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Anyone get panic attacks? I get them when I lift weights or do high intensity aerobics. As a result I've been avoiding these activities or doing sprints at the hospital parking lot. I'm looking for some strategies to incorporate at least a couple days of higher intensity workouts in a normal place like the gym. Does anyone else experience this and have you found a method to overcome it? I'm thinking maybe taking an inderal or an ativan before a workout to see if that helps. Cardio workup is good so I dont think theyre heart attacks.
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For overcoming panic attacks:

Accutely: use 100-200mg of 5-htp with some carbs and water

Overall: vitamin D, magnesium, fish oil, no caffeine or other stimulants, high carb diet with evenly spaced meals, L-theanine for cognitive/calming effects. Might buy some ashwaganda as well.

Also, focus on deep breathing, inhale trough your nose for 3 seconds, hold it for 2 seconds, and exhale trough your mouth for 6 seconds.
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Are you using bcaas?
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Are you using bcaas?
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Srs business. They cause whacky reactions in some people by blocking tryptophan absorption
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Srs business. They cause whacky reactions in some people by blocking tryptophan absorption
True.

Lyle talks about it here:
https://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nu...hey-bcaa.html/
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Anyone get panic attacks? I get them when I lift weights or do high intensity aerobics. As a result I've been avoiding these activities or doing sprints at the hospital parking lot. I'm looking for some strategies to incorporate at least a couple days of higher intensity workouts in a normal place like the gym. Does anyone else experience this and have you found a method to overcome it? I'm thinking maybe taking an inderal or an ativan before a workout to see if that helps. Cardio workup is good so I dont think theyre heart attacks.
10mg of Inderal oughta do the trick.
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For overcoming panic attacks:

Accutely: use 100-200mg of 5-htp with some carbs and water
Interesting. I did a quick search on some studies using 5-HTP for anxiety and other disorders. Seems to hold up well against the gold standard (SSRIs).

I have had mild to moderate anxiety for years, maybe I'll give this a whirl. Seems fairly innocuous (I do not take SSRIs).
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Interesting. I did a quick search on some studies using 5-HTP for anxiety and other disorders. Seems to hold up well against the gold standard (SSRIs).

I have had mild to moderate anxiety for years, maybe I'll give this a whirl. Seems fairly innocuous (I do not take SSRIs).
Definitely give it a go. It's cheap and pretty effective. I used to take 100-150mg at night, and 100mg acutely during the day if I felt anxiety was too high.
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Definitely give it a go. It's cheap and pretty effective. I used to take 100-150mg at night, and 100mg acutely during the day if I felt anxiety was too high.
Cool. I might pick some up today. I was reading they recommend to titrate up to 100 mg, and start with 50 mg due to nausea.

Obviously I use ERP as the most powerful tool to combat anxiety, but anything extra always helps...exercise, meditation...etc.
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