How do I support my partner with anxiety

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I have being seeing my partner for 6 months. He suffers from anxiety. He can get very scared and suffer from chest discomfort. At these moments have you any advice on words I can say to help.

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    Whenever he has one just get him to lay down sleep is the best thing for panic attacks. Thats why i sleep about 50-60% of the day. Anywho..just be supportive it really means a lot even if it may not seem so. Its just hard to appreciate things when your mind is thinking irrational. Remember just be supportive it really makes things easier.
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    Hi Deirdre

    Everyone has different tips.

    Anxiety thrives off fear exercise is best.

    Distract himself when he has an attack

    A good diet and keep hydrated

    Sometimes acid reflux is a big thing in anxiety

    I take meds for that and I get the chest tightness and pins and needles.

    Has he considered therapy?

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      He has gone to therapy and has just finished a recent course in coping with panic and anxiety. But this weekend was hard on him. He is a runner. I'll try the acid reflux point, I'm meeting him later. I just felt fairly helpless for him.
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      If he has been to therapy he will probably know panic/anxiety happens because a switch in your brain is broken and you constantly think you are in danger when your not.

      You have to constantly reassure yourself and do everything you can to help yourself

      Stay Strongcry

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