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Panic Attack Medication

Controlling your anxiety disorder may be as simple as being prescribed the right panic attack medication. Of course, prescription medications can be highly effective in combating anxiety disorder, but they are by no means the only form of successful treatment. Many people opt for natural alternatives, such as relaxation and breathing techniques, herbs, and shifts in diet and exercise.

The challenge with prescription drugs is that many of them inherently come with the risk of adverse side effects. While drugs like diazepam (Valium), Effexor, and other anti-anxiety and/or anti-depressant medications may be useful in extreme cases, they may lead to dependency, as well as a whole host of other challenges.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the panic attack medication options you have at your disposal:

1. Benzodiazepines – The problem with this type of medication is that it can have an extremely intoxicating effect on the user, leading to a whole host of productivity and general functionality issues. Most commonly marketed as Xanax, this drug is best used in moments of extreme anxiety. A good example of this would be an individual who is terrified of flying taking the drug prior to boarding the aircraft.

2. Beta Blockers – These include Atenolol and Propranolol, and are generally quite powerful in treating the symptoms of anxiety. The challenge is, often times when we are experiencing any type of symptoms, that is our body’s way of alerting us to the fact that something is wrong. If we take drugs to ignore these important messages, we may end up in worse condition than we started off in.

3. Tricyclic Antidepressants – This line of antidepressants includes Nortriptyline, Imipramine, and Desipramine. These medications have an accumulative effect on the neurotransmitters of the human brain. Over time, they begin to stabilize the way these neurotransmitters interact with your natural biochemistry.

It is generally best to keep medication as your last resort. Obviously, most people turn to it as their first line of defense, but I’ve got an alternative suggestion that may get the job done even more effectively, while sparing you from negative side effects. Lifestyle.

Diet and exercise are the most important two things a person can pay attention to in their lives. Without your health, you’ve got nothing. And generally speaking, anxiety and panic attacks are just symptoms of an unhealthy body. We pollute ourselves with chemically processed foods and drinks, a sedentary lifestyle, and negative thoughts.

When the vast majority of your diet consists of raw, organic, high water-content fruits and vegetables, along with raw nuts, seeds, and whole grains… and you get plenty of quality exercise, it becomes almost impossible for any significant disorder to develop, including anxiety.

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