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I'm having panick attacks so bad that i can't breathe and I…

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Hello I'm having panick...

Hello I'm having panick attacks so bad that i can't breathe and I have them like 2-3 times and severe anxiety

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

I have been dealing with the severe anxiety for years but the panick attacks has been since my children were taking from me so about 3 years and I have really bad depression i can't sleep I just feel like I'm losing my mind

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not at the moment no

Submitted: 28 days ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 28 days ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 28 days ago

Have you tried any treatment?

Are you on any medications?

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
I have been on prozac welbutrin I have been on vistiril everything u can think of that don't help really I forgot to mention I am having fatiguness also well a friend or acquaintance actually was telling me she had all the same symptoms and her doctor prescribes Xanax and adderalls and I just really feel like that would help me also because I'm also overweight and the adderall could help with that also
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 28 days ago

The best way to deal with panic is a comprehensive approach. It can be treated by the following measures by yourself;

1) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and operant-behavioral therapy (OBT); done by a psychologist but there are internet based approach nowadays too. CBT has higher efficacy and lower relapse rates.

2) Relaxation training and biofeedback.

3) Hypnosis

4) Acupuncture and acupressure

5) Yoga

6) Meditation

7) Group sporting activities

8) St. John's wort

9) Melatonin
10) Valerian root

11) Deep breathing exercises.

A major component of therapy involves understanding and assuring yourself that the symptoms are neither from a serious medical condition nor from a mental deficiency but rather from a chemical imbalance in the fight or flight response. Alprazolam (Xanax) has been widely used for panic disorder, but it is currently discouraged because of its higher dependence potential. CBT helps to understand how automatic thoughts and false beliefs/distortions lead to exaggerated emotional responses, such as panic, and how they can lead to secondary behavioral consequences.Cognitive restructuring involves substituting positive thoughts and getting rid of negative thoughts. Some studies have suggested that high importance to religion and religious practices also improve panic symptoms and prevent recurrences.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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