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What Happens When You Have An Anxiety Attack
Panic attacks: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it normal to get an anxiety attack when you think of getting an anxiety attack when feeling normal?
We call this: secondary anxiety. That's when you get anxious about possibly getting anxious. This is more of a problem when you have a history of panic attacks than when you don't. Normal? Most people have this experience, but not to the point of incapacitation. If anxiety is a problem try a therapist. Or, here's a beginning reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more
Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more
The team helps you: Iv sedation, premedication etc can stabilize.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breathing Apps: There are free smartphone apps developed by us dept of defense's "national center for telehealth & technology" designed to help you learn to breathe from your diaphragm, which can trigger a relaxation response. #1) "tactical breather" (http://bit.Ly/15zcvym); #2) "breathe2relax" (http://bit.Ly/15zdyku). Also consider refresher course on how anxiety works: (e.g., http://www.Anxietybc.Org). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc Recognize: Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. ...Read more
Can be difficult: Until you're examined by a physician who can review your general health and cardiac status, the differentiation can be challenging. Some anxiety symptoms include tachycardia, chest pressure/pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc -- which can all overlap with cardiac problems. Once you've had that workup and are assured of stable physical health, anxiety is much more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild to death: If the asthma attack is mild , you may get over it on your own. If it is severe, you may die from it. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor who will be able to get a more accurate history and likely obtain a lung function test on you to assess the severity of your disease this in turn will determine the type of treatment required. ...Read more
Discuss: Discuss this with your Dentist ahead of time so he/she will be prepared if you feel stressed. There are Meds and Procedures available to help you manage your anxiety. Are you seeing a Therapist? If so, ask Dentist and Therapist to talk with each other to provide you with an easy, comfortable dental experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic vs. Heart: The symptoms for both MAY look the same. Please go to your doc to rule out any medical condition and then see a mental health pro who treats anxiety disorders. He/she can teach you strategies to deal w/panic if that is what's going on. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. ...Read more
You need treatment: Acute asthma attack has to be treated immediately and properly with oral/inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilaters to control an acute attack often requiring hospitalisation or treated intensively at home with office follw up.And that will get you out of it but you need follow up by your doctor for long term to control and prevent acute attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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