Repost @morethanmentalhealth I remember the (very long)…

Repost @morethanmentalhealth

I remember the (very long) period of time when my panic attacks were daily, and they would include 100% of these symptoms, usually all at the same time. Thanks, Panic Disorder πŸ™„. However, through therapy, self-care, learning what works for me, and knowledge of what they are and are not, I thankfully do not experience them very often anymore. Now does that I mean I never have a panic attack anymore? Absolutely not. I definitely still have them, but now they are few and far between, and typically with much less intensity. I share this part with you so you know that it does get better, because I’ve been there, and I know how scary it feels, and how it seems to never quite let up sometimes. I totally get it. I am living proof that it can get better.β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”What has helped me through my panic attacks are breathing exercises, and labeling it for exactly what it is; β€œthis is only a panic attack, it cannot hurt me”. I try my best to sit with it, knowing it will pass, and not push it away. Does doing this instantly stop my panic attack or make it instantly disappear? No. However, it does help me through and lessens the power the panic attack has over me. What do your panic attacks look like? What do you find helps you through? β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
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