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Anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks



Did you know....Panic attacks can be palpitations, a pounding heart, an accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or ...

Did you know....Panic attacks can be palpitations, a pounding heart, an accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or
shaking, shortness of breath and choking sensations? If you suffer from panic attacks, you're not alone. Take
advantage of todays treatments. Here are other symptoms and treatments for panic attacks.



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    • ==== ====Did you know....Panic attacks can be palpitations, a pounding heart, an accelerated heart rate,sweating, trembling shaking, shortness of breath and choking sensations? If you suffer from panicattacks, youre not alone. Take advantage of todays treatments. Here are other symptoms andtreatments for panic attacks.http://www.causeofpanicattacks.com==== ====If you are like me and have suffered from the debilitating and frightening effects of panic attacks(and seek a panic attacks treatment), youll probably cringe when you think about the followingsymptoms.If you suffer from...* Palpitations* Your heart pounding and/or accelerated heart rate* Excess perspiration* Trembling or nervous shaking* Shortness of breath* Feel like you are choking* Tight chest* Nausea or stomach cramps* Derealization (a feeling of nonreality)* Fear of losing control or going crazy* Fear of dying* Numbness or a tingling sensation* Chills or hot flashes...then you know first hand the experience and common symptoms of a panic attack or anxietyattack.You might alternatively be reading this article because you know of a loved one or family member
    • who suffers from panic attacks and you want to try to understand the complexities of this form ofanxiety with the hope of finding panic attacks treatment options.If you have never experienced a panic attack yourself here is an idea of what its like for us..Imagine you are standing in a store queue and you are almost at the checkout after waiting behindother customers in the line. Seemingly out of no where, you can feel it rising, a sense of impendingpanic? An unpleasant and sickening feeling forms in the base of your throat, your chest tightens,your breath becomes fast and labored and your heart starts racing. You are think oh no please nothere not now!You do a quick scan of the surroundings to establish the "threat level"? You all of a sudden feelclaustrophobic and surrounded by strangers. Pins and needles invade your limbs, you felllightheaded and dizzy, followed by a huge rush of fear as you dread what you fear the most. Herecomes your next panic attack.You have doubt in your mind that this is likely be a big one. You think, okay just remember thepattern interrupting steps that you have been taught - you start to apply your coping techniques.The first is usually deep breathing exercise panic attacks treatment recommended by doctors.Breathe In through your nose, out through your mouth.You focus on relaxing thoughts, and again, while breathing correctly, think "Relax," then exhaling.But it does not seem to make any positive difference; if anything, concentrating on breathing justmakes you feel more self-conscious and more uptight.You move on to coping technique 2:Progressive muscle relaxation. You start by tensing both shoulders, holding for 10 seconds, beforereleasing. You give it another go but there is still no difference. The more you try, the greater thelevel of anxiety builds and this is compounded by the fast that you have used all of the copingtechniques you know further driving you into your panic. You feel alone and wish there wassomeone to help you get through it.This is the point where you can feel the adrenaline pumping through your system, saturating yourbody with uncomfortable sensations. You feel the dreaded loss of complete control overriding youremotions. No body surrounding you has a clue as to the level of sheer terror you are experiencing.The worst they are feeling is the annoyance of a frustrating slow queue they are having to dealwith in the supermarket.Your options are looking scarce. Time for Plan C.The most primal coping skill is the fight or flight human response of "fleeing." You escape thequeue feeling rather embarrassed as you hurriedly deposit your items at the counter unpaid for.The cashier watches you leave your shopping behind and make a break for the door. You justcant wait to get out of there and find a place to suffer your attack alone. There is always thethought that comes to the forefront of your mind that this could be the one that "drops you". Couldthis be the one you are terrified will push you over the edge mentally and physically. Another 10minutes along and the momentum of the panic attack and energy disperses.
    • If its only 9am you think to yourself how am I going to get through the balance of the day?If you are a regular sufferer of panic or anxiety attacks, the scenario I just described probablysounds all too familiar. Just reading this may well have induced familiar feelings of dread anddiscomfort. The specific circumstances that trigger your panic and anxiety might be different andunique to you physically or mentally. You may have even had some really benign place and timethat your experienced a panic attack, still the sensations are all too familiar.If this is you and have had what is commonly known as a "panic attack," you can be assured thatyou are by no means alone in your plight.Panic attack sufferers often report an acute sense of impending doom. Its common to feel close tolosing your mind or like your body is in crisis mode like your body is speeding up of shutting down.You are one of hundreds of thousands of people. In the USA, it is estimated that almost 5% ofpeople suffer from one of more forms of anxiety disorder. For many they are sporadic panicattacks that are situation specific e.g. public speaking. For other people they can be a dailyoccurrence which can be very debilitating. Frequent panic attacks are deemed medically as"anxiety disorders".The key is to get the right advice from someone who understands fully the psychology and optionsthat have been proven to work, not just the theory.You can start right now by understanding the vital and surprisingly simple methods you canimplement to stop the cycle of panic or anxiety attacks in your life. Its by applying a few simplestrategies that followed correctly will give you back your life and confidence to live life fully again.You might be surprised to know...?The difference between someone who is an "ex panic attack sufferer" and a current one is quitesimple. If you step over the barriers that you can easy overcome, you will no longer fear panicattacks.Would you be shocked if I told you that the key to ending panic and anxiety attacks is to wish forone. Yes I know that sounds contradictory and ridiculous, but allow me to explain.The fact that you are calling an panic attack to you actually repels it. If I demanded that you have apanic attack right this minute youd probably be hard pressed to achieve it right?If youve heard of the saying "what you resist, persists" then this principle applied to panic attacksas well. If you resist your situation because of fear, the fear surrounding it will also persist. This isone of the secrets I learned about that totally surprised me but transformed my life and freed meforever from panic attacks.In essence this means that if you are trying to have a panic attack - it will evade you. Try right nowto create a panic attack in yourself and I can bet youll have difficulty. Deciding to panic is asubconscious decision and you are essentially giving it power by saying this is beyond my control.
    • Thats all about to change if you decide to apply what I learned!If you can imagine having a panic or anxiety attack like being at the edge of a cliff. Your anxiety isthe thing that seems to be forcing you closer to the edge.The key is to take and leap and take a metaphorical jump over the edge - despite your fear!How does this relate to panic attacks? Wanting to have a panic attack is like jumping. You ask foranxiety and panic attacks to show up.This sound totally contradictory and maybe even scary - thats quite normal, but hidden in thisseemingly ironic action is the key to completely eliminating panic attacks from your life - in lessthan a week for many people so far!!It doesnt matter how bad a panic attack feels, the truth is they cant hurt you. You are not in harmsway despite your body and mind screaming otherwise. Your leap becomes a 2 foot drop instead ofa huge chasm....and its not as scary when you do it the right way with the right guidance.Remember you are not alone and thousands of other people have left panic attacks behind!This is the concept I learned that changed my life by following the advice of Barry Mcdonagh.Barry is not only a technical expert on Panic Related disorders, he also understands the humanemotional impact panic or anxiety attacks have on ones life. Its extremely freeing having theability to master my own mind instead of being at the mercy of what used to be emotionallycrippling panic attacks.Abby Hill of www.treatmentpanicattack.com once suffered from chronic panic attacks. Abby shareshow she applied two very effective (and surprisingly simple) panic attacks treatment techniques tototally eliminate panic & anxiety from anyones life.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Abby_Hill==== ====Did you know....Panic attacks can be palpitations, a pounding heart, an accelerated heart rate,sweating, trembling shaking, shortness of breath and choking sensations? If you suffer from panicattacks, youre not alone. Take advantage of todays treatments. Here are other symptoms and
    • treatments for panic attacks.http://www.causeofpanicattacks.com==== ====