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Anxiety And Panic Can Be Caused By Dysautonomia
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
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
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
I have POTS, Dysautonomia, and gastroparesis. I also have sever anxiety and depression. I have been throwing up all morning. can i take xanax to help ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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