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Can anyone help me as I’m in a panic attack?

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I have a heart condition , so whenever I get a panic attack my mind says ‘if you don’t stop being anxious and panicking your going to die and leave your babies’ of course that just makes the panic attack worse.
How do I help myself , what should I be thinking to calm myself down? I have got myself into such a state that I can’t calm myself down.
 
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hi daisy, please try to calm down. i recently learned about grounding exercises, it has helped alot.
 
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hi daisy, please try to calm down. i recently learned about grounding exercises, it has helped alot.
Can you help? It’s such a scary feeling :(
 
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try to look at things around you, find objects and say them out loud, name colors you see, any thing you can smell, i like to tell myself i am ok, i am in the present, no one is going to hurt me. i say it over and over.
 
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i like to stand up, and i put both hands on a table or counter when i do those things
 
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you are ok, no one is going to hurt you, say it over and over
 
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you are ok, no one is going to hurt you, say it over and over
Thank you. But nothing is helping me because I keep thinking that the panic attack will cause my heart condition to get worse and then I keep feeling panicky :(
 
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please seek medical help if you need it,
 
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grounding exercises sound dumb, but it has really worked for me, i do them all the time now, just to feel safe and normal
 
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