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Anxiety Attack Or Head Rush
This may be: Parasthesias related to hyperventilating. To prevent it - learn to breath through the attack. 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 you need to. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Are you getting: Any treatment for this? Have you been medically evaluated to rule out underlying health issues? There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
When I'm laying down, I sometimes get overwhelmingly dizzy and even feel a bit of a pulsing sensation in my head? Could this be an anxiety attack?
I slept off and on last night, yesterday I had a horrible anxiety attack that lasted all day. Took. 5 ativan (lorazepam) at 730 8pm and another at 3am. Could that be why I'm so tired? Heads full and heavy. Dizzy
High anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg last night, especially if not used to it, could be be part of your fatigue. But main cause is likely lack of restful sleep and stress from severe anxiety. Do let prescribing doctor know about bad night/anxiety. There are more effective medications to block anxiety attacks. Consider therapy for relaxation strategies and insight. Hope this helps. ...Read more
The anxiety attack I just had made my brain and head feel numb. Is that normal? Plus I've been pretty dizzy almost daily with anxiety and panic.. help
Feeling keyed up, restless, tense & can't relax, fearful, can't sleep, worry a lot, physical symptoms of hyper arousal such are fast heart, sweat, headache, stomach & bowel gases & distention, sense of urgency, tremors, ache/pains anywhere.
Wondering if u r on medications for anxiety? ...Read more
I'm 19 and I stress a lot with school and being an athelete. Once in a while I get an anxiety attack and I start to breath heavy and get light head. High blood pressure runs through my mom and dad. What can I do to stay calm and not get any medical problem
When having a panic or anxiety attack does it make chest hurt and have hard time breathing and lips go numb and arms go numb? And I get light-headed
Mentally I have been feeling horrible. Every thought that comes into my mind if I forget I have major anxiety attack-- what's causing this?
Anxiety: There are several kinds of anxiety disorders that can cause the kind of discomfort you're feeling, but there is help for them. You could start with your primary care physician, who may offer some medicine -- and may also want you to see a psychiatrist for a more definitive diagnostic evaluation. The latter will allow for a more complete treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
Ever hear of someone having a silent anxiety attack. How can u treat them. I struggle w them as soon as my face is red hot that's how I know its coming?
Silent Panic Attack?: Nope, I've never heard that term. Here are the diagnostic criteria for panic attack. Sweating, trembling, heart palpitations, fear of dying or going crazy, feeling of choking, chills or hot flashes, shortness of breath, nausea or abdominal distress, derealization or depersonalization. If a person has 4 or more of those symptoms in a very short period of time, silent or not, it's a panic attack. ...Read more
I can't breathe through my nose but I feel enough air go in but could it be because of my anxiety attack because I'm still shaking.
Could I be having anxiety attack with BP going from 114/74 to 143/92 pulse 122 shaking faint feeling dry mouth lasting more than an hour?
Get checked!: Before a diagnosis of anxiety is made, physical causes of your symptoms need to be ruled out. It is important to be sure that you don't have hypertension, thyroid problems, or other problems first, before assuming that your symptoms are due to anxiety. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm stressed with nausea, fatigue, headache and light headed this has been going on all day. Am I having an anxiety attack?
Possibly: Taken together these symptoms could be indicators or stress or anxiety or even more significant--an anxiety attack; what are your stressors? Relationship issues, family conflict, health challenges, career choices? If these symptoms persist for a few days, consult your pcp, who may recommend a health exam, psycho -therapy, and/or psychotherapy plus medication. ...Read more
How does one control an overworked mind, as if my mind goes hay wire, thinking of so many negative thoughts more on sickness and death situation. This causes my anxiety attack. It make me feel so cold and heart pounding and my stomach goes on churning. H
U need behavioral: Therapy. You need to see a MD with expertise in psychiatry with whom you can talk about why you r stressed and why your mind has all these thoughts that then lead to your anxiety attack. Failing that you may need some medication to keep you calm. Try to treat the root cause first. Hope u feel better ...Read more
Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?
This happened in order. Hair loss, hyperhydrosis, feeling ugly, anxiety attack, depression, constipation. Pressure in head? Sounds like stress symotoms? Gad?
Diet: I have seen many people wih these symptoms. It is typical of what I have called functional dysautonomia. The autonomic (automatic) nervous system is controlled by the lower brain and lousy diet screws it up. By far the commonest cause in my long experience is all that sugary stuff, including sweeteners and diet drinks. It easily causes vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency. ...Read more
Often people don't: Often people don't know they are having an anxiety attack. They think they are having a heart attack or dying. When they go to an er no physical disorders are discovered. Once the physical possibilities are ruled out, it is wise to see a psychologist and work on whatever may be leading to your anxiety. ...Read more
Breathe: If you can find a quiet place - do so. 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 you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more
"Why' is too diffuse: Anxiety is in fact a normal response to threat. Problems come when we experience it w/out real physical threat. Interpreting emotional rejection as if an assault can be resisted w/ cbt. Meds can alter the balance of chemicals that flow thru our nervous system. I like techniques that teach how to evaluate reality more rationally and calmly. Cbt and ret really help - meditation and exercise do too. ...Read more
Anxiety Attack: Try to identify the cause and confide in a friend, talk openly to see if this is a pattern or just an infrequent occurence. Try also to develop better ways of coping and perceiving the truth, the facts without adding to your perceptions from the past. Also try using the free anti anxiety app feautured on the soundmindz. Org web site, contains exercises, articles, video's. Best. ...Read more
PANIC: The symptoms can include: shortness of breath, chest pain/tightness, rapid heart rate, palpitations (bounding heart), lightheadedness, trouble swallowing, butterfiles in stomach, diarrhea, tingling of the arms, legs, or face, internal shakiness, tremors. Depersonalization - feeling of standing outside yourself, and derealization seeing world as if through a fog. Cresendo onset, and impending doom. ...Read more
Panic attack: Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they may. ...Read more
Relief Now & Later: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking, u r getting too much! So in the moment, slow ur breathing! Better yet, keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit. Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic. Get help from clinical psychologis. ...Read more
Try Paradoxical Soln: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! Actually let it happen! So if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it- even though it won't feel good! " and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing &relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over attacks. ...Read more
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