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How to prevent oxygen panic attacks while pregnant?

How to prevent oxygen panic attacks while pregnant?

Pregnancy can make: Breathing difficult. Find a biofeedback therapist (www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) or other therapist who treats anxiety and teaches relaxation. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a severe panic attack while pregnant?

Is it possible to get a severe panic attack while pregnant?

Yes: Having a single panic attack does not mean you have panic disorder which may not stay away during pregnancy. Your symptoms could be a sign that you really need to run this by your obstetrician. Panic d/o is having at least one panic attack per week for at lease four weeks. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you went to the hospital with a severe panic attack while pregnant?

You'd get help: Pregnancy can pull your hormones out of whack and might cause anxiety disorders. Even though you're pregnant, there are safe ways (including some medications) to handle it. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and having panic attacks. What can I do?

I'm pregnant and having panic attacks. What can I do?

One simple thing: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more

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I just found out i was pregnant and i deal with aniexty and panic attacks. Do yous have any ideas how to help me?

I just found out i was pregnant and i deal with aniexty and panic attacks. Do yous have any ideas how to help me?

Panic and Pregnancy: There are certainly ways to help with anxiety and panic, even when someone is pregnant. They don't have to involve medications, but some medicines are safer than others in pregnancy. Speak with your ob-gyn about your anxiety problems, and get a referral to a therapist skilled in working with cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety. A psychiatrist can help if medicines are needed also. ...Read more

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How can I help my pregnant wife with her panic attacks and anxiety she reads into everything online and believes the worst case situation and thinks she is going to die or go crazy every time she has a panic attack and she has 3-4 a day

How can I help my pregnant wife with her panic attacks and anxiety she reads into everything online and believes the worst case situation and thinks she is going to die or go crazy every time she has a panic attack and she has 3-4 a day

Having : Having three to four panic attacks per day is a high frequency. If is not uncommon for someone experiencing a pain attack to believe that they are going crazy or that they are going to die. Panic attacks do not kill people, but with that said, she must be feeling miserable. Please encourage her to see a psychiatrist and / or a clinical psychologist. There are helpful treatments that do not involve use of psychiatric medications such as cognitive behavioral therapy, deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation. However, with the described frequency and intensity of her panic attacks, she may need to consider taking medication. It is always the woman's choice if she elects to take medication and it should be discussed with both her obstetrician and her psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If one is pregnant, what affect does anxiety and panic attacks have on the unborn baby?

It's uncertain.: It is however best if you're on medication as the ssri's which will not affect your fetus. It is believed that the mother;s anxiety is passed on to the baby. This is not evidence proven but there have been many report about it and i know you wnt to have a wonderful child free of anxiety. All the best. I can remember when i was pregnant with my twins and i ate better than i ever did in my life and. ...Read more

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How do I calm down? I am so worried that I might be pregnant though bf used condom. Afraid there might have been tears? I have panic attacks.

How do I calm down? I am so worried that I might be pregnant though bf used condom. Afraid there might have been tears? I have panic attacks.

I'll try to help: Was it today or yesterday? You can use Plan-B w/in 72hrs. Was the sex near your ovulation? If not, the risk is low and tears are also rare. You'll know it's OK when your period comes or if it is late - do a test or have an exam. Finally, until you feel less emotional about intercourse, back up to fore-play only. Find a supportive therapist to relieve your fears about sex. It's OK. Stay calm. ...Read more

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Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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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