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How to know you are having an anxiety attack.

How to know you are having an anxiety attack.

Panic attacks often: last 2 to 10 mins. Possible sx’s: severe anxiety/panic, chest tightness/pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins & needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills & ^ perspiration. There may be tickle sensation in stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint & physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, are out of control or that they are about to die. There > ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How come I have anxiety attacks when i leave my inhaler at home?

How come I have anxiety attacks when i leave my inhaler at home?

You may feel very : Anxious because you no longer have the reassurance of knowing that you have quick access to your rescue inhaler. This means that you feeling of safety is undermined. This sets up anxiety in anticipation of a possible asthma attack. ...Read more

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How can I stop having anxiety attacks while sleeping?

How can I stop having anxiety attacks while sleeping?

Is it a Panic D/O?: You could be suffering from a panic disorder and in that case the combination of medication and therapy might be your best option. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an anxiety attack without a racing heart?

Is it possible to have an anxiety attack without a racing heart?

Yes: A panic attack is time of intense fear that triggers physical reactions when there is no real danger. The physical reactions can include a sense of impending doom, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, rapid respirations, hot flashes, chills, gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, dizziness, weakness, difficulty swallowing. Rapid heartbeat can occur but it's not required ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an anxiety attack?

How do I know if I have an anxiety attack?

Often people don't: Often people don't know they are having an anxiety attack. They think they are having a heart attack or dying. When they go to an er no physical disorders are discovered. Once the physical possibilities are ruled out, it is wise to see a psychologist and work on whatever may be leading to your anxiety. ...Read more

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What do I do when I have an anxiety attack?

Breathe: 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 more

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Why do I have an anxiety attack?Im 17 and male

"Why' is too diffuse: Anxiety is in fact a normal response to threat. Problems come when we experience it w/out real physical threat. Interpreting emotional rejection as if an assault can be resisted w/ cbt. Meds can alter the balance of chemicals that flow thru our nervous system. I like techniques that teach how to evaluate reality more rationally and calmly. Cbt and ret really help - meditation and exercise do too. ...Read more

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Is it good to just let go and have an anxiety attack?

Why would you want: To suffer? Rather than give into panic attacks - learn to prevent them. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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I've been scared to get out of my house and be around males, I have had terrible experience with them and I have an anxiety attack, what can I do?

I've been scared to get out of my house and be around males, I have had terrible experience with them and I have an anxiety attack, what can I do?

PTSD: I feel Empathy for your traumatic experiences with males. • Believe in Healing Powers of Your body, Mind, and Spirit. • See Videos of National Parks and Feel Wonder and Peace. • Then Release Your painful and upsetting feelings • Repeat • Feel your Blessings • Release feelings. • Have courage to tell close family members and friends, you trust • See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more