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Panic Attack After Effects
Pot problems: I've worked with several people who have wanted to moderate or stop their weed consumption. I found that it can induce anything from worried thoughts to a psychotic episode, and anything in between (i.e. Panic Attacks). Weed is short term for relaxation. For some people they feel a spike in their anxiety when they are no longer high. ...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
Can panic attacks be long lasting? Very, very anxious with all panic attack symptoms for two days.
Sometimes, not usual: Luckily, panic attacks are very treatable. If you get the right treatment, it is very unlikely they will continue. Also, sometimes they are related to stressful events in your life which hopefully will resolve. See a psychiatrist and i'm fairly sure they will go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What chemical reactions take place before, during and after panic attack, fear and anxiety in males?
Hundreds!: There are lots of chemical reactions going on in our body at any time. With fear (whether to a known cause or due to panic attacks which can happen for unclear reasons or with no definite threat) one of the main ones is the adrenaline surge (fight or flight response) which causes a multitude of reactions itself. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Briefly: It is in evolution when that symptom comes along. Pallor, pain, diaphoresis, feel really bad! ...Read more
Panic Attacks: Relax: If you are experiencing a panic attack, sit down in a safe place and focus on deep breathing slowly and regularly. Try just that for a few minutes. Consider a combination of treatments if you experience them often: medications such as ssris (avoid benzodiazepines except for emergency situations), learn relaxation techniques, ejercise daily, sleep well and avoid alcohol and caffeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it certainly can make your heart rate rise alarmingly, there is no direct damage to your heart or lungs or any other bodily organ. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does starting anxiety meds such as SSRI's right after a terror attack block repetitive stressful thoughts and prevent PTSD symptoms?
It does not : Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks. According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Essentially the same: Panic attack ; anxiety attack: basically the same. Feeling of impending doom; intense fear that often coincides with so-called physiological changes; by definition lasts at least 10 min ; at least 4 of these: shallow, fast breathing; rapid heart-rate/palpitations; chest tightness, nausea/vomiting in some cases;feeling cold ; clammy or lightheaded; trembling/shaking; feeling of dying/losing control. ...Read more
Cannabis - Panic: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. If symptoms of panic are not resolving please seek psychiatric assistance. ...Read more
On 20 mg celexa (citalopram) for panic/anxiety that developed after one time dxm OD. Panic attacks gone but still tightness in left side chest. Anxiety cause this?
Likely yes: Do you carry any other more significant forms of anxiety such as GAD, PTSD, suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, etc.? You sound as if you've been through a workup to rule out bad stuff so I think there is a good chance that the left sided chest tightness is not cardiac in origin. Talk to your doctor. They may wish to reassure you themselves if they've already done the proper workups. ...Read more
Both: Citalopram & mirtazepine target symptoms of anxiety including panic attacks. The results of an open label study in panic disorder (2001) suggest that Mirtazapine seems to be a fast & effective treatment alternative for ssris in panic disorder. A placebo-controlled study (1997) demonstrated efficacy of citalopram in reducing panic attacks. Both meds have been associated with panic attacks during tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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