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Month: September 2015

Panic Attacks on the Highway: Seven Thanksgiving Driving Tips for Panic Attack Sufferers

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* If you are like many Americans you are preparing to visit your family during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  According to AAA, last year 33.2 million Americans traveled by car to their Thanksgiving destination.  We are filled with feelings of excitement and anticipation, as we think of reuniting with family and friends during the holiday.  However, if you are like many of my panic attack patients,…

Constant Panic Attack Symptoms; “This Is Not A Panic Attack!”

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Every morning, even before you put one foot on the floor, that wave of lightheadedness and shallow breathing strikes again. The nagging, annoying shallow breathing and spacey feelings seem to linger on and off, all day.  You are desperately yearning for a break. You look forward to sleep as your only escape from the dreaded feelings. Even when you wake up in the middle of…

Diagnose Panic Disorder with the Panic Checklist

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Your Panic Profile and the Three Factor Model Factor One: Your Physical feelings “Out of the Blue” Suddenly “Out of the Blue” you get hit with a wave of heart pounding, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness and rubbery legs, there not-there feeling, disorientation, head pressure, chest pressure, blurred vision, hot and cold flashes, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, a lump in the…

Panic Disorder: The Three Types of Panic Attacks

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The following is part of a training session, I administered last Thursday to one of my panic attack sufferers. The Three Types of Panic Experiences:  Type One: The Major Emergency Room (ER) Panic Attacks Major panic attacks hit you suddenly, without apparent reason, “Out of the Blue.”  Here, there is a sudden surge of multiple bodily sensations that seem to escalate rapidly including; heart racing,…

Discover Your Four Panic Attack Triggers; Eliminate “Out of the Blue” Panic Attacks

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If you are like over 5000 of my panic disorder patients, then your first panic attack struck you “Out of the Blue” with no apparent reason. An unexpected onslaught of intense heart pounding, shallow breathing, head pressure, weakness, hot/cold flashes and rubbery legs can be so frightening that you are convinced you are dying or losing your mind. Immediate medical attention is often the first…

Six Steps To Prevent Recurring Panic Attacks

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Don’t Let Panic Rust Set In It was almost a year ago that *Linda had successfully completed panicLINK.  She had been feeling so well, that the panicLINK DVD, CDs, Workbooks and Guidebook were collecting dust.  She had even misplaced some her key handouts on the 6 Take Control Training Steps. The holidays were rapidly approaching.  As usual, she was overextending herself to family and friends….

Physician Reassurance Backfires with Panic Disorder Patients

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As a panic disorder specialist, I take an active responsibility in helping my patients feel confident that their physical complaints have no organic etiology.  My day is filled with my patient’s reporting symptoms of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pressure, rubbery legs, lightheaded feelings, inner trembling, numbness and tingling in the extremities, lump in the throat, knot in the stomach and head pressure, to…

Panic Disorder: Three Key Personality Traits of the Panic Prone Person

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My study of panic disorder for over three decades reveals three personality characteristics of the Panic Prone Person.  Examine the Panic Prone Personality Trait Inventory below to see how well you fit into the Pre Panic Profile. <strong>Panic Prone Personality Trait Inventory</strong> <strong>Personality Trait One: The Over Accommodator/People Pleaser…”I am Sorry Syndrome.”</strong> 1)      Do you worry excessively about what others think of you? 2)      Do worry…

Panic Attack Symptoms; 5 Take Control Training Tips

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1.       Stop False Catastrophic Thinking  When a sudden surge of shortness of breath, weakness and rubbery legs, numbness and tingling in your hand and feet, dizziness and woozy feeling, heart thumping and inner trembling, heat waves and sweats create havoc in your body, don’t add False Catastrophic Thinking.  Don’t fuel the panic attack symptoms with enemy thoughts of stroke, heart attack, brain tumor, die, I…

Treating Panic Attacks: A Drug Free Model

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Tom’s* Story: Shortness of Breath; Am I am Gasping for My Last Breath of Air? At 10:00PM last Saturday night, Tom, a 27 year old construction worker, and a group of his friends were watching a long awaited boxing match on pay per view TV. Tom was rooting for his favorite boxer, a former middle weight champion and underdog.  The boxer was battling for his…

Digital Version of panicLINK In-Home Training Program Just Released for Immediate Access Via Subscription

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Join Dr. Blumberg In-Session Now and Experience the complete In-Home Version of panicLINK. With the click of a button, join Dr. Blumberg In-Session and experience panicLINK session by session as if you were in his office listening to his words. Do you suddenly feel dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, rubbery legs, heat waves, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet and you are terrified that your…

Panic Attack Symptoms: A Lump in the Throat

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Could My Throat Pressure be a sign of Throat Cancer?  Charles*, a 34 year old divorced engineer, felt a sudden sensation of throat tightness and pressure, while watching TV on a Saturday Morning right before the holidays. He noticed the “lump in the throat” persisted all day.  Charles could not help his mind from traveling into health worry.  He thought, “It feels like a ball…

Panic Disorder: Chemical Imbalance or Blocked Emotions?

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What Causes Powerful Panic Symptoms “Out of the Blue”?  Intense physical symptoms of dizziness, chest pain, shallow breathing, weakness and rubbery legs seem so intense that both the Doctor and the Patient believe the source is a medical condition.  After multiple medical investigations, doctor visits, and several trips to the ER, Sara* a 24 year recently married nurse, realized the there was nothing medically causing…

Freedom From Panic Disorder Medication; Three Steps to Preventing Rebound Panic

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Drug-Free Treatment for Panic Disorder is Not Readily Available “If I had known, I would have never started on medication!” I meet more and more panic sufferers who are unaware that, in 1991, the National Institute of Health (NIH) endorsed a powerful, drug-free, scientific method to live panic-free. CBT for Panic Disorder, provided by trained expert doctors, is still not readily available. When I meet…