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Can you cure anxiety or panic disorder without taking prescribed pills?

Can you cure anxiety or panic disorder without taking prescribed pills?

Meds or no meds: If you wish you can treat anxiety or panic without medication. Medication will only be necessary if your disorder is too severe to for you to benefit from cognitive-behavioral treatment (cbt). Cbt helps master physical skills like breathing, relaxation; thinking skills like not exaggerating outcomes, not overestimating probabilities; and behavioral skills like gradual exposure to situations. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, and ocd. Is there a cure that doesn't require tons of meds?

Probably: Bipolar disorder could account for social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors so you do not necessarily have 4 separate disorders. Mood stabilization may help to allay the other syptoms. A mood stabilizer such as depakote, lithium, lamictal, trileptal, seroquel, or Abilify (aripiprazole) would be the place to start. Discuss this with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take .

Dr prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 225 mg in morning and Elavil 50 mg at night for anxiety, panic disorder and depression is that safe to take .

Risky- Discuss w/ Dr: Can cause serotonin syndrome: confusion, hallucination, seizure, big changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, sweating, shivering, shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm/stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may be lethal. If you have ANY, call Dr or go to ER! ...Read more

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How to tell if I have anxiety or panic disorder?

How to tell if I have anxiety or panic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Should be able to diagnose. Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty. ...Read more

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Is 0.25 mg of CLONAZEPAM or 1/8 tablet of CLONAZEPAM okay? Can it manage ANXIETY or PANIC DISORDER? Please explain. Thank you.

Is 0.25 mg of CLONAZEPAM or 1/8 tablet of CLONAZEPAM okay? Can it manage ANXIETY or PANIC DISORDER? Please explain. Thank you.

It may, not @ 0.25mg: However, other classes of drugs such as the antidepressants have also been used to combat certain forms of anxiety, particularly when anxiety is found to coexist with depression. Interestingly, antidepressants, such as the SSRIs, are currently being used in the treatment of anxiety particularly, panic disorders. Ask your treating physician for more information. ...Read more

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Could an anxiety or panic disorder start at any age, not even till 38? Fibro, chronic pain-spinal disease& intense stress w/kids now, teens trouble w/law

Could an anxiety or panic disorder start at any age, not even till 38? Fibro, chronic pain-spinal disease& intense stress w/kids now, teens trouble w/law

Yes it can: Panic attacks can start at any age though the start earlier , however as we discussed before , panic attacks or severe anxiety attacks if you will, happen within the context of all types of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, ocd, simple phobias ...Etc. So please see our doctor for more proper and accurate assessment good luck. ...Read more

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Do i have anxiety or panic disorder? Sob chest tight lighthead sweaty palms heart palpitations. Had EKG pft blood work etc done months ago. Retest?

Panic disorder?: The symptoms you describe are consistent with sxs of panic attack (which incl anxiety, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, choking feeling, chest pain, sweating, feelings of going crazy or serious adverse medical event). psychiatric diagnoses are "diagnoses of exclusion" - meaning all other medical problems shu be ruled out first. If medically all nl, talk to ur doc abt tx 4 anxiety d/o. ...Read more

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Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks. ...Read more

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What can i do for panic disorder, anxiety and rocd?

Tx: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. Consider cognitive > ...Read more

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Can normal anxiety slowly develop into panic disorder?

Yes.: Chronic, generalized anxiety does not necessarily morph into panic, but it can.When panic does 1st commence, it doesn't seem to have developed slowly.Rather the1st panic will seem to appear suddenly. In truth, it could have been yrs in the making. Many factors involved here-try to sort things out w/ a professional, before anxiety => panic, or b4 it causes other less obvious, maybe worse problems. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Panic (Definition)

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