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What can I do to prevent panic attacks in the middle of the night?

What can I do to prevent panic attacks in the middle of the night?

Good day good night: Frequency and intensity of panic attacks depends on your fears, your level of stress, ingestion of caffeine or other stimulants. Attacks can come day or night. Panic disorder treatment will help you master techniques that will address these problems. If you get adequate treatment for your panic attacks, not only your daily attacks, but also those that occur while you are asleep will tend to recede. ...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


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I have a lot of Aniexty and panic attacks. What things can I do to prevent Aniexty and panic attacks?

I have a lot of Aniexty and panic attacks. What things can I do to prevent Aniexty and panic attacks?

Professional Help: There are several techniques that can be helpful to you depending on your individual situation. For some people talking therapy to get to underlying issues that are making you anxious For otherscertain relaxation techniques or cognitive approaches can reduce or eliminate the anxiety For many people medication can be extremely helpful All of these approaches can also be used in combination ...Read more

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I take 10-20mg of propranolol monday through friday to prevent panic attacks at work. Should i take on weekends too to keep it daily? What's safer?

I take 10-20mg of propranolol monday through friday to prevent panic attacks at work.  Should i take on weekends too to keep it daily?  What's safer?

Propanolol: Propanolol can help with some of the peripheral symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heart rate, sweating, tremor, etc -- but you may still experience emotional fear or anxiety in certain situations. For true panic disorder, treatment with ssri's or other antidepressants works much better. If you haven't already done this, please consult with a psychiatrist and get both assessment & treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking clonazepam 0.25mg the most of 2x per week to prevent panic attacks. Like when i go to stores or drive long to make me relaxed. Bad idea?

As needed: At that low dose and at that low frequency, you are probably quite safe and probably would not suffer withdrawal if you did stop. So, if it is working well - don't worry. In fact, if you are otherwise okay, that's good. But if you have other concerns you might consider a CBT therapist to learn skills for avoiding, reducing and managing stress, anxiety, etc. Best! ...Read more

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How to prevent panic attacks? I get really nervous, whole body shakes uncontrollably ,nervous rash across my chest and down my arms, and vomitting

How to prevent panic attacks? I get really  nervous, whole body shakes uncontrollably ,nervous rash across my chest and down my arms, and vomitting

Fear of Panic Attack: Fear of having a panic attack can affect really start limiting ur life. Avoidance is not the answer. That will only isolate u & grow the fear. Get good eval 1st: see clinical psychologist who's anxiety expert. Learn about effective treatment: exposure & response prevention which will involve facing ur fear in progressively more challenging steps. Try anxietybc.org for education'l info ...Read more

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How can I prevent panic attacks?

Phobias: Cognitive behavior therapy with a trained counselor/therapist can help. Also behavior modification using exposure-response prevention-desensitization technique is helpful. Meditation & imagery work is also of help. Discuss all such options with the therapist. Medications are last resort. ...Read more

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Help can clorezapate prevent severe panic attacks?

Only one option: Benzodiazepines like clorazepate bind the GABA receptor complex and increase overall sedation of the brainl. These medicines are best used short-term until the SSRI or SNRI anti-anxiety medication takes hold. If possible, you want to use the lowest helpful dose of the benzo's due to potential for sedation, intoxication, tolerance / dependence, balance, and memory troubles, esp with older folks. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from getting panic attacks?

Panic: When you feel anxiety coming on, sit down & start meditating, distract yourself from the thoughts that provoke anxiety feelings, and start breathing exercises. ...Read more

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How can I prevent panic attacks when I drive and what brings them on?

How can I prevent panic attacks when I drive and what brings them on?

Best answer is: To find a good counselor who can teach you cognitive behavior skills to reset the pattern of environmental triggers, anxious thoughts and the onset of panic sx. You may need medication. In most cases something happened that caused you anxiety in the past while driving and you are repeating this experiancce in some way with each new panic attack. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to prevent and stop panic attacks?

Underlying anxiety: Panic attacks are scary! the best way to prevent and stop them is to figure out what the underlying anxiety is about. Easier said than done; however, because you have the insight and courage to ask, you are already on the right track. ...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