Learning how to control Panic Attacks

By | December 22, 2009


By learning how to exercise control over panic attacks, you can avoid getting a panic attack. The symptoms of a are sensations of palpitations, dizziness, breathlessness, stomach aches, chest pains etc. Panic attacks also have a mental is important to know the factors that cause such attacks. Before we know how to control such attacks, it is vital to understand why panic attacks get triggered. It is true that panic attacks come without warnings, but most are often triggered by situations and events. For example, if driving fast can cause panic attacks, the very thought of driving a formula1 car could be trigger an attack. The best way to deal with it is to seek help from family and friends.

Here are three classifications of Symptoms which could cause a panic attack

Physical aspects

  • Unusual and constant perspiration
  • Shortening breath
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pains
  • Stomach aches
  • Dizziness
  • Trembling

Mental aspects

  • Loss of speech
  • Too many thoughts clashing in your head
  • Fear
  • Losing all senses

Emotional aspects

  • Fear of losing
  • Fear of death

Knowing the symptoms which are potentially dangerous to you, your family members will be able react efficiently to avoid you from getting an attack.

Panic attacks can have ill affects in your personal and professional life. Learning ways to exercise control would help you enormously. When some people make fun of the idea on controlling anxiety, they feel it is next to impossible for someone to control panic attacks. But it isn’t so. If they are fully aware and capable enough to take an appropriate action at the right time, such attacks can be avoided. If you have experienced one such attack earlier, think why it happened to you, and how you felt before the attack. Most often such attacks come without a warning making you feel dizzy or cause headache initially. When you feel such things happening to you again, try to get out of the situation as early as possible. Panic attacks are not life threatening, but if left untreated, it may get worse. Behavioral therapy is another method of controlling panic attacks.

Meet your doctor and get yourself examined. A may indicate another issue, which could be cured by medicines. If medicines are not a solution for the issue, your doctor could arrange alternatives for you. Maybe a support group or therapist. There are also many anti depressants prescribed to deal with panic attacks. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is one such anti-depressant. These are prescribed on short term basis to minimize the occurrences of the symptoms which cause panic attack. Ensure that there are no side effects caused when you use these medications with coffee, or any other medication you are already prescribed to. Your doctor must help you out with this. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by giving enough rest for your body, taking in nutritious food, avoiding stress and regular exercising. These activities will reduce anxiety

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