Panic attacks are common. And intense. And terrifying.
They can slip on you when you imagine the least, or when you are in a situation that raises fear, such as speaking in public or driving in bad weather. Unfortunately, because stopping panic attacks may seem difficult, it can also cause you to limit your activities to avoid future episodes and affect your relationships with others.
Sometimes panic attacks can be caused by a medical condition. Often, however, they are caused by overwhelming stress, triggered by an unpleasant breakup, an unexpected job loss, or simply the accumulation of many stressors over time.
Whatever the origin, you know panic when you think you are going to die). The experience of everyone is slightly different and you may have only suffered from some of these symptoms:
- Heart Heart
- Chest Pain
- Difficult to Breathe
- Feelings Weak or Weak  Nausea
- Numbness and Tingling
- Feeling Spaced or Separated (Out of Body Experience)
PLUS: What You Should (and Should not) Say when someone has a panic attack
It happens that your body is in a state of alert and responds to danger, although the threat is not real. And when the body feels falsely attacked like that, it's your job to make it understand that this is not the case
The first time I had a panic attack, I was told to breathe in a brown paper bag. Well, people, first of all, I'm no longer brown, and then it did not work.
What you need to know, is that these nasty spells can be controlled – even stopped, in a minute of startup. – paper bags, jumping on one foot, or any other unusual tactics.
As always, check with your health professional to make sure these actions are appropriate for your particular situation.
Here are 8 simple ways to stop a panic attack and seize it immediately: