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I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

People often fear : That they are going crazy when they experience panic attacks. A panic attack doesn't mean that you are crazy but some people can develop feelings as if they are unreal or the world around them isn't real (during a panic attack). Panic attacks are treatable. Get help. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

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


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Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

Panic: Cognitive behavior therapy helps, as well as relaxation training, meditation, yoga, exposure thru imagery, etc. Discuss with a therapist. ...Read more

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I have a large fear of getting sick causing panic attacks, what to do?

I have a large fear of getting sick causing panic attacks, what to do?

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 more

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How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

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 more

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Can counseling help me if I have constant panic attacks and fear of death?

Medication too: Counseling can certainly help, especially if your find a therapist that will address your spirituality. A pastor might also help to understand that death is nothing to fear. For your panics, however, medication can go a long way toward managing them. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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.

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 more

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How is extreme fear explained when there is no specific phobia or experience of panic attacks ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Schizo?: Schizophrenics lack insight if not treated, however, an evaluation is recommended by a mental health professional to alleviate the fears you have. ...Read more

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32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events? Hate living in constant fear.

32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events?  Hate living in constant fear.

Step 1 & step 2: Step 1--see a cardiologist to confirm absence of cardiac issues. If none are found--step 2. See a psychiatrist why you are so phobic or fixated on your emotional state. ...Read more

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I've been having repeat panic attacks. I have a puke fear & when they start i get sudden nausea. But I've never puked from one. What causes this feeling?

Autonomic N.S.: Panic attacks feed the autonomic nervous system which controls bodily functions, such as digestion. The nauseous feeling arises from part of the digestive system, eg. Stomach, and tells the brain you feel nauseous. Since you fear vomiting and you feel nauseous, the panic attack gets much worse you should see a psychiatrist or psychologist trained to deal with panic attacks. ...Read more

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Would Buspar (buspirone) help with my extreme anxiety and fears of death? I have panic attacks. & bad thoughts about myself & family dieing.

Would Buspar (buspirone) help with my extreme anxiety and fears of death? I have panic attacks. & bad thoughts about myself & family dieing.

Don't think so: Buspar (buspirone) can be good for generalized anxiety but in general it is not the best treatment for such severe , acute anxiety, with panic attacks and what sounds like obsessional worries. Buspar (buspirone) can be used to augment the action of an ssri to treat such severe anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and ocd, and used that way, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Toke metilfenidate for 1 wk 1 year ago. My life changed. Panic attacks, fear, stress, depression. I'm not the same. Tried everything for mind.Wat2do?

Seek help: Methylphenidate can certain increase anxiety is some people, but a one-week trial should not have permanent effects of the type you're describing. Find a psychiatrist who will listen to your story and suggest ways of getting out of the hole you're in. There is help out there. ...Read more

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Fear everything is going to make me go crazy, food i eat, tap water, mercury fillings i have, anything.It keeps giving me panic attacks, what do I do?

Control: Panic attacks are an attempt to control the uncontrollable in life. One can get to the point where he or she is afraid of having another one and that fear is an anxiety disorder that can limit social interaction. Please see a clinical psychologist for evaluation and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can long term anxiety/panic attacks ( 4 years now ) caused forgetfulness and a development of stomach issues and fear of life and everything around?

Can long term anxiety/panic attacks ( 4 years now ) caused forgetfulness and a development of stomach issues and fear of life and everything around?

Therapy?: Absolutely! Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression/anxiety/panic attacks, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Not cerebellum: The symptoms you mention would not likely come from cerebellum. But there's still help for panic attacks and anxiety, which can cause all those symptoms. A psychiatrist could help you with them. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

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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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more