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Why do I have panic attacks since smoking weed?

Why do I have panic attacks since smoking weed?

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 more

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Panic (Definition)

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


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Why do I have panic attacks after smoking weed sometimes?

Why do I have panic attacks after smoking weed sometimes?

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

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Why do I have panic attacks while driving on highway. Happened 3 times in the past two months?

Why do I have panic attacks while driving on highway. Happened 3 times in the past two months?

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 more

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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.

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

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What to do if I have panic attacks that come daily?

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 more

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How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety

How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety

Panic is anxiety: Panic is a type of anxiety. You have paired the visit with your panic (conditioned response) seek treatment for the panic which usually includes therapy and medications. ...Read more

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Why do I always have panic attacks at the doctor's office? What can I do to avoid this?

Anxiety: You could be having 'white coat hypertension' you must practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques and discuss with your md how you feel, may be second opinion and see if another md makes you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having panic attacks constantly! please help!?

Encourage: you to obtain a medical evaluation to determine if there are underlying medical issues contributing to your panic. Psychiatric/ psychological assessment / care is a next good step. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last?

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

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Why do I dream about having panic attacks?

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Why do I dream about having panic attacks?

Panic: Anxiety dreams are not uncommon in panic disorder when there is anticipatory anxiety and worries as you go to sleep. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I just got a horrible pain above my left eyebrow I do have panic attacks coild that be the reason?

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 more

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What to do if I have real bad panic attacks. What can I do to help me I am 38 years old?

What to do if I have real bad panic attacks. What can I do to help me I am 38 years old?

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

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What can I do if i'm having anxiety/panic attacks?

What can I do if i'm having anxiety/panic attacks?

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 more

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What to do if I have intense anxiety/panic attacks?

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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What can I do to stop having panic attacks I'm always stressed out?

Behavioral modificat: Learn how to step back from anxious moments, learn how to breath and if it becomes dysfunctional to you see your PCP for counseling and/meds. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

A type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will ...Read more