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Could it be healthy for head to tingle during/after an anxiety attack?

Could it be healthy for head to tingle during/after an anxiety attack?

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

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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Do you think I'm suffering from an anxiety attack if I get really light-headed?

Do you think I'm suffering from an anxiety attack if I get really light-headed?

No simple answer: There are multiple symptoms that are evaluated to diagnose anxiety attacks. Dizziness is one possible symptom, but multiple symptoms are required to make an accurate diagnosis. Read more

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It seems like every couple weeks I get light headed followed by a panic or anxiety attack?

It seems like every couple weeks I get light headed followed by a panic or anxiety attack?

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

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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?

Unusual: Does not sound to me like a typical anxiety attack. Do you feel restless, tense, fearful? It may be more medically related and I would encourage you to be checked out by a medical professional. Read more

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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

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

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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

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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

Anxiety: 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

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At night I feel like jumping out of my skin. It feels different than an anxiety attack. What's wrong with me?

Anxiety.: May feel different than anxiety, but sounds an awful lot like anxiety. Unless there are other symptoms and you suffer from anxiety in other ways I would bet this is anxiety. Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Shortness of breath: Can be one of the symptoms of anxiety attacks. Try not to panic, sit calmly, put both feet on the ground and relax your breathing intentionally. The anxiety will pass. Read more

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I'm stressed with nausea, fatigue, headache and light headed this has been going on all day. Am I having an anxiety attack?

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

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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

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

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Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Anxiety: You have not provided any information to enable us to help you. Not even your age, let alone medical or psychiatric history. Chances are that if an individual's first suspicion is anxiety, then they likely have a history of anxiety and this is an acute exacerbation. Read more

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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

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How do I know if I have an anxiety attack?

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

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What do I do when I have an anxiety attack?

What do I do when I have an anxiety attack?

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

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Why do I have an anxiety attack? I'm 17 and male

"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

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What to do about the anxiety attack I just had?

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

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