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Can you eat after an anxiety attack?

Can you eat after an anxiety attack?

Yes.: It's okay to eat after an anxiety attack. If you are throwing up, however, it may be wise to wait until your anxiety is under control before starting to take food. ...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 had a lot of anxiety attack lately i can deal with the attacks but I have like lump in my throat. Evertime i eat something or get tired i also smoke?

I had a lot of anxiety attack lately i can deal with the attacks but I have like lump in my throat. Evertime i eat something or get tired i also smoke?

Globus hystericus: That's the fancy name for what your describing. It can be due to anxiety, but sometimes it's due to the cartilage in your neck needed minor surgical attention. Sometimes that's genetic and sometimes it's from trauma. Get an ENT exam first, then if all is normal anatomically, see a psychiatrist about treatment options for your anxiety. ...Read more

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I am having cheat pains just after an anxiety attack is that normal?

Yes: It's very common to have chest pain and almost feel like near death with a panic attack. You may alo have some sweating, shortness of breath, and impending doom. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm down and get back to normal after an anxiety attack?

What are suggested ways to calm down and get back to normal after an anxiety attack?

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). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for head to tingle during/after an anxiety attack?

This may be: Parasthesias related to hyperventilating. To prevent it - learn to breath through the attack. 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. ...Read more

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How long does the pain or agitation last after an anxiety attack?

How long does the pain or agitation last after an anxiety attack?

Depends: While actual panic attack generally lasts fro 20 to 40 minuts for most, the residual affects last quite a bit longer. Although this tends to vary from person to person, in general, residual symptoms diminish and resolve from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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How to not feel so drained from panic attacks. I feel super sleepy during and after an anxiety attack. How can I manage?

How to not feel so drained from panic attacks. I feel super sleepy during and after an anxiety attack. How can I manage?

Get treated: Seek medical attention and try to get a better control over your anxiety, as if you can hope to have less anxiety attacks, you will not need to deal with the secondary lethargy they cause you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What an anxiety attack is?

What an anxiety attack is?

Anxiety and Panic: Anxiety and panic often hit in "attack" form, coming on suddenly along with sweating, fast breathing and a feeling of loss of control. They can also build slowly, and may ihave irritability, insomnia, headaches and an upset stomach. The causes of the attack differ greatly between people. Talking to a counselor can help you understand your triggers and deal with them in a positive manner. ...Read more

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I had a anxiety attack, what to do?

Panic attack: 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