Hi Dominique and
That is fantastic that you have not had a panic attack in over a month now :)
Small things that helped me when I when having the constant worry was a lot of diversion. If I noticed that I was dwelling on something or worrying I would say the Lord's Prayer or the Serenity Prayer. I looked for something to do that would require all of my focus, like a hobby. I always enjoyed reading so I looked for really great books. I know people who have taken up photography. It just needs to be something you really love so that you can focus on that.
I started walking outside everyday - no matter what the weather. The exercise and sunshine helped so much.
I took a women's vitamin everyday.
I tried to eat 6 small meals everyday so there where not big spikes and then low dips in my blood sugar.
I can't remember the last time I had a full blown panic attack but I get very anxious before and during my period.
Just a few nights ago I felt one coming on. I said to myself: There is nothing wrong and you need to think about something else. So I got up from what I was doing, went to the bathroom, did some slow breathing exercise and read the newspaper. The feeling went away but I stayed apprehensive until I went to sleep.
You will find things that work for you and I can tell you are getting better everyday. Eating better and exercising can only help :)
Edited by: SCRAPPY_RN at: 5/16/2009 (17:14)
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