07-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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| | Re: Today's Emotion...ANGER
Your body is trying to get your attention.
It's saying, please take care of me.
Panic attacks won't kill you, but they are a big wake-up call that you have some emotions that you have been denying that need to be paid attention to.
Take my word for it, have btdt.
If you have allergies, any kind of stress will make them much worse. It is really difficult sometimes to tell an anxiety attack apart from an allergic attack. So if you think you might have allergies, but are having an 'anxiety' attack, see if taking an antihistamine doesn't stop the attack. But make sure the antihistamine is safe to take with whatever you are taking for the anxiety attack.
When your heart is racing, lie down on the floor. Put your arms around you in a hug, and then turn abruptly and forcefully in either direction, and back again. Or hold your breath and push down forcefully (as if you were giving birth, lol) like a Valsalva maneuver. This can jolt the heart back into a regular rhythm in a jiffy. Yes it does feel as though your heart is going to give out at any minute or jump right through your chest. But you can use either or both of these maneuvers to get it to go back to a regular rhythm and since it much prefers the regular rhythm it is usually quite happy to cooperate.
You could also consider taking a drug that is a sedative as well as an antihistamine, such as Olanzapine (Zyprexa) or Quetiapine, at lose dose, either one. Both work very well and neither is addictive, at a very low dose you can discontinue very easily, at a low dose you need to titer down to discontinue but it's not a big issue.
It is important to be proactive about anxiety attacks and to have a plan and a preventive plan, because anxiety about anxiety attacks is kind of a place you don't really want to be in.
Anger in itself can't kill you, but it does lead to physiological reactions that can...i.e. brain hemorrhage, heart attack, increased cholesterol, lack of impulse control, etc.