so, what can you do to help yourself the next time you feel these symptoms coming on? What soothes you? What items calm you? What thoughts help you to breathe and to remember the good parts of your life? Focus on those when you're feeling the panic.
Remember your words too! Talk calmly and encouragingly to yourself. This is not the time to beat yourself up with your words.
When feelings of anxiety that get out of control and consumes or rules your life...please speak to your doctor or heath care professional. Anxiety that reaches this level may need outside help to gain control over. There is help so please don't be afraid to ask for it. There are also confidential crisis lines you call when you are feeling overwhelmed and your anxiety has you in a corner. And NO!! you're not weak for asking for or needing help....YOU'RE HUMAN!
When you know more about what causes your anxiety....the feelings and thoughts that you experience....soothing and caring for yourself when you experience these symptoms...you are better able to manage the impact your anxiety has on your life. This step will take time so please be patient with yourself.
Growth comes from getting comfortable with what makes us uncomfortable....you can do this.
take good care of you
I found this at Anxiety and Depression Support Group's page on Facebook.