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Tips n Tricks for Panic Attacks

What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack is a sudden rush of intense fear or discomfort, which reaches a peak within 10 minutes.

I remember the first time I was having a panic attack in a school bathroom stall and I had no clue what the hell to do. I didn’t learn much about mental health and especially not that.

I was struggling to breathe, I was sweaty, panicking, and having hot flashes.

The idea of thinking of breathing made me panic more which caused me to be in the bathroom longer, I would go to class and my teacher would ask me why I took so long and It would be a whole cycle on a daily basis.

I had no clue what to do, I just felt useless and really confused as to why I was having this and I couldn't “see” anyone else struggling.

See, the reason no one talks about this is that we are physically always seeing something wrong; the number of times I’ve had silent panic attacks is more than the fingers on my hand.

Don’t worry I am not going to tell you to “relax". If relaxing was the way to solve panic attacks I would have tried that a long time ago.

Here are just some things that have helped me:

I hope this helps, Christine

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