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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy  w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

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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What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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I've never been diagnosed with asthma but I do have anxiety and panic attacks. Can anxiety/panic attacks cause asthma??

I've never been diagnosed with asthma but I do have anxiety and panic attacks. Can anxiety/panic attacks cause asthma??

It is possible : Recent research indicates a strong relationship between panic attacks and asthma, with each being a risk factor developing the other. Here is an article describing this: http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20050601/asthma-panic-disorder-often-go-hand-in-hand If you are concerned I would recommend see your doctor to initiate evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic attacks cause hallucinations? Not just little ones like thinking you heard a sound but like full blown seeing things?

Can anxiety and panic attacks cause hallucinations? Not just little ones like thinking you heard a sound but like full blown seeing things?

Not likely: If you are having visual hallucinations - would encourage medical evaluation to include psychiatric assessment. Visual hallucinations are not normally part of panic attacks. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic attacks cause low blood sugar?

Can anxiety and panic attacks cause low blood sugar?

Not sure: However possible sxs from low blood sugar (nausea, palpitations,^'ed irritability & feeling dizzy) can also occur with panic attacks. When some people experience these symptoms they believe that it is due to anxiety/ panic and the symptoms can build and actually trigger a panic attack. I am not sure if panic triggers hypoglycemia but hypoglycemia may trigger panic. ...Read more

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Can nitrous oxide cause severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Can nitrous oxide cause severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: First, it is a sympathy mimetic agent, so it may directly cause that reaction, although I have never seen it. Also, simply the process of initiating the anesthetic, breathing through the mask, may trigger an attack. Ask your doctor to prescribe an anxiolytic to those before your next procedure. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?

Yes: This is highly addictive and should be reserved for pain from advanced cancers. I recommend other forms of pain management and if having severe pain then please seek professional help. ...Read more

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Can high testosterone in women cause anxiety and panic attacks?

Can high testosterone in women cause anxiety and panic attacks?

Unlikely: High testosterone in women, such as obesity and pcos, is not good, and can cause some anxiety, but panic would be highly unusual. It could be seen in a woman who makes the mistake of taking exogenous testosterone. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more