Anxiety disorder and panic attacks

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Avatar f tn I have a general anxiety disorder with ptsd and depression i have been on medication before and i really didn't like the side effects and becasue of my personal values i don't agree with being dependent of medication but this past year i have been having really bad panic attacks and anxiety attacks and they will come out of no where and they are getting in the way of my life and i am getting really fed up with it does anyone know of nature ways to help deal with the panic and anxiety attacks
1505955 tn?1289694677 I suffer from anxiety in association with my vestibular disorder and sometimes affects me during the day when driving and can cause me to have a panic attack sometimes. Has this ever happened to anyone like me?
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from anxiety and panic disorder, along with everything else, for decades. Sometimes the anxiety is so bad that I think I might be losing my mind. Then it will let up because I will find something that is REAL to worry about. It is amazing that when something else in the world takes over your real emotions, how quickly you can lose the unreal fear that you have. This site has helped me alot.
Avatar n tn iv finally come to the conclusion that the doctors are right and that its panic attacks and not a real health problem. this has honestly been driving me crazy for 3 years. iv tried medication and some therapy but that didnt do much. the first panic attack i had 3 years ago my heart was beating so fast and it kept skipping beats i honestly thought i was gonna die i was rushed in a ambulance to the hospital. it was very horrifying my whole body was completely numb.
Avatar f tn Has anyone looked for a physical reason for your anxiety and panic attacks? This problem is not necessarily emotional. In my case (the same symptoms)I was in the early stages of adrenal fatigue with high cortisol. Xanax worked wonderfully, but I only took it to abort an attack, did not take a maintenance dose, and the dosage was very small (.25mg). Xanax can work miracles with these attacks, but it is very nasty stuff and highly addictive.
Avatar n tn then once i realized i was having panic attacks, i'd start getting scared that i'd have them at school, or out in public, and that made me more nervous and anxious, and even agoraphobic. having panic attacks made me feel i had lost all control of my own life. i just had to take some time to be my own psychologist for a little while. i took some time away from my usual responsibilities and tried to analyze what it was that was causing me to be so stressed.
Avatar f tn Hello, Whats the difference between anxiety disorder and panic disorder? and how does anxiety attack?
Avatar n tn Hi guys I'm 29 weeks and my anxiety was so bad the doctor has put me on Sertraline 50mg Iv only been on it a week
Avatar f tn at least for that reason, i've noticed that thosse of us that have panic disorder can solve one problem that causes panic and the disorder will then give our minds something else to panic about. but i'm thinking as long at your attacks seem to be centered around your acid reflux, treating that may help you more. but keep those xanax on hand for when you do flip out because it really does help you calm down.
Avatar f tn Hello I was just wondering can stress and anxiety panic attacks cause neck pains like tightness and pressure???? When this happens it makes me panic even more and I get dizzy as well.... can stress and panic attacks cause all of this????
Avatar f tn I'm 10 weeks pregnant with my first baby and before getting pregnant i was experiencing major anxiety and now that i am pregnant i am having panic attacks every other day to everyday has anyone gone thru this and if so what did u do?
Avatar n tn I am 44 and in good health. In the last year I began having panic attacks when driving on the expressway and driving is something that was never a problem for me. The most recent experience is the most disturbing because I recently have experienced two panic attacks while singing in our community choir! I have NEVER had any problems performing, especially in a group. But the feeling is one of sheer panic and I have struggled to make myself get through the concerts.
Avatar f tn i've tried counciling but that didn't work for me i'm terrified of dying i just want the anxiety,panic attacks and all the symtoms to leave me alone and let me get on with my life please help if you can. also can anxiety make your legs go weak and can it cause you to have pains in your chest as i've had my heart and chest checked and there's nothing wrong?
Avatar f tn Again, the cold shocks the mind out of the anxiety. Here are some tips to prevent the anxiety and or panic attacks. Stay away from caffine, as a rule, it is the MAIN reason people suffer from anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Surround yourself with comedy whenever you start to feel off. Laughter is another technique that can fool the brain into concentrating somewhere else. Keep a herbal tea you made handy when you are out and about.
Avatar m tn dose not want to seem to give me strong enough meds for my anxiety and panic attacks. all i get is 1mg klonopin 4 times a day. helped at first. But then started waking up with panic attacks. So i went to my family Dr, and he gave me xanax 1mg. 2 times daily. which has started to help some but still having issues. Any sugestions?
863349 tn?1265662889 I was diagnosed with conversion disorder with panic & anxiety attacks in 2003 before that it was believed it could be manic depression & m.e. I was in a wheelchair from paralysis & had problems with my eyesight and severe emotional problems. Although my health is much better, I still suffer from problems with mobility, all senses and emotional distress including irritability, crying & hysterical confusion, panic & anxiety.
178107 tn?1315951230 I am new here and I am suffering from chromic pain and severe depressive disorder. I had never really had a PA until this past weekend when My husband took me to the ER with chest pains. I am 46 and I couldn't believe that I was having a heart attack. After being admitted and having several test ran I was told that my pain was caused by anxiety and PA. Thank God it wasn't a heart attack, but now how do I deal with this?
Avatar m tn April 11, 2011. Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which you have repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause is unknown. Genetics may play a role. Studies suggest that if one identical twin has panic disorder, the other twin will also develop the condition 40% of the time. However, panic disorder often occurs when there is no family history.
Avatar f tn But a few days ago I smoked marihuana and I'm like having this disorder again, having panic attacks so many taughts in my mind like I feel like I'm not living anymore and I tried everything to concentrate and keep calm and move on but its like I can't it's so difficult and usually when I'm so depressed with this anxiety I cry a lot ! I don't know but I've started again the medication and I'm not going to smoke again of that because I think that's why I'm having this disorder.
Avatar f tn i need some advice from those who suffer from panic attacks or panic/anxiety disorder...
282760 tn?1213331284 As far as I know, tegratol has no incidence of causing panic attacks. I think it is simply a matter of your panic disorder recurring. your body is under a lot of stress and especially the nervous system, since TN is a nervous disorder. And yes, your doctor is right when he says that the tegratol may help the panic/anxiety because of the way that it affects the nervous system.
Avatar n tn Mine started with severe Anxiety and the depression came shortly after. I often wonder if my anxiety and panic attacks are what caused the depression to manifest. At least in my case that's what it seemed like.
Avatar n tn It is proposed that whenever brain estrogen levels fall below the minimum brain estrogen requirement, for whatever reason and at whatever age, brain center dysfunction may ensue and may cause symptoms of anxiety. HRT is recommended for this type of anxiety disorder (secondary to hypoestrogenemia). However, you may also benefit from cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
Avatar m tn Hello to everyone,i'm on cipralex several years diagnose with Ocd and anxiety disorder my dosage was initially 30mg now dicrease dosage 20mg,but these days are very bad i have again panic attacks every morning when wake up and i.m afraid that have some heart issue ,cause heart goes like crazy and start to shake and feel i will die ,and for this i take some xanax that distress me but i'm afraid if this happens again...
Avatar n tn I use to do grugs like ex pills and cocaine and when i stopped i started having panic disorder and anxiety and it also messed up my digestive tract a little bit but i think drugs play a big part in this.
431073 tn?1222180626 I only started having panic attacks and anxiety about two weeks ago. I know a little bit about the disorder because my sister has it and I am a nursing student. My attacks differ from my sisters. Hers seem to be more severe, her attacks mimc a stroke. Here is what happens to me, my vision has changed and it doesn't go back to normal, I get a burning sensation in my head and neck, I tingle in my hands, feet, and lips. My heart races and I feel faint. I also breath heavy and get dry mouth.
Avatar f tn Also try some things at home like meditating and exercising daily, eat well, listen to relaxing sounds or music, yoga, read books on mindfulness also The Anxiety and Panic workbook is helpful. But please please see your doctor. Dont let it take over your life. You can feel better. There are many of us in here going through similar issues so its a great place to "talk" about things etc. I wish you lots of luck and please keep us updated.
Avatar f tn try 5 of them in the last 3 months and find out that 15 mg of Inderal each day is enough to reduce my heart beat to 90 sit and 120 to 160 when i'm a situation who trigger a lot of anxiety and panic... also, at 15 mg daily, it's not affecting too much my blood pressure who tend to be LOW at home and very high when i'm out of the house... Whatever if it's high or low, i'm dizzy and my ears are all the time red...
Avatar m tn You may even feel like you're dying or going crazy. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems.