Anxiety affects nearly 40 million U.S. adults. Teenagers and young children with high stress from ever demanding schedules or family problems are also increasingly affected. Anxiety is more than simple fearfulness or worry. Anxiety disorders are crippling fear reactions that cause suffering and interfere with daily responsibilities, family life and social ties. At its worst, the sufferer may be unable to even leave the house.
Heart palpitations and panic attacks are an especially big problem for women, and are directly linked to stress and hormonal fluctuations at the onset of menopause. Men suffer from anxiety disorders too, but in fewer numbers and often in silence. Are You Having A Panic Attack? Here are the signs to look for: -hyperventilating or feeling short of breath especially at night -racing heartbeat, dizziness or feeling faint -bolting upright out of bed in the early morning hours -feeling like you’re “going crazy” or losing control -being full of fear that has no basis in reality and the fear interfering in the normal functioning of your life.
If you have these symptoms, you could be suffering from a panic attack. It will more than likely pass quickly. If symptoms persist, seek out a qualified health practitioner.
Here’s my personal defense: • If you get panic attacks, avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking. They deplete B vitamins, your body’s natural tranquilizers.
• I keep a heart relaxing extract with hawthorn, arjuna, ashwagandha and passionflowers by my bed for immediate relief.
• Motherwort contains natural calmers. Taken 3x daily as a weak tea.
• Flower Essence remedies have been used by natural healers for anxiety and stress relief for years. Flower essences work through human energy fields to address issues of emotional health and mind-body well-being. Bach RESCUE REMEDY is a gentle, effective remedy which restores emotional balance during high stress or anxiety. Can be used on stressed pets, too. (Contains essence of cherry plum for fear of losing control, clematis for resignation and fatalism, impatiens for anxiousness, rock rose for panic, and star of Bethlehem for fear.
Relax caps: Calms nerves, soothes tension. Gentle and effective. Does not cause daytime fatigue or sleepiness.