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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Possibly: Low potassium cannot cause classical panic or anxiety attacks. Low potassium, depending on how low, can cause cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heart b ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Low potassium: Depends on how low. Possible but other physical symptoms predominate.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Panic: not guilty: Anxiety/panic is a usual suspect in so many symptoms - this is rare. Low potassium may have been a factor in the stones. If you take laxatives, diuret ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: It sounds like the Lo potassium was an incidental finding. After nl tests, it was determined it wasn't having clinical affects . Your sxs resemble tho ... Read More
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Panic attacks and anxiety are unlikely to be caused by low potassium, although I wish it were, since that would be easily treated with oral potassium! ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: given your description, you need a cardiologist input, before labeling your case as labile hypertension, rather paroxysmal hypertension, as it is rela ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vasodialation: Your blood vessels may have dialated significantly because the water was so hot. When you stood up the blood may have been driven toward your feet by ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Check w/your: Neurologist re: cortex abnormalities, but low glucose assimilation is not of clinical significance.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Temporary, maybe: 24 hour urine tests for catecholamines are checking for epinephrine, norepinephrine, & other compounds that can be produced by catecholamine-secreting ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Langenhan
15 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety & pregnancy: Buspar is a different medication than Klonopin, so it is understandable that it was not an even replacement. There are risks to taking Klonopin while ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: However possible sxs from low blood sugar (nausea, palpitations,^'ed irritability & feeling dizzy) can also occur with panic attacks. When some p ... Read More

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