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Can you make yourself have a panic attack?

Can you make yourself have a panic attack?

No, you can't.: If you do not have underlying panic disorder, then you cannot make yourself have a panic attack. As I said in the previous post with a similar question, it would not be a desirable life skill. ...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


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Can you make yourself have a panic attack if you never had it before.

Yes u can.: What the mind thinks, the body reacts correspondingly. Best wishes! Http://m.Helpguide. Org/articles/anxiety/panic-disorder-anxiety-attack. ...Read more

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If you can't make yourself have a panic attack them why would a therapist ask you to make yourself have one?

If you can't make yourself have a panic attack them why would a therapist ask you to make yourself have one?

Ask your therapist: You should always feel free to discuss with your therapist anything that is happening in your therapy and that includes such questions. Sometimes in therapy for panic disorders it can be helpful if the patient and therapist understand what exactly (thoughts and images) might bring about the panic symptoms. That might be why this issue came up. But you should ask. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a panic attack?

Peak of anxiety: Panic attacks are a sudden surge of fear that last 10 to 30 minutes. Typical symptoms are: difficulty breathing; sweating; chest pain; unsteadiness, dizziness; feelings of unreality; trembling or shaking; tingling or numbness; nausea or abdominal distress; palpitations or tachycardia; choking, smothering sensations; hot flashes or cold chills; fear of dying; fear of going crazy or losing control. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a panic attack?

Panic attack: Panic attack usually lasts about 15 minutes total. It can occur in daytime or wake you up at night. The symptoms include sudden onset high anxiety state, feeling like you either are going to die or are going to go crazy. 4 physical symptoms must accompany, e.g. Shortness of breath, chest pressure/pain, numbness/tingling, feeling like you will pass out. Often it appears like a heart attack.Call md. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a panic attack?

What kind of experience is it to have a panic attack?

Sxs: Panic attacks can develop rapidly and can 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, shaking; difficulty swallowing or throat tightness; a >>. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I always have a panic attack?

I don't know: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: Risks >previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a panic attack with no physical symptoms?

Panic attack: During the attack, your autonomic nervous system is hyper functioning, so physical symptoms occur. In between attacks, you might experience apprehension & fear & worry, with little physical symptoms until another attacks starts. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a panic attack when others organize I stuff?

Not really: No, it's not normal to have a panic attack -- very uncomfortable too! Most people don't like it when others interfere with their personal possessions or space, and tell the other to back off. Having your anxiety set off when this happens could mean you're more intense about it than healthy for you, though. Checking this out with a psychiatrist or psychologist might be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Could you have a panic attack with absolutely no physical symptoms?

Could you have a panic attack with absolutely no physical symptoms?

Yes: Panic attacks are as much about percieved harm as real harm & often you see something you can do to remove the percieved threat. I once felt the walls of a large store were caving in on me so I went outside - threat gone! Also some physical symptoms are slight and generally those pass quickly like increased heart rate or breathing heavy or increased bp. ...Read more

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I keep having these weird symptoms. How do I know I have a panic attack?

See a good doctor: If the "weird" symptoms are just amusing or a curiosity to you, then you need do nothing. If however, they are significantly troublesome or disabling, you need to be evaluated by a physician. (that's what we do.). ...Read more

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Why when I have a panic attack my vision is disoriented and I get flashing zig zags in my vision?

Why when I have a panic attack my vision is disoriented and I get flashing zig zags in my vision?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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When you have a panic attack, do you get feeling of unreality?

When you have a panic attack, do you get feeling of unreality?

Very Common: During a panic attack it is common to experience feelings of unreality or derealization due to physiological changes in our bodies caused by a sudden and unexpected release of adrenaline. Hyperventilation can cause changes in your bodies ph that leads to changes in sensory perceptions which the brain will interpret as unreal. Eventually the body will restore reality. ...Read more

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How come I start shaking uncontrollably when I have a panic attack?

How come I start shaking uncontrollably when I have a panic attack?

Fear vs Excitement?: The physical manifestations of anxiety/panic r the direct result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when our primitive fear & rage brain centers sense danger -- or a chance to mate! These very same centers are highly active during sexual foreplay & activity. Think about it: is ur "uncontrollable" shaking so different than what happens when u climax (reach orgasm)? ...Read more

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I read to pull over of you have a panic attack driving but that's not always possible. What else can I do? .

I read to pull over of you have a panic attack driving but that's not always possible. What else can I do? .

Back 2 Driver's Seat: Fear of having a panic attack can affect really start limiting ur life. Avoidance is not the answer. That will only isolate u & grow the fear. Get good eval 1st: see clinical psychologist/psychiatrist who's anxiety expert. Learn about effective treatment: exposure & response prevention which will involve facing ur fear in progressively more challenging steps. Try anxietybc. Org for education'l info. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a panic attack a few weeks post going off of the pill (after being on it for 6 years).?

Panic attack: You don't mention what medication you were taking for that long. A panic attack relapse could happen regardless if you are or not on medication. If you were taking an SSRI like fluoxetine or other as well as a benzodiazepine like alprazolam it could be possible to be more likely to have a relapse if you stop taking these meds abruptly or without specific recommendations from your doctor. ...Read more

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When I have a panic attack about a certain situation and someone says "it's all in your head"! Is that really true?

When I have a panic attack about a certain situation and someone says "it's all in your head"! Is that really true?

Partly true: The cause of the panic attack is usually a signal from your brain, but the effects of the panic attack are in your body! The brain sends a fear signal that turns on your body's fight-or-flight response. Hormones speed up your heart, make you tremble, dilate your pupils, and raise your blood pressure. So what you feel in your body is actually in your body! ...Read more

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Sometimes, I get really scared and have a panic attack. Then I white out and find myself on the floor; here, panic attack always ends. I'm calm.

Panic attack: I would say get yourself immediately, for epilepsy. I say this because I have scarcely heard of panic attacks culminating in a person "whiting out." This sounds more like a seizure of some sort. ...Read more

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Does dueler have life threatening symptoms? And will it cause me to have a panic attack I have them bad but there under control now thanks to meds

Dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?: Would be very unlikely in a 21 year old. However, single inhaled steroid treatment may be enough to treat your asthma. Sometimes beta-agonists may cause shaking and tremor. Discuss with your lung doc. ...Read more

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I read that if you have a panic attack while driving it best to pull over but where I live the shoulders are very narrow. What's the next best thing?

I read that if you have a panic attack while driving it best to pull over but where I live the shoulders are very narrow. What's the next best thing?

Short & long of it:a: In the moment, slow your breathing! (panic is fueled by oxygen!) in the long run, learn about panic & how it works. Psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy - "cbt"- can help you learn to manage panic disorder & even overcome it. Seek help from a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more