Dealing with panic attacks - my story

I’ve been dealing with panic attacks since I was in my early twenties. It started with seemingly random moments of fear and anxiety that left me feeling out of control and disconnected from the world around me.

At first, I chalked these episodes up to being overly stressed or a temporary thing. It wasn’t until they became more regular and intense that I realized that this was something serious that needed addressing.

The thought of having to deal with panic attacks on a regular basis was daunting and overwhelming. I tried to suppress the symptoms by avoiding anything that might trigger an attack, but this only ended up making the problem worse.

Finally, I sought out help from professionals who specialize in mental health care. This included a combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes such as exercise, mindfulness practices, even dietary changes when necessary.

It took some time to find strategies that worked for me specifically, but eventually, I found support through group work and individual psychotherapy sessions which provided a real sense of stability for my life overall. It’s not always easy to manage my emotions when faced with difficult feelings or situations, but I’m happy to report that now I have the tools to better cope when it does happen.

I would urge anyone struggling with anxiety or panic attacks not to give up on seeking professional help – there is hope! No matter how bleak things may feel initially; there are treatment options available which are effective at helping people like us become more resilient during tough times and transition back into our lives in healthier ways.


Hey, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. Panic attacks can be absolutely terrifying and it’s so easy to feel like you’re completely alone in dealing with them. I’m really glad to hear that you sought out professional help and found some strategies that work for you. It’s tough, but it’s so important to remember that there is hope and that things can get better. I’ve also found therapy and lifestyle changes to be a huge help in managing my panic attacks. It’s great that you’re sharing your experience and urging others to seek help - it can be a game changer for sure. Keep on taking care of yourself and using those tools you’ve built up - you’ve got this.

It sounds like you’ve been through a lot with your panic attacks, and I’m really glad to hear that you found the help you needed. It’s definitely not easy dealing with those overwhelming feelings, and it can be a long process to find what works for you. I’ve been in a similar situation and it’s like you said, seeking help from professionals was a game-changer for me. Therapy and medication really made a difference, along with making lifestyle changes. I also found support in group work and individual therapy sessions which helped me regain stability in my life. It’s great that you want to encourage others not to give up on seeking help, because it can really make a difference. It’s true that things can feel really tough at first, but there are effective treatment options out there that can help us become more resilient. Keep on sharing your story and helping others see that there’s hope!