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what are the signs for an anxiety attack?

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Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Fight or flight: Can be short of breath / hyperventilating, tunnel vision, dizziness, rapid pulse, sweating shaking, etc., usually in the absence of any fear producing stimulus. Find a therapist who specializes in exposure based therapy for panic and anxiety.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Panic Symptoms: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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a sense that you are not real or that the world around you feels surreal. You may be afraid you are going crazy or that you'll die. Panic attacks usually peak w/i ten minutes & then begin to subside but can leave you exhausted or feeling residual panic. Take care.
Nov 10, 2013

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can you eat after an anxiety attack?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes.: It's okay to eat after an anxiety attack. If you are throwing up, however, it may be wise to wait until your anxiety is under control before starting to take food.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How can u tell if you're having an anxiety attack?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Hard saying at times: If it's a panic attack, plain fear or more seriously if one is having an acute asthma episode or a heart attack. Is there a strong family history of anxiety problems? It may be just that. It pays to rule out the dangerous ones first before calling it anxiety. Make sure to get to your doctor & get an opinion about it. Educate yourself about the possibilities and their differences. Be safe not sorry.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I treat this anxiety attack will return?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
This is not clear.: Please rephrase your question.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do I get the doctors at an e.R. To treat me for another anxiety attack?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Go to the ER: You might also consider seeing a psychologist who treats panic disorder. There are a number of "tools and techniques" that have been developed to help a person better handle their anxiety and/or anxiety attacks. Key researchers in the field include dr. David barlow.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Suffered my first anxiety attack yesterday. Is this a sign of worse to come?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily.: Some people may have only one panic attack but others may go on to have more. Here are some tips to help keep stress down. Ways to address stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.
Dec 8, 2013

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