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Panic Attack Lasting Hours
Breath: Breath in through your nostrils and fill your lungs with air. Hold for 5 count and then slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Focus on your breathing. Allow your breathing to slow. The best thing i know to quickly abort marked panic or anxiety is acupuncture. If you are not already in some form of therapy - like cognitive behavioral tx - look into it. Psyche meds can help. ...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
it may: Anxiety and panic disorders can be very serious at times. Certainly, a panic attack may occur and symptoms can last for hours, but the norm is less in duration. If your anxiety is worsening, best to see a doctor for an evaluation as there are several medications, along with therapy that can be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
Total onset, peak and reduction of my panic attacks last 2-3 hours. I'm totally out of that "5-30mins" panic definition. Possible?
Long panic occurs: Absolutely. Every body, every brain, is different. The but 5-30 minutes is more "typical". ...Read more
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Not so much: Panic attacks are sudden, discrete episodes of physical and emotional anxiety symptoms that last for 10-15 minutes and then subside. The person may have an ongoing level of anxiety, but usually not the full panic attack mode. People with panic d/o often fear having another attack. Generalized anxiety d/o can be another possibility. Good treatments for both are available -- see psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please call your doc: If you're having panic attacks through the medications you're on, you need to contact the physician who's prescribing your Ativan (lorazepam) so s/he knows what's happening. Hopefully you're also on a medicine to prevent these attacks. You need to learn slow, deep breathing and calming as well. Psychotherapy could help reduce these attacks over time. Stay away from caffeine, alcohol, street drugs. ...Read more
Daily painful headache that comes and goes after 3 hour panic attack in January. No other symptoms. Anything serious?
Headache is one of: 33 symptoms of anxiety. Having it continue for months after one 3 hour panic attack is not the norm, so go to an MD for a look-see. However, you might be suffering from residual effects, or sub-panic (chronic, low level anxiety) that could very easily produce headaches. Try massage, meditation, yoga. Here's another source: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more
My panic attacks last a lot longer then 10-15 mins. And still feel a little anxious hours after i take a 1mg ativan (lorazepam). Can this be?
Dose response: Your panic is well entrenched. You should discuss your persisting panic with your doctor or psychiatrist. Common things that can prolong your panic are caffeine, chocolate, energy drinks, decongestants, beta blockers, insomnia, alcohol, drug use. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
I went to bed had a panic attack with coldness in head feel like I am not controlling my body and it's like this for 3 hours can't sleep what to do?
Don't panic over it: If it happens a few times more, and is not just some quirk of the moment, then you need to see a doctor of your choice (regular, herbal, counselor) and figure-out what's going on. Whether it's physical, psychological, spiritual or a combination. Don't go straight for the prescription unless you just can't cope. Seek the cause ...Read more
.How long can anxiety symptoms last? I've been have symptoms of a panic attack for like 3 hours but haven't had an actual panic attack. Is that normal?
If I took 0 5 mg of alprazolam to control a panic attack can I drink safely 48 hours after that ?
Can zanax cause more anxiety and panic. Just prescribed it and had terrible panic attack an hour after taking it?
Xanax (alprazolam): Is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. The dose should be gradually increased until the drug starts working well. Anxiety drugs have many side effects and some infrequent side effects are feeling restless and anxiety (paradoxical phenomenon). Rec. Report to your physician for drug adjustment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had some diazepam (2mg) about 4 hours ago to help with a panic attack. When would it be ok to have some more, just to help me relax a bit?
Consult prescriber: Your prescriber would know you & your clinical situation to guide doing. Generally, diazepam is dosed as 2-10 mg 2-4 times a day & best reserved for severe anxiety. It may be habit-forming & abrupt withdrawal after steady use may have unconfortable effects. To relax a bit it is best to learn anxiety mx strategies like those in "the relaxation & stress reduction workbook" by davis & mckay. ...Read more
Can you feel stress in just one spot !? The pain goes away but comes back hours later how long is this gonna last ? I have anxiety & panic attacks
What can I do about panic attacks that occur during sleep? Happens often and keeps me awake and extremely nervous for an hour or so after it happens
Panic attacks: Panic attacks during sleep could be caused by ptsd, nightmares and flashbacks. Treatment of those symptoms require psychotherapy, and certain specific medications like prazosin or propranolol. Consult with your doctor if you are having symptoms of sleep apnea, which sometimes produce anxiety during sleep. Possibly your medications should be adjusted to cover the nighttime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have DP/DR and panic disorder. Haven't had a full blown panic attack, but getting hot flashes about once a day that last a few hours. Why is this?
I have anxiety panic disorder as well. I took a lorazepam cause of bad anxiety but then hour latter had a panic attack. Why would I do that on meds?
Panic attacks: If you are only taking Lorazepam for anxiety, and end up taking it frequently, you could be getting rebound anxiety from being dependent on benzos. I would recommend a daily med, like viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) (great for anxiety) which will reduce the number of panic attacks. Also, get tested for mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotypes-important in making your own serotonin! consider psych help to learn coping tools for panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I struggle to stay awake for more than 13 hours a day. Despite i suffer from panic attacks i even tried with coffee. Could my gastritis be the cause?
No.: The problems of excessive daytime somnolence eds is usually due to inadequate or ineffective sleep. You need to see a sleep specialist ify our doctor cannot solve the problem quickly, eg, a change in medication. Sleep deprivation and eds kill 50, 00 people yearly; as bad as alcohol, but more easily diagnosed and treated. Don't wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chest pain last for hours after a panic attack? I know chest pain is a classic sign if PAs, but can it last for hours afterwards? Should I worry?
Chest Pain: needs to be diagnosed by your doc. If he/she clears you know that what you are experiencing is likely residual from your panic attacks. I see that you are on zocor, (simvastatin) which can cause muscle pain, usually in arms or legs. Ask doc about a different med or better yet see a natural health professional about lowering cholesterol naturally. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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