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Kateyrita

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Hello can anyone give me some advice on how to stop/control panic attacks, I get really anxious and panicky when I’m not with my mum and it’s ruining both our lives, I haven’t been able to be on my own for four years now and I really would like it if someone could give me or even share some techniques or strategies to help me with this massive problem. Thank you
 
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iWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH2

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Hello. I take an anti anxiety medication that my psychiatrist prescribes me. I find deep breathing, soothing, and distractions help a little bit. Are you scared right now? Do you see a psychiatrist and or a therapist? What are you afraid of? Do you know your triggers? Knowing them and having a good action plan can help prevent some of the anxiety. Hang in there hun. Sending a support filled hug. :hug5:
 
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SpringLight

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Hello can anyone give me some advice on how to stop/control panic attacks, I get really anxious and panicky when I’m not with my mum and it’s ruining both our lives, I haven’t been able to be on my own for four years now and I really would like it if someone could give me or even share some techniques or strategies to help me with this massive problem. Thank you
I've found the most useful thing for me is to not let myself run too far from them. I leave the room if I need to, walk carefully to a space where I can feel safe, but its really important to try to be present for that decision. Take careful steps, decide where you will go, choose where your hands are, what items you put down or pick up. Be supportive of yourself, it's an instinctual self preserving reaction that is just coming out when you don't actually need it, so be good to yourself. I tell myself I can breath and even just keep repeating it sometimes, and after a little while my body gets the message.

If you're with other people (or you know you're likely to have a panic attack when you're with others) it might be worth letting them know what they can do that will make you feel the most at ease.

I wouldn't know what to suggest to help ease what seems to bring the attacks on, I'm sorry you're going through this. The attack will always pass, just remember that.
 
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Hi @Kateyrita panic attacks can be lethal in the way of making the mind and heart run riot, it's all about what @iWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH2 and @SpringLight have mentioned and you need to try and do just small things but a distance from your mom only slightly at a time because your coming dependant for the comfort for when they're happening and it's not healthy.

I've let mine run riot in the past and ended up in hospital having angina tablets and gas, they can stress your heart if you let them get to way out of control but by asking the right advice is one step in the right direction...read this also as it will help you besides the advice members have given :hug:

 
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