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When I feel the panic coming, I give it two to three hours to subside. I try to fight it with breathing exercises and with thinking “relaxing thoughts”. I try to reason with the panic and the feelings of flight or fight. I tell myself that there is no visible threat. There is no real threat. This plan of action has never worked, not even once; yet I continue to do it (for 30 years now) because I do not know of any other options. In the end, I have always taken the Xanax. And the Xanax works like dew