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Whats normal with anxiety and panic attacks?

Whats normal with anxiety and panic attacks?

Question to vague: If you are looking for symptoms that can differentiate the two disorders i suggest going on epocrates or webmd which will help. Their is not enough space to fully answer this question here. Both can be stand alone diagnoses or part of some larger diagnosis. I would suggest seeing your family dr. And go over the symptoms. Their are many rating scales that can be found on the web. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How can I beat depression / stress and anxiety?

How can I beat depression / stress and anxiety?

Coping: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving most anxieties and depression than either one of these treatments alone. Seeking treatment with a psychiatrist and a therapist are your best options when coping with stress and these illnesses. ...Read more

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Can depression and anxiety delay period?

Can depression and anxiety delay period?

Yes, they can: Any stress can change the timing of a period to earlier or later. If it is delayed, however, it would be wise to get a pregnancy test done. ...Read more

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Lots of stress and anxiety, missed period, abdominal cramping and gas. Is this all anxiety and stress related?

Lots of stress and anxiety, missed period, abdominal cramping and gas. Is this all anxiety and stress related?

Who knows?: You know if you had unprotected sex. If so - pregnancy is a good alternative suspect. Cramps and gas can be from diet choices too. Consider a pregnancy test. Consider your eating habits. If you want a cleraer answer - see a doctor for an exam and tests as needed. Best! ...Read more

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Having panic attacks and depression need help?

Having panic attacks and depression need help?

See an MD: Depression and panic attacks have good treatment options not available over the counter ...Read more

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Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

STRANGE: If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it. ...Read more

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What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

Psychiatry eval.: I must disagree with my colleagues around this specific question. One has to balance the danger from anxiety/depression/blackouts/rage/shock and medication side effects during pregnancy. There are meds that are relatively safe to take, but do have some risks. Please seek a qualified psychiatry evaluation to weigh the risks/benefits of treatment with medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Add therapy: Certainly the medication may be adjusted as there are various choices in a situation and some people may respond better to one medication as compared to another. Therapy should probably be added to the treatment mix as there are various techniques that may be helpful in reducing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma, anxiety, stress, insomnia and mood disorders... Should i start smoking marijuana?

I have glaucoma, anxiety, stress, insomnia and mood disorders... Should i start smoking marijuana?

Hmm no: Talk to your eye doc about tx options. In the long run mj may worsen your anxiety & depression, altho in the short run it may feel like its helping since you stop worrying about your probs. Not dealing with issues rarely helps! mj may decrease rem sleep that is needed for good quality sleep. Who dx'd you w/ anxiety/depression? I think you should consider counseling and avoid self DX and tx! ...Read more

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During pregnancy, are depression & anxiety and low potassium somehow related?

During pregnancy, are depression & anxiety and low potassium somehow related?

Not necessarily: During pregnancy, some women (especially those with prior histories of depression and anxiety) can be at risk for developing depression and anxiety. This can be related to the physical and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy as well as the stress of the pregnancy (change is stressful even when it is a good change). Low potassium is not directly related to either, but can also occur. ...Read more

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I have history with anxiety attacks, depression and ocd. Can having anxiety give you chest pains or heart palpitations? I've had them all day today

I have history with anxiety attacks, depression and ocd. Can having anxiety  give you chest pains or heart palpitations? I've had them all day today

Anxiety can: Trigger chest pains and other symptoms. It is important that you see your doc to rule out medical condtions. After that, please see a mental health professional to learn strategies to manage your anxiety. A self-help technique found at www.relaxationresponse.org. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?

I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?

Not sure?: I'm not certain what question you're asking. It is possible, though very uncommon, for serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline to cause an elevation in serum prolactin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop anxiety and panic attacks just with a positive mindset?

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Is it possible to stop anxiety and panic attacks just with a positive mindset?

Panic & mind-set: Self-talk thru reassurance & positive thinking, meditating, imagery techniques thru visualizing pleasant instead of scary scenes, and exposure instead of avoidance , can eventually help you take better control over your negative thinking & fears. ...Read more

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I've been having depression and increased anxiety. I take 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) my mood is better but anxiety worse in certain situations. What wi help?

I've been having depression and increased anxiety. I take 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) my mood is better but anxiety worse in certain situations. What wi help?

Discuss with your MD: It takes about 4-6 weks before you get the full effect of lexapro (escitalopram). You have to wait. Then the dose can be increased to 20 mg. Anxiety usually requires a higher dose than depression. Also the anxiety emerges while depression lifts because you have to face the stressors of world as you get better. ...Read more

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Is it normal during PMS to cycle from "manic" where i get a lot done and have insomnia and strong lethargy with anxiety, panic, and migraines?

Is it normal during PMS to cycle from "manic" where i get a lot done and have insomnia and strong lethargy with anxiety, panic, and migraines?

Intensity of "cycle": What you're describing sounds more intense than typical pms symptoms. Pms can have variation of energy plus also sometimes migraines. The other symptoms are not typical. I encourage you to have an evaluation with a psychiatrist about these issues. They could represent a more serious mood disorder that needs treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I suffer pretty bad anxiety/social anxiety/paranoia and clinical depression and was thinking of trying paxil (paroxetine). Does it help?

It can be beneficial: Discuss medication options with your treating medical provider. Here are some basic things that can go hand in hand w your medication treatment: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, >. ...Read more

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Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

2: Valerian root and magnesium both appear to have a calming effect. There are others. For full information contact a n.D. ...Read more

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Problem sleeping abrupt waking up with panic attacks? Non heart side chest pain. And now a sore throat. Family history of panic and OCD and depression

Problem sleeping abrupt waking up with panic attacks? Non heart side chest pain. And now a sore throat. Family history of panic and OCD and depression

You could have: Panic attacks, sleep apnea, post traumatic stress disorder or other issues. You described chest pain ; pressure as sxs and depression as a condition. This warrants a through evaluation. Both psychiatric evaluation and sleep medicine evaluation are likely warranted. Polysomnogram (sleep study) may be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more