A panic attack usually happen suddenly and is associated with different physical and emotional symptoms. Examples of physical symptoms are; nausea, finding it hard to breathe, sweating and increased heartbeat. Some people can also feel chest pains during panic attack. Intense fear and continuous worrying are the emotion symptoms associated with anxiety attack. Anxiety attacks occur unexpectedly and strike very fast. However, when they occur you can apply the following tips to calm down and prevent another attack.
The first important thing you used to do when under panic attack is to close your eyes and breathe deeply. Anxiety attacks usually temporarily block some of your body functions such as the ability to remember, ability to reason or think, and the ability to focus perfectly. If you breathe bit by bit slowly you will be able to regain these body functions. As you breathe slowly by slowly try to do it with four counts each time. Closing your eyes as you breathe will help you to focus on your breathing and to restrain from any distractors as well as the main source of panic attacks.
The second way to calm down when experiencing panic attacks practicing mindfulness. Anyone who experiences a panic attack is usually separated from reality. Therefore, only if you are mindful you will know what is happening near you. So practicing mindfulness entails like focusing on the familiar sensations of your jacket with your fingers. This will try to bring you back to reality and help you focus on the happening with your environment.
The third thing to do when you are prone to panic attacks is to keep your lavender inhaler close. Lavender can relieve some symptoms of an anxiety attack. Therefore, people who experience frequent anxiety attack should have some lavender oil near them. Breathing in the scent of lavender oil will relieve you from the effects of anxiety. What you should avoid is using lavender with benzodiazepine medication. In case you use lavender inhaler together with benzodiazepine medication you will experience too much drowsiness.
Some stimuli of anxiety attacks are financial instability, some kinds of food products, over-crowded places, and several others. It is therefore advisable that you learn and know what triggers your panic attack and avoid it. However, if you suffer from frequent panic attacks you can consider this choice for therapy discussed in this article. If you use these tips discussed here you panic attack should stop, but if the attack keeps on re-occurring then you should seek medical attention from a professional medical practitioner.