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Hi guys! I’m encountering a lot of health issues recently and today it hit me all at once and I got very overwhelmed.
I’ve been having a panic attack for several hours and I feel so shaky amd bloated. I had some of my sleeping medicine a bit over an hour ago and I’m still shaky and can’t sleep.

what do I do?? How do I relax and fall asleep?
 
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Have you tried mindfulness breathing . This works for me

Put your hands on your chest
Breathe in for the count of four
Hold for the count of five
Breathe out for the count of six

Keep repeating till you feel calmer

This normally helps me and if I’m out when i have an attack I do the breathing techniques without putting my hands on my chest

There’s quite a lot of mindfulness tips on you tube that could help you
 
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Since daffy mentioned Mindfulness we have a very brief article on it here which may (or may not) be helpful to you. How do I start practicing mindfulness? • Mental Health Forum

Otherwise I think the breathing exercise that daffy mentions is excellent and can help immensely. Start with the body and work backwards to the sensation you are getting. So calming the body is your first port of call. I hope you find this helpful
 
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I woke up to today, with a panic attack, as my senile grandmother was hounding me about the cat dissappearing (i forgot to let her in last night)... I got lost in a utube video nd it started to relax me. It took a couple hours, as im still trying to wake up, as long as you can control your breathing, and get thoughts aligned (get the pointers* pointing in self fulfilling position , it should all fall into place. Theres a new term im working on which is defined as - 'feeling energized through relaxation'.
 
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