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I'm taking anxiety and depression medicine to avoid panic attacks mainly & avoid er. Can I take more than 0.5 if I feel panic and 0.5 mg doesn't work?
No: You need to talk to your psychiatrist or pcp to come up with an adequate schedule/dosage. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
My almost 9yr old having panic attacks. I have anxiety really really bad. I was thnking about taking her to the ER its been hrs. What will they do 4 her?
In distress?: Unless your child is in acute distress with these attacks, the er isn't the best place for her to receive care for panic attacks. For the best help, she needs an in-person evaluation with her pediatrician and/or a child psychiatrist. In the doctor's office they would interview her and you, try to understand what's happening, and recommend helpful treatments. The er would stabilize and refer her. ...Read more
Take klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety for over a year now. It is not working now. Having panic attacks. Dr will not change med. Should I go to. Er?
Panic: People often go to the er for panic/anxiety; however, there is nothing they can do for you since the key is seeking psychological assistance to learn to manage the panic. If you are certain you are suffering with panic disorder, you may consider seeking appropriate treatment. Since you are near me, I will be happy to see you for this condition. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 10mg of citolapram, 1 mg of clonazepram and 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine for anxiety/panic attacks/depression? The ER prescribed them!
Medications: I'd suggest starting with only the citalopram and Clonazepam -- and for sure get yourself a psychiatrist to follow you. For best outcome you may also need a psychotherapist, unless the psychiatrist also does psychotherapy. Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral especially these days) can help you discover and deal with thoughts that trigger your anxiety feelings. Those skills out-last meds. ...Read more
I've been placed on Venlafaxine ER with an initial dose of 150mg. Is this recommended? I have major depression and anxiety with panic attacks.
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression 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
What causes constant chest/rib tightness? Started after having anxiety/panic attacks. Been to ER many times and PCP all say my heart is fine. There's some cracking I push down on the sternum but no pain. Just tight. What could it be and how to treat?
PANIC: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what panic means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more
Last 4 months 27 pounds unintentional weight lost, fatigue, panic attacks, anxiety, 26 y female now 145 pounds, could I have cancer?
Possible: Unintentional wt. Loss of 27 lbs require some form of evaluation especially when associated with fatigue and anxiety. A good physical exam and PET/CAT essential to R.O. lesions that may have arisen in pancreas, ovary lung as well as other sites. If neg. Other causes to be ruled out. ...Read more
Meds and therapy: Panic attacks occur when our brain believes we are in danger, and engages the fight or flight response. The good news is that panic attacks are usually easily treated with a combination of medications and cognitive behavioral therapy. Learning relaxation strategies is helpful, as are soothing self talk and distraction. Here is a relaxation link to get you started: http://tinyurl. Com/bnodn8y. ...Read more
People who have: Panic attacks are ok but often fear dying or some other catastrophic event. The fear of another panic attack becomes the real issue. Some therapists will even prescribe panic attacks to help the person see that they are ok and that the attacks are self-limiting. Please see a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. When traveling remember that panic attacks are self-limiting. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: And ralaxations techniques.Get a more detailed answer ›
Panic attacks: F 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. ...Read more
Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more
Get med eval: Panic attacks can develop rapidly and can include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache, shaking; difficulty swallowing or throat tightness; a >>. ...Read more
A Way 2 Think About: Most people don't differentiate the experience of (a) panic, which involves intense symptoms that take hold suddenly (e.g., racing heart, sweating, fear of dying, etc.) and which is relatively short-lived, from (b) a state of anxiety, which involves worry along with prolonged symptoms that tend to be less intense, but may persist (sleep disturbance, trouble concentrating, restlessness, etc.). ...Read more
Accept professional: Help. Medical evaluation to rule out underlying medical causes is important. Consider seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Psychiatric medications are often indicated but if you don't add in non-pharmacological approaches you won't have a full a response. Take care. ...Read more
Panic & anxiety: Panic attacks are a type of anxiety disorder. Their symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes and dissipate within about 30 minutes. Plain anxiety can be very uncomfortable also, but may persist for many hours and doesn't come in circumscribed "attacks." diagnosis is by description, and ruling out other conditions that may imitate it. Limited symptom panic attacks are possible also. ...Read more
Amygdala: Panic attacks are thought to result from inappropriate activation of the amygdala, an area of the brain which in animals is associated with the fight or flight response. In essence your body is activating mechanisms meant to help your fight or flee, but there is no threat present to justify the response. Typically anxiety attack is a colloquial term for panic attack. ...Read more
What to do if I have an anxiety problem and tend to have panic attacks now and then. But what causes them?
past&present stress: Even with psychotherapy we may not always find the root cause of anxiety &/or panic; it is possible in some of us that a stressful event has become buried in the unconscious, or may be in the subconscious, or we may not recognize & recall the importance of a past event which can impact us. Psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral treatment may not even focus on the past events. ...Read more
It's important to understand the cause of these symptoms-medical or psychological.
Hyperthyroidism and a host of other conditions can cause them.
If psychological, it's helpful to start with stress reduction, relaxation and medication. Medication can also be helpful. ...Read more
Apart from Meds...: Suggest finding clinical psychologist who is anxiety specialist - someone who (a) uses behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques, esp. To help u build skills to gain control of anxiety/panic; (b) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; & (c) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships. ...Read more
More like a mix.: The first three often are used interchangably, though they differ. One can feel "stressed, " which usually means worried and anxious, but stress also makes people worried and anxious. One could be worried without necessarily being anxious. Panic attacks, though, are a different level. They are a specific reaction to anxiety to which some people are vulnerable and others are not. ...Read more
No benzos and: As well no medical evidence that chasing anxiety with any psychotropic is ever effective and in fact is counter-productive eg the anxiety will worsen. Scheduled dosing is the preferred way eg once a day, twice per day, etc depending on the med. Ssri's are best med but you may want to start w/regular exercise, meditation, increased antioxidants for instance. See ur pcp for a referral to psychiatrist if necessary. ...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