Panic attacks and how they start

Listen to the video below as it explains how I felt when having a panic attack but I didn’t know what to do then.   Eating in restaurants always made me anxious and this is where my panic attacks started. When I looked at this video I identified immediately with how I felt when I first suffered from panic attacks.

What it didn’t talk about though was what I call ‘the wave’ which comes with panic attacks. I used to dread ‘the wave’  but now when I feel some tingling in my fingers or scalp I can stop ‘the wave’ from coming on and taking me into a full blown panic attack.  I realize then that my anxiety is high and I work at getting it down.  Please watch the video if you do experience panic.

It’s not easy to overcome panic attacks but it can be done and I have done it myself. Don’t be fooled though into thinking its easy or that you can read a book or watch some videos and it will all go away. That doesn’t happen. It takes time and you must apply what you learn.    I really liked this video and I hope you did too.

I recommend PANIC AWAY for help with overcoming panic.  Just read their testimonials to see the relief they have given to so many people.

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Herbs and Other Natural Products available for Anxiety

I have posted for you today some snippets that I found from recent articles on the internet that I thought were helpful for using herbs and natural products to control anxiety.

The origins of herbs used for anxiety:

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Herbs have been tried and true for centuries. The power of herbs is why the human race still exists. Ancient civilizations utilized herbs for healing wounds, relaxation, and cleansing.

The power of herbs is what kept ancient civilizations healthy and alive. The human race may have evolved to modern day medicine but the power of herbs is still effective!

English: Bacopa monnieri (flowers). Location: ...

English: Bacopa monnieri (flowers). Location: Maui, Kanaha Beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are 3 herbs for anxiety you probably not have heard about.  I know I did not and they are worth looking into.  Be aware though that some herbs can have side affects and interactions with any medication your are taking.

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Ashwagandha (Winter cherry) is a popular herb known worldwide and now heavily used in the Western world for treatment of anxiety and stress conditions. Cortisol is a hormone that is responsible for stress in humans. Ashwagandha helps to slow down the release of Cortisol by the adrenals, which prevents the exhaustion of adrenals. This is an anti-anxiety effect of this herb, as recognized by many scientists.

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) is an herb known to increase concentration and creativity in people. It helps with brain health, an ability to recall facts and decreases attention and distractibility in individuals.

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) herb helps promote awareness and relaxes/ strengthens the mind. This is a great herb for anxiety relief and nervousness. It calms and reduces the muscles spasms. This is also highly useful to women during menstruation, and for menopause related stress and anxiety.

Click on the product names to buy these herbs from Amazon (a company you can trust) Ashwagandha Gold, Bacopa Gold and Spikenard.

Note:  Some interactions may occur when using Ashwagandha with sedative medications, Bacopa may increase thyroid hormones and Spikenard can cause nausea.  Please check with your doctor before taking herbs if you have other medical conditions.

There are also many foods you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry that can help you lower your stress and anxiety levels.

These include:

Rosemary, thyme, chicken, carrots, broccoli, onion, garlic, hummus, cream cheese, milk, dark chocolate and ginger.

See the following video that will talk about how you can have a power lunch to reduce your stress throughout the day.

Chicken soup with rosemary and thyme 300Sounds great and easy enough to do especially the soup idea which I always love to make for my lunches in winter.  This lunch includes the goodness of chicken as well as rosemary and thyme.  Here is the recipe if you want to make it yourself.  It is made in the slow cooker but you can also make it in a stock pot on the stove.  Click here to go to The Slow Cooking Pot for the recipe now.

Herbs and natural products can be very useful for treating anxiety and eating well will help you stay stress free. Start here before you move to drug therapy for a long lasting solution to your anxiety and stress.

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Suffer from fear and anxiety?

Fear and Anxiety

Fear and Anxiety

Have you been affected by fear and anxiety?  For me it was like a domino effect with stress causing anxiety, then panic appears and finally you fear the panic happening again.  Stress over a long time was the trigger for me.

Fear and anxiety are a normal part of life and have evolved on the basis that you adapt in response to threat.  They are closely linked but quite different and you need to deal with them in different ways.  Anxiety is a vague unpleasant emotional state and it often appears to have no basis or direct threat.  Fear is similar except that it has a specific object. Continue reading Suffer from fear and anxiety?

What links are there between TMJ and stress?

stress and jaw painTMJ and stress, so first of all lets discuss what is TMJ.   Temporomandibular Joint  Dysfunction (TMJ) is a condition that causes the jaw joints to lock and causes pain  during eating and chewing especially.    You use this joint often during the day also whenever you talk.

A big factor in developing TMJ is stress which can cause you to clench or grind your teeth.  You may not even be aware of it.   Stress and jaw pain often go together as you may not even be aware that you are even tensing your jaw.

I am writing to you about this as I have been grinding my teeth during the day unconsciously until I made myself pay attention to it.   I probably am grinding my teeth during the night as well as I wake up often with a sore jaw.  This is harder to treat as you can imagine as grinding and clenching puts pressure on the jaw joint and the subsequent swelling can press on the nerves in that area.

Here are my symptoms but you may have these or others as it does vary between people:

  • Pain in all of my teeth
  • Teeth grinding
  • Teeth clenching
  • Headaches
  • Sinus pain
  • Pain behind my eyes
  • Cracking sounds when I open my mouth or eat

I even went to the dentist believing I must have a hole in one of my teeth but was told they were OK and it seems this is quite common.  The best thing you can do is to reduce that stress, get your teeth checked to see they align properly, look at your posture, improve on it if you need to.  Also do some exercises for TMJ which are made especially to help this condition and in particular those overworked muscles and to reduce the tension in your jaw.

TMJ and stress do go together but you don’t have to suffer now you know why you are having jaw pain.  Stop it in its tracks, but just be warned it wont happen overnight but with diligence you can overcome it.  Relax your jaw whenever you are aware you are clenching it.  Believe me once you start to do this you will be amazed how many times you actually have to do it during a given day. Jaw pain can make you life miserable so do what I did and get it sorted starting today.

If you need help overcoming stress and jaw pain then you can get it at TMJ No More.  Sandra Carter is the expert for this condition and she gets results as well as offering private counseling to help you along.  It wont cost you a fortune either so if you think you cant do it alone get her help.