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Calm Panic Attacks
Was about to go to urgent care for tachycardia when Fitbit showed a bpm of only 86, 75 3 mins later and totally calm. Are panic attacks that mental?
Fit bit is not: always highly accurate. Panic attacks are not always associated with tachycardia. It sounds like you might benefit from a thorough evaluation to discuss your concerns and symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider soon to do this. ...Read more
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
Deep breathing /CBT: Although its simply a "tool, " slow, controlled breathing (inhale through nose and think "1" exhale through mouth and think "relax" do this until you reach 10, twice a day, ) is a portable tool you can use anywhere. Ultimately, monitoring and changing cognitions related to panic and exposure to panic (a)sensations and (b) (situations is the gold standard (cbt) to conquer panic. ...Read more
Learn to relax your: Learn to relax your breathing. Practice when you are not having a panic attack so that when it occurs you will be prepared to use the relaxed breathing to calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, you are not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Therapists can teach you other relaxation techniques, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing: 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. Take care. ...Read more
Paper bag breathing: I would not recommend breathing into a bag, instead, proper use of breathing exercises (regular, rhythmic breathing while relaxing & counting numbers) can be effective. For details of how to perform those exercises, e-mail us we will send you details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
34wks pregnant.Had huge argument with hubby led to panic attack calmed myself in 1hr.Is baby ok is it safe?I’m scared this panic attack may hurt it?
No problem with baby: Panic attacks do not harm a baby. ...Read more
How do you calm yourself during a panic attack in doctors office? I don't want to run out and look foolish or faint.
Deep breaths: The breath tells the story of our emotional life. Anxiety induces shortness of breath. Choppy breath in turn causes the heart to pump faster to oxygenate the blood. This increase in heart rate enhances the experience of anxiety. Take slow, deep, full breaths through the nose. In and out. You will begin to overcome the anxiety. If it returns do deep breathing again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would be the best way besides medication to calm down during a panic attack besides belly breathing? Sometimes it doesn't work fast enough.
How to calm down from a panic attack I constantly have them and feel like I'm having a heart attack, and it freaks me out a lot they last hours atimes
Im am on remron 45 mg and xaxex 2mg is this a good combination for panic attacks i mean i see calm just wondering?
Sedating : This may be an okay combination depending on your specific condition. There is no significant drug-drug interaction. But both can be sedating, cause somnolence and lead to impaired cognition. My concern is that at 21 you're taking 2 mg of xanax (alprazolam) and your profile also indicates klonipin. This need more in debt analysis than can be provided here. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have panic attacks daily, I shake and I feel anxious and nervous. How can I calm them down and what's wrong with me?
A/W Dr. Jacobson.: Panic attacks may develop rapidly w sxs of: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; sense of butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you aren't real or that the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiology of Panic: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. The centers get u 2breathe fast because ur body needs lots of oxygen.(o2) 4 running/fighting. But if u get too much o2 in relation 2carbon dioxide (co2) u experience sensations of panic. To chase away panic:, take slow, shallow breaths. Cup ur hands & breathe thru them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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