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Free Yourself From Panic Attacks

May 18, 2018
Four weeks. No drugs. No fees. Just relief.
 
Have you ever felt as if you were having a heart attack and rushed to the emergency room, only to find out you were wrong? Or have you had moments when you couldn’t catch your breath and your heart was pounding so hard you felt like you were about to pass out? Have you been to your doctor many times complaining of dizziness, nausea, stomach pains or numbness?
 
These are common symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. They can be scary and hard to diagnose, which means you may keep having these symptoms without any relief for a long time.
 

You Can Reduce or Prevent Panic Attacks

If you’re an Anthem member in Wisconsin, you can now get help managing panic attacks with Freespira®. It’s a four-week therapy that’s been cleared by the FDA to treat symptoms of anxiety and panic without the use of drugs. Just pay your copay, and that’s it ─ there are no extra fees to use Freespira!
 

How Freespira Works

During a panic attack, you breathe faster or hyperventilate. The amount of carbon dioxide that you exhale drops below normal. This makes you feel like you’re having a heart attack, which causes more panic.
 
Drugs can treat symptoms but preventing panic attacks is a different matter. Regulating your breathing is key, and Freespira trains you how to do this through an in-home therapy using technology and personalized support. The four weeks of therapy include:
 
  • Using a tablet to learn how to change your breathing patterns through immediate feedback.
  • Practicing breathing techniques for just a few minutes a day, anywhere.
  • Measuring your breathing rate and carbon dioxide level through Freespira’s sensor.
  • Getting support, including personalized training from a coach, and real-time reports about your progress.
 

Ready to Improve Your Life?

If you think you can benefit from Freespira, call 1-800-385-1892 to learn more. Or visit freespira.com/panic-treatment. Imagine a calmer life ─ and live it!
 
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWI), Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare) and Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company (WCIC). BCBSWI underwrites or administers PPO and indemnity policies and underwrites the out of network benefits in POS policies offered by Compcare or WCIC; Compcare underwrites or administers HMO or POS policies; WCIC underwrites or administers Well Priority HMO or POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.