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Feeling panicky? Anyone else and how do you cope



  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
    Beta Blockers aren't for everyone. I was worried about a rapid heart rate so they helped in my case. I love having a slower heart rate. Have you tried the breathing exercises, they never worked for me though. You just have to try and remember that they won't kill you. I know it easier said than done. One of my friends had Exposure Therapy, they triggered deliberate panic attacks, to show how harmless they were. She had it done on the NHS for free.
    I used to naturally have a slow heart rate through incredible fitness. But unfortunately the beta blockers made that slow resting heart rate worse and it was dangerous for me. My resting heart rate at resting has been as low as 37 beats per min. 

    Yeah I’ve done exposure therapy but it just seems to give me trauma. I don’t know why I can’t get past my trauma. 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 174 Listener
    Keep reminding yourself that they will not kill you and they will pass. Doing activities and stimulating the mind can make the brain forget about the anxiety. Exercise is good. You don't even have to go outside if that triggers you in some way. Cardio is good it makes you realise your heart rate is natural.
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