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lovepeacehappiness05 posted:
Hi, its been a while since i've been on this site, last time i was on here i was experiencing anxiety attacks alot it was an everyday thing....from 1day to another it jst went away i was so happy now months have passed and 2day it started happening again i hadnt had it in a long time that now i dnt no how so control it i pray that i dnt get it daily....i am experiancing an attack now im feeling scared that something is going to happen to me, im sweating from my pulms, i have hotflashes, and lighthead, and dizzy..
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Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
What had you done before that worked for you? It seems that they just went away?

When was the last time you had a medical exam? I always recommend this because there can be little things that are causing this like diet, lack of sleep, financial worries, stress, lack of exercise and lack of recreation.

There are a number of things that may be helpful; relaxation breathing (see our video tutorial in the Tips column), positive self-talk (where you talk yourself down from the anxiety) and mile exercise on a regular basis, but I would first recommend the medical exam.

If everything goes well and there is no medical challenges that need to be addressed, then you can begin using self-help and see how that works for you. I would also caution you to look at your life and see if you are under stress that is building up because this is a major contributor to anxiety.


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