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I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

Yes: Hopefully this resolves in 30 minutes or so. It may even slow some in 10. Some folk experience even higher heart rates during an attack, and do not incur permanent damage, so don't worry about that. However, CBT therapy can offer a chance to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. It can be a good investment in your quality of life. Best! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Agoraphobia (Definition)

Agoraphobia is a fear of being unable to escape a situation in the event of a panic attack. People who suffer from panic disorder with agoraphobia often avoid crowds, wide-open environments, confined spaces, or travel. Exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring are the best treatments since they target the panic attacks directly related to agoraphobia. Adjunctive medications ...Read more


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How can I cope with agoraphobia, and panic attacks?

How can I cope with agoraphobia, and panic attacks?

Panic: Attacks can be brought under control & the anxiety into recovery stage, with cognitive behavior therapy, life style changes, and medications for symptomatic control. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a person work with recurrent moderate deprissive disorder, agoraphobia, anxiety & panic attacks?

It could be possible that a person work with recurrent moderate deprissive disorder, agoraphobia, anxiety & panic attacks?

Yes: All of these conditions are treatable and can decrease to a manageable level with adequate evaluation and treatment. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with good sleep and nutrition can also help immensely. ...Read more

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Can acute magnesium deficiency really cause agoraphobia and panic attacks?

Can acute magnesium deficiency really cause agoraphobia and panic attacks?

Not usually: Magnesium together with B6 can be helpful in calming the glutamate system in your brain that promotes agitation. Magnesium supplementation certainly may help panic attacks, although it is not the main treatment. More info in magnesium here: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more

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What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

Multiple Treatments: Medications such as antidepressants and antianxiety medicines are often used. In addition, it is helpful to get involved in a consistent therapy setting. Also, it is very useful to pay attention to diet, rest, and exercise. ...Read more

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Have had panic attacks and agoraphobia since the age of 9. Might it be ptsd?

Have had panic attacks and agoraphobia since the age of 9. Might it be ptsd?

Don't know: Was there a horrific or life threatening trauma(s) in your past? Panic attacks and agoraphobia occur very frequently with complex ptsd. Need assessment to find out. ...Read more

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I still have panic attacks and anxiety in my bedroom/house (My safe zones). Do I need to get this under complete control before I face my agoraphobia problem? Or will the outside exposure help both?

I still have panic attacks and anxiety in my bedroom/house (My safe zones). Do I need to  get this under complete control before I face my agoraphobia problem? Or will the outside exposure help both?

Panic attacks and ag: Panic attacks and agoraphobia are related. When one, inaccurately, believes that a location was the cause of the panic attack, they will tend to avoid that location. It is this process that leads one to develop agoraphobia. Panic attacks are typically unrelated to the place in which the panic attacks occurred. I recommend behavior therapy to deal with the panic attacks. ...Read more

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Increased anxiety have agoraphobia and bpd. Can't sleep or eat. Have had panic attacks and a blackout with confusion for 30 mins, what is it ?

Increased anxiety have agoraphobia and bpd. Can't sleep or eat. Have had panic attacks and a blackout with confusion for 30 mins, what is it ?

Complex issues: It sounds like you've been dealing with multiple issues at the same time. Have you also been drinking alcohol? This is a common cause of blackouts and confusion. Are you on any medications? Have you been receiving psychiatric or psychological treatments? I suggest starting with your primary care doctor to evaluate the confusion, and ongoing care with psychiatrists ; psychologists. Be well. ...Read more

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more