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How do I stop getting panic attacks?

How do I stop getting panic attacks?

Age old question . .: Good morning. Unfortunately, the answer to your question is not that simple,because there are many causes/triggers for panic attacks (genetics, environment . . . work, family, financial situations . . ) Therapy/biofeedback may help you deal better with situational causes--over time.Medications may be necessary given the severity.There are self-help books, exercise. No one treatment helps everyone ...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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Why do I get cough attacks?

Why do I get cough attacks?

Bronchospasm....: Typically, "cough attacks" are caused by bronchospasm. This can lead to episodic coughing, which can be very severe. Treatment usually involves bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, your doctor can also help you quit which will likely decrease these episodes. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I stop panic attacks?

How do I stop panic attacks?

Several ways : Panic attacks can be just that-panic attacks. Or it could be issues with heart irregularities, mitral valve insufficiency for instance. When do they occur & under what circumstances, or are they random?Does exercise trigger them? Are they associated with any medication you may be taking, adhd meds for instance? Answering these questions with your physician will then determine correct treatment. ...Read more

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How do i stop panic attacks?

CBT + Medicatiion: Panic disorder is a form of anxiety disorder . The most effective treatment is psychotherapy , ps, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Medications that treat anxiety such as the SSRI ( For example Prozac , lexapro , Zoloft) can be effective as well . Reports in the literature suggest that the combination of meds + therapy has the greatest benefit both short and long term . Good luck ...Read more

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Why do I get panicattack/ anxiety before period?

Why do I get panicattack/ anxiety before period?

Not sure: You should explore this issue with a therapist to help you understand your thoughts during this time. The therapist can help you clarify what is going on to help prevent the episodes. No need to suffer! ...Read more

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How do i know if i have panic attack disorder?

Panic disorder?: Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. The most common symptoms are panic attacks (which are marked by severe anxiety with accompanying nausea, dizziness, numbness, heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, trembling, fear of impending serious medical problem or " going crazy") as well as fear of having another panic attack. Talk with ur doc to determine if u have panic disorder. ...Read more

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Why do I have panic attacks since smoking weed?

Why do I have panic attacks since smoking weed?

Receptors changes: Animals without cannabinoid receptors never forget negative experiences. Forgetting the negative is wonderful. Weed activates these receptors and help the aversive connections to dissolve for a time. That's one of the reasons many people feel good smoking. Problem is, the receptors become less sensitive with cannabis use. You end up a milder version of these genetically engineered animals. ...Read more

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Why do I get nightmares?

Why do I get nightmares?

It's normal: Sometimes life's stress and anxiety can contribute as can some meds, including alcohol. ...Read more

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Why do I dream about having panic attacks?

Why do I dream about having panic attacks?

Panic: Anxiety dreams are not uncommon in panic disorder when there is anticipatory anxiety and worries as you go to sleep. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a panic attack?

Peak of anxiety: Panic attacks are a sudden surge of fear that last 10 to 30 minutes. Typical symptoms are: difficulty breathing; sweating; chest pain; unsteadiness, dizziness; feelings of unreality; trembling or shaking; tingling or numbness; nausea or abdominal distress; palpitations or tachycardia; choking, smothering sensations; hot flashes or cold chills; fear of dying; fear of going crazy or losing control. ...Read more

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What can I do about panic attacks?

Panicattackself help: Believe in yourself and your Achievements of 35 years of your life. Believe in Healing Powers of your Body and Mind. Believe that intense fear will pass or it will be less. intense. Be committed to see a Psychiatrist for: • Therapy • Medication • Breathing Relaxation • Take Medication as prescribed • Do not use Alcohol while on Medication ...Read more

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I get panic attack everyday. What can I do?

This is quite : Frequent. You need professional help. An evaluation with your physician or a psychiatrist can rule out medical causes for your symptoms. Recommend working with a psychiatrist and /or psychologist to help tame these symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do people get panic attacks? Do panic attacks mean that you have a lung problem?

Why do people get panic attacks? Do panic attacks mean that you have a lung problem?

Not usually: If you have a true panic attack it is not a lung problem but if you have a lung problem and can't breathe, you could certainly feel panic. So before it is assumed that the problem is a panic attack, it is important for a doctor to do an examination to make sure there is not a lung or heart problem. ...Read more

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Why do i get panic attacks/anixety attacks after a night of drinking?

Why do i get panic attacks/anixety attacks after a night of drinking?

Individual reasons: You'd know better than anyone what drinking means to you. But whatever it is you feel after such a night, it's not usual. And you react to that change w/ thoughts and feelings that match your beliefs. They could be a sort of guilt or worry or disappointment. Those can easily spread into anxiety/panic. Consider therapy to help you understand yourself better and to see if you need to cut down/quit. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop panic attacks?

Get treatment: Both psychotherapy and medications are effective in treating panic disorder. A combination is most effective. See a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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How do I control panic attacks?

See the link below: Panic attacks treatment (diy) - therapy www.Selftherapy.Org/panic-attacks-treatment.Php free transcript describes a self treatment for panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I use to get panic attacks all the time but now I rarely get them but I still do get them. What causes panic attacks? I get anxiety and I worry a lot!

I use to get panic attacks all the time but now I rarely get them but I still do get them. What causes panic attacks? I get anxiety and I worry a lot!

Panic Attack Anxiety: Some factors contribute to Panic Attack: Family History Major life stress such as the death of a loved one, can trigger panic disorder Abuse of drugs and alcohol Commend yourself as you are not having panic attacks now. Anxiety can be due to stressors of relationship with parents, siblings, friends and loved ones Abuse of drugs and alcohol see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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How do I stop my anxiety attacks?

How do I stop my anxiety attacks?

Depends on severity: When anxious, the first thing you can do is to take long, slow, deep breaths that expand your belly when you inhale. Breathe in to the count of 4; hold breath for the count of 7; exhale out your mouth to the count of 8. Repeat 4 times. Practice daily. Also you can work with mindfulness and/or yoga. And, you can see your physician or psychiatrist for an evaluation, as well as a psychologist. ...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