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Anxiety Relapse Hyperventilation Problem
Benzodiazepines/CBT: If you are hyperventilating due to anxiety, it leads me to think you suffer from panic episodes. Many panic episodes are not triggered by a situation or thought, and in such cases, people usually respond well to treatment with fast-acting benzodiazepines such as alprazolam. If panic is brought about by a situation or thought(s), then cbt may help in lieu of (or addition to) medication. ...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
How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndome? Years of over breathing from anxiety have altered my breathing pattern and i'm suffering.
Hard but achievable!: Although chronic hvs is difficult to correctly diagnose and treat, stress reduction therapy, administration of beta blockers, ssris, benzodizepines and breathing retraining have all proved effective in reducing the intensity and the frequency of episodes of hyperventilation. Acupuncture and yoga have also been shown to reduce stress and thus the frequency of hvs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome caused by anxiety cause faint whistling sound with exhalation? The whistle is heard when I'm trying to do it.
Yes, but: it is more a question of a slight blockage in air flow. THis can be from a deviated septum or exercise induced constriction of part of the respiratory tract. Practically any asthma medication works on that. Regular strenuous exercise changes the tone of the respiratory tract to eliminate it (eventually). ...Read more
Im on inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for anxiety and hyperventilation is this a good drug for such use at this dose?
Excellent!: This is the best beta blocker because it crosses the blood brain barrier better than any other. The dose is, if anything, on the high side. Many folks feel well on just 10 or 20 mg before a stressful event (but that would be 40-80 mg daily if taken twice a day, so it's not unreasonable.) Another option is Buspirone. ...Read more
My doctor suspects chronic hyperventilation due to my anxiety history and my symptoms. How can this be cured? It's making me feel off all the time
Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?
Panic not a cause: Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source i found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Distended stomach from asthma? I'm trying to do belly breathing, but i think constant hyperventilation from untreated anxiety has affected my stomach.
I know scintillating scotoma be a symptom of migraine but can it be symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation or elevated blood pressure?
No: It cannot be a symptom of these other conditions.Read the list:bartschi-rochaix syndrome - scotoma chorioretinitis eales disease - scotoma glaucoma macular degeneration migraine headache optic neuritis retinal pigmentary degeneration source:www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/medical/scintillating_scotoma.Htm. ...Read more
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