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    Panic Attacks

    Who suffers from panic attacks here? They are horrible as I had my first one last November and I thought i was going to die, as my head had tension pain and my heart was beating very quickly. What worries me is the physical symptoms, is it too much adrenaline going into the bloodstream or not taking any anti aniexty meds? I've always enjoyed caffeine all my life, but if i touch it know i feel very strange. I've always been an anxious person but never had the weird physical symptoms until i turned 21, what could be the underlying issue?

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    had tons in the past. on a medication never had one since
    can't remember name but i can look it up if you want

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    Yeah go on bud. I can't handle these anymore. I'm only 22.

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    i hear ya bro, i use alprazolam, it works fast and totally takes away the panic attacks when they occur,
    here`s a small bit of info on it,

    Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky89 View Post
    Who suffers from panic attacks here? They are horrible as I had my first one last November and I thought i was going to die, as my head had tension pain and my heart was beating very quickly. What worries me is the physical symptoms, is it too much adrenaline going into the bloodstream or not taking any anti aniexty meds? I've always enjoyed caffeine all my life, but if i touch it know i feel very strange. I've always been an anxious person but never had the weird physical symptoms until i turned 21, what could be the underlying issue?
    Firstly plaudits to all the guys who have responded, I am going to be totally honest too, I am a professional working in the field of mental health, so I have seen it with other people before and I have brief episodes myself but the last week as been horrendous, the anxiety attacks have been with me most of the time. I think it was from recent and events in october where I had severe internal bleeding, almost like post traunmatic stress
    My advice is to seak a referal to a specialist mental health team as GP's have limited knowledge and there are therapies such as talking and cognitive behavioural techniques to look at why we are under stress.
    It could be thyroid or overload of the CNS as well as hormonal imbalances but it could also be fears that are subconsciously presenting themselves.
    Meds can help relieve some of the presenting issues, by the way if your prone to panic atacks, anxiety states , please dont use anything like T3, T5's or ephedrine as this will only exascerbate things.
    Finally dont be afraid to ask for help, if you had broke a leg you would seak help, too many people dont talk about these issues cos we are afraid of stigma, so to all you guys well done !
    PS if anyone wants any help on this matter and doesnt want to talk here, PM me
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    I think I had a panic attack about a month ago. It was one of the worst things I've ever experienced. I also felt like I was going to die. Heart beating like crazy, headache, nausea... terrible. I've been getting really worried about work though, and I'm pretty sure that is what caused it. I got a couple minor ones for about a month after the first one, but they have settled now. The problem at work is more under control now and it's not so much for me to worry about.

    If you wanted to go a different route than drugs, I would seriously consider meditation. Relax, gather your thoughts and reflect on the world for 10 minutes. I personally don't do it, but I've been told that it can work wonders. I think I'm going to look in to it and start this month. I really don't want to have one of those attacks again either, I fully empathize with you guys.

    *edit- Also, I have completely switched off of heavy stim pre workouts. All I do now is caffeine and it's moderate.
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    i don't really have panic attacks but i hate going to school, and my body shows a reaction to it, not the little buah i don't like going to school bla bla thing, i really hate it so much that i'd rather do ANYTHING else instead of going to school, i literally get sick from it, like getting colds, flues, fever or just stomach cramps a day before school starts, it's really annoying and i don't know what to do against it..
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    Cos we are guys in a macho sport we sometimes become isolated by our own feeling of "inadequacy" We should be able to "just pull ourselves together", its only by being honest and sharing that we can truly remove the stigma of issues like this. As I previously said if we had injured our back , we wouldnt dream of not sharing it and asking for advice, well panic /anxiety attacks can be just as disabling.and I bet if more guys were truthful and wanted to share, this post would have numerous responses.
    Yes we train like no ordinary human beings, we use weights that mere mortals wouldnt even attempt, we either deplete or eat food to the point of sickness, but at the end off the day, we are HUMAN and there is no shame in admitting we suffer from the frailities of both mental and physical health, so once again plaudits to you all

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