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Do I Have Panic Attacks
Receptors changes: Animals without cannabinoid receptors never forget negative experiences. Forgetting the negative is wonderful. Weed activates these receptors and help the aversive connections to dissolve for a time. That's one of the reasons many people feel good smoking. Problem is, the receptors become less sensitive with cannabis use. You end up a milder version of these genetically engineered animals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
Balance & the brain: Any psychoactive substance has the potential to disrupt the sometimes delicate balance of neural circuits that need to function well together to maintain stable mood. That can amplify our experience of emotions that otherwise are kept in check. With mj it also is difficult to know exactly what dosage and "additives" may be present. If worried, see an md with expertise in chemical dependency. ...Read more
Agoraphobia: Driving anxiety is really a form of agoraphobia, which is essentially the fear of experiencing a panic attack while in a setting that would be difficult to escape. Many people with driving anxiety have suffered a traumatic experience while driving, such as being involved in a car accident. For others, the relationship may not be apparent (the reason being abstract or symbolic of something else). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why do I have panic attacks when my period is ending? They come on rapidly right when it's ending and I feel fatigued and dizzy.
Related to anxiety: "Menstruation leads to a number of hormonal changes that can cause physical and emotional effects that may contribute to anxiety. There is no single reason for this anxiety, but multiple factors probably are at work", according to some specialists. Some call the condition as Premenstrual Dystrophic Disorder or PMDD, for which no specific treatment is recommended besides OTC symptomatic treatment. ...Read more
Panic attacks: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety
What to do if I have bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last?
Til you get therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating panic disorder, especially helpful is exposure based therapy for panic, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally ; repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over ; over again, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with one of my fingertips feeling like prickly but it's staying like this,I do have anxiety (panic attacks) is that the reason?
Anxiety/Physical: it certainly can be a symptoms of anxiety, please refer to my previous answers on physical symptoms of anxiety. in addition, it does not hurt to Rule out things like Carpal Tunnel syndrome which gives pain and tingling in the fingers , during the night the hand may in a flexion position which aggravates that, see your Doctor to evaluate for that. thanks and get better ...Read more
I just got a horrible pain above my left eyebrow I do have panic attacks coild that be the reason?
That is possible: People with panic attacks do get various pains which may or may not have a physical basis. If a person has a pattern of having a wide variety of pains from time to time which go away and no medical basis is found, it makes it likely that this is not significant. However if the pain is persistent, a medical check up is in order.Obviously one would hope that the panic disorder is being addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have anxiety/panic attacks I been on Zoloft (sertraline) for about 1 year I been on 50mg I began to have side effect?
So for about a week have been feeling like im having heart attack with all same symptoms as one more sudden then gradual though. I do smoke cigarettes and it makes it worse. I do have panic attacks but nothing like this. What should i do?
Sx of MI: Go to ER.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes increased heart rate/pounding heart, and nausea? I do have panic attacks, mayb icaught a 24 hour tummy bug. I had a mild virus 2days ago.
Learn to relax your: Learn to relax your breathing. Practice when you are not having a panic attack so that when it occurs you will be prepared to use the relaxed breathing to calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, you are not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Therapists can teach you other relaxation techniques, too. ...Read more
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes you will: Need to remove yourself from the trigger. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if desired. This is something that can be done for an acute panic attack - but you really will need a comprehensive psychiatric. ...Read more
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