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A Tip If Someone You Know Suddenly Has An Episode or Attack.

Scratching the itch of curiosity to find reasons beyond the things I start to question and wonder more, and learn from realizations.

Language and Cues: What Do They Mean? How Important Are They?

We all have our cues.

Humans and animals too.

It’s important to note,

What each cry is for.


Remember when a newborn cries,

It tells various meanings.

Depending on their needs.

You could also tell

By their body language.


A cry for help varies.

Even with adults.

Sometimes,

People having an episode,

Can’t really speak in their state.

You can’t expect them to answer questions,

They themselves can’t understand.

Why or how.

Not even can explain things for you.



What To Do and What To Take Notice of During an Episode or Attack?

Mostly aggravated by over fatigue, stress, and fear.

What should you do in those times?


Help them be at peace.

Stop whatever you were talking about;

Before the episode/attack happens.

That may have triggered it.

Analyze where he/she is having discomfort or pain.

Find something to relieve it.


Let them hear happy thoughts.

Feel good sounds.

Reassure that whatever it is,

It will be fine.

Asking what’s wrong will just make it worse.

Hold their hand, and whisper a prayer.

Stay by their side until they have managed to calm down.



Once They Sense Your Emotions and Feelings at the Situation, It Will Affect Them Greatly.

The first thing to keep in mind:

Never let them sense you are more stressed than them.

Try to stay as calm as possible,

To allow you to handle them better.

If they sensed you are more problematic and in panic,

It will just be more stressful to them.


Any health care provider,

is advised to do that.

Never be as tense and stressed as the patient.

Always prioritize what is needed.


If you don’t understand them,

Who would?

There are some feelings that can’t be explained,

Verbally or in whatever ways you can imagine.

You’re experiencing and feeling it.

But could never determine what’s going on.



What Can You Do If You Don't Know What You Should Do?

Just stay quiet and be sensitive.

Observe and see what you can do.

Sometimes, they may have difficulty breathing.

Their throat and lips become dry.

Due to excessive crying.

It may be the only way they know to express

What they are feeling at the moment.

But you would never notice that.

Because, you’d only ask:

‘What’s wrong?’

‘How can we help?’,

‘Can you stop crying first and answer us?’

How would you feel if it was the other way around?


Rather than getting stressed out of the situation,

You aren’t used to, or you couldn’t comprehend

Try to relax, breathe in and out. Calm down.


Think about this:


This thing that’s happening to them right now,

Might also be new to them.

It’s an overwhelming wave of emotions

They might have never had one before.

And it’s uncontrollable.


Again be observant.

Doesn’t mean they stopped crying,

It’s over. No it’s not.

Just one wrong move, and it triggers them;

You’ll activate a loud cry once again.

Like a strong rain shower during typhoons.

With thunderstorms.

It will creep you out

but you gotta pray hard it calms down.

Otherwise, it will be harder to tame them.



What do Handling Breakdowns and Being Literate in All Types of Language Have in Common?

Language is very fascinating.

As a writer,

You have to be literate even in things that are being left unsaid-

The body language, non verbal cues, emotions, feelings, etc.

Some novel authors have that in them.

Writing what the characters are thinking,

What their actions could mean and how it affects the receiver, etc.

You’ve got to translate everything.

What you hear, what you see, what they can’t hear, what they don’t see.

What’s in between the lines, what’s unusual, what’s strange.

Write them all up.

Of course, you have to make the audience think and be involved.

It then boils down to your execution and delivery.


It’s actually a tough job.

To understand everything people say.

Most often we would misunderstand.

What are they trying to imply.

I mean, they could’ve just said it right?

To make things in life simpler.

But, doesn’t it seem like

Spoon - feeding a child?

When you are always obliged to tell everything,

Answer every questions they may have,

Like you’re Google.




Signs To Note When A Person is Having An Episode ~ How To Help?

If they are in a state where they really can’t utter a word,

Do them the favor, and find the answer on your own.


Especially, if they are hyperventilating,

Having difficulty breathing,

Lips starting to dry out

Trying to speak in that state might choke them.

If you can imagine what I mean.


Although, this is just one of those ways.

Each person, has their own ways of coping.

They have their own ways of calming down.

What may work for one may not work for others.

After all, we were all born unique.


The bottom - line is: keep your tone down.

Be kind and sensitive to the people around you.

You might be in an excessively good mood,

But consider the people around you.

Some might be easily irritated with your energy,

Shouting and getting giddy.




Leaving You a Few Cents of My Thoughts:

The world is already exhausting enough.

Let’s be a strength and a source of happiness to others.

One you’d feel recharged even just a percentage of energy

added to the bank.

Earth I believe is still a great place to live in.

Hopefully it will remain as such.

Fingers crossed.


Disclaimer: This isn’t medical professional advice. It’s just my own personal advice based on my experience. Seek professional immediately if symptoms persists.







This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2022 Gianella Labrador

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