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What can I do during an anxiety attack to calm myself?

What can I do during an anxiety attack to calm myself?

Meditate, yoga: There are several behavioural technique including yoga, meditation, identifying the cause and implement a behaviour to reduce/frame your anxiety attack with the aim at controlling it. See a therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Whats the worst that can happen during an anxiety attack?

Whats the worst that can happen during an anxiety attack?

Nothing permanent: Having an anxiety attack--heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, profuse sweating, numbness of the hands, tremors, and intense feelings of imminent doom--can be terrifying. But anxiety attacks do not cause heart attacks, are usually self-limiting (temporary), don't leave permanent "scars, " and can be treated with both conventional and traditional remedies. ...Read more

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I take a 1/4 of 1mg lorazapam during an anxiety attack, is it ok to take my hydrocodone acetamenophine 5mg if I am having pain?

Mixing Drugs: It is never a good idea to mix two addicting mind altering medications together. This is very dangerous. Perhaps you can take advil or Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of a narcotic. ...Read more

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How do I lower my heart rate during an anxiety attack?

To Lower Heart Rate: I understand your distress of anxiety attack. Anxiety can increase heart rate which can cause more anxiety. Focus on Wonder of 3 million air sacs in your lungs due to which you have been alive and functioning. Speak-BREATH IS LIFE! Take a Deep Breath, feel the Wonder of Lungs, Hold the Breath and keep saying; BREATH IS LIFE! Feel Relaxation Repeat Feel Peace Do Not Focus on Heart. ...Read more

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Explain what exactly happens during an anxiety attack. Why feeling faint? Prevention?

Self-calming is easy: Anxiety comes from the wish to express something, like anger, and the attempt to stop it from coming out. The two opposing forces raises the production of stress hormones in the brain, and the whole body starts quivering while fingers and toes get cold and you think something dreadful is about to happen. Behavioral methods of self-calming give added side benefit of increased self-confidence. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like nothing around me is real during an anxiety attack? My heart goes so fast and body burns up. Am on effexor (venlafaxine). What to do?

Is it normal to feel like nothing around me is real during an anxiety attack? My heart goes so fast and body burns up. Am on effexor (venlafaxine). What to do?

Panic Attacks: Yes, "derealization" is perfectly normal during a panic attack, although people experience varying symptoms during panic. The best treatment is exposure therapy provided by a center that specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Most independent therapists who treat anxiety do not have this specialized training. You should also consult with your psychiatrist about your medication. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from anxiety disorder. I get fast heart beats and I burp a lot during an anxiety attack. Can you help me how to resolve this?

I have been suffering from anxiety disorder. I get fast heart beats and I burp a lot during an anxiety attack. Can you help me how to resolve this?

Start w med eval: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I get hunger pains during a anxiety attack?

Why do I get hunger pains during a anxiety attack?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can manifest as anxiety attack. If you have an access to to glucometer , you can check your blood glucose level and if it is low . Eat something sweet consult your physician for further evaluation of hypoglycemia and anxiety. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for head to tingle during/after an anxiety attack?

This may be: Parasthesias related to hyperventilating. To prevent it - learn to breath through the attack. 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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more