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Anxiety Attacks Or Something Else
Often, my hands lightly shake and I don't feel good. Could it be an anxiety/panic attack or something else? I haven't been diagnosed anxiety.
See doctor: You're 16 and likely healthy. But first get checked by your pcp to make sure there is no medical reason for your hands shaking often and "not feeling good." Write down when this started, any triggers, what helps, any medications prescribed or OTC you take, any alcohol or drug use, caffeine intake, cigarette smoking and review with your doctor. Ask if anxiety could be the cause. Hope this helps. ...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
What else can I do so I won't freak out when im around cats or bugs, not lead myself into a panic attack when my anxiety kick in?
Having a panic attack. It's like i suddenly feel like my perspective has changed and like something is physically wrong. Normal with anxiety or not?
Not unusual but...: People with anxiety will quite often also have occasional panic attacks (pounding heart, sweating, shortness of breath, feeling overwhelmed, etc.) that seem different from their persistent, underlying anxiety. Your bronchodilator, however, may be a potential trigger for such an attack. Recommend discussing this possibility with your medication provider. Also recommend reid wilson's "don't panic.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have anxiety attacks and it feels like i'm going crazy! someone please help i don't know what to do. I feel like there is something medically wrong?
Anxiety: Check with your doctor to rule out any medical issues. Try using the anti anxiety app and consider reading my book, "transforming anxiety into joy:a practical workbook to gain emotional freedom" . Also read the latest treatment strategies for anxiety at soundmindz.Org. Also consider consulting with a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remain Calm: Panic attacks involve sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episodes can occur at any time, even during sleep. People experiencing a panic attack may believe they are having a heart attack or they are dying or going crazy. http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/panic-attack-symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety Treatment: There are a lot of options available now from therapy to meds. Depends on how severe it is and what other factors are contributing or other issues like mood disorder depression is there.Best will be to get an evaluation and then get a good treatment plan in place. Believe me living with anxiety is never fun especially when its disabling good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get ProfessionalHelp: There is much you can do, but often a "guide" is needed to get you where you need to go. Keep in mind that the real goal of "treatment" of anxiety attacks is to prevent them (rather than chase them). Meds are very helpful, if properly used, but there are many additional helpful techniques and strategies -- depending on your individual characteristics/resources and the nature of your panic. ...Read more
Depends on severity: When anxious, the first thing you can do is to take long, slow, deep breaths that expand your belly when you inhale. Breathe in to the count of 4; hold breath for the count of 7; exhale out your mouth to the count of 8. Repeat 4 times. Practice daily. Also you can work with mindfulness and/or yoga. And, you can see your physician or psychiatrist for an evaluation, as well as a psychologist. ...Read more
Many options: First you need full evaluation to ensure this is not due to medical cause with your doctor. Once medical causes are ruled out, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, and other therapy can be very helpful for anxiety attacks. Medications including ssri or snri classes are considered first line treatment. A combined approach often yields the best outcomes. Prognosis is often very good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety disorders : are chronic or recurrent, & usually life-long. The goal is to learn to minimize their harmful impact on your daily functioning. Seek referral from your primary care physician to a psychologist for consistent, ongoing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Also, seek referral to a psychiatrist for diagnostic evaluation of anxiety & other disorders that can co-exist & adjunctive medical management. ...Read more
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