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Natural Cures For Panic Attacks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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