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I agree, deep breathing, in and out is very helpful (from the diaphragm, like when the doctor listens to your lungs with a stethoscope). Most panic sufferers don't breathe properly and are only breathing shallowly. They are actually hyperventilating and letting out too much carbon dioxide. This can throw the body off and kick in that unwelcome adrenaline that causes the fight or flight response. You can get books, or research on the internet, how to do these breathing techniques for anxiety and panic. I've also heard meditation works for some.

For me, deep breathing helps to prevent a panic attack. If it's too late and I get a panic attack, then I take a Xanax and I'm okay very soon.