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Anxiety/panic attacks? Social anxiety attacks? after a night out and no drinking

Hi everyone, I don't know were to begin. My Girlfriend lately every time we get home from a event or party, she starts having difficulties breathing, sweating, stomach hurts puking, dizziness. We both think she might have the symptoms  Anxiety/panic attacks. She don't drink or does any type of drugs (she's a recovered addict 5 years already) She's 26 years old. This only happens right after we go out to a club, bar, party or event. Is there anyone out there that has this occurred to?
Im so worried cause I don't know how to help her when she gets these attacks
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I have a few things she can try.
1.  Instead of fighting the anxiety go with it - fighting it can make is worse and last longer.
2.  Do deep breathing exercises by taking a few deep breaths and releasing slowly. To put it a different way, combing 1 & 2 - ABC’s - Accept, Breath, Challenge. (replace your irrational thoughts with rational ones).
3.  Count backwards from 100 by 3's when you feel the anxiety coming on. The idea behind this is for you to take control of the anxiety before it controls you. Try doing some deep breathing before you do this.
4.  Do something that you enjoy and can focus on - music, bike ride, go for a walk, meditation etc.
5.  Scent Therapy - Lavender can have a calming effect on people.
6.  Hot Bath with Epsom Salt can be relaxing.
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Thank you so much for your advice, next time this happens we'll try those steps. This is such a scary situation.
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