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   Posted 7/24/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
   My panic attacks appear to be on the increase!
   They seem to be related to stress situations mainly from work.
    I am monitoring everything very closely in an endeavour to tie this cause down.
    Does anyone else have this problem and/or can advise ?

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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, anytime I get overly stressed about anything my anxiety will kick in something fierce. Other than removing myself from the stressful situation (if I can), my other remedy for it is the occasional use of my Xanax. With the medication I am able to stop it in its tracks.

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   Posted 7/26/2009 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sloop,
I find that a combination of stress (usually work related) and exhaustion help my attacks to increase. i try my best to eliminate stress from my life, but as you know, thats not always possible.
I rely on my meds to help me and my good old fashioned breathing exercises-
its great that you are monitoring your symptoms and tracking if there is a pattern.
All the best and keep in touch,
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   Posted 7/29/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   


  Treating the cause

  Hi Nanners & Mazfire

                                     Thanks for your comments.

                                      I have been "Reading-up " a lot lately to find more info.

                                      In addition I am getting more sleep and taking more excercise.

                                       I will let you know how it goes.








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   Posted 7/29/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Some experts say it's not necessary to find the cause of anxiety/panic attacks. Others say it's important. I agree that knowing the cause is a big help. Your body is telling you something is not right and it should be fixed.

It's great that you're exercising and getting more sleep. Also, learn some techniques to deal with the anxiety. There are breathing exercises you could learn and you can do them anywhere, any time. I hope you feel better and stronger, soon!
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