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A 24-year-old female asked:

My anxiety is bad at night dizzy shortness of breath chest pains fullness in throat what can i do to help without using medicine been to the er 6times?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Panic symptoms : eg acute anxiety, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fullness in ur throat, as u describe, causing presentation to ER 6 times needs evaluation by ur MD 4 work up & treatment. If no medical cause, treatment for panic disorder may include psychotherapy, like CBT. There are also many medications that help, including SSRIs, if panic d/o is diagnosed. The first step is to talk 2 ur doc.
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