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Anxiety Attacks During Ovulation
Yes: The new diagnostic manual for psychiatrists the dsm-v acknowledges that panic attacks can accompany several mental illnesses in a way that should be considered simultaneously and can be a specifier for a more severe and complex variety of illness. The reason this is significant is because previously in dsm-iv it was less clear which symptoms were severe mental illness or a separate panic disorder. ...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
Could be trauma?: I recommend that you talk with a trusted psychologist or therapist to explore the roots of these anxiety attacks associated with sex. It could be related to previous traumatic experiences with sex. Or it could be anxiety about the safety of the person you are with, your own self-worth, or other conflicts about intimacy. ...Read more
Find good therapist: Most competent psychotherapists should be well equipped to help work with you on relaxation exercises, cognitive restructuring, and/or systematic desensitization. The therapist can also assess whether referral to a psychiatrist/M.D. Is indicated for augmenting treatment with medication. ...Read more
I have anxiety attacks and I was told I quit breathing for a few minutes during my last attack. What causes this? Is this normal?
Am not getting answers from a dr about a surgery I'm sure I woke up during now am suffering from anxiety attacks how can I find out for sure if I woke?
Anesthesiologist: You could speak with the anesthesiologist who helped you through your surgery. S/he would have been monitoring your status at all times while the surgeon was working on you. You can also get a copy of the or report, which may or may not include this information since it would have been dictated by the surgeon. ...Read more
Try smoking (?): What! On a Health Website? I mean the breathing pattern - w/out a cigarette! Actually, many smokers benefit from the breath pattern w/out knowing the role it plays. The deep inhale, hold, and full exhale thru the lips is very good for you. It reduces BP and HR. Part of "I need a smoke! " is about this. So, don't use tobacco - but take the time of a cigarette and breathe that way whenever you want. ...Read more
What chemical reactions take place before, during and after panic attack, fear and anxiety in males?
Hundreds!: There are lots of chemical reactions going on in our body at any time. With fear (whether to a known cause or due to panic attacks which can happen for unclear reasons or with no definite threat) one of the main ones is the adrenaline surge (fight or flight response) which causes a multitude of reactions itself. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response ...Read more
Are there any preventative measures I can take to reduce intensity and frequency of panic attacks/anxiety during extremely stressful times? Thank you.
The Sympathetic part: Of your central nervous system is setting of alarms. The Parasympathetic part of your CNS slows things down, a yin and yang sort of balancing act our body does. Use a book and technique called the Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson and you will make out better. Peace and good health. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org and see a psychologist for help. ...Read more
I'm a 21 yr old female who suffers from anxiety/panic attacks. During an attack my hr can get up to 150-160. Is this dangerous?
Possibly: You should be in treatment and have an anxiolytic available to reduce these panic attacks. SSRI treatment and psychotherapy will be more beneficial long term, and then you can get off the benzodiazapines, thereafter. 150-160 is a good target heart rate when you are doing cardiovascular exercise, so you should consider that along with your overall health. ...Read more
Are panic attacks in the middle of the night more concerning than during the day? I'm taking 40 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety already
Panic Attacks: Not necessarily but it would help if you saw a mental health professional to help you reduce anxiety and learn better ways of coping to reduce tension. Panic in the middle of the night may convey you are not talking through your concerns during the day. Also try the anti anxiety app for daily help on your phone. Best wishes. ...Read more
I suffer from terrible anxiety. During a mild panic attack I took my own blood pressure at home and the result was 149/87. Can panic cause a spike?
Yes, it can:
Anxiety can cause increases in the systolic and diastolic blood pressures although as long as this is not sustained it is important to realize that you are not going to probably sustain any permanent damage from this single event. You may want to practice deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, a representative resource is here:
http://www. Mtsu. Edu/healthpro/documents/meditation. Pdf ...Read more
Could I have died/ passed out? I think I had my first anxiety or panic attack 2day. My BP during this episode was 151/100 pulse 134. Bp normal later
Checkup is in order: Highly doubtful that you died. A physical checkup is order if you have not had one recently. There also should be mental health evaluation. Depending what is determined, psychotherapy may be helpful or/and possibly medication for a panic disorder if there are recurrent symptoms. There are various relaxation techniques which may be incorporated into a psychotherapy approach. ...Read more
I've been having a lot of anxiety lately. More than usual. I had been taking BuSpar (buspirone) for Anxiety during anxiety attacks, but a few months ago it stopped being effective. What can I do?
It can be: As if you have a susceptible area in a blood vessel, it could cause a rupture (like an ruptured aneurysm) and it can place significant strain on the heart and brain, less so in the case of younger persons as yourself. Nonetheless you'd like to avoid spikes like this if possible. ...Read more
How to not feel so drained from panic attacks. I feel super sleepy during and after an anxiety attack. How can I manage?
Since getting a headache during rigorous exercise recently I have been getting mild migraine type symptoms and anxiety attacks for no reason?
Would start by: Dropping rigor of your exercise routines. These may anticipatory symptoms. Consider cognitive behavioral tx to break this early on. 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
What is the best Rx to take (lowest # of side effects & minimal drug interactions) for panic attacks during sleep & possible underlying anxiety?
Need more info.: Difficult to answer without a history of your symptoms, what's been tried in the past, etc. Did someone diagnose "panic attacks during sleep" or is that your thought? There may be medical or other reasons you have disturbed sleep. Please review with your pcp for guidance or request a consult or second opinion appointment with a HealthTap doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause the feeling of arms not working properly? Not during an actual panic attack, just anxious.
Once your doc has: Ruled out any medical conditions, yes, anxiety can manifest in all sorts of bodily symptoms such as the feelings in your arms. Continue to focus on getting the anxiety disorder treated. See Claire Weekes old book "Hope and Help for your nerves." Peace and good health. ...Read more
I stop taking my lisinopril & metoprolol I noticed my pressure is up during anxiety attacks. Can this med help during fight or flight episodes?
Anxiety ; Metoprolol: Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. They lower blood pressure and also lower your heart rate, and help prevent the rapid heart rate that occurs during panic attacks. If you have taken Lisinopril and metoprolol for a long time and you suddenly stop them, your blood pressure can rebound to a high level. Please call your doctor tomorrow and talk about this. ...Read more
It: May not if issues have to do with vaso-vagal hyper-response of your nervous system. ...Read more
If otherwise healthy, can an anxiety or panic attack lead to a heart attack if your heart is racing extremely fast during that panic?
Panic attacks are: Not lethal. They do not cause heart attacks. ...Read more
Natural remedy to have a good night sleep im suffering with anxiety and panic attacks specially during night time when its time for me to sleep?
Sleeping is so impor:
Try easy remedies-like turning off your computer, video games and tv at least an hour before you sleep. Also do not eat two hours before you sleep.
If you like read a book or try meditation.
Also so not exercise close to bedtime.
Hope some of these suggestions help you.
All the best. ...Read more
How can a minimize depression and anxiety during the winter without medication? Very sensitive to the cold and lack of sunlight. Panic attacks often.
Winter depression: A couple of options are taking extra vitamin d, and light therapy. If your vitamin d level is less than 50, it can predispose to depression. Talk with your doctor about taking 5000iu/day during winter. Or, get a lightbox that produces 10000 lux for most efficiency. Talk with doctor about gradually working up to 30 min sessions 3x/week, when you first wake up. Sit 3 feet away. Increase exercise. ...Read more
Is it possible to have anxiety/panic attacks, without an increased heart rate? So the heart rate remains the same as when resting, during the attacks?
Anxiety: Panic disorder is an illness that causes the sufferer to have unprovoked panic attacks and to fear further panic attacks. Most panic attacks are accompanied by increased heart rate. It is always possible that your heart rate doesn't go up during a panic attack, but this would be slightly less common. Talk to your doc about proper treatment! ...Read more
If someone had brain tumor, could they still have panic/anxiety attacks? The brain is very alert during panic attacks but how can it be if there tumor
The brain performs: Many functions, i.e., the senses, balance, motion, etc. One part is called the lymbic system and the focus of that is emotion. So, a lot depends on where the tumor is located and what it may be pressing on. In any case, panic attacks are possible w/brain tumor. I wish you the very best. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?
Psychiatry eval.: I must disagree with my colleagues around this specific question. One has to balance the danger from anxiety/depression/blackouts/rage/shock and medication side effects during pregnancy. There are meds that are relatively safe to take, but do have some risks. Please seek a qualified psychiatry evaluation to weigh the risks/benefits of treatment with medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My heart beats fast and I feel panicky during every episode. It feels like I'm not in my body. Is it panic attacks? I have Aspergers and anxiety.
Therapy?: Provided there is no physiological reason for your symptoms, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
During pms, I get very sick, and have bad anxiety attacks and severe IBS for two weeks. The pill does not help me. Is it my hormones? What can I do?
Other possibilities: There are other hormonal problems that mimic pms, so this might be possible, although if you experience symptoms at the same range of time every month then most likely associated with it. Some women do not respond to certain birth control pills so they need reevaluation and consider other options for treatment which might be another type of birth control or other meds used for pms symptoms. ...Read more