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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 relieve anxiety and panic attacks are not faked?

Anxiety: Start with your primary care physician to do the initial workup, then make referral to a counselor for therapy, & a psychiatrist for medication evaluation & management. ...Read more

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How can one relieve anxiety/stress/panic attacks?

How can one relieve anxiety/stress/panic attacks?

Learn skills: Abdominal breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, biofeedback, psychotherapy, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise and medications can all help. See www.Thehealingmind.Org for self- care books and audios. Work with a good integrative doctor to help guide you. ...Read more

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Is there a natural relief for panic attacks?

Is there a natural relief for panic attacks?

Relaxation breathing: If you want to avoid medication for your panic attacks, i highly revommend the book: the relaxation response by benson. Read the entire book, the start doing the exercises as contained in the book. Start with 5 minutes twice a day working up to 10 minutes twice a day. You will soon learn to relax instantly, anytime you want or need to, like in the car. It's not hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there some advice to relieve panic attacks?

Is there some advice to relieve panic attacks?

An SSRI: Ssri's a class of antidepressants are also used to treat anxiety disorder. Xanax (alprazolam) a anxiolytic and other drugs in the benzodiazepine class can be used short term until the effective dose of ssri is achieved or as needed for breakthrough symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks several times a day. I was taking Xanax (alprazolam) and my dr. Took me off of them any suggestions on what I could do to relieve the attacks?

I have panic attacks several times a day.  I was taking Xanax (alprazolam) and my dr. Took me off of them any suggestions on what I could do to relieve the attacks?

An SSRI: Ssri's a class of antidepressants are also used to treat anxiety disorder. Xanax (alprazolam) a anxiolytic and other drugs in the benzodiazepine class can be used short term until the effective dose of ssri is achieved or as needed for breakthrough symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What vitimans or herbs can I take to relieve anxiety/panic attacks?

What vitimans or herbs can I take to relieve anxiety/panic attacks?

Tulsi, theanine, mag: Many supplements are very helpful for anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins & magnesium. However, also consider meditation, exercise, counseling &homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet.Consider eft (see eftuniverse.Com).If these measures don't help enough seek professional help. ...Read more

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Can metoprolol relieve anxiety or panic attacks? Please explain. Thank you.

Can metoprolol relieve anxiety or panic attacks? Please explain. Thank you.

Not exactly: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that can inhibit the peripheral symptoms of anxiety & panic, but you might still feel the central emotion of anxiety. For some people, the peripheral symptoms (rapid heart rate, sweating, hands shaking, dry mouth, etc) are the most bothersome part of anxiety, even more than the feeling of it. So you might have anxiety but not feel your body's entire response to it. ...Read more

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Can shark cartilage provide relief from social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression?

Can shark cartilage provide relief from social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression?

Sorry - but there is: No evidence to suggest that this is the case. Shark cartilage can endanger health as it usually contains high levels of mercury and other dangerous chemicals. ...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