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What do I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

What do I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

Panic Disorder: Try to stay away from caffeinated drinks such as coffee and sodas, and excessive amounts of fruit juices which only act to stimulate you and might set the stage for jittery feelings. Try to stick to water or water-based, non-caffeinated drinks. ...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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What should I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

What should I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

Water is good!: Water is a good choice. You can flavor this by adding slices of lemons, limes, cucumbers, or sprigs of mint (or other fruits & such that you might enjoy). These can be in the water for at least 3 hours to infuse it with their flavor. Or, various kinds of non-caffeinated iced teas -- many delicious ones are herbal. Flavored seltzer waters and similar, if you like the fizz. Avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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What to drink if you suffer from panic disorder? Will beer or wine keep me mellower?

Panic + Alcohol: Panic disorder is relatively easy to treat. Why accept to live with it? Alcohol may make you feel momentarily better but it will not solve the problem. If you postpone treatment you may end up having to use more and more alcohol to take off the edge. Dealing with excessive drinking is more difficult. A cognitive behavioral psychotherapist specialized in panic will help you more. ...Read more

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What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess thats bad..

What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess thats bad..

Evaluate: An evaluation by your doctor will help determine if there are removable causes for these symptoms. There are many treatments both medication and non-medication that can be quite effective. Food or drink is not usually the most effective solution. ...Read more

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This week been drinking abt 10cups green tea a day using btwn 4-5 tea bags only I also take 40mg fluoxetine a day for panic disorder. Interactions?

This week been drinking abt 10cups green tea a day using btwn 4-5 tea bags only I also take 40mg fluoxetine a day for panic disorder. Interactions?

Too much: Way too much green tea. It contains caffeine and other chemicals. Recommend a max of 5 cups of green tea per day (regular strength) to prevent side effects. The fluoxetine may be helping your panic disorder but all the caffeine may worsen it. ...Read more

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I have Panic Disorder, and take Valium (8mg/day) and Lexapro (escitalopram) (20mg/day). I drink coffee every morning. Seems to add to anxiety. Best to give it up?

I have Panic Disorder, and take Valium (8mg/day) and Lexapro (escitalopram) (20mg/day). I drink coffee every morning. Seems to add to anxiety. Best to give it up?

Yes: Many patients who are highly anxious are very sensitive to coffee and products which have caffeine. In those cases it is usually recommended to minimize or even better, totally eliminate such products from your diet. There are also non-medication interventions that can be of benefit, such as meditation, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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I suffer from panic disorder this morning I woke up feeling disconnected now I try to feel my heartbeat and I can't is that normal? what do I do?

Yes: Do not try to find out your heart beat. it is there. Please go on with your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can I identify if i suffer from panic disorder? Please

How can I identify if i suffer from panic disorder? Please

Panic DIsorder: Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder where you have repeated attacks of intense fear, usually peaking within a few minutes and then resolving within a half hour. During attacks, symptoms can include chest pain or discomfort; palpitations; rapid breathing; dizziness; tingling of face & extremities; fear of loss of control, doom, or death; feelings of choking; nausea, etc. Treatment works. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more