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What are symptoms of dysautonomia and how is it diagnosed? Most drs seem to not consider when 1st panic happens @40 for no reason

What are symptoms of dysautonomia and how is it diagnosed?  Most drs seem to not consider when 1st panic happens @40 for no reason

Dysautonomia: A prominent symptom that triggers a physicians visit is usually an unexpected fainting episode. Other symptoms include sensititvity to sound and intolerance to light. Dizziness that does not respond to Meclizine but middle ear disease needs to be ruled out. A tilt table test is an evaluation which can confirm one type of dysautonomia. However there many diseases that can cause dysautonomia. ...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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I had a constellation of symptoms for 2 months, whilst on hol in australia. I think it's dysautonomia, my gp anxiety. I feel so poorly. What can I do?

I had a constellation of symptoms for 2 months, whilst on hol in australia. I think it's dysautonomia, my gp anxiety. I feel so poorly. What can I do?

Info, Please.: We can't put this off as purely psychological. I would suggest you get a comprehensive history and physical exam with some lab testing. It is possible you picked up an infectious disease while on holiday. It is also possible you have a glandular disorder such as hypothyroidism or also possibly anemia. Only after ruling out physical causes should one consider anxiety as the root cause. ...Read more

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Could panic/anxiety/worry cause all this?

Could panic/anxiety/worry cause all this?

Cause what?: Please clarify what symptoms you are referring to and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can to much alcohol cause anxiety ir panic like symptoms?

Can to much alcohol cause anxiety ir panic like symptoms?

Yes: Alcohol stops your Paxil (paroxetine) from working. It only takes two drinks for that to happen. When that occurs it is possible to become extremely anxious, panicky, depressed, and suicidal. Do not drink while you are on paxil (paroxetine). It is simply too dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can undiagnosed add be the cause of sudden anxiety and panic disorder?

Can undiagnosed add be the cause of sudden anxiety and panic disorder?

I not aware of : Add being the cause of anxiety or panic disorders. However, add could certainly co-exist with panic disorder or anxiety disorders. ...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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What could cause a sudden onset of anxiety\panic attack in a healthy 50 year old ?

What could cause a sudden onset of anxiety\panic attack in a healthy 50 year old ?

Panic?: If medical conditions such as lack of balance from active ear infection, are ruled out, then possible panic attack. In most cases of panic onset, the trigger or immediate cause is unknown. Further medical workup is warranted. ...Read more

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What is the cause of panic attacks and how are they different from anxiety attacks?

What is the cause of panic attacks and how are they different from anxiety attacks?

Amygdala: Panic attacks are thought to result from inappropriate activation of the amygdala, an area of the brain which in animals is associated with the fight or flight response. In essence your body is activating mechanisms meant to help your fight or flee, but there is no threat present to justify the response. Typically anxiety attack is a colloquial term for panic attack. ...Read more

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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. Laurence Badgley
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Dysautonomia (Definition)

Dysautonomia is a condition where there is malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which controls things like blood pressure, heart ...Read more