How can I prevent and treat panic/anxiety attacks?
Posted May 21 2010 3:35pm
I’ve suffered from panic/anxiety attacks for about a year now. They are brought on by aches and pain, or stress at work (I’m a retail manager). Those who have suffered from attacks before understand that even though you know you are fine, your body tells you something different and it’s so hard to calm down. I want some natural alternatives, rather than taking medication. I don’t have money to go to a pyschologist, so I’m searching for other methods of keeping calm. Any suggestions/sources, especially from those who have personal experience, would be great. I need ideas to prevent them, and ideas to treat them when I have them. Thanks for your help. Serious answers only please.
BTW- I was on lexapro for 6+ months and took klonopin when needed, but I don’t want to go that route again. I don’t want to be on medication
You should get the program by Charles Linden
Natural supplements (kava-kava, chamomile, passionflower) are a temporary fix, you’d be better with self hypnosis; you’d be done with panic/anxiety in about 4 weeks and not need to keep taking herbs or supplements or even thinking about it. Eradicate it forever and be normal again.
The reason it’s hard to calm down is because your conscious mind isn’t in charge of your emotions or bodily sensations- that’s the job of your subconscious mind. You and all your friends could tell you to relax for 3 hours but it wouldn’t change the pounding heart, sweaty hands or overwhelming fear.
I believe taking drugs because you’re scared to change your thoughts is extreme, but everyone wants a quick fix. It’s literally all in your mind, and you can change it with some time and effort.