What is an anxiety attack? Because anxiety is related to being “stressed out” or overstressed, it can be caused by being excessively worried, scared and uneasy. An anxiety attack is an extreme reaction of the body, both physically and psychologically. Being extremely worried or overstressed tends to act as a factor that increases the chances of an attack. So, how do we recognize when it’s an anxiety attack?
Some signs might include feeling strange (more than usual), with feelings of misery and or a pattern of destructive thinking. These feelings often coexist with the physical states of an attack, which include increased heart rate, shaking, dizziness, chest pains and even blurred vision. We all have what are called “triggers”, things that start a chain reaction in our psyche or our bodies. A catalyst for anxieties to turn into something worse, panic itself. There are many factors that can contribute to an attack, so finding your triggers is very important to managing your stress successfully. Even simple therapy can be a very efficient and easy solution for these situations. Something basic for lowering the anxiety level to a specific tune that would be regarded as normal to you. There are some innovative new programs for such anxiety attacks. Allowing these episodes to go unchecked, could lead to disorders such as “OCD” or other harmful phobias.
First, find a program that allows you to see through the anxiety and face it head on. This will allow for healing and growth over time, giving you control over the panic anxiety. There are however also many people that believe in the power of medication as the only solution. Please don’t misunderstand, as part of a prescribed therapy pharmaceuticals can be effective. It just seems as if there’s something wrong health-wise, most of the general public seeks medication for help. Over medicating has become a general practice and one thing is for sure, it is convenient. There are drugstores everywhere, and anti- anxiety, anti-stress or even anti-depressants can easily be found. It is also considered affordable, based on the expenses compared to that of other forms of continuous therapy.
In many cases people rely solely on medications or prescription drugs for their overall health. The consensus has become that pills are a “cure all”.
In relation to anxiety attacks, people seek prescription drugs or medicines that can lower their anxiety, stress, and other difficulties. More often than not only masking the real problems. These medications often have severe side effects, this may include abuse or addiction of the drug itself. For some people this leads to continuous use of the drug to just feel the sense of relaxation. They use it more and more often to feel the effect of the drug, not realizing that this may even lead to an overdose. Always be sure to check side effects and drug interaction if using medication as part of an ongoing therapy. Of course, there are also organic and food supplements can be an alternative to medication for example. But be careful, not all herbal medications are healthy nor effective. Asking a specialist or therapist about some options can also really help in dealing with any health concerns.
Remember the important thing is to establish a few things to help you beat these difficult obstacles. Pinpoint those things that push your sanity to the limits. A great balance and confidence that you can control your anxiety and stress is very important. The more basic and simple you keep it, the better. No matter which course you take to manage your stress and anxiety, make sure to find a solution that empowers your efforts. There are many others out there that experience anxiety and panic on a daily basis and may be able to offer a helping hand.