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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Dental experts! What is the difference between an anxiety attack and a seizure?

Dental experts! What is the difference between an anxiety attack and a seizure?

Why dental experts?: It seems your question has not been answered since you asked for the wrong experts to respond. Anxiety attacks mimic physical traumas like heart attacks or seizures, without the corresponding physical causes. Seizures are caused by clear cut medical disorders. ...Read more

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Is one sign of an anxiety attack having a seizure like experience? Hands curled in and shaking of the body

Is one sign of an anxiety attack having a seizure like experience? Hands curled in and shaking of the body

Not usually: Anxiety can perhaps mimic a seizure and many people shudder, shake and have motor components. Seizures can be very serious and need to be diagnosed by a physician. This can be hard to tell without further tests. ...Read more

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Can simple partial seizures feel like an anxiety attack?

Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible. Check with your doctor. It can be further evaluated with eeg as well as adjustment of medication. ...Read more

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I have anxiety attacks and I have a seizure disorder and I don 't want to take a anything that will interfere with my medications keppra (levetiracetam) 1250 mg?

Agree w Dr. Husar: Are you using non-medical approaches to address your anxiety? There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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What are anxiety attacks and do they differ from seizures?

What are anxiety attacks and do they differ from seizures?

Neurologic v. psych: Anxiety attacks usually have rapid onset and peak quickly often with cardiac complaints, tremulousness, an intense feeling fo needing to escape, sweating etc and not often accompanied by losing consciousness. Seizures are a neurologic event. A good medical work up is important for initial diagnosis, the good news is anxiety attacks are very treatable by psychologists and or meds. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety, which leads to panic attacks and seizures. I have no car to get to the psychiatrists my neurologists told me to go to.

I have severe anxiety, which leads to panic attacks and seizures. I have no car to get to the psychiatrists my neurologists told me to go to.

Research: If you can find one closer, consider that - expand beyond psychiatry to Psychologists and Social Workers. Check w/ your State Dept for services like taxi if you are on Medicaid or even if not. Check your clergy for volunteer rides. Offer exchange labor to neighbors/friends for a ride. Be creative - that alone will help more than you can imagine! Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxiety attacks? Hello, I am 18 and I have been dealing with a lot of anxiety. I had a pretty bad experience with eye straining from over use of the internet. My eyes twitched for a few days and I thought I was having a seizure. Now, I

How can I deal with anxiety attacks? Hello, I am 18 and I have been dealing with a lot of anxiety. I had a pretty bad experience with eye straining from over use of the internet. My eyes twitched for a few days and I thought I was having a seizure. Now, I

Knowledge = Power!: Learn about anxiety + & anxiety/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). ...Read more

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Daily Severe headache after car accident anxiety attacks eyelid spams metallic taste sleep pralyis took seizure&migraine meds no help, Mri brain neg

Daily Severe headache after car accident anxiety attacks eyelid spams metallic taste sleep pralyis took seizure&migraine meds no help, Mri brain neg

Car accident: It sounds like you are receiving appropriate medical attention. Please consider some mental health support by seeing a pro such as a clinical psychologist. You may be dealing w/PTSD. Clinical hypnosis can be helpful. See www. Asch. Net for referrals to licensed professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had a anxiety attack, what to do?

Panic attack: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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What's a normal anxiety attack like?

Panic Attack: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having an anxiety attack?

Anxiety: Feeling keyed up, restless, tense & can't relax, fearful, can't sleep, worry a lot, physical symptoms of hyper arousal such are fast heart, sweat, headache, stomach & bowel gases & distention, sense of urgency, tremors, ache/pains anywhere. ...Read more

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How to know you are having an anxiety attack.

How to know you are having an anxiety attack.

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Possible sx’s: severe anxiety/panic, chest tightness/pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins & needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills & ^ perspiration. There may be tickle sensation in stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint & physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, are out of control or that they are about to die. There > ...Read more

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I’m having an anxiety attack what should I do?

I’m having an anxiety attack what should I do?

Anxiety attack: Please see your doctor to make sure there are no underlying medical conditions. Then see a clinical psychologist who treats mood disorders to learn how to manage anxiety. Reflect on the rest of your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, rest. Remember that panic attacks eventually resolve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it good to just let go and have an anxiety attack?

Why would you want: To suffer? Rather than give into panic attacks - learn to prevent them. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety attack?

What are the symptoms of anxiety attack?

Panic attack: Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they may. ...Read more

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How do I get the doctors at an e.R. To treat me for another anxiety attack?

How do I get the doctors at an e.R. To treat me for another anxiety attack?

Go to the ER: You might also consider seeing a psychologist who treats panic disorder. There are a number of "tools and techniques" that have been developed to help a person better handle their anxiety and/or anxiety attacks. Key researchers in the field include dr. David barlow. ...Read more

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Anxiety attack affect fasting blood glucose?

Anxiety attack affect fasting blood glucose?

Yes: Yes, a rise in adrenaline associated with anxiety will cause your blood glucose to rise. In a diabetic, adrenaline can cause a sharp rise, like 100 or so points or more, but in a non-diabetic 10 or 15 points is possible. Be mindful that uncontrolled glucose levels may also lead indirectly to rise in anxiety sensations as well, see your doctor, to assure adequate control. ...Read more

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How do a panic attack and a anxiety attack differ?

Panic attacks are: Sudden, intense, usually brief anxiety attacks & may be mistaken for a heart attack or other life-threatening condition. If they reoccur unpredictably, they can be called panic disorder. Avoiding certain types of places associated with an attack is called agoraphobia. Anxiety can be milder, more predictable or more general, including chronic worry. Panic & anxiety attacks are often synonymous. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having a anxiety attack or a afib?

What to do if I'm having a anxiety attack or a afib?

Which is it?: Which is it? Anxiety or AF? (check your pulse, count it and see if it's regular or irregular - then report what you've found to your doctor). If you're short of breath or having chest pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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How are an anxiety attack and a panic attack different?

Basically the same: The dsm (manuel used to diagnose psychiatric illnesses) uses the word panic attack to describe the acute (sudden) onset of extreme anxiety 'out of the blue'. It is part of the diagnosis of panic disorder. Anxiety attack would be a more general word used in conversation. Of note there is also a diagnosis called "generalized anxiety disorder" which describes low grade, daily worry and anxiety. ...Read more

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How do I overcome the fear of getting an anxiety attack?

How do I overcome the fear of getting an anxiety attack?

Self-talk: Remind yourself when you are not panicky that you don't feel that way all the time. ...Read more

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Panic attack vs anxiety attack symptoms, how do they differ?

Essentially the same: Panic attack ; anxiety attack: basically the same. Feeling of impending doom; intense fear that often coincides with so-called physiological changes; by definition lasts at least 10 min ; at least 4 of these: shallow, fast breathing; rapid heart-rate/palpitations; chest tightness, nausea/vomiting in some cases;feeling cold ; clammy or lightheaded; trembling/shaking; feeling of dying/losing control. ...Read more

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How long does the pain or agitation last after an anxiety attack?

How long does the pain or agitation last after an anxiety attack?

Depends: While actual panic attack generally lasts fro 20 to 40 minuts for most, the residual affects last quite a bit longer. Although this tends to vary from person to person, in general, residual symptoms diminish and resolve from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a panic attack and a anxiety attack?

What's the difference between a panic attack and a anxiety attack?

Panic is anxiety: A panic attack is a sudden onset of anxiety with dizzziness, shortness of breath, fear and apprehension, depersonalization, sweating, palpitations, chest pain, etc. That can occur out of the blue or in a situation like a mall, crowd of people, etc. If you have these often and meet other criteria you may have panic disorder which is an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack?

What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack?

One in the same: There is no difference. Some people say looeyville; others say luhvillle. In other words, a panic attack and an anxiety attack are literally the same thing. :). ...Read more

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What are some relaxation exercises to get over a panic/anxiety attack?

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What are some relaxation exercises to get over a panic/anxiety attack?

Panic: Meditation & yoga while doing breathing exercises should work. ...Read more

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Help can chamomile tea really calm you down when having an anxiety attack?

It may be too: Late to try drinking tea during a panic attack. I would recommend learning relaxation techniques or self hypnosis when you are not having an attack. Practice these techniques a few times every day, drink tea as well to stay calmer. Then if an attack starts use the relaxation technique to calm yourself and stop the anxiety attack. Let me know if you have any questions. ...Read more

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Can an anxiety attack cause you're whole body to go numb and also have confusion?

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last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going. ...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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Convulsion (Definition)

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