Panic attacks and anxiety are not rare problems. They have been present since the ancient times and people used different methods to resolve them. Some of the remedies endured the test of time and they are still in use, while others are long forgotten and disregarded as inefficient. Panic attack can hit any person at any time, and there are literary myriads of ways to deal with them. However, several are known to work for most people and if you happen to suffer from anxiety or panic disorder here’s what you can try.
Acknowledge Your Feelings
When having panic attack, the most important thing is to calm your nervous system. Simply acknowledge that you are hyperventilating and say to yourself that what is happening is completely okay. You need to let the episode to pass. Just let it go. Once you do that, your heart beat will get back to normal and you will feel calmed and in control.
Having a glass of water in the middle of panic attack is also proven to work and to calm. Hyperventilation may cause dehydration, so when your drink a glass or two of water while standing upright there are good chances the panic attack will go away.
Watch What You Eat
Our diet and lack of certain substances in the body may be the cause of panic attack or anxiety. Make sure you take sufficient amount of magnesium, calcium and B vitamin complex every day, since these are known to provoke anxiety in cases of deficiency. Avoid artificial sweeteners and caffeine in every form (coke, tea or coffee), because they can trigger the panic attack. Drugs and alcohol are known to use nutrients and vitamins from the body and thus should not be consumed if you have anxiety issues.
Some suggest taking 500 to 2.000mg of Niacinamide and magnesium glycinate every day, claiming that these supplements can help you resolve panic attacks or anxiety.
When faced with panic attack – breathe. Lay down on a flat surface and start breathing from the diaphragm, with slow inhales and exhales. Breathe through the nose and you will feel better after just few minutes of exercise.
Try Lavender Oil
Essential oil of lavender may also be used to treat panic attacks. Dab few drops of the oil to the cotton ball and when you feel like you are going to have panic attack start breathing it. Relaxing aroma of this essential oil should calm you almost instantly.