That set off panic attacks for a month. And then it takes a few days to recover. Although low blood sugar is more common in people with diabetes, it can happen to anyone. Repeat a Mantra You may feel a little awkward doing this at first but repeating an encouraging, positive mantra to yourself during a panic attack can serve as a coping mechanism. However, baseline levels among the panic patients did not differentiate those who panicked from those who did not during the challenge tests. Take your time with each breath. Many people experiencing a panic attack believe they are seriously ill and seek medical help. Socially anxious teens are not just worried about saying the wrong thing once or twice, but are afraid that they will say the wrong thing repeatedly, be judged harshly by their peers, and embarrass themselves beyond repair for the rest of their lives! Watch out for caffeine: I finally understood that my mind was telling me to panic even when there was no fear present, and that I needed to learn to sit with that discomfort until it passes, rather than search and search for the source of that panic. I convinced myself at that moment, as I was attempting emergency meditation, deep breathing, whatever I could to not die, that I was, in fact, going to die. Consequently, alveolar carbon dioxide pressure tends to fall below normal levels McDonough, However, more recent findings question the specificity of volume variability for panic, as it has also been observed in blood-injection-injury patients Ritz et al. Expecting the worst to happen, all of the time Generating extreme conclusions from vague information Having trouble falling asleep due to excessive worries about daily events, getting enough sleep, or staying asleep Making extreme predictions with catastrophic outcomes Viewing themselves as incompetent, unlovable, worthless, ugly, etc. Eventually I went to a therapist to talk it out.