Thursday, December 31, 2009

How to Cure Panic Attacks - Natural Techniques That Work

It is estimated that three million Americans suffer from panic or anxiety disorders each year. All these people want is to know how to cure panic attacks so they can live their life free of fear and anxiety.

Panic and anxiety attacks can happen anywhere and at any time, and if you suffer from panic or anxiety attacks then you know how difficult this problem can be. However, once you understand how to cure your panic disorders you will be able to live a normal life again.

If you want to know how to cure panic attacks, the very first thing you need to know is what triggers your fears. When you are scared or frightened your body reacts to the threat by pumping more adrenaline through your body and this triggers the fight or flight response. When you are having a panic attack, there is a malfunction in your body, and you feel the same sensations as if you are experiencing real fear without the actual threat. The panic attack response is a malfunction in your body.

What are the triggers that cause these attacks?

Some of the possible triggers are:

long term exposure to stress
Experiencing a traumatic event in the past
Alcohol, medication or drug withdrawal
Hyperventilation syndrome
Chronic and/or serious illness
Side effect of medications
Stress management techniques are also a great way to find out how to cure panic attacks. Stress management techniques will provide you with the necessary tools that will help you deal with your anxiety and stress. When you feel a panic or anxiety attack overcoming you these methods will help you deal with the stressful situation.

Some of the best stress management techniques are:

Exercising on a daily basis
Deep Breathing Exercises
Guided Imagery
Cognitive behavioral therapy is another great way to overcome paid and anxiety attacks. CBT will teach you how to cure panic attacks by showing you how to retrain your brain so your mind will develop new thought patterns that are designed to replace the old patterns that would lead to a panic or anxiety attack. You will be shown how to redirect your thoughts so you present, stressful situation, is no longer a threat. You will also learn how to associate positive images with stressful situations. This will make you feel calm and relaxed.

There are many ways to overcome your panic and anxiety, but the ones listed above are the best places to start. Once you understand how to cure panic attacks you will be able to control your fear and anxiety and regain your life again.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How to Stop Panic Attacks - Face Them Head on and Be Done With Them Forever

If you want to stop panic attacks for good, confronting them head on is the most effective way. Rather than fighting against the attack, allow it to come and run its course. To put it another way, ride out the storm of an anxiety attack.

This is advised for two very important reasons.

1) The first is that fear begets fear. The more you struggle against and attempt to prevent the anxiety attack, the more fear you'll produce. Fear actually feeds on itself and causes the attack to become even more intense.

Yet if you confront the attack head on, it gradually loses its force and energy because it has nothing to feed off. A good analogy of this is riding a roller coaster. You may have noticed that fear and anxiety grow the more you resist and struggle against the movement of the ride. But, as you go with the flow of the ride, the more enjoyable the ride becomes.

There's an old saying, what you resist persists.

2) The second reason is that the more you try to steer clear of or escape the anxiety attack, all you are doing is avoiding the consequences until the next episode.

But, if you confront the attack, accept it for what it is and ride it out, you'll discover that there actually was no real danger to fear or worry about. You'll realize that your worst fears weren't grounded in reality. No harm came upon you at all.

The more you face your attacks head and come out unharmed and okay, the more you'll come to realize that your worst fears are just the product of your thoughts, not a real, clear, and present danger.

This knowledge will help you to see your attacks for what they are and will give you the faith and nerve to face future episodes. Eventually, you'll know how to stop panic attacks for good.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Devastating Effects of Untreated Panic Attacks

Unless you are one of the lucky people who have one panic attack, never suffer another and do not need anxiety disorders treatment, it's extremely important to understand the consequences of leaving this illness untreated.

The panic attacks themselves are debilitating, seeming to grab you up and slam you down with a racing heart, chills or hot flashes, shaky hands and knees, difficulty breathing. But they do even more as you begin to worry about where and when the next one will overtake you. If you are a teenager, you are in the age group (13 - 18) with the highest onset rate. You worry about having an attack in school, at a school event, during a date, at family gatherings.

If you are an older victim and are employed, you may fear an embarrassing attack at work, while stuck in traffic, during a meeting with a client or in work-related social situations. A parent may fear an attack at a critical moment in the care of a child, in a store, during a parent-teacher meeting or during a child-related activity such as a ballgame or recital.

The constant fear of an attack can change how you interact with people around you, withdrawing and becoming less open to socializing. The worst-case scenario of this side effect is that you can develop another anxiety disorder called agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is living a life so restricted that the sufferer gives up all normal outside activities, remaining housebound, fearful of all open spaces. If panic attacks are left untreated, one in three sufferers will develop agoraphobia.

Other negative developments can include depression if the person falls into despair about his or her affliction. Addiction to drugs and or alcohol can occur as the panic attack victim tries to self-medicate, to try to escape from the unavoidability of another attack.

These results are truly devastating and they don't have to happen. Panic attack is one of the most treatable of anxiety disorders. But sometimes it's difficult to get the treatment you need as physicians try over and over to ascribe your symptoms to physical causes. It's extremely important for you to understand your symptoms and to speak to your doctor with the assurance that comes with knowledge of your condition.

Panic Away - Scam Or The Real Thing?

Panic Away is an online popular and successful panic attacks treatment guide. Panic Away, which is also known as Panic Portal, was created by Joe Barry, a former sufferer of panic attacks and a researcher in the field of Panic, anxiety, and phobias.

Panic Away is an ebook which teaches you how to break free of the cycle of fear-panic attack-fear. The discovery that Joe Barry made was that the very fear of another panic attack brings with it further and more destructive panic attacks. The key to stopping having these attacks is to stop fearing them and living in constant expectation of another outburst. This all seems very simple and straightforward, but it's easier said than done. The Panic Away program instructs you how to get out of this endless loop.

But does this program do what it says or is it a scam?

Panic Away has been used by over 25,000 in the years since it was published. There's no doubt that it helped a lot of people cure their panic attacks, so I believe that it's far from being a scam. The general disbelief people who suffer from panic attacks have towards every treatment that is offered them is part of what keeps them sick. This disbelief is unwarranted when it comes to the Panic Away ebook.

However, Panic Away isn't a 100% solution. It doesn't work for everybody. Nothing does. I don't want anyone to blame me because this didn't work for them. It works for most people; over 90% of them to be exact. But nothing works for everyone. The human mind is too complex.

There's one thing more: if you begin this program believing that it won't work, you don't stand a chance. Give yourself a break and believe that you can beat your attacks. If you do have that belief, there's every chance the Panic Away program may be the solution for you.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

7 Tips for Overcoming Panic Attacks

By Tim Lee

It is no fun to experience the feelings of anxiety that can easily escalate into a panic attack. Here are some tips for overcoming panic attacks:

(1) Recognize that that is what is happening to you. Once you realize that you're not "losing your mind" or having a heart attack, you can start to realize that it's not nearly as serious as what you thought might be happening to you. This can ultimately lead to your ability to mentally cope with the attack and overcome it.

(2) Be prepared. Formulate a plan ahead of time and you may be able to cope with your symptoms and reduce the number of panic attacks you have.

(3) Some tips for overcoming panic attacks will work well for certain people and not as well for others.

(4) Learn and practice breathing exercises. When you are able to control your breathing you may be able to lessen or avoid a panic attack.

(5) If you have trouble learning a breathing exercise, make an appointment with a behavioral therapist.

(6) Try relaxation techniques. As with breathing exercises it is important that you learn and practice them before you have a panic attack.

(7) Make lists and keep one at home and one with you.

(a) A telephone support list: This list will contain the names and phone numbers of people who you can call when you are having a panic attack.

(b) The list of distractions: This list will have all kinds of things that have helped you in the past when you were having a panic attack. You can also update the list when you try other distractions and find out that you enjoy them.

(c) A list of coping statements: Make a list of coping statements that you can read while having a panic attack. These should be statements that counteract negative thoughts that creep in during a panic attack.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Panic Attacks Information - 7 Tidbits to Keep You Informed and Prevent Future Attacks

By Lincoln Broaders

Panic attacks are a condition that impact millions of people each year. Although the cause is unknown, there is some research to support the fact that certain people are genetically predisposed to the condition. Attacks are usually brought on when a particularly stressful event takes place in life, such as graduating from college or university, marrying, having a child or getting divorced. If other members of your family suffer from the condition, then you may have an increased risk of also being afflicted and should stay up-to-date on the latest panic attacks information.

Tidbit #1: Symptoms of Panic Attack Disorder

The following are symptoms which strongly indicate that you may be suffering from an attack: racing heartbeat, difficulty breathing (the feeling of not being able to get enough air or hyperventilating), paralyzing terror, shaking and sweating, chest pains, dizziness, nausea, choking, chills or hot flashes, pins and needles sensations in the out extremities and a fear that you are either going crazy or that you are going to die. Studies are ongoing and panic attacks information regarding symptoms continues to be updated.

Tidbit #2: Are Panic Attacks Dangerous?

Although an attack can occur without warning and there is no way to predict or prevent it, you should know that it is not dangerous and it will pass. It will most likely occur quite suddenly, without any indication that it is going to occur. An episode will only last for a few minutes because it is the body's "fight or flight" response that has taken over and your body cannot sustain this response for longer than a few minutes. That being said; however, an attack can occur repeatedly for several hours.

Tidbit #3: Do You Have Panic Attack Disorder?

Most of us will experience some sort of a "panic attack" at least occasionally. It is when you suffer from repeated, debilitating attacks that you should seek some sort of help. Some people suffer from such severe attacks that they are frightened to leave their homes and interact with society. If you live in constant fear of these types of attacks, then you are most likely suffering from this condition.

Tidbit #4: Are There Side Effect?

If left untreated, panic disorder may lead to phobias. For example, if you have an attack while driving, you may avoid driving and then develop a phobia about driving. Those who suffer from severe attacks spend more time in hospital emergency rooms because they may call 911 when they are suffering from an attack. Many have a high risk of suicide and tend to try to hide from dealing with reality by using drugs and alcohol.

Tidbit #5: What Causes An Attack?

Panic attack disorder may be genetic, although just because someone in your family has the condition, does not mean that you will also suffer from the same disorder. Panic attacks may be a side effect from taking certain medications and in these cases, may be temporary. A significant personal loss such as a breakup, a death in the family or of someone close or a significant change in your life such as quitting smoking or giving up caffeine can also be factors.

Tidbit #6: What Treatments Are Available?

There are wide arrays of treatments that can assist with panic attack disorder. If your case is severe, you may consider psychological therapy in conjunction with medication. There are also diet elimination options, such as avoiding alcohol and caffeine or other substances that can worsen the likelihood of panic attacks. Deep breathing techniques and yoga are also good solutions along with regular exercise which is a known stress reliever.

Tidbit #7: Looking At Your Life Experiences Can Help

If you had a traumatic childhood and were abused and/or neglected, this could be a cause your attacks. A great way to deal with this is to make some time for yourself each day, whether it is having some time alone reading, taking a bath (relaxing) or taking a walk, it is important to take some time for yourself each day. Writing in a journal can also help to a large extent, because you can express exactly how you are feeling, and as things improve, you can read back and see how far you have come.

Panic attack disorder can be debilitating, but it does not have to be. There are many treatments available. You need to access and explore your options and decide which treatment or combination of treatments will work best for you.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How to Respond to Panic Attacks?

How would you respond to panic attacks? Of course, generally you'd panic. But do you know that you can avoid and even control anxiety disorder? You've read it right, it can be controlled and even cured. As you learn more about the symptoms, you will know how to combat it.

Here are just some of the most common indication that you are having panic attacks. Knowing what are they will help you prepare to control and even avoid them.

1. Fear of going crazy
2. Dry mouth
3. Shaking and shivering
4. Heart palpitation
5. Body pain
6. Chest pain
7. Shortness of breath
8. Feeling detach or unreal

Now, what are you going to do with them? Though there are various medications to help you control them, it still best to consult your doctor as they know best how to deal with it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Panic Attacks Medication

Have you been taking medications in order to treat and control your panic attacks? Or probably you're planning to discontinue your current medications? People who are taking antidepressants then abruptly decide to change the pattern and mode of their treatment will most likely experience SSRI Discontinuation syndrome. You will know you're having troubles with the medication withdrawal when you often experience dizziness, nausea, or tremors. Though you cannot completely avoid this SSRI syndrome, you can lessen its effects by gradually stopping and not the automatic or abrupt one. Also, it is always good to consult your physician as to what necessary steps should be taken so you won't have to suffer severe withdrawal effects. Exploring your options before taking antidepressants is also advisable so you won't have to face years of another suffering and adjustment after treatment switch or withdrawal.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rent-a-Site Model Consultants

In the world of offline consulting, there are many services that an offline consultant can offer to local small business owners, including:
  • Web Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Video Commercials
  • Social Bookmarking
Jamie Garside has created a product that teaches internet marketing consultants how to research niches and create websites that can be rented out to the business owners.

Terrie Soberg has designed a Rent-a-Site Model website to supplement his book with helpful hints and strategies that will allow a consultant to be even more successful.

Visit her site at: Rent-a-Site Model Consultants for more information.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time to Relax and Do Some Fishing

One of the most important things people who suffer panic and anxiety attacks is to make sure they get enough relaxation time.

One of the things that we like to do is to go up North to the family cabin to fish.

Dave does a great job catching Northern Pike, and occasionally some nasty little red-eyed rock bass. He has an old fish finder, but I 've been looking at a new Humminbird Fish Finder for him as a Christmas gift.

Take a look at my new Squidoo lens at: for more information.

Don't mistake them for hummingbird fish finder or Hummingbird Fish Finders. Those are spelling errors!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Panic Anxiety Product Panic Away on Two New Squidoo Lenses

I just finished 2 more Squidoo lenses this evening.

Panic Away is an excellent product that teaches a person how to cure panic attacks and anxiety disorder symptoms.

It took me forever to realize that I did not have to live with my anxiety. Learn how to treat panic attacks and anxiety naturally with using medication. I wish I would have learned about it sooner - I could have avoided years of attacks!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Panic Attack Help - Don't Suffer More Than is Necessary

Panic attacks are a horrible thing to endure. I have suffered them for at least fifteen years, but probably much longer. I didn't know what was going on with me, so I'm not sure when they started.

I know I had problems with anxiety when I was pregnant with my seventh baby, who is now fourteen years-old. I went to see a counselor who told me that my depression had been there for a very long time.

He told me that panic is a fear of the future and depression is a fear of the past. I contemplated what he meant by that and I started to pay attention to my thoughts and feelings.

I realized that when I felt overly sad, I was thinking about something that had happened to me.

When I felt panicky, I was worried about something that I had to do or that might happen. I finally understand what he meant!

I have learned that it is important to recognized the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. You have to know what you are up against before you can begin fighting the battle.

Once you know what to look for, you can start finding help to get over your panic attacks - help that will allow you to have a happier life!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Being Cheerful in Times of Trouble

The Bible is very clear that in the last days there will be much trial and tribulation. A quick reading of Matthew 24 is enough to worry a person, and reading the books of Daniel, Joel, and Revelation can give you nightmares.

How can someone avoid being caught up in panic, anxiety attacks, and depression concerning the end times spoken of in the scriptures?

A positive mental attitude can go a long way in keeping a more cheerful perspective. This can be difficult when times get rough. I know, because I went through a horrible time when my nine-year-old daughter died unexpectedly back in 2002. I am fortunate because my faith in God was strong enough that I did not question Him and get angry at Him for taking Brianna back home. I could have easily done that. Some of my sisters and their children took it much harder. I knew there was a plan, even if I didn't know what the plan was.

Not everyone is called to experience the death of a child. Some have even greater burdens to endure. But we all can turn to our Heavenly Father for strength and comfort in the hard times. According to Isaiah, He is waiting with open arms, willing to gather us under His wings as a mother hen does to her chicks. Imagine how cozy that must be, but we have to be humble and willing to submit to the events that befall us in life. We expect our children to obey us when we ask them to perform some chore, even if they hate it. Why should we be surprised that God expects the same of us?

Through our faith and obedience, God can bless us as we endure our trials. Whether or not we ask for that comfort is up to us!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

If Ye Are Prepared, Ye Need Not Fear

Planning for the future is a good proactive way of dealing with hardships that may come up. Husbands and dads purchase life insurance to take care of their families in case something should happen to them. Home owner's insurance, car insurance, and medical insurance all serve the same purpose.

Have you ever heard a bad weather forecast on the news? You decide to run to the store to stock up on a few necessities "just in case," but the parking lot and store are full of people who are doing the exact same thing. If you always kept a well-stocked pantry, you wouldn't need to run to the store, or the gas station, or other emergency places.

Look at me--I always have an emergency Hershey bar or two on hand in case the worst happens!

Member of the Mormon church have been told for years that they should have a year's supply of food. I'm sure they don't try to buy everything all at once, but a little at a time. What if we only have a 6-month supply, or a 3-month supply of food on hand. We would still be better off that having nothing. What about water storage? And a way to keep warm if it is wintertime? Thinking about these plans when things are calm is much easier than in times of panic.

What can you do to prepare?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What is 2012?

The Year 2012 frenzy centers around the fact the the Mayan Long Count calendar ends on December 21, 2012, ending a 5125-year system of time. There are many stories and much folklore regarding what will happen at that time. Since nobody really knows what is going to happen, there is a lot of fear of the future.

People fall on all sides of the topic--some believe that the earth will be destroyed by some cataclysmic event, while others believe that the earth will be spiritually transformed into a higher state of being. As the date gets closer, we will hear rumors and conspiracies continue to escalate which will lead to a higher level of fear among the earth's inhabitants.

The goal of this blog is to address the fact and fiction surrounding 2012 and hopefully allay some fears be bringing the truth out into the light.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions. I won't always know the answer, but I will certainly do what I can to find out. Thanks for visiting!