Anonymous asked:

I have really bad panic/anxiety attacks. I can hardly breathe and sob uncontrollably. Any advice on how to help?

If you dont have claustrophobia, i suggest wrapping yourself up like a burrito in your comfiest blanket! Certain teas are good if u dont have a problem with hot liquids like i do. Pet a cat! Their purring actually helps you release endorphins to be happier! You have acupressure points in your ears and jaw that help destress (earlobes. You got em? Rub em). Listening to music that is calm and has no lyrics (classical, that harp music though. Prelude no 1 by debussy… oh man). Talking to someone who is good at active listening! If it causes you stress, dont just avoid whatever causes you stress, find safe ways to cope with those things, thats how phobias start. I didnt wan agoraphobia when i got hit by a van, so i got put on ssris and would make myself sit outside for a bit every day, and venture farther and farther from my house. Dont stay in bed all day! Do fun stuff like crafts when youre stressed! I like collaging a lot. Get some old magazines, cut em up. Art! Anything you can do to take your stress and use it to create something you can be proud of is a positive coping mechanism :3

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