What's a panic attack?
2009-04-04 07:30:28 UTC
I heard that if you smoke weed, you have a panic attack etc. What's a panic attack?
(wrong category? Yes, I know. No need to brag)
28 answers:
2009-04-04 17:00:49 UTC
Can weed cause a panic attack? That's a real debate.

I personally feel that weed will trigger a panic attack in people who are more prone to them while being completely sober. I've smoked weed for about 9 years, and have smoked everyday for about 5. For the majority of that time, I was able to smoke as much as I wanted. But lately, if I smoke more than just a hit or two, I will without a doubt have a panic attack. Two months ago, I would have thought panic attacks were a joke. But now, since having them after smoking, and having them while being totally sober, I know that these things are no laughing matter. It is without a doubt the worst feelings I've ever experianced. So for me, yes, smoking weed can cause or, or worsen, a panic attack.

What is a panic attack?

Have you ever been really scared? Thats essentially what a panic attack is. Its fear totally taking over your body. Your heart rate will usually increase drastically. Your blood pressure could spike. You start sweating like crazy, and adrenaline pumps into your body in massive amounts. Its like your whole body is being overcome with fear. Different people have different symptoms when going through panic, but usually the fore mentioned symptoms occur. For some people it lasts only 10 minutes, but I've had panic attacks last hours. Panic attacks are at least for me, the worst feeling I've ever had, it drains everything out of me, and afterwards I am exhausted. Do a simple google search, and you will find tons of information on the web. Feel free to respond to this answer, I'll gladly answer any questions you have.
2016-03-03 04:46:11 UTC
OK, as someone who is fresh off medication for anxiety and panic disorders, let me take a crack at this: A fair few of the symptoms could be either, but all of them could be panic attacks. However, here are a few things which could help you determine which: Do these start after you've been thinking about your health, and wondering if you are OK. Panic attacks normally start with a thought, and build up based on it. Are you mentally confused at all during them? When I had panic attacks, I was never able to sit still. I would try to calm down and breath normally, but the slightest thing would set me off and I'd have to move. Does the shaking happen usually after things start to calm down. Your body produces a huge amount of adrenaline during a panic attack, and coming down off that causes shaking for people who have had panic attacks. If you really try had, and breath slowly and normally, and try to clear your mind, does this help it go away? Does the headache come after as well? I often got them from the physical exertion, which is usually quite extreme during a panic attack. I hope this helps...
2009-04-04 07:34:58 UTC
Panic attacks are very sudden, discrete periods of intense anxiety

The onset of these episodes is typically abrupt, and may have no obvious triggers.

i have a friend that has panic attacks and she described it as feeling as though she was having a heart attack ...they are really scary.

and smoking weed actually does the opposite and really doesn't have anything to do with panic attacks, however i'm sure you probably could get a panic attack if your anxiety was high enough.
2009-04-04 07:38:37 UTC
Panic attacks are caused by stress, anxiety, and anything to get your nerves going. Example when you're really overwhelmed or nervous. I never heard anyone smoking weed and getting one, but it's probably possible. If you ever get a panic attack just remember to breath and try lowering your heart rate by calming down.
2009-04-04 07:33:55 UTC
It's an attack you have when you panic!
2009-04-04 07:40:39 UTC
A panic attack is when you feel that you need to run from something bad or dangerous, but you just can't! The chest gets tight, the heart beats fast, your stomach makes more acids, which burns the pipe just above your stomach. You get nausea. Your head hearts, your eyes get out of focus. Not a good feeling!!
2009-04-04 07:35:32 UTC
It's a sudden attack of fear.

I don't think you get it from smoking weed, you get it if you are in a stressful situation, if you're scared, or if they run in your family. (if your family members have them , you'll have a better chance of having one)

When I have mine, I shake violently and cry or it gets hard to breathe. So, I'm guessing there's many forms of panic attacks.
2009-04-04 07:34:57 UTC
A panic attack is an unexpected attack. So, the person that said that to you said it because he or she didn't want you to start smoking. That is probably a lie. It doesn't exist.
2009-04-04 07:38:19 UTC
A panic attack can be different from person to person. For me I feel like I have lost control of what is going and I can't control myself. I feel like the walls are closing in, I start hyperventilating and crying and shaking.

My friend starts shaking,hyperventilating and pretty much goes numb.

It really varies but it happens when you feel panicked or nervous and can happen more often if you have anxiety.
2016-05-18 10:27:42 UTC
I am so happy, it was only a 35 minute drive ( 70 minutes total) but absolutely no sign of anxiety or panic i shopped till I dropped - brilliant! I will now go for the next stage DUAL CARRIAGE way, probably at the weekend, with my husband accompanying me first then the solo drive, if successful the final stage of driving on motorway

Beat Anxiety And Panic Attacks Naturally?
2009-04-04 07:44:14 UTC
Panic Attack: (Actual Definition from a medical book)- A panic attack is an unanticipated recurrence of a group of symptoms characterized by intense feelings of apprehension, fearfulness, and terror.

Physical symptoms may include shortness of breath, feelings of unreality, sweating, heart palpitations, chest pain, and choking sensations. Caused by a nervous system arousal .
Yellow Alarm Clock
2009-04-04 07:35:04 UTC
It's not always the same for all people, but it's basically a short period including symptoms like rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, perspiration, anxiety, dizziness, et cetera. Using cannabis doesn't cause them, at least not in anything more than a very, very small minority of cases.
2009-04-04 07:41:50 UTC
Its different for everyone, but generally the inability to breath, no matter how hard you try.

You end up gasping for air and feel as if your going to faint.

Get a paper bag (must be paper) and breath in and out of the bag covering your mouth and nose.

IT is also said that sometimes, weed could cause panic attacks, that's wut happened to my friend.
2009-04-04 07:38:04 UTC
weed CAN cause panic attacks. Your heart starts racing and your blood pressure goes up, you feel heated, dizzy, get sweats and sometimes feel nauseous. It does not happen often but it can and does happen. It will usually happen within the first hour of smoking. If this happens just lie down for a while and it should go away.
2009-04-04 07:35:11 UTC
Panic disorder is a common condition in which a person has episodes of intense fear or anxiety that occur suddenly (often without warning). These episodes--called panic attacks--can last from minutes to hours. They may occur only once in a while, or they may occur quite frequently. The cause, or "trigger," for these attacks may not be obvious.

Panic Attack Symptom 1. Overwhelming sense of dread or impending doom. Feel like something horrible is about to happen.

Panic Attack Symptom 2. Racing thoughts. You mind is on overdrive.

Panic Attack Symptom 3. Derealization. Distorted sense of reality.

Panic Attack Symptom 4. Depersonalization. You feel disconnected from your body. Like you are in a dream.

Panic Attack Symptom 5. Distorted sense of time. Either you feel time is accelerating or decelerating

Panic Attack Symptom 6. Nausea. Feel like vomiting or throwing up.

Panic Attack Symptom 7. Dizziness or vertigo. You feel lightheaded and unstable.

Panic Attack Symptom 8. Heart palpitations. Increased heart rate (Tachycardia).

Panic Attack Symptom 9. Chest pain or tightness. Feel like having a heart attack.

Panic Attack Symptom 10. Profuse sweating. More than usual.

Panic Attack Symptom 11. Uncontrollable trembling or shaking.

Panic Attack Symptom 12. Tenseness. You feel twitchy or jumpy.

Panic Attack Symptom 13. Hyperventilation or rapid breathing.

Panic Attack Symptom 14. Shortness of breath. Difficulty in breathing.

Panic Attack Symptom 15. Choking sensation. Difficulty in swallowing.

Panic Attack Symptom 16. Heightened awareness or senses. Paranoia.

Panic Attack Symptom 17. Tunnel vision. Loss of peripheral or side vision.

Panic Attack Symptom 18. Lose self-control. Feel like you are going insane.

Panic Attack Symptom 19. Feelings of powerlessness or helplessness.

Panic Attack Symptom 20. Feel like you are going to die.

Panic Attack Symptom 21. Numbness of limbs. Loss of sensation.

Panic Attack Symptom 22. Tingling sensation of the arms, hands, fingertips, feet, and/or face.

Panic Attack Symptom 23. Chills. Shivering sensation. You feel cold even if it's not.

Panic Attack Symptom 24. Hot flashes. Feeling intense warmth.

Panic Attack Symptom 25. Diarrhea or stomach cramps.

Panic Attack Symptom 26. Weakness or exhaustion.

Panic Attack Symptom 27. Muscle aches and pains.
2009-04-04 07:36:11 UTC
weed causes paranoia and nausia, if you think it, it will happen. its all a mind game when it comes to weed. if you think you are getting, guess what.

panic attack occurs when a person feels cornered. basically like the name itself, its an attack by the panic monster
2009-04-04 07:34:20 UTC
A symptom of an anxiety disorder. There are many reasons for panic attacks, however smoking pot is not one of them.
2009-04-04 07:38:04 UTC
panic attack is when your body goes in to like a fight or flight state. adrenlin starts pumping, your pulse becomes rapid and you feel an uncomfatable sensation of fear.

they can happen when you stress out or sometimes when you are in a relaxed state ie watching tv.

and they can be a side effect of excessive cannabis use but it is fairly rare.
V Y..
2009-04-04 09:00:06 UTC
An another reason of the panic attack is identify with the powerless, poor people.
2009-04-04 07:34:48 UTC
when you are panicking a lot like omg there's a giant cat outside that's going to eat me if i don't fit fife packs of crackers in my mouth in 10 minutes
2009-04-04 07:34:54 UTC
well sence i had plenty of them there not fun there scary and it feels like ur dying of a heart attack and you breathe really fast while ur heart is pounding fast next time put this in mental health you would get more anwsers
2009-04-05 09:19:17 UTC
2009-04-04 07:34:05 UTC
actually u can have a panic attack if you smoke weed its called being OVERLY PARANOID which happens when you get high
2009-04-04 07:37:45 UTC
panic attack? what do you think it means...?

hmmm, i don't know...panic....attack.... figure it out.
2009-04-04 07:33:12 UTC
marijuana doesn't cause panic attacks, does the opposite effect

you don't know what you're talking about
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2009-04-04 07:50:43 UTC
SophieSh.. answered your question. Go here for more info.
2009-04-04 07:33:01 UTC
I think its when someone like freaks out
2009-04-04 07:37:00 UTC
when you start panicking about something and you cant breathe

my friend suffers them a lot

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