How to overcome my panic attacks and breathing difficulty due to suffocation in workplace?

Q. How serious is social anxiety and what are the treatment methods?

Answered by
Youness Tanani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 25, 2022

Hi doctor,

I get panic attacks and breathing difficulty during work due to suffocation. My colleagues criticise me. Please help.



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You have social anxiety. Follow the below steps;

1. I suggest tablet Alprazolam 0.5 mg twice daily before panic attacks if it happens always in the same period.

2. Practice mindfulness and breathing techniques.

3. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

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