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u/shitty_owl_lamp · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

Honestly, CBT can be super cheap/free!!

I spent $110 every week on an office visit with a Clinical Psychologist, but out of all of my CBT resources, I feel like she helped me THE LEAST (because she was just telling me things I was already reading in my books or watching in my YouTube videos).

Here is a free YouTube channel that explains CBT for panic disorder SO WELL. I highly recommend sitting down and watching this 20-minute video:

Also, if you can afford $8.95, I also recommend purchasing this Kindle book on Amazon and giving it a read:

DARE: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks

Lastly, if you want to direct message me with some questions you have about how to apply CBT to your specific situation, please go ahead. I’ve been posting on this subreddit for about two months and have helped 3 people so far who are doing much better (e.g., they told me they can drive again, go to work, etc.). I’m not a Clinical Psychologist, but my sister-in-law is, so sometimes I run stuff by her too.

I feel like people on this subreddit think they will only get better if they can afford to go to therapy, but my therapist told me you don’t make progress INSIDE your appointments, but OUTSIDE them. Because OUTSIDE your appointment is when you can actually practice your CBT and make progress.

You can literally start practicing CBT right this very moment! It is 100% free to start educating yourself and 100% free to THINK!

I’d just recommend being able to recognize CBT techniques that AREN’T helpful to curing your panic disorder in the long-run - distraction techniques, breathing techniques, muscle relaxation and guided meditation videos. All that stuff is about calming you down, which goes against the “lean into it” method I discussed in my earlier comment. Give my method a try and let me know how it goes!! :)

u/by_the_nine · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

Hey there again, I figured I would share a few more things that have helped me out a ton.

The Feeling Good Handbook - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is gaining a lot of traction as it focuses on directly what we discussed: thoughts leading to negative experiences. Having a book like this is huge, and great for "Bibliotherapy", especially between sessions. It's been great for me to realize when I have been focusing on something negative or blatantly unrealistic (going crazy, having a heart attack, etc) and being able to look at what I'm experiencing more realistically. Realizing that anxiety and panic are not you, and don't define your experience is huge! I'm not sure what type of session you're going to next week, but it could be worth mentioning CBT if it sounds like something you think would help.

Headspace - This app changed my life - daily meditation (even as little as ten minutes) has significantly lessened panic/anxiety's impact on my life, and I cannot recommend this app enough for that. Before Headspace I don't think I had ever developed a 'practice', even in things I love, and now I'm more confident that I can apply these mindfulness concepts to all areas of my life, especially panic and anxiety. While it is subscription based after you get through the first three packs, it is (in my eyes) highly worth it, and if you're interested I have a code for a free month I would love to send to you. There's a specific pack they have called 'Managing Anxiety' that has helped me immensely as it focuses on 'noting' (acknowledging anxious thoughts for what they are - anxiety - thus helping us be able to let things go), and understand when I might be letting panic take the wheel. There's also a single "Panicked" meditation that I have found helpful, though I think that one is much more impactful once you have a firm foundation in some of the other concepts.

The last thing that comes to mind is pretty simple, but really difficult because I know how terrible panic is - telling panic and anxiety to fuck off (literally, I have found myself telling anxiety to f off out loud), and telling yourself/saying outloud "I can cope. I have been through this before, and I have survived, and I will survive again, so come at me anxiety, I can take it". This took me a long time to build up to, but once I stopped letting the fear of panic induce panic in me by accepting it, I noticed a significant drop off in the intensity of the emotions, and sometimes that has been enough to alleviate my panic/anxiety in the moment.

I believe in you, and it sounds like you're doing all of the right things to work through this. I know how difficult this all can be, so you are incredibly brave for starting the process of speaking with someone. It will get better and easier to manage in time. You're not alone in this. Panic and anxiety - for better or worse - are part of the shared human experience, and that can often be a comforting thought when experiencing those heavy emotions. I have found some relief in reminding myself of that.

DM me if you're interested in that month of Headspace, and thanks again for sharing your experience. :)

u/AncientDragons · 3 pointsr/PanicAttack

Buy this book, it's called the DARE response.

It is incredibly helpful. You can use these techniques to deflate panic attacks.

I would recommend reaching out to your school counselors if you can. Drugs can certainly help to lower anxiety, and if you go that route you can also use the anxiety techniques to help out.

Best of luck to you.

u/Fluffybourbonkitty · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

Absolutely. I just went to the er again last week because it scared me so much. The nurse told me that pharmacies sell the finger things that show your oxygen levels and heart rate, and ever since I’ve gotten one of those I feel a lot more comfortable. I got mine at Kroger. here’s one on amazon with really good reviews.

u/thefragile7393 · 2 pointsr/PanicAttack

Amazon. Nootropics depot is really good but not sure about how much shipping is for outside of the US. Overall this one from amazon was the one the doc at work recommended amazon

Learning about it seems to explain why I have little issues with caffeine in green tea or matcha vs coffee or an energy drink.

u/morhope · 2 pointsr/PanicAttack

First of not a Doctor, but Ive been prescribed ativan along with my SSRI. I have been taking the SSRI daily and ativan when needed since August. I will say any benzo does has addictive qualities and i am a person who has an addictive personality. That being said i haven't abused it - have needed it to feel "normal" while i worked on my anxiety. I still use ativan once or twice a month however my doctor recommended lavender pills to try.

This being said don't feel ashamed or embarrassed if ativan helps - however know it can be addictive so its there now for you to learn to cope with anxiety and there for the oh no moments when coping doesn't seem like enough. Good luck on your road to recovery.

u/FallbrookDave · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

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u/lovechip · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

No worries. I'm sure you will be fine though. It's very common for people to just have panic attacks at very rare intervals, so this one attack does absolutely not mean that more are necessarily on the way. I also found this book from Dr Claire Weekes really reassuring:

It will probably be everything you already know, but her confident tone is something I found really helpful. The book is short and easy to read.

CBT approach with panic attacks would be education about what they are and tackling fear of symptoms. However, it sounds like you are going through a bit of a tough patch with a recent bereavement, so CBT may be helpful for lowering your overall levels of distress which would support you and help prevent any further attacks that may feel like sneaking up because of what's happened recently.

u/JesseIsAGirlsName · 2 pointsr/PanicAttack

Yeah, that's because when you ride a roller-coaster or encounter dangerous situations, you're mind is able to tell you what you're afraid of.

Without that "thing" to point at and say "that's the thing that is making me anxious", we internalize it a believe their is something wrong with us physically. That's when the anxiety sets in, and that's when things start to snowball, and eventually turn into a panic attack.

What I try to do is to think about why my body is acting a certain way during a panic attack.

For instance, if I'm getting tingling feelings in my extremities, it's because my blood flow is changing due to the fight-flight response. My body is trying to protect itself by moving blood from my hands and feet (places most likely to be attacked) to the center of my body.

Breaking it down like this makes me feel more comfortable with the crappy/scary feelings that come with a panic attack like shortness of breath, sweating, racing heart, etc. It's all biological.

My suggestion is to go see a doctor for a physical first. It made me feel better to hear a doctor say there was nothing physically wrong with me. That alone helped a lot.

Then maybe you should get some treatment, or at least buy this book. It's an easy read an explains a lot of what's going on.

Glad I could help.

u/meltusmaximus · 2 pointsr/PanicAttack

Happens all the time man. Its Adrenaline spikes.... Ive checked into or driven to the ER multiple times. This book changed things for me...

u/m0n01yth · 2 pointsr/PanicAttack

Mine would happen late at night and I’d only get 2-4hrs of sleep. The first couple times this happened I just pushed through it and eventually stress got to me and I had a mental breakdown. I had other issues happening at the time like my heart would skip while laying down (ended up being diet causing inflamed stomach that pushed a hiatal hernia against my heart causing it to skip). It was a nightmare to try and sleep.

I did a complete 180 of my life. I focused on reducing my stress, stopped eating fast food, sodas, and anything fried. Took a remote job with flexible hours and moved from Ohio to Nashville. Haven’t had one panic attack since changing my routine and eating healthier. I still have anxiety but I can manage it.

But back to the point I would call in maybe twice a month because of panic attack’s.

Buy this book it will change your life. I was able to gain control of my panic attack’s because of it and have a functional life again.

u/renvlovee · 6 pointsr/PanicAttack

panic attacks are particularly shitty because the person has a fear cycle around them

it really takes time and practice to master the whole not fearing a panic attack, which is 1 step and than the other step is handling it properly

they take time and unfortunately practice.

hard to master this entire thing on a short reddit post but ill give as many tips as possible.

belly breathing, you need to practice it outside of the panic attack so oyu know how to do it while having one, 5 mins a few times a day

Distraction,you can use distraction as a tool to prior to the huge attack when its coming on

know your cycle of fear so its like a cycle you get a symptom or a thought, and that thought or symptom triggers your mind to create fear, than you fear the fear and than the symptoms get louder and all of a sudden it spirals into a full blown attack you want to stop the cycle
when you get a symptom or a thought you need to not react to it, move on with your day this takes alot of time to really put into practice

this is probably one of the better books to teachy ou the method of the cycles and how to stop them

once you get more used to handling the panic youll need to allow it to wash over you and give it its worse its not something people recommend doing when theyre just starting to have panic attacks and havent practiced any other methods, because they are really still fearful of the panic throughout the day after it happens etc. its more a tool you start to use towards the end of the journey when you have other methods down first.

deff seek out of a psychologist or cognitive behavioral therapist they really are able to help with this far better than i on rreddit

best of luck to you