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Panic attacks

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slushie Mon 08-Dec-14 21:49:00

I have recently changed the medication I am on.
It is not controlling my anxiety very well.

I have started having regular panic attacks again, and my chest feels tight most of the time.

I have had the odd panic attack in the last few years but I'm not sure how to control them.

Does anyone have and tips?

MagpieCursedTea Mon 08-Dec-14 22:01:04

Was the previous medication better at controlling your anxiety? Do you mind me asking why it was changed?

I find distraction can help with anxiety, zoning into a TV show or Mumsnet! I also use exercise if I'm up to it, I find walking or running quite effective but it can be hard to motivate myself if I'm not feeling great even though I know it will help.

Mindfulness is a popular technique at the moment and is probably worth looking up.

Have you had any CBT or other therapy? Might be worth asking for a referral or going private if you can to avoid the ridiculous waiting lists!

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