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Panic Attack Facts

Panic attacks can be a terrible thing for anybody, but the fear surrounding them can be even worse. The fear that one might strike at any time, when you least expect it, can prevent people from doing what they enjoy most.

We already know that excessive stress could trigger another attack, yet they always appear to be random. After your first experience, your body stays in a state of high alert, and you feel that the chances of it happening again are even greater.

It is however important to remember, that the circumstances surrounding your first panic attack, often have a large impact on your anxiety level. For instance, you could have been on the train at the time, with the feeling that you can’t escape, or worse on a long haul flight where you can’t just stop the plane and get off. The next time you find yourself in the same situation, your fear is at its greatest.

Once you remove yourself from the associated place of fear, you will notice your anxiety levels drop and the fear of another panic attack will slowly dissolve. If the situation surrounding your fear is let’s say your daily bus journey to work, then this then becomes a daily problem, which ends up with you avoiding taking the bus in the first place.

This is a typical cycle that we all enter when we are dealing with anxiety. We create in our minds, a connection between the first attack and the fear of subsequent attacks, even though they have nothing to do with your anxiety. And it is this link that you associate with the fear. The more you avoid situations, the worse the anxiety gets. Soon you have a whole list of things you won’t do and places you won’t go.

So how do you start to break this cycle? First of all, you need to understand the facts surrounding your anxiety and panic attacks. Although this is hard to comprehend when you feel really anxious, they do hold some comfort.

Here are the facts:

  • Panic attacks CANNOT kill you
  • Panic attacks CANNOT cause heart attacks
  • Panic attacks CANNOT stop you breathing
  • Panic attack CANNOT make you faint
  • Panic attack CANNOT cause you any harm

This is really hard to believe at first, but it is true. Panic attacks are basically your body reacting with your ‘fight or flight’ response. This is the mechanism used when man was surrounded by wild animals, and needed a way to protect himself. Unfortunately, your body has reacted to a false alarm, which has set in place a trigger in your mind. And it is this false alarm that needs to be reset.

The first step to overcoming anxiety is to accept the fact that you are not in any danger when you are having a panic attack. This is a medical fact, despite how scary it feels at the time. Accept this, and you’ve made the first step to recovery.

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7-tips for reducing anxiety and stress in your life

Anxiety and panic attacks can manifest themselves in many different ways, and for that reason everyone experiences different feelings surrounding anxiety. But what can you do to reduce the affects of anxiety? The following may seem common sense, but can often either be overlooked or ignored. Take time to analyse what you do currently and what you could improve on. There are always ways in which you can improve what you currently do:

Drink more water

This may sound somewhat obvious, but it’s true. If you are dehydrated, your brain won’t function as well as it should, amplifying the affects of anxiety. Simply by drinking 8-glasses of water each day, spread out through the day will make you feel so much better and help to avoid fatigue.

Avoid alcohol

Unfortunately, alcohol acts as a depressant, as well as dehydrating your body. If you are feeling low anyway, due to the anxiety, don’t think that alcohol will help. There’s a misconception that alcohol will help you to relax. It won’t, it will only make you feel even worse. Avoid at all costs.

Caffeine reduction

Caffeine is a stimulant, and hence will raise your heart rate beyond what is normal. This isn’t a good idea when you are struggling to stay calm and relaxed. Avoid any high energy drinks, coffee or any other drinks that contain caffeine. There are plenty of alternatives, including redbush (Rooibos) tea. This is slightly sweeter than normal tea, but can be drunk the same, with milk etc. Also try the decaffeinated coffee if you can’t give up your daily fix.

Eat a balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet is so important when you have anxiety. Quite often people who are suffering from anxiety are low in vitamin-B. If possible, take supplements to boost your vitamin and mineral levels. Also, exercise increases your serotonin levels in the brain, which makes you feel happier.

Get some exercise

Like it or not, exercise can be great to relieve stress and anxiety. Depending on how you feel, try to get some exercise, even if it’s just a simple walk in the park. This doesn’t have to be strenuous, but will make you feel much better if you can achieve something.

Get plenty of rest

Some people find sleeping difficult when they have anxiety. I on the other hand found great relief when I went to bed at night. I knew that whilst I was asleep, I wasn’t constantly thinking of my breathing. If you’ve felt like this, you’ll know exactly what I mean. It was almost as if I couldn’t trust my own body to control my breathing. You then end up trying to concentrate on controlling your breathing, which in turn makes you even more anxious. There are also supplements that you can take at night to reduce your anxiety, such as valerian root. However consult your health shop staff first, as some supplements can be bad if for instance there has been breast cancer in your family.

Slow down

In a modern world, nobody has time for anything. We all get caught up in the habit of keeping up with everybody else. This will do you no good. The world won’t end, just because you haven’t crammed enough into your day! Slow down, and plan your days. Be realistic. By making a plan and sticking to it, you’ll feel in much greater control and will feel a better sense of achievement if you stick to plan. Whilst you live in chaos, you feel out of control. This can only add to your level of anxiety.

Conclusion

Overcoming anxiety isn’t always easy, but just by making these minor adjustments to your life your anxiety level should reduce. Although this won’t cure panic attacks, many of the above could simply be habits that you’ve had for a long time.  They won’t be the cause of your anxiety, but have added to the severity of your condition over time.

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Coping with anxiety, inspired by Jo Barry McDonagh

The reason I put together Panic Away reviews, was to help people who also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, but don’t know where to turn. Initially you may go to a doctor, especially if you’ve suffered from a panic attack, as this can be mistaken for a heart attack. Not to mention the fear of not being able to breath, shaking limbs, dizziness and blurred vision.

Unlike a cold or sprained muscle, anxiety can last for a very long time if left untreated. And it is for that reason that you need a way of coping with the periods of anxiety that can interrupt the flow of day to day life. Also, most doctors will only treat the symptom of anxiety with drugs, but never look for the cause of your distress.

If you’ve suffered from anxiety at work, and have tried to hide it from your colleges, what you may not realise is how hard this is to pull it off. Even when you think nobody has noticed your anxiety, chances are they have. What I found, once I tried panic away by Jo Barry McDonagh, is that I had a system in place which could be applied whenever I felt anxious, or felt as if a panic attack could re-occur. Not only that, but the techniques could be done discretely without being noticed by others around you.

The Panic Away program gives you a tool kit if you like, full of a variety of different exercises or distraction techniques that you can use when you feel anxious. I found this really useful; having different options available, so that you can chose what works best at the time. You know that your mood changes depending on your circumstances and surroundings, but rather than avoiding situations because of your anxiety, you can confidently confront them to your advantage.

Part of the secret to stop panic attacks and overcoming anxiety, is to face your fear head on, to eliminate it. The more you live in fear of another attack, the worse it gets. Break this cycle and life becomes a lot easier, giving you more confidence. This is exactly what can be achieved with Panic Away, and I believe it is possible for anybody suffering from anxiety, no matter how long you have lived with this condition.

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