We are all afraid of something. Someone is afraid of the authorities, others are horrified by the thought of public speaking. Still others do not stand dentists. In this case - a normal reaction of the body to what is happening around us. But there is a separate category of people who experience panic attacks constantly, and with or without. And so that's pathology is considered abnormal. And if you do not pay attention to the time the first signs of the disease, do not take the necessary steps to eliminate it in the future, this may result in schizophrenia, prolonged depression, etc.
Panic attacks: what is it?
Panic attacks - this is a serious psychological disorder, in which a sick person spontaneously arises fear, anxiety, apathy. The data do not give a sense of control. During the attack the patient has shortness of breath, rapid heart beat begins, breathing quickens, there is a lack of air. Sometimes all it is accompanied by pain in the chest, like a heart attack, as well as cramps in the abdomen.
Panic attacks can occur at any time, it is not necessary that the life of this man something to be dangerous. Deterioration can provoke anything: a loud noise, bright light, sharp sound. For example, you are traveling in a bus, in which scrapie brakes. Once again, when the driver tries to slow down, you will hear an unpleasant screech. It would be enough.
The most interesting thing is that this form of fear faced equally by both men and women, regardless of social status, occupation, family support. With regard to age limits, then it - 19-45 years. Some people experience it for yourself as often as once a day, others - once a month. And what should be a serious impetus - stress, fatigue, etc.
Please note: if you are increasingly faced with the manifestation of a panic attack, a complete physical examination, hand over analyzes. The fact that the constant fear can be a symptom of a more serious and dangerous disease. Often a person experiences emotional instability in case of problems with the central nervous system, depression, alcoholism, etc.
What if the patient does not want to be treated? He eventually develop phobias. Among them, the following are the most common fears: fear of open or closed spaces (agoraphobia and claustrophobia). This person starts to panic and accumulation of a certain number of people, and go out, and an elevator (depending on the phobia).
What to do when panic attacks in the street
Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to behave in such situations, when the fear of rolls like a snowball, causing swallowing air, which, unfortunately, is not enough at the moment. Ambient, when they see the panic and horror curled into a ball lady will attempt a pass like this - a leper, or remove the mobile phone. And that, friends, and then laugh at "freak" who could not normally cross the road, take the elevator and so the list goes on. And only those whose relatives are suffering from constant panic attacks, offer first aid.
How to cope when panic attacks overtake you or your loved ones on the street? There are several popular methods to overcome this trouble and not to fall face in the dirt. The main thing - do not give up, plus the shouting and hysteria do not help here. And begin to act immediately, until the condition has worsened.
We begin to breathe correctly
At the first signs of a panic attack the patient should relax, to restore breathing. Stop vypryamtes, lean against the wall of the house, a tree trunk, a shop, then take a deep breath. Hold your breath for a few seconds, then slowly exhale the air. Try not to breathe easy, and stomach - so you will be able to cope with suffocation. Repeat everything as long as you do not feel better.
If you calm down and normalize breathing fails, use ordinary paper bag. As in the previous case, first you take a deep breath, wait 10-15 seconds, breathe out. Make sure that the package was not crumbs and small items that may fall into the nasopharynx.
Taps in a safe place
A man who survived the attack, should immediately withdraw to a place where he will feel safe and comfortable. If you're away from home, go to the first-encountered the same room (cafe, hospital stop) Seat patient and wait until he's better.
When a person is completely calm, he can drink tea from herbs. Perfect and balm and mint, which simply pour boiling water, insisting a few minutes, and then diluted with water. In extreme cases, give the patient the mineral water, but without the gas.
Treatment for panic attacks at home
If panic attacks follow you all the time, you can try to get rid of them folk remedies. But remember, treat yourself and loved ones can be only in those cases when the disease does not pose much of a threat. Ie if you are not after an attack takes away the ambulance.
Herbal infusions and decoctions
In this case, herbal therapy, perhaps the easiest and safest way, resorted to even our mothers and grandmothers. To get rid of panic attacks using pharmacy charges, consisting of soothing herbs. The main advantage lies in the fact that these folk remedies can also be used separately and in a complex, combining broths and preparations. If you are being treated at the psychotherapist, always tell your doctor that you are taking additional herbs.
Mint, bean trefoil, hops and valerian
In an enamel or iron saucepan, mix peppermint and bean trefoil (in the ratio of 1: 1). There also pour cone hops and valerian roots (for ½ of the total weight). All of this mix, then pour boiling water (0, 5 l). We insist received funds for half an hour. Please note: the water must be filtered or mineral, not from the tap.
To treatment benefited, drink a decoction of 100 grams twice a day. Do not take breaks, otherwise there will be no benefit. Once you get rid of symptoms like panic attacks and attacks of fear, in order to prevent at least once a week for six months guzzle it means.
On 1 tbsp lime blossom taken a glass of boiling water. Fill, waiting for 10-15 minutes, until broth is brewed and then drink like a normal tea. Just add honey instead of sugar. It is not recommended to treat if you are hypersensitive, in case of problems with the stomach.
People who can not control their emotions, recommended treatment with honey liqueur. For its preparation you need a cup of fennel seeds and a couple of tablespoons of valerian root. Fill the resulting collection of boiling water, pour it into a thermos and leave for a day. In a pinch, you can use a plastic or glass bottle, wrapped in polyethylene and towel.
The next day, add the honey tincture (2 cups). Be careful when choosing products. It should be fresh and natural, rather than sugar or prepared manually. Stir liquid thoroughly to all dissolved. Well, you can start the treatment. You will have three times a day for 1 tbsp take this remedy. It is desirable - on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner.
To a mixture of honey is not spoiled, store it in a cool, dry place. This can be a pantry or refrigerator. If after some time you will notice any changes in color, odor or taste to immediately dispose it and prepare a new one. Spoiled the drug should be avoided.
Cumin, valerian and chamomile
1/5 cup of cumin seeds mixed with 1/3 and ½ of inflorescence chamomile valerian root. All this is thoroughly mixed and placed in a jar or paper box. When you want to make the broth, put in the teapot 2 tablespoons of collection, to fill with boiling water. After 30 minutes, the infusion can be used. Drink is recommended every day - morning and evening. If the treatment is performed by folk remedies at the initial stages of the disease can take 80-100 grams at a time.
Hawthorn and motherwort cottonweed
First, prepare the collection - taking two teaspoons of said inflorescences and herbs, then add a teaspoon of chamomile back (if desired). All of this is filled with 200 ml of boiling water, leave for 8 hours. Once the tool is prepared, it is filtered through cheesecloth, folded in several layers. Drink ½ cup each day (3 times a day).
If possible, wear it with a tincture. You can use either a half-liter bottle of mineral water or a flask. And the next time you feel the onset of panic, fear, immediately drink the liquid. It will help to cope with the first signs of the disease: a choking, nausea and dizziness. Provide timely treatment, you will avoid sad consequences.
Baths with herbs: soothing and relaxing
The fact that after bathing people feel as if newly born were born, the fair sex knows firsthand. What beauty does not like to soak up the warm Vodice, especially if it added aromatic oils, foams and herbal blends. It is both invigorating and soothing, and gives unearthly pleasure. And even if you do not want to be treated with folk remedies, and trust only medicine is unlikely to indulge in this pleasure.
So, in this case, the treatment will be carried out with the help of rosemary, lime and sage. All of these can easily be purchased at your local pharmacy. Herbs need a lot of - a kilogram. Fill all three liters of boiling water, cook for 7-8 minutes. Another 5 minutes broth infused under the hood. So you do not scrape off the leaves, filter the resulting liquid through a sieve or cheesecloth. Once you get rid of trash, pour it into the bathroom and dilute with water.
Please note: The herbal treatment is recommended before going to bed, when you then will not have to go. Lying in a warm Vodice have about half an hour, so grab a magazine or an interesting book. On top of that, can light incense, candles, turn on soft music and quiet.
By the way, once a month, you can take a pine bath. You can pour boiling water or a couple of small cones fir twig, brew a couple of minutes, then diluted with plain water decoction. If you are unable to get the plant to carry out the treatment, you can buy a ready-made powder in the pharmacy. Act should be as indicated on the accompanying instructions.
Meditation: Know thyself
It should immediately indicate that the instant and immediate results you are likely to get. It will take more than one month before the treatment will bear fruit, and you learn to cope with fear and a manifestation of panic attacks with the help of meditation. The main thing - to do things right. To learn how to disconnect from the problems do not pay attention to what triggers the appearance of panic, you need at least a few times to visit the special classes.
Usually, trained in small groups - no more than 10 people each. There you will be shown how to breathe, how to take better posture. Plus, if you start to do something wrong, you point out the errors and help correct them. But remember that teaching can only be a person who has received appropriate training. So do not forget to ask for a pre-show you all the documents that confirm the professionalism of the master.
We are engaged in and take care of yourself
Firstly, the need to get rid of all bad habits: smoking, excessive alcohol consumption. Maybe at first cigarette, or a couple of glasses of cognac and you comforted, but the longer you indulge in it, so much the worse for your health. Nicotine and alcohol adversely affect the central nervous system, plus, you become dependent. No booze - start panic attacks.
By the way, the same goes for coffee. Nowadays a lot of people dependent on the drink. It would seem that there is such a thing. But caffeine in it, too invigorates us. As a result - increased excitability, activity, aggressiveness, bad mood. Of course, in this case, it all depends on what kind of drink you drink (natural or soluble), as well as its quantity. Agree on one cup of nothing. But if this is the tenth - expect trouble.
Second, work out. It is desirable that training took place outdoors. This could be biking, inline skating, jogging. And do not forget every evening walk at least half an hour in the open air. And will sleep better, and gain peace of mind.
And, thirdly, start to eat right and balanced. Agree, people who always sit on a diet and eat only in the morning, emotional instability occurs much more frequently. So make sure to eat fruits, vegetables, drink juice. And at least occasionally indulge yourself sweet.
When to go to the hospital
In our country, so it is assumed that seek professional help is necessary only in cases where the disease has already started. In fact, self-medicate without having visited previously by a psychiatrist, then - to harm your health. So if you at least once faced with the manifestation of a panic attack, go to the survey. After all, the sooner you start treatment, the sooner rid of obsessive thoughts.