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Any Remedies Other Medication Panic Attacks
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
Strategic relaxation: Often panic can be relieved if you relax into the feeling and just be assured that it will pass. It's uncomfortable but not dangerous. Sometimes it helps to also tap on the bony orbits under your eyes and breath slowly and steadily. It's also a good idea to pursue treatment with a therapist who specializes in treating panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, etc.); antidepressants with serotonin reuptake inhibition (e.g. Prozac, zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro, effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta, remeron, tofranil, parnate, nardil, etc.); beta blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, propranolol); serotonin1a receptor partial agonists (e.g. Buspar). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more
Aside from benzodiazepines, are there any equally effective treatments to prevent severe panic attacks?
Yes: Other pharmacological options include antidepressants such as ssri's, some tricyclics, and maoi's. A psychiatrist can evaluate your situation and recommend effective treatments. Because they induce tolerance, benozdiazepines are not a good long term approach. Paired with antidepressants, various types of psychotherapy (including cognitive behavioral) are essential and will improve your results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There is a wide range of medications commonly used for anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks. The list is long and it includes zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, prozac, buspar, (buspirone) xanax, valium, klonopin, ativan, etc. Anxiety medications are carefully chosen and effects of meds are closely monitored by physicians, especially ones with high addictive nature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any medications with no danger effects and that help cure anxiety, panic, and other emotional problems?
Antidepresants: They ussually have only mild side effects. Antianxiolytics can cause dependency. ...Read more
St. John's Wort: St. John's wort 300 mg taken 3 times a day has long been recognized as a natural treaent for depression. Other natural remedies include 5-htp 200-300mg taken 1-3 times a day. Try taking this at night, initially. Then increase the number of times taken during the day as needed. Also, regular exercise, meditation, and getting at least 8 hours of sleep have been proven to be extremely helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What other medicines are there for panic attacks n anxiety i'm using citalopram but causing palpitations and irregular heart beat..Thanx !
There are many: Palpitations are a more common sign of anxiety than they are a side effect of the medicines used to treat anxiety. A heart monitor could be useful to help diagnose the source of your palpitations. Thatch go a long way in making you feel better. Knowing what is happening can be empowering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options : Many options available: self-care activities include regular exercise, meditation, deep breathing methods, engagement in pleasurable activities. On the formal side of intervention possibly consider cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related methods. These target thought and behavioral patterns associated with anxiety. For CBT I might recommend an initial evaluation with a psychologist. ...Read more
Can thyroid medication worse anxiety depression when I take these medication I have alots panic attacks breathing dificalities.
Not if it's right: Work w/ your endocrinology specialist to find the right levels and ask about life style routines too. If you get the balance right and stable it will not worsen anxiety or depression. In fact, it is likely to help it. I might have mentioned benefits of a Health Psychologist. It can teach you how these things work (or not) together as a system. Best! ...Read more
An SSRI: Ssri's a class of antidepressants are also used to treat anxiety disorder. Xanax (alprazolam) a anxiolytic and other drugs in the benzodiazepine class can be used short term until the effective dose of ssri is achieved or as needed for breakthrough symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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