Physiatrist (Physical Medicine) Questions Anxiety

Suffering from anxiety, and panic attacks for the last 3 years. Need second opinion.

I am suffering from severe anxiety and panic attacks from the last 3 years. What could be the trigger for this as I was normal before that. Can medications help me?

5 Answers

Medications will help, but will also sedate you. Try essentials oils such as lavender in a diffuser, and also capsules, meditation and yoga are also very helpful. If you don’t exercise, then that is a must!
Meds can help in the short run, but you need a therapist who can determine why this problem started and work to resolve it
This is always a difficult one to diagnose but seeing a spine specialist as sometimes certain cervical spine nerve blocks can assist in reducing anxiety such as stellate ganglion block if the stress is related to PTSD can be very helpful as well as certain medication but best to avoid chronic medication usage as there are many downsides to this as well
It's difficult to tell you what has triggered this in you, but something has. You require to be seen by a specialist such as psychologists psychiatric.. I do not like drugs unless one can ascertain the underlying problem even then there are other more holistic ways to deal with panic attacks. You must try and find the underlying cause.
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Dr. Li