years ago i had panic attacks- they suck for sure!
you are not alone=people have them and can control them
the attacks are real and do have a physical effect on you
but you are more powerful than the attacks
at the first sign of one starting
say to yourself
"oh, this is a panic attack"
sounds stupid, but identifing it helps
remember when it is happening that they to go away and you are always fine after them
remembering this reduces their power over you
it takes a little bit of time and some thinking of you against "them"
you can do it
years ago i was on meds for 6 months, it really only made me foggy and drunk feeling
i had to learn how to deal with them
so i know that they are a real thing with physical effects
but you can control them and rid yourself of them
do NOT listen to people who make you feel bad about it, they just are uninformed
at 1:02 PM on Jul. 16, 2009