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#16 Panthro



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:37 PM

HP I've seen this work on some people I'm close to...

Acupressure points....it's helps to soothe the panic or anxiety

Hand, cheek bone, and a couple others.

#17 pstall


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:43 PM

There are specfic exercises and sensory things that can be done with him as well. Remember its about processing incoming info/feelings/emotions etc then translating that.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

I wonder if it could be anything environmental such as food allergies etc that could trigger the release of adrenalin and cause it to start.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:22 PM

My oldest is having panic attacks over the weather. He has always been a nervous guy but nothing to worry about. 


But in the last week he his fear of storms and tornadoes has become debilitating. He knows logically that it will be fine but it will simply not get out of his head. He says "please help me stop worrying about it." Which breaks our hearts.


We have put him on the bus in absolute tears each morning for the past week


Anyway have an appointment on Monday with a specialist and we have been taking steps with some "tricks" we have read about. We have worry time at 7:00 each night and talk all about it.


Up until last week we have been able to simply talk him through any nervousness pretty easily.


His teacher is aware of it as is the school counselor although I don't expect too much from that.


Anyone dealt with something similar?



Sorry to hear your son is going through this.  He is lucky....sounds like you are doing all the right things.  Only thing I might add....minimize his access to news if possible.  Best wishes to you all.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 11:40 PM

When I was your son's age I had the exact same issue, believe it or not. I had this strange fear of storms and tornadoes that would have me flipping out every time a cloud passed over. Sometimes at night, even if the sky was full of nothing but stars, I would wake up my parents just to lie in bed next to them because I was so scared. It mainly stemmed from books I would read about weather phenomena. One of the books contained ominous, eerie looking pictures of tornadoes and mesocyclones, which aided my fears. Maybe he's reading too much into it?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:33 AM

I used to have the same problem. Storms used to put me into a terrible panic. What really helped me was learning about how it all really worked. Once I learned about clouds, how rain is made, lightning, etc it really helped because it wasn't an unknown thing anymore. Knowledge and understanding really helped with my fear and in turn my anxiety. Not saying this would work in your situation but it might help.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:51 AM

I will tell you I knew a guy with a very similar phobia when we were children. I have no idea what kind of treatment he received and if it ever got better but he's an adult now with a college degree and a good job. So it's not necessarily a bad omen for things to come.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:45 AM

My son deals with anxiety due to developmental delays. When he has trouble communicating he gets anxious and acts out.

I wish I had some advice, best I can do is wish you the best.

My oldest son was the same way. Since his motor development was off the charts, his speech therapist taught him sign language. Since he could communicate, the acting out stopped and his anxiety lessened.

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