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A 26-year-old male asked:

suffer from panic attacks, my throat has been having a tight feeling for 3 days straight. is this normal? is this a long lasting panic attack?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
How long before Tx?: You must be a stoic and, I guess our culture does value that in people, especially young men. But you don't have to put up w/ such discomfort. The long term efx of chronic anxiety are serious and even impact cardio-vascular health. (New research). So, consider learning ways to avoid, reduce or manage stress and anxiety (panic). Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga, CBT or if needed, medications, can help!
Dr. Jeffrey Anders
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes atypical panic a: You likely have an atypical panic attack. Usually panic attacks last only minutes to hours, not days. But anxiety symptoms can overlap with panic attacks and make the effects last hours to days. Other common PA symptoms include: heart racing, shaking, shortness of breath, sweating. Very impt to get a medical eval to make sure that there is not another condition causing your throat sensation.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Always good to rule out a physical condition!
Jun 23, 2014

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