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What Is Good For Panic Attacks
Breathing, relaxat'n: General idea is to create a state incompatible with panic. Deep, slow breathing is a good strategy, and sometimes breathing in/out of a paper bag can break a cycle of hyperventilation, which can cause panic. Muscle relaxation techniques often help, eg, learning to tense then relax muscles ("progressive relaxation"). Finally, have a peaceful image ready to bring to mind when panic strikes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not by itself: Cepaplex is a nutritional supplement containing various antioxidants and phytochemicals that might help your overall health -- but are not sufficient treatment for panic attacks. For panic attacks, you really need a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation. If this is in fact what you have, specific ssri medications are known to help and will probably be offered. Cognitive behav therapy also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic attacks: I agree with other suggestions. Would also add "calming the rush of panic: a mindfulness-based stress reduction guide to freeing yourself from panic attacks and living a vital life: by dr. Bob stahl http://tinyurl.Com/mzgwq3v also, "calming your anxious mind: how mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear, and panic" by brantley ; kabat-zinn http://tinyurl.Com/l7c9oqh. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic works. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf knowledge & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage/even overcome panic. See pcp 2rule out any underlying physical causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are you any good with panic attacks?
I am currently having one and have felt anxious all day.. I need some calming down remedies
Panic: It is good to have a medical exam first to rule out any underlying illness. You could seek psychotherapy from a clinical psychologist for a program to reduce anxiety, including breathing exercises. There are also medications to help with this. With good psychotherapy it can be possible for certain people to overcome the need for medication for anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Im am on remron 45 mg and xaxex 2mg is this a good combination for panic attacks i mean i see calm just wondering?
Sedating : This may be an okay combination depending on your specific condition. There is no significant drug-drug interaction. But both can be sedating, cause somnolence and lead to impaired cognition. My concern is that at 21 you're taking 2 mg of xanax (alprazolam) and your profile also indicates klonipin. This need more in debt analysis than can be provided here. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
CBT or Meds: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective, time-limited structured treatment approach for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Cbt teaches the client the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, & physiological response. Clients ultimately engage in "graduated exposure" to both physical sensations & situations related to the individual's panic. Thoughts also target of chang. ...Read more
Does celexa (citalopram) work good long term? Been on it for a year and a half and feel great it 90 percent stopped my panic attacks
What can I do I have been worried and stressed out and having panic attacks for 3 years is there anything that can help get over this for good?
LIKELY CAN HELP: The drug does seem to work well, but has some long-term habituation issues, which requires close work with your doctor. Other meds are available also, so, flexibility does seem to provide a wider range of options. Discuss with your physician and perhaps also, a councilor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't want to cut the methadone from 20 mg to 10. I was doing good & pain was ok, what to tell doc.I'm having panic attacks about this!
Go to PCP.: I suggest that you go back to your doctor and express your fears. He maybe able to suggest something else that will alleviate your fears. ...Read more
I was doing good with panic attacks, decided to smoke a bit of pot after 2 yrs of not. Panic has come back, now 3 days and I can't shake it.
Panic exacerbated by: pot is not at all uncommon. While some people find marihuana relaxing, others, and particularly those who tend to be anxious, often find that marijuana actually causes them a great deal of anxiety. I would ring your doc straight away, and let him know how you're feeling and the circumstances that seemed to provoke your exacerbation. If you're completely honest w h, he'll be able to help u best! ...Read more
My daughter is having panic attacks, often preceded by a "smell of something burning." She is in overall good health, 31 and fit. Danger...?
Possibly: There are many possibilities and i know nothing of her condition. Therefore, my best advice is to start with her primary care physician. After S/he has done a work up you will have more information and can make a better decision. ...Read more
How come people can smoke weed and feel good and happy? I smoked weed 3 times and each time i got permanent huge panic attacks and depersonalization.
Genetics is big part: How individuals respond to drugs is a function of genetic background, temperament and environmental factors such as early life experience. Many individuals without any psychiatric diagnoses become paranoid or experience panic attacks when exposed to marijuana. It should be avoided in such folks. ...Read more
When is it good to use xanax (alprazolam)? I use it on a as needed basis small dose for anxiety & panic attacks. Its good bc it knocks out the panic&doesntlastlon
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