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A 34-year-old member asked:

docs, what's an anxiety attack like? worried i might have had one recently.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A panic attack?: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do about the anxiety attack i just had?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Depends: Is the the first one ever? Are they frequent? How severe? What caused it? If it is because you came face-to-face with a poisonous snake, nothing needs to be done. If it was during a regualr shopping trip, you might want to discuss it with you md or find a counselor or psychologist to help.

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Last updated Apr 17, 2014

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