Calming down during a panic attack is really a tough job. The common experience of every panic attack sufferer who is recovering from anxiety is that the harder he tries to calm down more intense the panic becomes. Suppressing panic attack symptoms or trying to avoid them intensifies them.
But no worries!
Now you can manage your panic attacks better because some unorthodox strategies can help you calm down fast.
First of all, understand that these coping techniques work best when you are ready to tolerate some fear and panic symptoms (of course they are not harmful and you know that right?). Not that you have to tolerate a full-blown panic attack. You will have to train yourself to tolerate anxiety with at least half the intensity of a full-blown panic attack.