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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?

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 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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I keep having panic attacks because of nightmares, how can I stop this?

I keep having panic attacks because of nightmares, how can I stop this?

Tx plan: Have you been assessed for possible post traumatic stress disorder? The underlying problem needs to be addressed. Please seek out a comprehensive evaluation by either a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. Once this is better understood, a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I keep having panic attacks from nightmares. How can I get this to stop?

I keep having panic attacks from nightmares. How can I get this to stop?

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 more

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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.

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 (vilazodone hydrochloride) (titrate up to 20mg and hold)--best out there for anxiety! talk therapy can help also. ...Read more

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Have anxiety and have been convincing myself I might be preg for 3 months. Many negative tests and 3 periods. Keep having panic attacks?

Have anxiety and have been convincing myself I might be preg for 3 months. Many negative tests and 3 periods. Keep having panic attacks?

It sounds like: you could benefit from speaking to a psychologist about your concerns. The pregnancy tests are negative and you continue to worry. Are you having relations without protection or simply anxious about pregnancy? You can get help for anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more

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Had an accidental overdose last yr had a panic attack now keep having panic attacks& my leg is shaking for 10 months parents won't take me to doc?

Panic attack: I suggest you make your own appointment with a therapist. Try to speak to your MD and get recommendations. Even if you are under your parents insurance plan a therapist is obligated to keep your information in confidence. Get the help you need. Good Luck out there! ...Read more

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What's the best ways to keep panic attacks under control?

What's the best ways to keep panic attacks under control?

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 more

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I feel faint and keep getting panic attacks what do I do?

See a psychiatrist: First to make the diagnosis ruling out medical problems that present with similar symptoms then to prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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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

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I need help with these panic attacks they keep coming on i can't stop crying i don't know where to go for help i've been thinking about taking my life?

I need help with these panic attacks they keep coming on i can't stop crying i don't know where to go for help i've been thinking about taking my life?

Go to the ER now: They can get your panic under control in the er. Please go there now and do not attempt to hurt yourself. That is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Go now and best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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