Having panic attack symptoms?
Here on anxietyattackscure.org we help people deal with anxiety disorder. We will give you professional help if we think you have abnormal nervousness and stress. It is okay to feel anxious when you are facing a difficult situation like an exam. However, if your overwhelming fears are interfering with your every day life, you have a problem to solve. Anxiety is your body’s natural manner of reacting to a danger. Think of it as an automatic alarm that blows up when you abruptly encounter a difficult situation. Anxiety is really not an awful thing. It can, in fact, keep your mind alert and focused and propel you to act or take off when there is a danger. But if you feel anxious consistently and overwhelmingly, this may interrupt your overall productivity. The following are common types of anxiety disorders we have seen before:
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Are you constantly worrying about negative and bad things happening? You could be facing a serious GAD and we are about to discuss it here. When GAD is plaguing a person, he or she will have irrational fears and worries about things that are very unlikely to happen. They cannot relax because this condition drains all their energy, causing extreme fatigue insomnia, stomach upsets and irritation. It will cause chronic distress, nervousness and stress. GAD causes a very diffuse feeling of unease and fright in all areas of your life.
It is the direct opposite of phobia when fear is linked to a known circumstance or thing. Though it is not as profound as the attack from panic or phobia, GAD is persistent and annoying in your head. When you are suffering from this condition, you will tend to draw pre-mature conclusions about everything. What are the symptoms of the generalized anxiety disorder? We have seen the following signs in our patients: Physical, emotional and behavioral. Physical symptoms may include: • Muscle tightness, body aches or feeling tense • Turning and tossing in your sleep (insomnia) • Restlessness or nervousness • Stomach upsets, diarrhea or nausea In addition to physical signs of GAD, you may have emotional signs that include: • Worries and fears that constantly bombard your mind. • Feeling as if your fears and worries are controlling your life; it seems like you cannot stop yourself from worrying. • You have racing thoughts that seems so intrusive that you cannot stop them. • You are disturbed by tomorrow and what it might bring • You feel enveloped by fear. GAD will also cause behavioral symptoms: • You may be unable to relax gently during your free time. • You may have a hard time concentrating or staying focused. • You may put some workload aside or procrastinate because of feeling under-pressure. • You could continually want to avoid situations that make you worry even if they can benefit you.
Anxiety attacks or panic attacks
Generally called a panic disorder, anxiety attacks or panic attacks are characterized by constant, unexpected and intense fear that causes an increased heartbeat, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension and trembling. It may also entail fear of being alone at a given place where help can be accessed during an episode. This type of fear is called agoraphobia. Without professional treatment, we have seen some patients going through a cycle of prolonged and intense attacks that eventually render them incapable of being in control of their lives. What causes an anxiety attack?
It is absolutely normal to panic in periods of hardships, distress or sickness. But if you are having several, recurring and abrupt episodes, chances are that you have a panic disorder. We would really love to test you for this disorder. In most of our patients, we find the following triggers or causes. • Unending chronic stress – It stimulates production of stress/fright body chemicals like adrenaline. • Traumatic occurrences - A difficult, short-lived problem such as a death could cause acute stress. This may in return cause the body to generate large amounts of stress chemicals that will lead to a panic attacks. • Sickness – We always advice people who panic excessively to consult a doctor about these diseases: hyperthyroidism, heart issues, diabetes, inner ear disorders, Post-partum hyperthyroiditis or asthma. • Excessive physical exercises – When you are running, jogging or doing other extreme workouts, your body may generate exaggerated reactions, including chemicals that trigger flight or fight chemicals. • Drugs or caffeine – Do you take excessive tea or coffee beverages? Perhaps you are using tranquillizers and other related drugs. These are all known to induce stress. • Some social encounters – Many people cannot speak in front of a big crowd calmly and somberly. Even being stuffed in an overcrowded area may cause an anxiety attack because of different smells, or heat.
Anxiety attack symptoms
Although all the following panic attack symptoms may not be present in your case, we have consistently treated people with them. They include the following: • Irrational thinking or anxiety • Unreasonable watchfulness for dangerous situations • Fear of insanity, death or losing control • Lightheadedness • Experiencing tingling sensations or chills in hands and arms when faced with a problem • Dry mouth, shaking, sweating or hot flushes • Heightened heart rate • Shortness of breath or Heaviness or constriction in the chest • Abdominal discomfort or nausea • Feeling a disconnection from reality or your surroundings If you have some or all the above anxiety attack symptoms, we are positive that you need help. There many ways that help can be sought. You can depend on anxietyattackscure.org. We will handle your case expertly and even connect you with the best doctors, psychologists, anxiety recovery centres and other help lines. After you get in touch with us we will analyze your symptoms and determine the way forward. We may suggest medical treatment options such as: • Stress management tactics • Relaxation tactics • Healthy breathing techniques • Lifestyle changes such as your diet exercise and sleep. • Problem solving techniques • Psychotherapy and • Medication.
What is manic panic?
Is there a correlation between manic or bipolar disorder and panic disorder? Many studies, including a study conducted by Dr. Dean F. MacKinnon who has been helping families that have many bipolar disorder sufferers suggests so. Even studies that were conducted in nineteen eighties showed that twenty percent of families affected by manic or bipolar disorder were also suffering from a panic disorder. As mentioned above, a panic disorder is characterized by profound anxiety or panic that leads to shortness of breath, palpitations, tingling, sweating, nausea, stomach upsets or dizziness. The study as to whether a combination of manic panic disorder exists is going on though.
What sorts of stress test or anxiety test exist?
There are different types of stress tests or anxiety tests out there. Adenosine stress test is normally carried out in people who cannot exercise. Therefore they are given a special drug to make their heart respond the way it would when a person is exercising. Stress echocardiogram (stress echo) machine shows a graphical representation of a heart movement. When your heart is stressed, the echo may indicate a lack of blood flow that is not always detected when other heart tests are being carried out. The Nuclear test for stress indicates the parts of the heart that are malfunctioning. The doctors insert a radioactive substance into a patient’s body and then with a camera they capture the rays that the substance emits. The heart tissue pictures will then be relayed on a computer monitor. Before you take an anxiety test we would like you to do the following: • Avoid foods or drinks (except plain water) four hours prior to the test. • Avoid caffeine in foods or drinks for twelve hours prior to the test as caffeine may interfere with the test outcome. • Avoid taking heart medicines on the day you will be tested for anxiety unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Some medication may be needed though, in patients who have chest ache in the day of the test. • Come with your inhaler if you have asthma or a related disease that cause breathing difficulties.
Nervous breakdown and Separation anxiety
When you have a nervous breakdown, your life is making demands that are making you physically and emotionally ill. Sometimes this condition is a sign that you may have an underlying mental health issue like anxiety or depression. If you have this problem, your mind will not function properly for a temporary duration. This could easily interfere with your social interactions and make you miss work, appointments or sleep. Some people don’t keep a good grooming pattern. Symptoms are: • Loss of appetite for food, sex, work, exercise and other hobbies you normally have. • A strong feeling of guilt; when you are unable to cope with life in general. • Feelings of aloneness, desperation, exhaustion, agitation and helplessness. This problem is a normal part of childhood development. It affects kids who are about one year old when they cannot see mother or father around the house. They can throw tantrums and cry a lot because of the pain of being separated. Although kids adapt perfectly to caregivers or baby sitters, they know perfectly who belongs to their family. Unfortunately they do not have the concept of time yet in their thinking and so they believe mom and dad are gone for good. Is your kid facing separation anxiety? We, anxietyattackscure.org, deal with cases of adult and children anxiety disorders.