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Panic Attacks Evening Eating A Meal
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
When I have went out to eat (greasy) meals the last few times I get nausea immediately then start having a mini panic attack?
Gallbladder: These symptoms can indicate problems with the gallbladder, stomach, or esophagus. See your doctor for a proper exam, eat low fat foods, and drink adequate water each day. ...Read more
Will missing 1 Zoloft (sertraline) dose cause my panic attacks to return abruptly?? I forgot this morning, & now its evening. What do I do to make sure I'm fine?
Should Be Okay: The half-life of Zoloft (sertraline) is over 24 hours, so you should have enough medicine in your system, even though you've missed a dose, to cover you until the morning. Many people who rely on daily medications occasionally miss doses, so know that you're not alone in that regard. Continue to be mindful of your medication regimen and the triggers for your anxiety as you are doing. ...Read more
I have been having more panic attacks, flashbacks, severe anxiety this evening and ended up taking 24mg total of lorazepam. What do I do now?
Need inpt treatment:
It sounds like you have developed a severe dependence and tolerance to the med. I would try to get into an inpatient treatment facility as soon as possible to begin slow detox & withdrawal from it. It would also be good to have meds reevaluated. You should be on mood stabilizer tx for the bipolar disorder. Fluvoxamine can help for
ocd but that med and Cymbalta (duloxetine) can make bipolar d/o worse. ...Read more
My wife's breasts have enlarged and are sensitive, vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain, panic attacks, and trouble eating and sleeping. What could it be?
Many possibilities: Exist, some of which can be serious. Your wife should receive medical attention right away. ...Read more
After eating a sonic hamburger and some salty fries my BP shot up to 157/118 and was followed by indigestion. I'm 20 year old male, 6 foot 3 265 lbs relatively inactive, Diagnosed with anxiety/panic attacks and palpitations, I'm wondering what caused the
Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
9 yo has tonsil stones, sore throat, panic attacks that she will choke. Not eating much. No fever. Woke up vomiting clear mucus this morn. 2x?
Several ways: Panic attacks can be just that-panic attacks. Or it could be issues with heart irregularities, mitral valve insufficiency for instance. When do they occur & under what circumstances, or are they random? Does exercise trigger them? Are they associated with any medication you may be taking, adhd meds for instance? Answering these questions with your physician will then determine correct treatment. ...Read more
A panic attack is: Due to anxiety. Panic attacks sxs: Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling ...Read more
CBT + Medicatiion: Panic disorder is a form of anxiety disorder. The most effective treatment is psychotherapy, ps, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Medications that treat anxiety such as the SSRI (For example Prozac, lexapro, Zoloft) can be effective as well. Reports in the literature suggest that the combination of meds + therapy has the greatest benefit both short and long term. Good luck ...Read more
Unlikely: Levemir (insulin detemir) a long acting basal Insulin does not have know side effects of inducing panel attacks directly. Panic attacks can be 2ndary from overwhelming emotional response that's been triggered. ...Read more
Regular: Routine aerobic exercise combined with mild to moderate weight lifting 2-3 times per week, for 30min to 1hr. Intensity: each time until shirt is dripping with sweat. Also yoga is excellent and so is Tai Chi. Meditation or mindfulness training. If that is not enough, see your primary care physician to rule out any medical cause and if none, refer you to a psychiatrist or therapist. Take care ...Read more
Panic Attacks: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Medications may be indicated. Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle >. ...Read more
A LOT!!!: There are many treatments for panic attacks but first you need a really thorough evaluation to determine that this is truly what the diagnosis is. Then you can get therapy if the symptoms are mild and therapy and medications if severe. Antidepressants like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) and zoloft have been used. Also the benzodiazepine class of medications like xanax. Talk to your physician for help and guidance. ...Read more
Panic: One theory is that late in the day when you are less physically active while your brain is still producing adrenaline (anxiety chemical), you can be more prone to get anxious, plus it coincides with the time when people normally are thinking about the events of the day instead of distracting themselves with physical activity. ...Read more
Book for panic: An oldie but goodie book called "hope and help for your nerves" has helped many who have dealt with panic attacks. If that is what you experienced, the book may help. If they continue, a clinical psychologist can help you deal with the very treatable situation. The fear that it may happen again is the real issue. Remember that panic attacks by their nature are self-limiting. Lots of hope. ...Read more
No.: Panic attacks are terrifying but not a physical danger, hard as that is to believe for the person having one. The sensations of not being able to breathe or that one's heart is going to burst are not actually going to happen. However, untreated, they can markedly affect daily life, because typically become more and more isolated and withdrawn, trying to avoid having another one. ...Read more
Coping with panic at:
I understand your distress.
Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds.
Believe in Healing Powers of your Body
• Breathing Relaxation
• Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery of a peaceful place where you have been-a State park or National Park
See a Psychiatrist immediately or go to E.R.
Your Emotional Health is Precious! ...Read more
Anything/Nothing: The thing about panic attacks is that they can come out of the blue and for no particular reason. Or they may occur as the result of certain stressful situations, or other non-stressful situations like going to the store. One problem is, let's say a person has a panic attack at the store. He or she may then relate that store to the panic and avoid going to the store afraid they will panic. ...Read more
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 more
Yes: A simple way would be to just be present with them. Just having the support may be enough. Also, trying to slow down their breathing could help. Panic attacks are made worse by hyperventilating so slowing down the breaths to about 8 seconds per entire breath may help break the cycle quickly. ...Read more
Not by itself: Cepaplex is a nutritional supplement containing various antioxidants and phytochemicals that might help your overall health -- but are not sufficient treatment for panic attacks. For panic attacks, you really need a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation. If this is in fact what you have, specific ssri medications are known to help and will probably be offered. Cognitive behav therapy also. ...Read more