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Is there any medication I can take for panic attacks?

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Last Updated: 01/02/2018 at 10:46pm
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November 17th, 2014 8:52pm
Paracetamol is a good option
November 14th, 2014 1:53pm
Oh definitely, but going to a doctor who you trust and having multiple talks about your panic attacks/any other issues that could trigger your panic attacks is the best place to start if you're considering medication to help! I take medication every day to help with diagnosed depression/anxiety and have another medication that I can take if I feel I am having a severe panic attack. The reason I ended up on medication was due to an incredibly unexpected, never before experienced panic attack on my way home from work! So short answer, yes there is but you should definitely talk to a doctor!
August 3rd, 2015 12:10am
There are medications you can take, but first try the exercises specifically designated for panic attacks. Medication should always be a last resort.
October 3rd, 2016 5:30pm
Yes, personally I have some herbal tablets that are meant to help you sleep, feel calm and ease general anxiety. I'd recommend you do some research on what would suit you.
January 2nd, 2018 10:46pm
In the past, I myself have suffered from panic attacks. You must be going through a challenging time and I am so sorry to hear that you struggle with extreme anxiety and its symptoms. You can take medication for panic attacks and anxiety, and it has the potential to help. In the past, I took a serious prescription that required a supervisor to distribute a necessary dose. Now, I take a less serious medication that calms my nervous system without numbing my emotions. When the physical symptoms of my anxiety are suppressed, I can easily rationalize my thoughts and move forward. However, I am not a medical professional and I would highly recommend speaking to your family doctor, therapist, or psychiatrist to inquire about what anti-anxiety medication can do for you. There are other methods to reduce the effects of a panic attack, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, switching to a healthier lifestyle, yoga and mediation, and so much more. You are doing a fantastic favor to yourself by reaching out and asking for help. Remember that everyone has their own unique experience with panic attacks, along with various reactions to medications. A professional can help tailor a recovery plan just for you (:
October 27th, 2014 9:07am
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft) or Antidepressants with mixed neurotransmitter effects, such as Effexor.
November 12th, 2014 1:58pm
yes there are medications, but all of them need a prescription from a doctor, You'll have to visit the doctor before all.
November 2nd, 2014 6:46pm
There are several types of medication that you can take for dealing with panic attacks and anxiety - these may be Beta Blockers (such as Propropanol) or SSRIs (anti-depressents); the medication and dosage will vary depending on your specific circumstance so you should go through all your options with your primary care doctor.
November 10th, 2014 5:02am
There are many medications available for people struggling with panic attacks. You can talk to your primary care physician for more details!
November 13th, 2014 5:45pm
The best form of medication is self-medication. Reliving stress, talking, having an escape if you have one, or a buddy that knows you have them and can help you.
November 16th, 2014 4:00pm
There are definitely medications specifically prescribed for panic attacks. Talk to your doctor about your options.
March 14th, 2017 12:42am
There are a lot of medication for anxiety and panic attacks. Talk to your doctor. They are the only one who can determine which one is best for you and prescribe medication. If you are not comfortable to talk to your GP, your therapist may be able to refer you to psychiatrist.
September 27th, 2014 5:38pm
Yes. There is you will have to see a doctor and they would have to prescribe you medication there is many different types such as vistaril,wellbutrin,etc
October 22nd, 2014 6:15pm
There are many different medications available for all anxiety disorders, including panic attacks/panic disorder. Because these medications can be very different for different people, it is important to talk with a professional physician or psychiatrist about which ones may be right for you in your situation. There are both long-term medications and short-term medications available. A professional could also suggest vitamins and supplements that may help, as well.
October 26th, 2014 11:49pm
Breathe in for 4 seconds. Hold for 7 and breathe out for 8 seconds. This is actually proven to help calm yourself down. I have very frequent panic attacks and this helped me so much
October 27th, 2014 2:23am
The best way to go about seeking medication for panic attacks is through a professional. We here at 7 Cups can not prescribe any medication and it would greatly benefit you to seek it through someone who has way more knowledge than us. :)
October 27th, 2014 3:14pm
There are medications around to help with anxiety disorders that may help with panic attacks. Alternatively, you can find some useful nerve-calming medications such as Kalms and Rescue Remedy that can help ease your tension through panic attacks
November 9th, 2014 3:14am
There are! But doctors must prescribe them for you. The ones I've taken (Ativan, Klonopin) helped me lots!
November 10th, 2014 10:59am
Not all medicine is for everyone. you should check with your doctor or counselor for this matter. *DO NOT try other people medication for they have been prescribe for them and only them.
November 12th, 2014 4:31pm
Understanding that medication is not always the answer is key. There are many breathing exercises you can do before the onset of a panic attack. Diaphragmatic breathing is a great way of overcoming a panic attack.
November 13th, 2014 9:33pm
Yeah there are some instant relief anxiety meds that doctors can prescribe for you. You should talk to your doctor about that option if you think it is needed
November 17th, 2014 4:54am
I have gotten a couple different ones myself. Talk to your psychiatrist to see what they recommend. Different medications work differently for everyone, but they are definitely out there.
November 17th, 2014 11:05pm
Absolutely, and you should talk to a psychiatrist about them. There are general meds that help you calm down in the moment, as well as daily meds that can help you manage your general anxiety.
November 18th, 2014 4:02pm
Yes, medication is available for treating panic attacks. Some of these work rapidly to stop a panic attack and others make them less frequent. Please consult a physician to learn more about your options in treating panic attacks.
November 19th, 2014 6:02pm
Yes, but these must be prescribed from your doctor. Propranolol is very effective at reducing the physical effects of panic attacks such as increased heartbeat, sweating, shaking, blurred vision, lacking the ability to concentrate.
November 19th, 2014 10:16pm
Have you tried calms herbal remedies, can buy them from a pharmacist :) alternatively contact your GP.
April 25th, 2015 10:04pm
There are several anti-anxiety medications, such as xanax, that are made directly for panic attacks. Many medications, however, such as Zoloft, Seroquel, etc. are not used to treat anxiety necessarily, but have a gentle calming effect on anxious people.
June 10th, 2015 12:54pm
Yep there are prescription medication that can be used for panic disorder. Try to make an appointment with your doctor whenever you can, but a lot of the time they also advise me to continue with therapy. They say that a mixture of medication and therapy is the most effective way to help treat my panic disorder and anxiety :)
June 29th, 2015 11:43pm
A psychiatrist can prescribe medicines that can help combat anxiety. There are also options available at health food stores, though those don't always work quite as well for some people.
October 22nd, 2015 7:56pm
Although the best form of medication is self-medication, some individuals do require medication to help treat their panic attacks and anxiety. You should always see your doctor to see what he recommends and avoid going on permanent medication if possible. I take Ativan/Lorazepam to treat my anxiety, but I only take them when it is completely necessary.