Is it possible to have panic attacks naturally? Can you be over the edge in just a few minutes? Can this happen without your knowledge or even knowing you had them?
One way to describe an anxiety attack is by using an analogy with fear and its emotional responses. Anxiety is when we experience an intense feeling of apprehension and fear. And we don’t always know why, but we do get a “bad feeling” that something bad is going to happen.
We have all had stress hormones in our body which then cause us to experience a problem. We can’t control those stress hormones, they are part of the human condition. Stress hormones are actually like “triggers” for these feelings of panic. But just as there is no reason to fear, so can there not be a reason to avoid stress?
Your body knows when something is wrong. There is a difference between the types of stress that the body knows how to deal with. For example, it doesn’t panic when you are drowning in a pool, but when it’s about to feel terror it will panic.
Your brain knows when something is wrong. But what if your brain and body are not aware of the problem at hand? What if the actual source of the problem is you? When you start to panic, it may be as a result of the knowledge that you feel trapped or even that you are going to die.
The common “cure” for panic attacks is medication. But while it may work temporarily, it has another side effect, it’s hard to go back to your normal life.
How about if you could use the knowledge that you already have that can help you deal with the symptoms of these attacks? Or perhaps, treat yourself so that the real cause is your own behavior or attitudes? If you can do that, maybe you can get to the root of the problem.
As you search for solutions, you may find that it has nothing to do with what’s going on physically or mentally. Perhaps it’s just that you aren’t really enjoying your life anymore.
You may have changes in your diet. Maybe you have more exercise or even better sleep.
The bottom line is that you are looking for a solution that works for you. If you can get rid of the problem once and for all, that’s better than having to suffer from the symptoms in the future.
If you think that you may have panic attacks, you should contact your doctor. Or, you can begin to explore these solutions on your own.