A panic attack may set off a series of new problems in almost everyone who gets one. They will worry about the underlying cause and they will wonder whether it could be related to a much deeper health issue. Furthermore, they will want to know what they can do to manage their situation.One of the most important periods of time is right after a panic attack. There are recommended steps that you can take immediately after a panic attack that will calm you. More importantly, these steps can help you think more clearly about what to do in order to recover from the symptoms of an attack.Immediately after a panic attack, you feel tired. Your body has just been under immense tension. You were hyperventilating and could not get enough air into your lungs, you trembled and you were nauseous. Acknowledge all these things and take a break. The reason for using the term acknowledge is that without accepting that you have just had a panic attack, you will not relax enough subconsciously. You will be torn deep down, and your mind will not let go. Acknowledging your attack and stop resisting its occurrence so that you can do the right thing. Take a break. Lie down and regain your breath, stop trembling and let your muscles relax. Breathe deep and feel the breaths go really deep down. You need to replace the thoughts that brought about the attack. If, for instance, your panic attack was brought on by a crowded place, you have most likely got yourself out of the threatening situation by now. Now replace the fearful thinking. Think of the place that makes you feel calm, the place that centers you, and focus on it. Let its imagery calm you. If you feel very tired after a panic attack, it's normal. Take a nap. Let your mind go, relax your jaw (this is very important) and drift off. 20 minutes will do. If you want to sleep for longer that's fine too. After you feel completely calm in your mind, you will be able to think clearly about what to do in regards to treatment. You may have had an attack before and are already on therapy or medication. Continue as prescribed, but it's always worthwhile to let your doctor know that you have had another attack. Also, journalize it so that you can have a record. Records form patterns and you may find that it will lead to you finding out more about triggers. If you are getting a panic attack for the first time, you need to see a doctor. Explain what happen especially before the episode and during. They will recommend either behavioral therapy or medication or most likely both. Work with them to try and discover what may have caused your attack.The main aim of doing all these things after a panic attack is so that you can relax and restore yourself to normal. In many cases, the attack will come about because of accumulated stress. It's your body's way of telling you that you need to slow down and take better care of yourself. This also needs acknowledging because it's the only way you will deal with it effectively. Restructure your life as much as you can so that all the things that cause you to feel stressed are either reduced or eliminated.