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Why Do I Keep Having Panic Attacks
What if I can't afford to go to the Dr and I keep having panic attacks what can u do at home to help myself?
Breath: 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
This needs med eval.: Both sleep medicine consultation with sleep study and psychiatric evaluation are often required. Need to rule out nightmare disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorder and panic disorder. Treatment will depending on findings. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep having panic attacks and i will have a hard time breathing while i'm having a panic attack. The panic attacks seem to keep going all day.
Have doc: Check you heart to rule out any tachyarrythmias that could be "causing" the feeling of anxiety. Get mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotype tested and (if +), treated with l-methylfolate, p5p, ; methylcobalamin. Will help bring dopamine, serotonin, nor-epi, ; melatonin to baseline. After a month of that, consider viibryd (titrate up to 20mg and hold)--best out there for anxiety! talk therapy can help also. ...Read more
Have anxiety and have been convincing myself I might be preg for 3 months. Many negative tests and 3 periods. Keep having panic attacks?
Exposure therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating panic disorder, especially helpful is exposure based therapy for panic, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally ; repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over ; over again, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told that I only keep experiencing Panic Attacks! Are these daily attacks going to harm me? I am so worried about organ failure. Or other damage
Panic attacks: Panic attacks will not harm you. They will not cause organ failure or other damage. This is one of the most devastating aspects of them, however. People who experience them believe they are in mortal peril & doctors frequently prescribe short acting, potent anti-anxiety meds that only precipitate the symptoms & lead to addiction. There are behavioural and cognitive approaches that are better. ...Read more
I take 10-20mg of propranolol monday through friday to prevent panic attacks at work. Should i take on weekends too to keep it daily? What's safer?
Propanolol: Propanolol can help with some of the peripheral symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heart rate, sweating, tremor, etc -- but you may still experience emotional fear or anxiety in certain situations. For true panic disorder, treatment with ssri's or other antidepressants works much better. If you haven't already done this, please consult with a psychiatrist and get both assessment & treatment. ...Read more
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