It is that time of year, the time that we can get completely overwhelmed by everything going on around us. Many New Yorkers say this is the time of year that we get hit with anxiety and panic attacks the most. If this is you, there's something you can try that might help.

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There's a TikTokker who claims that eating a Warhead candy can help stop anxiety or panic attacks. This may sound a little bizarre but some experts think there might be something true to this claim.

The idea is that the intense flavor of the candy will distract your brain from the attack and help your anxiety to go away. It's a technique that stops your brain's "fight or flight" response in its tracks.

If you eat a sour Warhead, your brain feels that sensation instead of focusing on the attack. You say that you don't like Warhead candy. Spicy foods, doing yoga, deep breathing, or even holding an ice cube can help do the trick. Our brains can only deal with one emergency at a time.

Techniques for Stopping a Panic Attack

While popping a Warhead candy might be a strange idea, there are other things you can do if you think you're having an anxiety or panic attack. Breathing exercises are good at helping slow down your heart rate. It helps regulate your body's response and slows down your heart rate. Distraction is something else that can help. Try playing a game, reading a book, listening to music, or going for a walk.

The Warhead trick might work for some people but that doesn't mean that it will work for you. If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, it might be a good idea to talk to a professional before you try any techniques. You're uniquely and wonderfully made and what works for one person might not work for you, so it's important to find out what does.

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