Monday, July 23, 2018

Help For Panic Attacks

Have you ever had a panic attack? 

A Panic attack is a sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety and/ or fear. 

Your heart pounds and you feel like you cannot breathe.

You may even feel like you’re dying or going crazy. 

If this condition is left untreated, panic attacks can lead to Panic Disorder as well as other problems. 

Panic attacks can prevent you from engaging in every day activities. 

Panic attacks can occur once or many times. If they occur multiple times, then it is usually connected to something that you either had a bad experience with or something that you fear.

Panic attacks can also occur due to various medical conditions.

Some Symptoms Are The Following:

Shortness of breath or hyperventilation

Heart palpitations or a racing heart

Chest pain or discomfort

Trembling or shaking

Choking feeling

Feeling unreal or detached from your surroundings


Nausea or upset stomach

Feeling dizzy, light-headed, or faint

Numbness or tingling sensations

Hot or cold flashes

Fear of dying, losing control, or going crazy

Things that you can do on your own are the following:  

Educate yourself about panic attacks and what may be causing yours by researching all of your symptoms. 
Avoid smoking and caffeine

Take slow deep breathes

Do something to help you to relax like take a warm bath, listen to soothing music, go for a walk, watch a funny show for comic relief, talk to someone, massage your neck and temples, focus and talk to yourself and tell yourself that you are safe, and go to a safe place in your mind.

Individual Counseling can help! A Counselor can help you to explore the underlying causes for your panic attacks and help you toward healing.   

 Reference- HelpGuide.Org

There is always hope! 

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 By Diane Davidson Gammon MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

 Open Full-Time Days - Monday through Saturday
With Evening Appointments


Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

Diane Davidson Gammon Arnold MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

 Have Hope! Renew Health! and...........





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