Do breathing exercises aid with panic attacks?

Panic attacks. Often involve over-breathing or hyperventilation. Slow, abdominal breathing can be helpful to manage an attack. It's best to practice breathing and other relaxation techniques when you are not having a panic attack, just as it's best to learn to swim before you fall out of a boat.

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How do I deal with panic attacks while sitting in college classes (sad)? Keep having to leave class. Breathing exercises don't work. Nothing works.

May need counseling. You may benefit from working with a counselor to determine the triggers for the panic attacks and to learn other coping skills in addition to the breathing exercises. Medication may also be indicated if the panic is preventing you from attending school successfully until you get this under control. Read more...
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...

Having difficulty breathing and having panic attacks?

Common panic sx. Difficulty breathing i classic panic sx. It lasts for under an hour but may recur. Seek help for the panic attacks: meds and therapy and the sx can be greatly reduced. Don't just rely on meds as therapy is essential for a good outcome. Read more...

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...

What am I supposed to do if the breathing doesn't work? Because I can't control it when it happens or after it's over. I hace panic-attacks often.

Fear of having. a panic attack often becomes the issue. A well trained therapist may prescribe daily panic attacks. Please see one and you will get the support you need. Peace and good health. Fear of not being able to breathe is a common symptom. See your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Read more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic attacks, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Breathing deeply is not the only tool. Read more...
Your breathing sx. is one possible sx of panic, along with 32 others. What do you mean by "breathing doesn't work?" You wouldn't be writing anything if you weren't breathing at least enough to keep your body going. Sounds like you may be hyperventilating, which won't do any damage. Learn about anxiety, to start: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html. Read more...

I've been having rapid heartbeats panic attacks and difficulty breathing drs. Said all test come back normal why is this still happening?

Panic attacks. The attacks of panic and hyperventilation are caused by your emotions, and usually any testing comes back normal. You need more emotional help from doctors that specialize in treating panic attacks. Read more...
Chemical imbalance? Panic attacks or anxiety attacks are thought to be biological in origin but often brought out by stressors in one's environment. All the routine medical tests are typically normal (which is a good thing, isn't it?). Panic attacks are horrible experiences and you do need treatment. Usually the ssri's like zoloft, lexapro, (escitalopram) etc. Will suppress panic attacks. Please get help now! Read more...