Panic Attacks

Worst Case Scenario When Having A Panic Attack

Since my first panic attack 18 years ago I have spent a good part of my life worrying about having another panic attack. How many panic attacks have I actually had? Maybe 75? How many hours have I spent worrying about having a panic attack? I can’t even begin to calculate but I know it’s in… Continue reading Worst Case Scenario When Having A Panic Attack

Panic Attacks

I Had A Panic Attack In My Kids Playgroup

I joined a playgroup when my first born was 6 months old and I met with them once a week until she turned three and went off to preschool. After that we have continued to meet, just not as frequently. The other day we met for the first time in a few months. I have… Continue reading I Had A Panic Attack In My Kids Playgroup

Panic Attacks

Face Your Panic Attacks To Get Over Them

I have said the best way to beat a panic attack is by using distraction (link to that blog post here). This is great for when you are overwhelmed by an panic attack and just need it to be over with as quickly as possible. Shit, every panic attack is like that!   Sure, in some… Continue reading Face Your Panic Attacks To Get Over Them

Panic Attacks · Things To Do When Feeling Anxious

Easy To Remember 5-5-5 Breathing Exercise 

I’m no doctor but onetime when I was having a panic attack I made up the best breathing exercise for myself. If I am having a panic attack or on the verge of having one I always focus on my breathing. It definitely helps calm you down. There are a lot of different breathing exercises out there but… Continue reading Easy To Remember 5-5-5 Breathing Exercise 

Panic Attacks

My Last Panic Attack

I had thrown a party for my close friends. I stressed myself out like I always do preparing for the party. My stress brought on a bad headache during the party that turned into a migraine by the time everyone left. I was laying in bed alone. My husband Steve fell asleep putting my daughter… Continue reading My Last Panic Attack

Panic Attacks

My First Panic Attack

I was 17 years old and I thought I was dying. I had no idea what a panic attack was or that what I was experiencing was related to my mind more than my body. That day I had said goodbye to my high school boyfriend of a year and a half. He left that day… Continue reading My First Panic Attack

Panic Attacks

The best way to beat a panic attack

Distraction It is the best tool i’ve got. If I could give someone one piece of advise for what to do in a panic attack it would be distract, distract and distract. I know you are supposed to ultimately face your panic attacks and try to work through them and feel your feelings and fight the… Continue reading The best way to beat a panic attack