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A 24-year-old female asked:

how to deal with nocturnal panic attacks? i wake up with my heart racing and feel as if i was going to have a heart attack.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Professional help: Your symptoms are severe and might affect your wellbeing and your functioning during the day. There are multiple approaches to treat panic attacks. I suggest you look for a Mental Health group to get a thorough evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
MVP ?: 24y female w. nocturnal tachycardia & panic attacks. Before symptoms are ascribed to psychology arena, first have general medical evaluation. Mitral valve prolapse to be considered. An echocardiogram can easily discern. Other symptoms of "depression, burning & insomnia" raise concern for fibromyalgia, which is associated w. Hypermobility Syndrome, which is associated with mitral valve prolapse.
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Good point.
Jun 5, 2015

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