I didn't want to create a new thread...
Has anyone tried running during a panic attack? I mean logically speaking, if your body is flooded with adrenaline would running be a good way to handle a panic attack? It couldn't hurt right?
It won't hurt, but it would become a sort of crutch. Let's say you're in a situation where you cannot run. Then what will you do? Probably panic more because your crutch is gone.
The best thing with panic attacks is simply to not fight them. It's simply to know that panic attacks, although uncomfortable, cannot hurt you, and that the irrational thoughts that go with them are unrealistic.
It might also help you to know that there are cognitive behavior therapists whose treatment for phobias/panic attacks, is to force the patient into the situation that causes them fear and make them suffer through it. And then repeat the process two or three times a week, for several weeks. It's called "exposure therapy" and it's actually the best treatment for panic attacks and phobias.
For example, let's say a patient is claustrophobic. Some of these therapists will literally nail the patient into a dark wooden box (or shut the lid and padlock it) for 90 minutes. No matter how much the patient cries and begs and screams, the doctor won't let them out. Sounds awful, but it works. Exposure therapy has the highest cure rate compared to other approaches.