Because of my social anxiety, I experience panic attacks. I don't want to make it sound like I am having them every day. No it's not like that, but I do consider even mild reactions to be panic attacks. They just aren't as severe as the big ones. Think of them like the different ranges of earthquakes. Do you have successful ways that you handle your panic attacks? Prevent them? I do fear that I might have one during a get-together scheduled for the weekend. I've never been able to control my panic attacks. The only thing I've always done is run away from a situation. Completely avoid everything, thus missing out on so much stuff. But I know I can't keep approaching situations like that. If you relate to any of this, how do you deal with it all?