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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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Is there a cure for panic attacks?

Is there a cure for panic attacks?

Cure no,help yes: Learning to face and deal with your anxiety and panic attacks is the key to success, meditation, biofeedback, neutofeedback, yoga, hypnosis and medication all could be beneficial. ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my panic attacks?

How would you recommend i cure my panic attacks?

Therapy: Seek a therapist who specializes in anxiety treatment. Exposure based therapy is a well validated treatment where you are helped to learn how to experience the initial sensations of panic, not run from those feelings, relax in the face of them (sounds impossible but can be done), and develop skills for dealing with them. ...Read more

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What can I do to control or cure my panic attacks?

What can I do to control or cure my panic attacks?

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 more

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Please explain why does iron intake cure my panic attacks?

Iron Deficiency: Low serum levels of Iron & Vitamin B6 can impact both panic attacks & hyperventilation which is likely due to their necessity for serotonin production. ...Read more

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How can I cure a panic attack?

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 more

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How can you cure a panic attack?

Panic disorder: Panic disorder is one of the scariest conditions but also one of the easiest to treat if caught early. Don't delay treatment as both medications and psychotherapy can be life savers. I wrote a chapter on panic in my book, psychiatry in techno colors, available on amazon.Com. See some of my other answers about panic treatment. ...Read more

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How do you cure a panic attack asap?1 of my friends recently had trouble breathing/tigntness of chest and just stopped functioning for 4 mins. Normal?

How do you cure a panic attack asap?1 of my friends recently had trouble breathing/tigntness of chest and just stopped functioning for 4 mins. Normal?

Therapy: In addition to medication, I would suggest finding a local psychotherapist who is very reputable, and specializes in dealing with anxiety. Panic attacks and anxiety are very common phenomena that are encountered in psychology practices. Psychotherapy can benefit you greatlyin controlling anxiety. This would also apply to panic attacks. Medications by themselves usually are not optimal for anxiety. ...Read more

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How to cure panic attacks?

How to cure panic  attacks?

Panic: Attacks can be brought under control & the anxiety into recovery stage, with cognitive behavior therapy, life style changes, and medications for symptomatic control. ...Read more

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Possible to cure panic attacks without seeing a doctor ?

Possible to cure panic attacks without seeing a doctor ?

Managing Panic: Panic runs on 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 more

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Can you help? Could removing the adrenal glands cure panic attacks?

Can you help? Could removing the adrenal glands cure panic attacks?

Would B Debilitating: By design our bodies have an adrenal gland above both kidneys. The adrenals produce+release hormones that regulate vital body functions- like maintaining the balance of salts in the blood, blood volume & pressure; preparing body 4 stress; etc. If one gland were removed, these vital functions wouldn't be totally compromised. If both were removed, w/out hormone replacement, the person would die. ...Read more

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How can you cure yourself of reoccuring panic attacks?

How can you cure yourself of reoccuring panic attacks?

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 more

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Can you tell me if I have cured my self from panic attacks write me how.?

Can you tell me if I have cured my self from panic attacks write me how.?

A different question: If u suddenly found yourself in a very dangerous situation, u'd want your body to prepare u to escape it or survive it. What u experience as uncomfortable panic might help save your life one day. Of course, if your body is preparing u for an emergency when there really isn't anything life-threatening happening, it can be maddening. Consider asking "how well have i learned to manage panic attacks?". ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my trichotillomania and panic attacks?

Can you tell me how to cure my trichotillomania and panic attacks?

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 more

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How can panic attacks happens. Is it true that it could be cured by exercise alone?

Exercise Can Help: Proper nutrition and consistent exercise can significantly help with anxiety and panic. Usually exercise is part of an overall treatment program that includes therapy aimed at developing new ways of coping with feelings of anxiety. There is no question that helping your physical conditioning can help your emotional state. ...Read more

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I don't suffer from panic attacks when i'm struggling with cold for example. Is this possible? If so, any recommendations for cure?

Viral relief: A number of things may explain it. If you have considerable work stress and do not go to work when you have a cold, the relief of not being there could diminish any nervous tension that promotes panic. Also, do you routinely take meds for your cold? Antihistamines and decongestants(rare) relieve anxiety - sometimes prescribed for it. Maybe you alter your breathing subconsciously? Yoga, meditate. ...Read more

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Can.Panic attacks and anxiety be.Cured?Can i go back to my old self again after having those?

Can.Panic attacks and anxiety be.Cured?Can i go back to my old self again after having those?

Yes: There are a variety of treatments for panic and anxiety to include medications (short term and long term if necessary), counseling/therapy, meditation, exercise/yoga, biofeedback, and so on. Some people have recurrences of panic/anxiety, but rest assured most panic attacks resolve with or without treatment so you will "go back to your old self". ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to cure anxiety or healthiest way i don't have panic attacks though ?

What's the fastest way to cure anxiety or healthiest way i don't have panic attacks though  ?

Fast May Not Last!: #1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.! ...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