There's a lot of panic attack “cures" out there that don't work in the long run. The main one that I'm thinking of is the use of hard prescription medications. I'm not saying these might not be helpful in the short term but in the long term they simply mask your symptoms without getting to the root cause.
Unfortunately, many people turn to prescriptions because their doctors feel this is the only way to help. I'm here to tell you that it is not the only way. I'm here to tell you that it's the wrong way. There is an easier road. It may look like the hard road, but it's easier than any other alternative. Remember that the cure is sometimes unpleasant, but in the end you're actually cured. If you hadn't gone through it you'd still be suffering everyday, day in and day out.
So what panic attack cures actually work? Well, in a nut shell, there are four things that work and they are right diet, right exercise, emotional health, and panic attack management. An in depth discussion is beyond the scope of this article but allow me to share some of my thoughts on the basics.
First right diet. I'll give you a hint it's not the standard American diet. We consume way too much sugar, bad fats, acidic food, etc. The good news is that you can start moving in the right direction with a few easy changes. Eliminate coffee, cut down on booze, more fruits and vegetables and supplement with a good magnesium supplement. This alone will put you on the path.
You must exercise, there is no way around this one. Do something. We are not meant to sit around all day and not move our bodies in a vigorous way. It's the way we were created, it's the way nature intended and when you start the changes will be miraculous.
Our emotional health is huge and no set of panic attack cures would be complete without it. With negative thoughts in your head all the time you simply won't get over having panic attacks. Negativity is like a magnet and it attracts more negativity. What are we to do? Well, the easiest thing to do is to share your problems with a friend or a family remember on a regular basis. Talk therapy isn't a billion dollar industry for nothing. My suggestion does the same thing, but it's free. Share yourself, it makes life worthwhile.
Lastly, you have to invest in some tools that will manage your panic attacks as they occur . This will give you the confidence to do anything because you'll know that you have the ability to turn off the panic attack if it starts. It's like having a safety net for living. This is the final piece of a very complicated puzzle.
The author is fully recovered from his panic disorder and living happily in Chicago, IL. If you can't stop in, at least smile as you drive by.