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Re: Ugh -what to do?
You coped very well under the circumstances, I think. I often do things to distract me. Of course when you are having a full blown episode there isn't anything you can do, but when you start to have the symptons it is a vicious cycle with the panic mode fueling the symptions. I think distractions can work to reduce the panic feeling and lessen the chance of an actual faint -whether it's meditating, deep breathing, singing, televison, someone talking to you calmly, etc.
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