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A 53-year-old female asked:

since my severe osteoporose diagnosis, i have had terrible ongoing panic attacks every night, are these very dangerous?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A panic attack will: Not kill you but it can make your life very miserable. If you have not received treatment for them, you owe it to yourself. They can be treated. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be beneficial as are some medications. No - they aren't dangerous - just very unpleasant. Take care.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not dangerous: Panic attacks in and of themselves are not dangerous, but they are certainly no fun. They can be more debilitating than the condition over which you worry. Now you seem to be worried about being worried. It's time to stop that cycle! go see you doctor for possible relaxation techniques and medications. A psychiatrist is the specialist who can help you the most. Good luck!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
No fun but no danger: Learn about panic "attacks" so u can learn 2 manage them! "panic attacks tend 2 start quickly ; reach a peak within 10 mins. The peak generally lasts 4 about 5 to 10 minutes before the symptoms start 2 settle. However, it can take quite some time for all the symptoms to subside." source=pg on panic disorder by anxiety disorders assn' of british columbia (http://bit.Ly/pylkom).

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