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How To Stop A Panic Attack Naturally
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 more
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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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
Stop panic: Panic attacks is like a snowball. The fear of having a panic attack can often precipitate one and when it does it grows and accelarates in severity. The best way is a combination of medication therapy combined with cognitive therapy that trains you to identify the triggers of an attack making it easy to then stop it. In time usually medications can be reduced if not stopped. ...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
Multiple options: Holistic: concentrate on breathing. - take up meditation and learn how to put yourself into a relaxed state quickly - have hypnotherapy and installation of an "anchor" that you can use to quickly get you in a relaxed state. - do "progressive desensitization" where you gradually get more exposure to things that could cause you to panic. Prescriptive: ssri's for background, constant treatment... ...Read more
Doc Recognize: Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. ...Read more
Anxiety: You probably need to understand the origin and also realize that most anxiety is produced by misperceptions of situations and interactions. Try using the free anti anxiety app for realistic suggestions and examples of how to manage anxiety successfully. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBT: Treatment of panic disorder and treatment of anxiety disorders in general achieves best results when combining cognitive therapy (cbt) and medication. You certainly can start with cognitive therapy and it does work in some people optimally without use of medication. So find a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety to make the diagnosis , then he/she can connect you with a cbt therapist .Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relaxation breathing: You can teach yourself relaxation breathing by reading and applying the book: the relaxation response by herbert benson. Otherwise, the best thing to do during a panic attack is nothing. Let it go away on its' own and it will eventually go away. That is called desensitization. Another great book for anxiety is called: stop obsessing by edna foa. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: While there is no quick permanent solution, I suggest cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) and as a last resort medication. CBT helps retrain your responses to situations that trigger the panic attacks and is very effective. Getting an adequate amount of sleep, exercising and eating healthy are also beneficial.Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Consult your health care provider for a referral to a therapist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bring it on ; then..: 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
Exposure: Panic Disorder is the classic anxiety illness and is often responsive to exposure therapies. The best treatment for panic (and many other anxiety disorders) is exposure to the trigger. There are online articles about graded exposure or you can see a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Recognizing that the symptoms feel awful and possibly even life threatening but are not dangerous is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a snack.: If you're hungry, have a snack. But...(1) have a healthy snack - fruits, vegetables, yogurt, brown rice. And (2) don't wait until you're starving to have your snack, as you'll eat anything you can get your hands on. Have a little snack when you become a little hungry in between meals. Don't wait to become ravenous before you decide to have a snack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coping with panic at: I understand your distress. Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds. Believe in Healing Powers of your Body Do: • Breathing Relaxation • Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery of a peaceful place where you have been-a State park or National Park See a Psychiatrist immediately or go to E.R. Your Emotional Health is Precious! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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