What do I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

Panic Disorder. Try to stay away from caffeinated drinks such as coffee and sodas, and excessive amounts of fruit juices which only act to stimulate you and might set the stage for jittery feelings. Try to stick to water or water-based, non-caffeinated drinks.
Ambiance. The environment in which you drink your beverage is important . Also, people with anxiety disorder should avoid caffeine in excess and highly sweetened drinks that result in a sugar high followed by hypoglycemia. This may cause mood swings.

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What should I drink if you suffer from panic disorder?

Panic Disorder. Try to stay away from caffeinated drinks which act as stimulants. You don't need the extra boost which sometimes is accompanied by agitation; you might interpret this stimulation as anxiety or panic. Read more...
Water is good! Water is a good choice. You can flavor this by adding slices of lemons, limes, cucumbers, or sprigs of mint (or other fruits & such that you might enjoy). These can be in the water for at least 3 hours to infuse it with their flavor. Or, various kinds of non-caffeinated iced teas -- many delicious ones are herbal. Flavored seltzer waters and similar, if you like the fizz. Avoid caffeine. Read more...

What to drink if you suffer from panic disorder? Will beer or wine keep me mellower?

Panic + Alcohol. Panic disorder is relatively easy to treat. Why accept to live with it? Alcohol may make you feel momentarily better but it will not solve the problem. If you postpone treatment you may end up having to use more and more alcohol to take off the edge. Dealing with excessive drinking is more difficult. A cognitive behavioral psychotherapist specialized in panic will help you more. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Sassoon. Alcohol is not the answer for panic disorder. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or > Read more...

Cam u drink powerade zero and sprite zero with a panic disorder?

Yes. Yes. It is usually a good idea for folks with any type of anxiety disorder to avoid all caffeine. Neither sprite nor poweraide contain caffeine. Good question and good luck. Read more...

What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess thats bad..

Evaluate. An evaluation by your doctor will help determine if there are removable causes for these symptoms. There are many treatments both medication and non-medication that can be quite effective. Food or drink is not usually the most effective solution. Read more...

This week been drinking abt 10cups green tea a day using btwn 4-5 tea bags only I also take 40mg fluoxetine a day for panic disorder. Interactions?

Too much. Way too much green tea. It contains caffeine and other chemicals. Recommend a max of 5 cups of green tea per day (regular strength) to prevent side effects. The fluoxetine may be helping your panic disorder but all the caffeine may worsen it. Read more...

I have Panic Disorder, and take Valium (8mg/day) and Lexapro (escitalopram) (20mg/day). I drink coffee every morning. Seems to add to anxiety. Best to give it up?

Panic Disorder. I understand your need to have relief from Panic Disorder Using Valium with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Caffeine can increase Anxiety. Consider-Therapy, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga and Visual Imagery of National Parks See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication interaction and decreasing the dose. Read more...
Yes. Many patients who are highly anxious are very sensitive to coffee and products which have caffeine. In those cases it is usually recommended to minimize or even better, totally eliminate such products from your diet. There are also non-medication interventions that can be of benefit, such as meditation, mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga. Hope this is helpful. All the best. Read more...
Worth a try. Caffeine can contribute to anxiety and nervousness. Frequently in treating a panic disorder , the patient and the doctor may do a trial of various types of medications as well as different dosage and meds that last longer or shorter than others. Sometimes various types of psychotherapy may also be useful. Read more...
Yes absolutly. Hi Terry see if you can switch to de caff. You already know that for you coffee makes your symptoms worse . Read more...