Saturday, November 28, 2009

Exercise Can Help You Cure Your Anxiety and Panic Attacks.Without Any Medication

I would like to talk today about something that I have been trying out for the past two months that has made me much more confident that I can Cure my Anxiety and Panic Attacks Without Any medication.

About two months ago I decided that even though my Panic Attacks were quite bad and i had a lot of Anxiety,and my doctor was insisting that it would be extremely diffcult for me to cure my anxiety and panic attacks without any medication.

 I thought that in my case there has to be a better way of overcoming this than to just mindlessly pop a pill everyday,so I started out on what i'm sure will be a very long road to recovery,with an Exercise Routine.I call it a routine only because I do it every single day.For now,until I am in better physical condiition my Exercises only consists of a 30-60 minute walk every morning and biking,throughout the day.I will of course add other activities to my routine as I become more comfortable with the exercises I am doing now.

If you plan to start an exercise routine its always a good idea to talk it over with your doctor to make sure you are fit enough to do the activities that you are planning to do.Once you have cleared it with your doctor,it is also a good idea to give some serious thought as to the type of activities you are interested in and what you can physically handle.If the exercise(s) that you choose are to hard or not something that you are interested in,its most likely not going to be something that you will stick with in the long term.

I choose walking because it is something that I knew I could handle and also something I could do at home(on a treadmill) if I didn't feel up to going outside for a walk.In my case I choose not to use my treadmill much,because the fact that I am going outside to walk is not only part of my physical Exercise,it is also part of my Mental Exercise as well,since I suffer from an extreme form of Anxiety Disorder called Agoraphobia.Which for now is limiting the distance that I can travel away from home,either by car or walking.The fact that I force myself to go out every morning and push myself to walk further each time has really help with my Anxiety throughout the day which has also help to eliminate alot(but not all)of the Panic Attacks I was having.

Having a condition like Agoraphobia makes it extremely difficult to normal  everyday activities,and Exercise is no exception,but I'm sure if I take it slow and build up my confidence,eventually I will learn to take control over my Panic and Anxiety.

I'm sure there are some of you who are very scepticle (like I was) about the fact that exercise can help to Cure Anxiety And Panic Attacks Without Any Medication,and I am not saying that exercise alone will cure anything,but daily exercise along with other lifestyle changes is a hugh step in the right direction.

If anyone has a comment or suggestion about this post or any others feel free to let me know.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Panic attacks are sudden, onset of intense anxiety, associated with a number of physical symptoms.Some of the more common symptoms include sudden intense anxiety or fear; sense of impending doom or disaster; sweating or trembling; pounding heart and chest tightness; shortness of breath.
A panic attack will normally last about ten minutes,Although,a panic attack can be as short as 1-5 minutes, more severe attacks may form a cyclic series of episodes, lasting much longer, sometimes hours.Panic attacks are a result of the "fight or flight" response, which is your body's way of letting you know that something is wrong.
In severe cases Panic attacks can lead to avoidance of situations that cause anxiety and result in an attack.This kind of avoidance can sometimes develop into an anxiety disorder called agoraphobia
. Agoraphobia can come on suddenly or develop gradually.Agoraphobia is a disabling condition in which the person fears places that are dificult to escape from.In extreme cases, the person might never or rarely leave their home.Agoraphobia is usually treated in connection with panic disorder.

Medications sometimes used in the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks are called ssris they include citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), fluoxetine (prozac, prozac weekly), paroxetine (paxil, paxil cr) and sertraline (zoloft). These medications are generally safe and have a low risk of serious side effects, ssris are normally recommended as the first choice in medication options to treat panic attacks.

Even though the risk of serious side effects from these medications are low in most people,depending on the medications prescribed and the patient,the side effects can be surprising and also quite disturing.Not to mention the fact that Ssris medications can be addictive.Some of the more common side effects include stomach upset, weight gain or loss, drowsiness, sexual dysfunction (such as impotence, decreased libido, and diminished orgasm), headache, jaw grinding, and apathy.A few of the more rare side effects are extreme agitation, impulsivity, tremors, and insomnia.

Because of some of the side effects that people experience while they are taking some of these medications.Many people are searching for alternative treatments,Most Panic attack treatments are very successful.Some of the more mainstream treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt) and exposure therapy.Cbt involves changing the way you think about the situations that trigger panic attacks,the goal of cbt is to help the person see their condition in a more realistic way.C.B.T also helps the person learn that nothing bad will really happen to them, when they are in situations where a panic attack occurs. Exposure therapy, on the other hand, puts the person into a safe and controlled situation that will most likely trigger a panic attack.The main goal of exposure therapy is to make the person less fearful of the situation with every exposure.
Some people have also turned to relaxation techniques like,mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, controlled breathing, and visualization. When practiced regularly.these relaxation techniques can be very helpfully in reducing the anxiety that can lead to a panic attack.

Exercise is also a great way to reduce stress and relieve anxiety,Research has shown that as little as 30 minutes of exercise three to five times a week can significantly relieve anxiety. To get the maximum benefit, try to include least an hour of aerobic exercise into you daily routine.

There are also some very interesting e-books and other types of information available online,with tips and techniques that may be worth looking in to.Just keep in mind that most of these types of information are not free and are like all other forms of treatment,(will not instantly cure your anxiety and panic attacks)It will take time, help and a lot of hard work to finally get through it.But it can definitely be done.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just a warning about Panic & Anxiety CURE claims online!!!!!

Hi everybody.If you suffer from Anxiety and Panic attacks, like I do,you have probably been searching the Internet long and hard to find useful information,that can help you overcome the Panic and Anxiety that you live with everyday.As you probably have noticed,lately,if you type anything to do with Anxiety or Panic Attacks into pretty much any of the popularly used Search engines,most often the very first result and more than likely the whole first page of results are going to lead you to a site that has some kind of "method" or technique that they Claim is a "cure".
These "Cures" are all over the internet and they all claim to have a new technique that will stop panic attacks in instantly.I am not a doctor and most of these methods seem to atleast offer some interesting ideas and information.although i've never used any of them.i do suffer from Anxiety and Panic attacks and just thought I'd voice my opinion.
I was thinking that if these people,who claim to have a technique that is so amazing, (cure)that they want to share with everyone so that they can help them overcome their Fears .Why is this information only available to those who can Afford to pay for it?
If they truely wanted to Help people,because "they" have been through Anxiety and Panic themselves,they would offer this Info for Free.
So just a word of Caution.Be sure that you have researched the method you plan to use,whether its from a free site or Something you will have to pay for.
I'm not saying that these Pay for the Cure methods won't work ,but the people behind these things are when everything is said and done, in it to make a buck,so use Caution,Please!!!!!

REMEMBER,There is no Magical Cure for Anxiety and Panic Attacks,no matter How Much Money You Spend when all is said and done,your hard Work will Make you Anxiety and Panic Free.
There are some links in some of my older post that some of you may find interesting.Also i will post some other links below.These are just for informational purposes ,I do not promote or endorse any of these website.check both of them out .One is an example of a site that is selling a product and the other is a free informational site.