Written by Dr. Izabela Jovovic
In this second part, we will talk about the most usual disorders in today’s modern world – anxiety, fears, and panic attacks.
80% of the world population ( between 20 and 50 years old ) had more than one panic attack in their lives. A panic attack is the top of the ice mountain of much deeper problems on the physical level.
Panic attacks typically begin suddenly, without warning. They can strike at any time — when you’re driving a car, at the mall, sound asleep, or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have occasional panic attacks, or they may occur frequently. Panic attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually peak within minutes. You may feel fatigued and worn out after a panic attack subsides.
Anxiety attacks are different from panic attacks. Panic attacks are more intensive than anxiety attacks
They also come on out of the blue, while anxiety attacks are often associated with a trigger.
Symptoms of anxiety are linked to numerous mental health conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and trauma, while panic attacks mainly affect those with panic disorder.
Panic attacks come on suddenly, without an obvious trigger.
Symptoms include racing or pounding heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness or lightheadedness, hot flashes or chills, nausea, numbness or tingling in the extremities, shaking, shortness of breath, stomach pain, sweating, the feeling of being choked or smothered…
People experiencing a panic attack may also feel a loss of control, feel like they are going crazy, have a sudden fear that they will die, feel detached from themselves, which is called depersonalization, and feel detached from their surroundings…
Symptoms of panic tend to peak after 10 minutes, then gradually subside. However, several panic attacks can occur in a row, making it seem like an attack is lasting for much longer.
After an attack, many people feel stressed, worried, or otherwise unusual for the rest of the day. While panic attacks come on suddenly, symptoms of anxiety follow a period of excessive worry.
Symptoms may become more pronounced over a few minutes or hours. They are typically less intense than those of panic attacks.
Anxiety attack symptoms include chest pain, a rapid heart rate, dizziness, muscle pain , numbness or tingling in the extremities, dry mouth,fatigue,fear,irritability, loss of concentration, sleep disturbances, worry and distress.
Anxiety symptoms often last longer than the symptoms of a panic attack. They may persist for days, weeks, or months.
Homeopathy is complementary medicine. It’s used as an alternative and natural treatment for certain health conditions. This includes anxiety and panic attacks. Homeopathy for anxiety uses mixtures of herbal, mineral, and other natural products to relieve anxiety symptoms.
When a homeopathic doctor is choosing the remedy for a client, has to know not only the symptoms of attack but also the fears, habits of that person. Some remedy options for anxiety ( based on symptoms, the character of a person, fears…) are :
A panic attack that comes on suddenly with very strong fear (even fear of death) may indicate this remedy. A state of immense anxiety may be accompanied by strong palpitations, shortness of breath, and flushing of the face. Sometimes a shaking experience will be the underlying cause. Strong feelings of anxiety may also occur when a person is just beginning to come down with the flu or cold.
For those who experience fear and anxiety before appointments, events or from small spaces or heights. Everyday situations may lead to agitation, obsessive thoughts, and behaviors. They can experience digestive issues like diarrhea and often crave salt and sugar.
This remedy is usually indicated for dependable, solid people who become overwhelmed from physical illness or too much work and start to fear a breakdown. Their thoughts can be muddled and confused when tired, which adds to the anxiety. Worry and bad news may agitate them, and a nagging dread of disaster (to themselves or others) may develop. Fear of heights and claustrophobia are also common. A person who needs this remedy is often chilly and sluggish, has a craving for sweets, and is easily fatigued.
Ill effects from bad news, fright, anger, grief, or loss. They may experience extreme mood swings, going from crying to laughing. Have a desire to be alone, tend to sigh or yawn a lot, and are hypersensitive to external impressions, such as noise, touch, etc. Feel worse from consolation.
This is for anxiety that also includes night terrors, nightmares, or dark thoughts while awake. People with this type of anxiety are often scared of the dark or being alone and are especially scared by thoughts of monsters or mysterious figures. Their imaginations tend to worsen their anxiety.
When a person has been exhausted by overwork or illness and feels a deep anxiety and inability to cope, this remedy may help. The person is jumpy and oversensitive and may be startled by ordinary sounds. Hearing unpleasant news or thinking of world events can aggravate the problems. Insomnia and an inability to concentrate may develop, increasing the sense of nervous dread. Eating, warmth, and rest often bring relief. Headaches, backaches, and nervous digestive upsets are often seen when this remedy is needed.
All these remedies can only prescribe a homeopathic doctors.
To be continued…