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Claustrophobia Panic Attacks
I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?
Yes: Hopefully this resolves in 30 minutes or so. It may even slow some in 10. Some folk experience even higher heart rates during an attack, and do not incur permanent damage, so don't worry about that. However, CBT therapy can offer a chance to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. It can be a good investment in your quality of life. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I constantly suffer from claustrophobia + panic attacks in the train, and is there anything I can take?
What is Crohn's disease? Is b 12 deficiency associated with chrohns? Is claustrophobia panic attacks with phobia caused by vit b deficiecy ?
Chrohn's and B-12: Chrohn's is complex, but in short: inflammatory, immune system overdrive in GI tract. Damage to intestine lessens absorption of B-12 and less nutritional intake combined cause deficiency. And, YES, it can lead to mental health issues. B-12 (+ others) is essential to good nervous system function. 2 Links: B12patch.com AND http://www.livestrong.com/article/316721-crohns-disease-a-b12-deficiency/ ...Read more
MOST PROBABLY...: Assuming no physical basis for them, there is probably a common underlying cause connecting them. One finds out about that sort of thing in psychotherapy - and when you find out, you can change/stop them. Meds help initially, but seeing the source is key to fixing things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything/Nothing: The thing about panic attacks is that they can come out of the blue and for no particular reason. Or they may occur as the result of certain stressful situations, or other non-stressful situations like going to the store. One problem is, let's say a person has a panic attack at the store. He or she may then relate that store to the panic and avoid going to the store afraid they will panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic attacks are: treatable by a mental health professional. The source you feel they are coming from is something best discussed w/a prudent spiritual leader. Please don't jump to conclusions and do keep a level head. Treatment helps. Prayer is respected. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: If you have a history of panic, then poor sleep, use of caffeine, nicotine, illicit drugs, alcohol or psychosocial stressors could play a role. If you don't have a history of panic, then you should see your doctor to be sure you don't have a medical condition causing this such as hypoglycemia or thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: 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
Amygdala: Panic attacks are thought to result from inappropriate activation of the amygdala, an area of the brain which in animals is associated with the fight or flight response. In essence your body is activating mechanisms meant to help your fight or flee, but there is no threat present to justify the response. Typically anxiety attack is a colloquial term for panic attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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