I would first like to say that at the first signs of any anxiety symptoms you need to see your doctor. Symptoms of these types of attacks can mimic other issues. So it is very important to see a doctor for a professional diagnosis.
Below you will find a list of the most common panic attack symptoms as well as the proven ways of managing panic attacks without medication.
Short of breath
Cold and/or hot flashes
Feelings of dizziness or lightheadedness
Feelings of chest or throat tightness
Feelings that your heart is racing
Fingers feeling tingly
Feelings of impending doom
From the above list, it is evident that these symptoms can also be the signs of other types of illnesses. That is why it is very important to seek a proper diagnosis. I am going to assume that the proper diagnosis has already been made for the purpose of this article.
Stress has been diagnosed to be the main trigger for causing panic attacks. Say for example that you are being interviewed for a new position at work which could cause a temporary spike in your overall stress levels, thus causing anxiety in your mind. Other example of stress caused panic attacks could be that you are overwhelmed with bills or there is a major sickness in your family which you are dealing with on a daily basis or something as simple as fear of bugs. Anything that would cause an increase in your stress levels could very well bring on a panic attack.
Most often after being diagnosed with panic attacks by your doctor they often prescribe medications that will help to control your attacks and stress levels. Though these medicines most often do work for many patients but they do possess some serious side effects. Some people even opt out of taking prescription medications because of these side effects. You really need to learn what is causing the stress to begin with so as to avoid causing a trigger.
If you are unable to figure out the cause then I have some suggestions for lowering your stress levels. There are exercises that can be done to help control your levels of stress such as yoga, any type of relaxation exercises, meditation, and deep breathing. Deep breathing is accomplished by taking deep breaths through your nose and slowly exhaling out of your mouth. It is important that your mouth must be shaped into purses lips for this technique to work properly.
One of the first things you need to understand and take control of is the fact that a panic attack can not harm you. It has been proven by several medical adults weighted blanket practitioners that though panic attacks seems tough and harmful to your body. But truthfully they do not cause any harmful effects if you know how to deal with them properly. Once you realize this fact and understand and comprehend it, then you will be able to move forward from there.
The most significant step you can take for yourself is breaking free from stress. Start to work on what triggers your stress to begin with. Once you have accomplished this then avoid stressful situations that can build up to a panic attack. Follow these methods for overcoming your panic attacks without use of medication and you are well on your way to complete recovery in few days.