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What do you do to feel better or get through when you're experiencing an anxiety/panic attack or depression? related questions

  • 1What do you do to feel better or get through when you're experiencing an anxiety/panic attack or depression?

    I'm currently going through some medical problems. I am a young adult and have been formally diagnosed with hypothyroidism, pernicious anemia, hormone/vitamin imbalances, sleep apnea and subclinical Cushing's. These illnesses have been physically devastating as well as mentally hard to push through. While dealing with these problems, I have added severe stress being put on me due to personal matters within my life. This stress has put me into a depression and the last few days I've had panic/anxiety attacks on and off. I already feel physically horrible when everything is okay, so this additional stress is taking a bad toll on me. I feel physically and emotionally crippled and I just want to feel better and stop the anxiety for some sort of relief. Any suggestions? All advice is appreciated xx

  • 2Anxiety, depression , depersonalization, panic attack sufferer PLEASE HELP?

    Experiecing a feeling I'm not feeling my whole organs . as the heart (not sure if it is beating or not ... I used to put my finger on my neck and scare me ... ) but two ultrasounds for my heart was normal .. I still feel that I have no heart. sometimes beats slowly .. sometimes fast ... and my lungs ... I feel I am not getting air .. I also try to remember what I breathe in the last few seconds ... That scares me .. I feel I do not feel the air at all .. as I force myself to breathe .. I feel that my hands and legs so heavy and not mine ... So the reason I feel no balance .. I feel that things arounf me going up and down .. and I 'm kind of going away or faint .. worst comes when I try to sleep or wake ... I feel so much pressure on the head , neck and chest . like someone blowing into a balloon and it will explode in mychest .. or have something heavy on it ... hands and feet cold sweat ... and when I move ... I feel that I am not able to move in the direction you wish ... like jelly and moving abit bad to where I want to move .. Distorbed vision I have ... numbness throughout the body ... I look and I feel I am not .. as my spirit flew away .. and a devil came to live within me .. How can you beat that? How long u have it? do u feel like I feel ? What are your symptoms ? causing or that ? please share with me ... I am so depressed .. scary as hell .... since my death after a few seconds ..

  • 3What are symptoms of a recovery panic attack, anxiety,depression?

    In recent months I have had a lot of changes in my husband's layoff , loss of a home, move to another state , starting a new job , and after a car accident just great. Just after the car accident that was fine , but a month later I started with a panic attack . I thought I was dying I rushed to the emergency room and they took blood tests , examined my chest , blood pressure and the doctor said it was normal . The doctor said it was a panic attack and depression. After that I was not able to go to work for 2 weeks. I could not swallow the food I thought I was going to drown , after I could not sleep . I was afraid to sleep . And finally , my head felt like it was clogged along with all my ears . I could not see anyone who was not able to talk much and I was very pale . I lost weight rapidly.After lil therapy and other things like meditation , yoga , herbal remedies I'm feeling much better . I can socialize , I am able to eat even though I have no appetite . I am able to work . But when I'm alone , I still feel dizzy , as if my body is ready to quit , I still feel like I'm dying , but I do not feel my heart racing more . Even thought I physically look better , feel inside me chest tightness and severe burning , but not there. I do not know if that's part of the feeling of anxiety but I think all day every day . Only sleeping makes me feel better when I think about my body is ready to quit. As soon as I wake up these symptoms are these symptoms persists inside.Are normal after my body has gone ?

  • 4How does anxiety and panic attack medication work?

    Like I find it confusing. How does it stop the panic and anxiety? Please help me understand. Thanks :)!!

  • 5Am i experiencing ANXIETY? DEPRESSION?

    i had just transferred to a new school , and realized that these feelings I've been experiencing. I have been experiencing before, but I'm starting to notice that much more ... as is very obvious to me now ... here are my

  • 67. Do you feel you have Depression?8. Experiencing any symptoms of Depression?

    7. Do you have depression ? 8. Experiencing symptoms of depression ?

  • 7PANIC ATTACK. HELP!!?

    I have panic attack everyday. Sometimes I forgot how to breathe, I ended up suffocating. I am 19, and is it normal for you to have pain in body but pain itself doesnt mean anything?? It seems like it's getting worse. How can I avoid that? I cant get out of the house. I have phobia disorder, I am scared to go outside. and also my phobia disorder has blocked me from taking anti-depressant. I eat like half of a meal a day I have hard time swallowing food and pills. I am losing 5 pounds every week. I weigh 149. How can i improve my phobia disorder and panic attack?

  • 8Panic attack? When to go in?

    I recently lost my health insurance and haven't been able to receive treatment for my anxiety and depression. Lately I've had a few little attacks, but nothing major. I wasn't feeling that great today, started getting a migraine, then I also learned today my father has cancer ontop of his spinal disease. I har had severe chest tightness, a very painful migraine, crying spells, and painful muscle tightness...I know this is likely a panic attack due to the events in my life right now. Without insurance I am at a loss on what to do. I dont know if I should go to the ER? Will they even treat me? Would they lock me up for observation? I don't want to wake my husband up to take me if it's not necessary. Advice please? An only serious comments.

  • 9What can I think of instead of if I have another panic attack?

    I keep thinking about what if I have another one in school...and I can't stop!What can I do to get my mind off of it??I'm afraid that it will happen again when I go to school tomorrow!

  • 10Can a panic attack cause PTSD?

    Several years ago , when I was living on my own for the first time, I had what must have been a panic attack or some kind of allergic reaction which then led to a panic attack and I was going crazy , I really thought I was going to die that night (because that is what a panic attack says ) . I called my mother, but she was not very friendly ( not) and ended up taking myself to the emergency room because it was broken out in hives and have trouble breathing and my heart was beating a mile a minute . I have no known allergic reactions , so idk what caused it. That not knowing is what my mind can not

  • 11How do you calm down when you're having a panic attack?

    I know that recently I've been put on some medications to help make this not happen but sometimes I start freaking out. There's usually a reason but I never know how to calm myself down fast enough.

  • 12Was it a panic attack or was it the Medicine???

    Ok, i suffer from clinical depression along with social anxiety and insomnia......I was prescribed Cymbalta by my doctor and i tried it 2 days ago and about 4 hours after taking it i started shaking very very VERY badly(i took the cymbalta at 5:00 P.M. and laid down to go to sleep at 9:00 PM) . I became VERY tense and started shaking very badly and it did not go away until the next day. I was very stressed at the moment also but i don't know if it was due to the depression or was a reaction from the medicine................ADVISE GREATLY APPRECIATED...