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3/10/19 9:01 A

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There are a few strategies for panic attacks to try.
- deep breathing. The act of taking deep breaths will physically relax you.
- close your eyes. Shut out extra stimulus.
- tell yourself things that you know are true. Here are some things to try:
- "This is scary, but not dangerous."
- "At this moment, I am okay."
- "Things are not worse right now than they were 10 minutes ago."

So sorry you are going through this.

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3/9/19 3:01 P

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You've got this. Just try to relax, if you can. And if you need to go to your doctor, no shame in that.

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Elizabeth Taylor

What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
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Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
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11/25/18 7:32 A

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Look back at the last few days and try to see if there is anything that might of triggered the panic. If not then I suggest looking at some of the meditation articles. The goal of meditation is not to dig deep into the issue but simply how to de-escalate the emotions so that you can function.
I agree with others however that if you feel it is worsening or feel it may be related to a medical issue then it is time to see you doc. emoticon

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11/24/18 9:20 P

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"Panic attack big time!"
perhaps a call to your doctor is in order!

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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11/24/18 4:39 P

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"Have lost down to abt 69 lbs or less now. I am having a panic attack now and have not found the way to fight these things. As I said you are a success story to me with the progress you have made tho I know you still struggle with it.My family is tired of my lack of progress."

Why is your family tired of your lack of progress ? It seems to me that losing 69 pounds is fantastic progress ! If the rest of your post is correct, you're 81 years old. You will not lose weight at the same rate as someone 20, 30 or 50 years younger than you.

As an older person, you do face many challenges. If anything your family should be supporting you instead of feeling tired because of your lack of progress.

You take things one day at a time. Don't feel that you have to do everything at once or you will end up feeling frustrated. You've made it this far in your journey, you must be doing something right.


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11/24/18 3:03 P

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I think I am going crazy. Panic attack big time!

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