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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?

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 more

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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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How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective treatments for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Cbt teaches you the connection between your thoughts, feelings, physiological arousal, and avoidance behaviors. You ultimately learn how to overcome panic through "exposure" to situations & sensations that you fear in a "graduated" yet time-limited fashion. ...Read more

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How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

Evaluation-Treatment: It's important to understand the cause of these symptoms-medical or psychological. Hyperthyroidism and a host of other conditions can cause them. If psychological, it's helpful to start with stress reduction, relaxation and medication. Medication can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Severe panic attacks suffered, how can I get over it ?

Severe panic attacks suffered, how can I get over it ?

Tight chest: First step is thorough workup by your family doctor to rule out breathing problems & other medical factors, then if all clear, consult a psychiatrist for further evaluation & management of your anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing what I believe are panic attacks. How do I get over them?

Face your fears : Do not avoid situations that make you anxious, rather, expose yourself to such situations on purpose. If you have a panic attack, don't do anything about it to try and get it to go away. That is called desensitization. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

What is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective, time-limited structured treatment approach for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Cbt teaches the client the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, & physiological response. Clients ultimately engage in "graduated exposure" to both physical sensations & situations related to the individual's panic. Thoughts also target of chang. ...Read more

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What can I do I have been worried and stressed out and having panic attacks for 3 years is there anything that can help get over this for good?

Get into therapy: Therapy can help you overcome these issues. Don't live your life plagued by these issues. A mix of cognitive behavioral and some isight oriented therapy with medication, if it is needed will help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over anxiety, depression and panic attacks?

Meds & talk therapy: It doesn't matter what your symptom mix is - sleep, interests, guilt, energy, concentration, appetite, pain, libido, anxiety, depression, panic, short fuse, anger - you can see benefit from ssris and talk therapy. Talk to your fp about zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro; and possibly a referral to a good therapist who can help you with working on some techniques to help guide your energies and reactions. ...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