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Originally Posted by eidothea1
This is going to sound really weird, but I found out by accident that playing solitaire helped stop or lessen my panic attack. I focus hard on laying the cards out just right & on counting them out. Counting for some reason helps. I carry a pack of cards with me now.

Good tip! Lots of solitaire apps for the phone too.
With regards to counting, I noticed that simply counting out loud or mouthing the numbers under my breath helps a little too.
Or doing simple but fast math. I downloaded a math game that has simple addition and subtraction. This helps preoccupy me as well.