Advice needed for Panic Attack

@itshalom (355)
Singapore
August 20, 2008 8:14pm CST
I am glad that i have you people here at mylot...please advise on how to console and show concern to one(my friend) who has recently suffer panic attack. Yes, she did seek doctor's advice and counselling and is now waiting results from the recorded heartbeat which she submitted. The attack shows her heartbeat could increases till 140 per minute as for normal person is 60 to 100.
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5 responses
@nic_knick (741)
• China
21 Aug 08
First, I have to declare that I am not a docotor, so I am not able to prescribe here. I think panic attack could be cured by doing some traveling, or listening to some relaxing music. Hope this is good ways for you and solve your friend's problem. Have a good day.
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@itshalom (355)
• Singapore
23 Aug 08
Your advice is what i needed and thanks for response.
• United States
21 Aug 08
I avoid situations that can lead to a panic attack. I don't go to Wal-mart is an example. Most business want you to be disoriented when you enter the store. It is one of their tactics to coerce you into buying more items. If it is people that cause the attacks, then your friend should avoid them. Plain and simple. The fire is hot so stay away from it.
@itshalom (355)
• Singapore
23 Aug 08
Yes, one has to know where their ability stands inorder to comprehend it. Likewise health has its warning, to make us U-turn (recuperate) instead of charging straight on. Ty for response!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
21 Aug 08
I tend to only have panic attacks when I am stressed or unhappy about something, I try and work through those things first and then the only other thing one can do aqt the time is to do deep breathing exercises at the time...
@itshalom (355)
• Singapore
21 Aug 08
hi..ty for response, so to really stop all this attack, one needs to relax..right?
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@GardenGerty (97865)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Just remind your friend to breathe slowly. They should think of a calming sight, like the ocean. Tell them you will be there for them. Another helpful thing is to make a list of the worst that could happen in any given circumstance.My daughter, when young, was afraid to turn in her overdue library book. She was in tears. So I had her imagine what she was afraid of. I asked her, for instance if she thought the librarian would yell, or tell her she was bad, or send her to jail? She laughed at this, and it helped. I know that a panic attack is worse than this. I hope the doctor helps her. Panic attacks often happen for unreasonable causes.
@itshalom (355)
• Singapore
23 Aug 08
Hi G.Gerty, thanks for the advice especially to make a list of the worst that could happen and be prepare for it. I too love your open communication with your daughter to overcome her fears. Anyway my friend was given 2 weeks of medical leave. Her job is an accountant. Thanks for response!
@xtedax (112)
• Quezon City, Philippines
30 Dec 15
I also am experiencing panic attacks and what I do is I think of something that calms my mind like my daughter's laughter, or God making everything alright for me. I also make it a point to keep breathing so I won't pass out from a panic attack. Hope that helps.