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Control A Panic Attack
Panic Attacks: Relax: If you are experiencing a panic attack, sit down in a safe place and focus on deep breathing slowly and regularly. Try just that for a few minutes. Consider a combination of treatments if you experience them often: medications such as ssris (avoid benzodiazepines except for emergency situations), learn relaxation techniques, ejercise daily, sleep well and avoid alcohol and caffeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Seek help with MD: The first step is to see your doctor. There are several types of panic disorders and diagnostic criteria can be examined. There are several types of pharmacotherapy and SSRIs and beta blockers are very commonly used. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can also help you very much please read about it. Good luck. http://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic & How It Ticks: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much. So try 2slow ur breathing. To keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf education re panic & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: first see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to prescribing : physician. If panic attacks have been found to be a side effect of the birth control medication you are taking, they can switch you to another med. if not, consider speaking with a psychologist to overcome panic attacks. Sorry no one answered sooner, I think people were not sure what you meant. I think you believe your birth control meds are causing panic attacks. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia and anexity I have been using hydroxyzne to control my anexity for years. It works to control my panic attacks but even on a 1/4 of a 5 mg pill i feel drugged up and extremely tired to the point once where i slept for 15 hours straight. I am
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How to prevent or control ptsd / panic attacks / anxiety as anniversary of original event nears? Normally under control with lexapro (escitalopram).
Time for support: I suggest on this upcoming anniversary that you not be alone. Hoping you're in talk therapy as well as using Lexapro (escitalopram) -- this is extremely important in recovering from ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy and emdr can be very helpful to you especially at this time. You may need practices for grounding in the present, where you are safe rather than threatened -- therapy can provide these too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. First sorry for my english. I was taking 10mg anafranil (clomipramine) for 9 years to control my panic attack and taking 40 mg zedprex for 5 months to control depression. My doctor cut anafranil (clomipramine) last month?
Probably a wise move: Zedprex may help the panic. Anafranil (clomipramine) & zedprex are classed as serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Some anafranil (clomipramine) converts to norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor in liver via enzyme 2D6. Zedprex slows anafranil (clomipramine) metabolism/conversion. If anafranil (clomipramine) 10 mg was effective, zedprex could make anafranil (clomipramine) ineffective or toxic via altered liver metabolism. If panic recurs call MD or consult halthtap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to control panic attacks forever.Please mention diet which helps. Is there any sos medicine to stop it immediately.
Get treatment: There is no special diet to prevent panic attacks. It helps to treat the cause of panic attacks; depression, anxiety disorder or other medical issues like thyroid problems. So first order of business is to get evaluated and rule out obvious causes. Cognitive behavior therapy has shown to work effectively. There are a lot of medication treatments out of which ssri medications like Prozac (fluoxetine) work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to lose your bladder control during a panic attack? I've been having occasional panic attacks for the past 8 years. Yesterday i had a very bad one and i urinated in my pants. I never had that happen before.
Hello. : Hello. Although not common, urinary incontinence can be a symptom of a panick attack (just as fainting and vomiting can). However, dr. Kardener is quite correct, before this is all chalked up to a panic symptom, talk to your doctor to ensure that you do not have a urinary tract infection or some other physical problem that is at least partially the culprit. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is: When one is extremely frightened, one can have sudden diarrhea stools or lose control of bowel. In a sense your body gets rid of bowel contents so you can run or fight with less distraction. This response happens in other animals too. Witness horses who suddenly come upon a bear, etc. It can happen with soldiers on battlefields too. ...Read more
I have asthma and anxiety and it is not under control. My asthma/panic attacks have been constant for days or longer. I feel like i'm suffocating. ?
Treat & defeat both: Panic attacks and asthma attacks can feel very similar from a respiratory standpoint. Also, each issue can make the other worse. Asthma control comes down to eliminating or reducing environmental/physical triggers and taking appropriate medication. Panic control comes with significant therapy/counseling to dig up the roots of how you feel and why. Meds for panic can be helpful but only short term. ...Read more
Natural things that can control anxiety and panic attacks. Im not a fan of narcotics or anything addictive. Dr. Says its severe but i want natural?
Exposure therapy: There is a lot of validation for treatments that involve gradually increased exposure to the symptoms of panic coupled with relaxation training. Ssri meds are often prescribed for anxiety as well as for depression, but you can also learn how to manage, decrease, & sometimes completely eliminate the problem by working with a therapist who specializes in exposure-based therapy for panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking 50mg vyvanse for anxiety/adult adhd. 5 mg abilify (aripiprazole) was added to control panic attacks. How do they work together /possible side effects?
Can Be OK Together: There are no real concerns about using these two medicines together. However, Abilify (aripiprazole) can sometimes cause drowsiness, which could affect your focus/concentration. Also, keep in mind that Vyvanse can sometimes cause increased anxiety. If you are needing additional treatment for anxiety/panic, you would want to talk with your provider about whether Vyvanse is adding to the anxiety. ...Read more
How do I control a massive panic attack? I can breathe, hearts pounding and my hands are starting to cramp. Please help me
Get evaluated: Panic attacks can mimic other conditions or be in and of themselves prohibitive of being able to function. Typically, making sure you are safe and not going to be a hazard to yourself or the public is a prime concern. It is usually advised to get to a proper medical facility the safest way possible to be evaluated. ...Read more
Stop a panic attack: By learning relaxation skills ahead of time. Biofeedback training can help you learn to manage your body's reactions. Find biofeedback professionals at www.Aapb.Org and www.Bcia.Org. You may not be able to stop an attack, but you may minimize it by not reacting to it with fear. Try to just observe it. Medication may also reduce the intensity of an attack. Find someone who treats anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more
Panic attacks: 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. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is Xanax during pregnancy? I’ve read that it can cause birth defects, but what are the odds of that really? I just found out i’m pregnant, even though i was using two form of birth control. I get really bad panic attacks without xanax. How much ri
Find alternative: Xanax (alprazolam) is fda pregnancy category d. It should not be used during pregnancy. It could harm the unborn baby & lead to addiction or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Please talk with your psychiatrist and your obstetrician about a safer medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer