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Panic Attack Without Fear
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
This is very common!: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear ; rage centers go in2 overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. So u 2breathe fast because ur body needs lots of oxygen (o2) 4 running/fighting. But if u get too much 02 in relation 2carbon dioxide (co2) u experience sensations of panic which don't feel good. U'll fear pas less if u learn 2manage them - even try 2bring them on! ...Read more
1st step is : Talking with a therapist about why you are afraid of getting sick. Have you been sick or has someone close to you been very sick? Then discuss the ways to overcome the fear. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one possible way more insight oriented therapy is another. Let us know how it goes, good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It fears me when I am at a train or plane that causes me to think that I'm going to have a panic attack?
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective treatments for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Cbt teaches you the connection between your thoughts, feelings, physiological arousal, and avoidance behaviors. You ultimately learn how to overcome panic through "exposure" to situations & sensations that you fear in a "graduated" yet time-limited fashion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic often random: One thing about panic is that it can happen at any time, unprovoked. We then associate it with what was going on in our minds or life around us at the time. I think this is why your question is formulated this way. ...Read more
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
I really feel like giving up on life. I can't take any more painful panic attacks or flashbacks. I live in fear that ill be hurt again.
Don't: Never give up. Things can always improve and symptoms get better. You never know when things could change. Please continue to try tthat are usually different treatments or approachs or people that can make a big difference. Even miracles can and do happen. Keep talking. Get support. Yell for help. Tell your doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My anxiety and panic attacks are due to my fear that i may have a serious illness that has not been diagnosed yet. I'm worried everyday. Please help me.
Treat anxiety ASAP : I am sorry you are having such a hard time. Certainly see a doctor about your physical health, but your most urgent problem is your severe and consistent anxiety which maybe related to any one of a number of underlying problems including panic disorder, ocd, generalized anxiety disorder or somatoform disorder. It is critical that you seek professional help immediately to relieve your suffering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atypical anxiety: Extreme fear can occur in extreme generalizing anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Can also occur in organically caused anxiety disorder, anxiety caused by alcohol or drugs including medications, or in anxiety disorder not otherwise specified. Extreme fear is also felt it in pre-psychotic or psychotic disorders, especially paranoid disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have anxiety and panic attacks.I have a fear I might have schizophrenia.Is it true if I'm aware and scared of it, that's a sign that I don't have it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took alcohol mixed with weed,i had a panic attack ever since that day i have been having strange thoughts and fear of going crazy.I don't feel real.
How can I overcome my fear of flying? My fear is I will have a panic attack on the plane bc im afraid of heights and I wont be able to get off.
For phobias: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wake each am with racing heart. Afraid to do daily errands. No appetite. Fear of nothing being real. Fear of overstimulation leading to panic attack.
Measure your pulse: Do you feel that the racing heart awakens you or do you awaken and feel that your heart is racing? Either way, get a gadget that measures your blood pressure and pulse at the time your symptoms are happening. This would tell you if your heart is significantly racing(over 100 beats/minute). If so have a checkup, thyroid test, ekg and wear a heart monitor for 24 hours for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
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