Getting Your Life Back from Panic Attacks
It isn't as Hard as You Think!
Stopping a panic attack is not as difficult as it may sound – if you are properly prepared, that is!
One of the most effective ways of dealing with anxiety and panic disorders is getting a clear picture of why the attacks take place and how they affect you.
Knowing as much as possible is important if you want to stop panic attacks before they do andy real damage.
To stop panic attack symptoms from overtaking you, you need to know what causes you to feel stressed.
Having faith in yourself and what is happening to you is part of the first step to overcoming the problem. Nobody knows your body and mind better than you.
The trigger may not be obvious which makes it more difficult to be certain what is starting the attack.
You could feel extreme fear over something and no one else can understand why you think it's even important. Or might even develop a fear of panic attacks.
There really is no sure fire way to understand the entire scope of what contributes to your panic attack without careful evaluation with a medical professional and possibly a psychologist.
A panic attack generally last only 10 to 20 minutes, though it might feel longer.
Panics attacks can show themselves in many ways, including but not limited to:
- Hot Flashes
- Pounding Heart
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
Do I Have to See a Doctor?
Many people do not want to talk about their problem with their doctor or bother thinking about going to a psychologist because they are embarrassed about having these symptoms and aren't aware that it might be a panic attack problem.
Others don't want help because it makes them feel inferior or because only “crazy” people see a psychiatrist.
These feelings and thoughts might be understandable, but the fact is that they don't work.
If the car doesn't run you take it to a mechanic, if a leg is broken you go to the hospital to get it set.
If you need professional help - doesn't it just make sense to get the best kind instead of trying to do it alone?
What Will the Doctor Do?
Some doctors prescribe medications for panic attacks such as Paxil or Zoloft.
In order to stop panic attack symptoms, you may want to consider:
- Talking to your doctor about these medications or other methods
- Do follow the advice of your doctor and the drug company instructions because every medicine works better when used properly
- Never stop taking a medication suddenly without taking to the doctor who gave it to you.
- Never start taking medication without the advice of your doctor, either.
Approaching panic disorders from both angles – through treatment and psychological counseling,there are much greater chances of getting over the condition and reducing the effects.
Read more at:How Do I Recognize a Panic Attack?