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Anxiety and panic attacks?

When people casually tell you not to worry so much, they're unknowingly giving you a very smart health tip. It seems like common sense, but hard evidence of a link between anxiety disorders and physical health problems has only recently emerged. Anxiety disorders are associated with several physical conditions including respiratory disease, arthritis, allergic conditions, migraine headaches and thyroid disease.

People who suffer from anxiety disorders seem to develop health problems the longer the disorder persists. Indeed, it appears that untreated anxiety disorders are the primary reason physical problems start to appear. Minor physical symptoms like dizzy spells, nausea, shortness of breath and chest pains may be ignored by the person—or worse yet, they may seek comfort in some unhealthy form of anxiety coping like over drinking or smoking

There is growing evidence that stress may contribute to physical illness such as cardiovascular disease. Whatever the cause, physical diseases need appropriate medical management before any attempt is made at stress management. Almost everyone experiences some anxiety. This is normal. Anxiety disorders are different from everyday anxiety because they are more severe, can persist and may interfere with a person’s daily life. The good news is that anxiety disorders can be successfully treated.

Untreated anxiety disorders can lead to serious depression. Depressive illness is common. Depression is about twice as common in women as in men depression can develop at any age.
Depression is often associated with an increased incidence of suicide. The annual suicide rate for people with depression is 3–4 times higher than that of other psychiatric disorders.

I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, panic attack, and social anxiety disorder. My body is feeling so weak everyday, no energy at all, no concentration, and no motivation; sometimes it feels someone is squeezing my body, irregular heartbeat and occasional light-headedness. I feel like I am in a dream all the time, I suffer from unexplained mental and physical fatigue.

I am not a doctor, but you don’t have to give up. Continue to see your doctor regularly, do not stop! You sound very anxious. In conclusion I suggest encouraging yourself to be more open to your doctor.

Take care always.

Is this an anxiety/panic attack?

That is a general anxiety attack. Stress triggers a stress reaction in the body where you get restless, anxious, nervous, clammy, sweaty feeling like you need to run away.

You should just take a step back sit down, take several deep breaths and relax. Calm your mind and calm your body. I know you feel that you are not in control but you really are. You just have to know how to take control. This control can be found through music, drawing, writing, talking to someone you trust - maybe therapy if this is a little more serious. But anxiety is a normal part of growing up. Everybody has to deal with anxiety on some level.

A panic attack is a lot different than anxiety. The two are related however if you have a panic attack you'll feel a like you're suddenly about to die, your heart will race, your muscles will cramp up, you can even lose control of your body (like your hands may clench up and you may literally not be able to unclench them) this can happen to your jaw and your toes as well. You may faint, feel outright sick to your stomach. But the main thing is that you feel a sudden dread like you are going to die.

A panic attack is basically an anxiety attack times ten.

Anxiety/Panic Attacks?

Hi,
I am guessing you are referring to GAD or General anxiety disorder? (some folks suffer from social anxiety and other variety's of anxiety).
Anxiety/panic attacks are more and more common this day and age (unfortunately). If they are bad enough and frequent enough, sometimes you have to use meds to help you through. Aside from meds, it can also be very helpful to see a therapist. They can help you learn how to try and "control" the attacks and not let them run you over. It takes a lot of work but you can train your mind to stop the panic before it takes over.
It is also good to stay away from unnecessary things that may trigger attacks (drugs, alcohol, etc..).
If you feel an attack coming on, try to get in the most comfortable place you can and then focus... tell yourself over and over again that you ARE ok and breathe deeply and slowly. That may sound funny but if you really focus and breathe, it helps. Remember, you are not going to die, even though it might feel like it. You just need to regain control. There are also some message boards and books available to help people with these kinds of issues. Beware the internet though, always make sure the advice you get it legit. Hope this helps some.

Is this panic/anxiety attack?

There’s always a turning point when a person moves from general anxiety into a panic attack, and that happens with public speaking when you think to yourself:

I won’t be able to handle this in front of these people.

That split second of self-doubt leads to a rush of adrenaline, and the extreme anxiety arrives in a wavelike format. If, however, you feel the initial anxiety and react with confidence that this isn’t a threat to you, you’ll process the anxiety rapidly.

Using this new approach is a powerful ally because it means it’s okay to feel scared and anxious when speaking. That’s fine-you’ll feel it, and you’ll move with and through the sensations in your body and out the other side.

Because people are often very anxious before the talk has begun, they may feel they’ve already let themselves down. Now you can relax on that point. It’s perfectly natural to feel the anxiety.

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Social Anxiety & Panic Attacks..?

ok my answer is going to probally be different than most.. I say that you should medicate yourself with consent and prescription from your physician. I suffered with this for many years and still do. I have been on ativan and it does help me in situations where I know that i am prone to panic attacks. Mine are mostly at work but can happen at anytime when I am around someone unfamiliar or even a friend when i am just talking it can happen. It is social phobia or social anxiety. It is real.. I find that the medication eases the fear and let me live somewhat of a normal life.. it stops the panic attacks for the most part but the fear of knowing that I can have one is still there.

I can tell you that i have suffered from this and NO ONE seems to understand this.. so i just down play it and say i have panic attacks..i find it hard to say... hey.. i am scared of people or social situations...

I found a dr who assured me this is real, and that it is somthing that does not just go away.. hearing someone tell me that it is real, a real medical condition made me feel better.

I hope you much success in finding a way to cope, If I were you I would be open to anything but the first thing in allowing you to get better, get some confidence and getting yourself back is to start with somthing to help the FEAR that these panic attacks bring, and that is with medication.

I have taken both xanax and ativan, i find ativan much more helpful.

keep in mind thisis normally a lifelong struggle you can help it but there is not "cure"... deep rooted issues normally cause these things, things that you may not even remember as a child

forgive the spelling spell check wont open, and i wantedto post this to your from someone who lives with this life limiting condition

Panic attacks and anxiety help?

Tell him/her exactly what you feel when you're out in a social setting. Explain what happens to your body physically like sweating, harder to breathe, dizziness, hand cramping..and what's going on mentally as well.
Psychiatrists ask many questions so it's a little easier to explain what's going on. And based on my own experience with my social phobia and about 10 years of psychiatry, I've been perscribed everything from anti-depressants to anti-psychotics paired with a benzodiazepine. Personally, the best cocktail of meds for me has been Lexapro and 1mg Klonopins two to three times everyday. As well as psychology. Psychology has actually been a HUGE help to go along with the medicaiton.
Take care :)

Anxiety and Panic Attacks?

Panic/Anxiety attacks are very common. I know this doesn't help, but I also have panic/anxiety attacks and have since I was 13. What you described sounds exactly like a panic attack. However first you, should see your primary care physician, if you don't have one then see a general practioner. For thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, just to mention a couple, there is literally dozens of medical issues that can make one feel this way. I doubt if you have any underlying disease or abnormalites, however this does need to be ruled out first. Then you go from there, as for me I tried for years to use relaxation methods, music, excercise, therapy groups, saw a psychiatrist for over one year. Finally, I said, crap live is to short and I expand so much energy dealing with this panic/anxiety thing. So I went to my family physican of 20 years. Who had tried repeately to get me to take an anti-depressant and antianxiety medication, I totally refused. THEN ONE DAY I SAID ENOUGH< WENT TO THE DOCTOR< TOOK THOSE ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND ANTIANXIETY MEDICATIONS. No it didn't cure me, but it sure did help, I was able to spend energy most more contructively, instead of constantly worrying about the next attack. Everyone is different, for those that can do it without medication, it's Great, but I couldn't and I'm not ashamed to attitmited it, had I had to do over, I would have sought medical treatment in the first place rather than psychiatrict. For I can tell you, the psychiatrict route, did little for me. Thanks for the opportunity to address your question. Hang Tough, you will figure out what's best for you.

Ha…They both are terrible.. panic attacks stop you in your tracks and the fear of the now is overwhelming. When your pain now has built it’s self up so much you cant release it. You don’t and can never know when it will end; pains are physical and mental. You are stuck in rapid thoughts but unable to express what is inside you… Example- I literally want to die, to think of making it through the rest of the day let alone another one is unbearable. Time is relevant, and 5 minutes feels like my hells manifested on earth (death feels like the only escape). Imagine you broke up with yourself, you are over with yourself now what should you do. Heart broken and prepared/wishing the pain will end. Which thank God it does, and It’s a numb freedom. Finally given some clarity that tomorrow can’t be as bad.If you’re looking for a proper solution to panic attacks I’d heavily suggest taking a look at 60 Second Panic SolutionFor me, panic attacks are worse but it’s because my anxiety made me have a panic attack. My anxiety makes me panic. But other people make me have panic attacks too. Like bad metro bus drivers who turn the corner on two wheels and nearly wreck the bus. I got off the bus, threw up, and I was on edge all day. My family also gives me a lot of anxiety leading to terrible anxiety attacks. My thoughts get worse and worse and make me panic… then I am having panic attacks. It goes hand in hand but for me, panic attacks make me throw up and feel like crap physically. I think it’s different for everyone. I am not sure though. I just thought I’d tell you how goes for me.

Anxiety and panic attacks? Need help!?

I am not sure how a colonoscopy can show that you have anxiety and panic attacks? However, that does not mean that you do not suffer from them. Seek medical help for the attacks and please look into the drugs given. Xanax is a benzodiazipam which is addictive and can give you problems of dependency.
Check out the health food stores for some natural pills, but check them out with your doc to make sure they will not interfere with any meds you are on now. There are reasons that you get panic and anxiety problems and they need to be explored.
Good Luck