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How Can I Cure A Panic Attack
Panic: The two kinds of treatments are medication and talk therapy. There are also physical causes for panic attacks, and a good dr should be able to perform some tests to determine if there is a physical cause. You should avoid benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax (alprazolam) as they are habit forming. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Learn To Manage?: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean, trying: To make it less apparent that you are having a panic attack? Try breathing through it. 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. However, the real issue is that you will need treatment so that you can >>. ...Read more
Regular: Routine aerobic exercise combined with mild to moderate weight lifting 2-3 times per week,for 30min to 1hr. Intensity: each time until shirt is dripping with sweat. Also yoga is excellent and so is Tai Chi. Meditation or mindfulness training. If that is not enough, see your primary care physician to rule out any medical cause and if none, refer you to a psychiatrist or therapist. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phobias: Cognitive behavior therapy with a trained counselor/therapist can help. Also behavior modification using exposure-response prevention-desensitization technique is helpful. Meditation & imagery work is also of help. Discuss all such options with the therapist. Medications are last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: The best treatment is prevention: don't smoke marijuana. Other than that, use of relaxation techniques and imagery, controlled breathing and other cbt techniques used for panic attacks from any cause should help. Although it may be hard to remember the techniques while high. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many choices: Keep a log to see what triggers your attacks: people, events, health issues? Panic attacks usually do not last very long. Try focusing on simple thought, like "I am OK, this will pass". Panic usually causes rapid shallow breathing and increased heart rate. Try taking slow even breaths, in through nose, out through pursed lips. If attacks become worse, make appt with psychologist for CBT. ...Read more
Try The Opposite!: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treating anxiety: Deep breathing, exercise, a good diet (decrease caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol). Meditation is very helpful, getting enough sleep, and making sure any medications you are taking do not cause anxiety. Talk therapy can be very helpful to identify the causes and triggers of anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop weed: This may sound really obvious, but have you thought of just stopping your use of an illegal and mind-altering drug. In medicine, the benefit of ANY treatment must outweigh the side effects. Doesn't sound like that's the case for you here. Find a legal and healthy long term solution to your anxiety and life stressors. That strategy will take you much farther in life. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Difficult: You must be quick, as there rapidly is an "off-the-cliff" point where self-help techniques can't overcome the tidal wave. Controlled / concentrated breathing techniques; positive phrase repitition; biofeedback; (temporary) situation avoidance (if possible), are a few options. A good therapist/psychologist can help give you "tools for your toolbox" to use when coming on. Good luck! ...Read more
Many options: First you need full evaluation to ensure this is not due to medical cause with your doctor. Once medical causes are ruled out, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, and other therapy can be very helpful for anxiety attacks. Medications including ssri or snri classes are considered first line treatment. A combined approach often yields the best outcomes. Prognosis is often very good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trich+Anxiety Exprt : Chronic hair pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb). "trich" can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some irregularity on scalp. Hair pulling can feel pleasurable & can serve to relieve tension. There are effective treatments. Learn more about trich @ trich.Org. To learn about panic: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBT: It can be done but is very difficult done by yourself. There are self help books but remember that many people get frustrated and have their symptoms worsen while doing the exposure work. If this happens help is still very likely with the aid of medication. See a therapist for more expertise who does cbt first, but don't rule out the psychiatrist for medication it this doesn't work adequately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Eval.: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knowledge = Power!: Learn about anxiety + ; anxiety/panic "attacks" so u can learn 2 manage them! "panic attacks tend 2 start quickly ; reach a peak within 10 mins. The peak generally lasts 4 about 5 to 10 minutes before the symptoms start 2 settle. However, it can take quite some time for all the symptoms to subside." source=pg on panic disorder by anxiety disorders assn' of british columbia (http://bit.Ly/pylkom). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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