Your heart is racing and your mind is going a million miles a minute. You’re sweating, shaking, and feeling intense fear. You might feel like you can’t breathe, and even like you need to go to the hospital. Yep, this is a panic attack—a fairly common problem, but still one of the scariest, most disruptive things that can happen to you. Stress and anxiety, of course, can trigger panic attacks, but sometimes they seem to come out of the blue. What can you do? The best way to prevent a panic attack is to address the underlying stress and anxiety that contributes to it. Try yoga, breathwork, therapy, or the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) to help you calm your nervous system and put things in perspective. Many herbs and nutritional supplements have been shown to be effective against anxiety when used alone or in combination, including amino acids (such as combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine), passionflower, magnesium, and kava. St. John's Wort, often prescribed for depression, is not recommended for anxiety and panic attacks. It can be really unsettling to have a panic attack, especially the first time, but there’s absolutely no reason to feel embarrassed about it. Lots of people have panic attacks, and it’s most important to focus on finding ways to cope that work for you. You can also lean on your WanaFam and other supportive people in your life. If you’re open about your experience with panic attacks, you may find that other people you know and love are in the same boat!
Recent posts about Panic attacks
Hi all. I'm new and I have horrible anxiety issues. i was just in the hospital last night for a horrible anxiety attack. I think my anxiety may be giving me panic attacks but I'm not 100% sure. I could honestly use a new friend to lean on and vent to. I've had many friends come in my life but they all leave after they find out i have anxiety and depression. Thank you for your time if you do comment.
it’s just a shit night WanaFam. ptsd, anxiety, panic attacks, that all sucks ass and I can’t handle this shit alone. i’m just scared and I need a friend. i’m so lonely and I try to contact friends but they’re all busy or some shit. god I hate this. i just want a damn friend who won’t make it feel like they’re ghosting me.
ever since Corona I've had horrible anxiety and panic attacks... and my paranoia has worsened and I start crying during the attacks, I also often believe I have problems but then think I just seek attention...
How old were you when you found out you suffered from anxiety? I was 17 when I had my first panic attack. I didn’t even know what it was until the age of 29. I’m 42 now
Struggling with my OCD and panic attacks this week. My OCD tells me I can't eat, my anxiety makes me panic over not eating. My severe acid reflux that nothing has helped makes me regret eating and reinforces my OCD. It is starting to feel like a battle I can't win.
I'm so happy I got a new job that gives me lots of hours it's just so hard because I have a lot of co-workers and I have very bad social anxiety i already embarrassed myself on lunch when I was eating with three of my coworkers I had a panic attack and I was shaking when they were asking me questions and telling me I was a good worker my birthday is on Thursday and I'm so freaking nervous because they are going to sing to me and buy me something to eat.
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