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Yes it could. Risks:
; triggers: some things which can ^ risk of 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 ; stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia ; major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more
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
What can I eat and drink while having panic attacks/panic disorder? I have been drinking powerade zero. I guess that's bad..
Evaluate: An evaluation by your doctor will help determine if there are removable causes for these symptoms. There are many treatments both medication and non-medication that can be quite effective. Food or drink is not usually the most effective solution. ...Read more
Why do I think I am going to have an attack...Panic or anxiety everyday? I seek therapy and take sertraline and wellbutrin (bupropion)?
Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?
Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more
Bouts of rage: Anger is a normal human emotion. However, some people become angry over seemingly trivial things. The intensity of their anger may be excessive for the situation. If this is the case it is important to check out the cause. How anger is expressed behaviorally is very important. If expressed aggressively or w violence – that could be problematic. Passive- agressive expression of anger does not help. ...Read more
Accept professional: Help. Medical evaluation to rule out underlying medical causes is important. Consider seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Psychiatric medications are often indicated but if you don't add in non-pharmacological approaches you won't have a full a response. Take care. ...Read more
I'm having panic attacks and been diagnosed with rhd last month, just wondering what's the difference of a hear attack and panic attack. Thankyou?
Not Easy to Tell: Those with gad, like you (& i) often exaggerate symptoms & then have panic attacks. The big difference is that a heart attack will generally be the most severe pain you ever have experienced while a panic attack generally you just feel impending doom - like something bad will or could be happening because of the slightest twitch. When in doubt, call 911 (000 in aus) - better safe than sorry! ...Read more
I keep having panic attacks and I will have a hard time breathing while I'm having a panic attack. The panic attacks seem to keep going all day.
Have doc: Check you heart to rule out any tachyarrythmias that could be "causing" the feeling of anxiety. Get mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotype tested and (if +), treated with l-methylfolate, p5p, ; methylcobalamin. Will help bring dopamine, serotonin, nor-epi, ; melatonin to baseline. After a month of that, consider viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) (titrate up to 20mg and hold)--best out there for anxiety! Talk therapy can help also. ...Read more
Panic attacks can:
Develop rapidly w sxs of: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; sense of butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat;
a sense that you aren't real or that the
world around you is surre. ...Read more
Not usually: If you have a true panic attack it is not a lung problem but if you have a lung problem and can't breathe, you could certainly feel panic. So before it is assumed that the problem is a panic attack, it is important for a doctor to do an examination to make sure there is not a lung or heart problem. ...Read more
Sometimes very hard:
A panic attack looks a lot like a heart attack...They are quite difficult to tell apart. Thus, if you have symptoms of a heart attack, even if it ends up being a panic attack, you should not hesitate seeing a doctor or calling 911.
Heart attack symptoms can be chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness. These can be the exact same symptoms of a panic attack. ...Read more
Sometimes I get a sudden feeling of fear, restlessness, SOB, & feeling of being trapped, for no reason. Is this an anxiety attack or panic attack?
Anxiety: Can manifest as panic. Whatever you call it, you would do well to see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in the symptoms you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Lately when I try to go to sleep I feel like my heart is going to stop or im gonna stop breathing, like im having a heartattack is it a heart attack, or panic attack? I have had them before just sitting around the house but never when im going to sleep
You may be experiencing panic attacks. Panic attacks usually last ten minutes or less. Some possible symptoms which might make you think you are having a panic attack include: chest pain or chest tightness; a pounding or rapid heartbeat, rapid or difficult breathing, nausea, sweating or numbness / tingling in your lips or fingers/ toes. People often believe that they are having a heart attack during an episode of panic. Other symptoms can include feeling very afraid and / or anxious; trembling, feeling really hot or cold or feeling dizzy or faint.
If a person wakes up in the middle of the night gasping for air then they might be experiencing sleep apnea. I can not diagnose you. You should see your doctor for a full medical evaluation, to ensure that these symptoms are not due to a medical condition. If you do in fact have panic attacks, there are medications which can be prescribed to help and you can also see a psychologist to learn ways to control or prevent these symptoms that do not require medications. Good luck. ...Read more
Last night, I had a dream that I had a heart attack--with a feeling of chest tightness and my heart skipping. Did I have a heart attack or panic?
Unlikely MI; panic?: It is unlikely you had a heart attack (MI). Dreams can be very vivid, dreams of dying are often very frightening. If you awoke without chest tightness or pain, or heart palpitations, or shortness of breath -- probably scary dream. Do you have family history of heart disease? At your age unlikely, but if you continue to worry - please see your doctor for an EKG and checkup. Good luck! ...Read more
A/W Dr. Jacobson.:
Panic attacks may develop rapidly w sxs of: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; sense of butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat;
a sense that you aren't real or that the. ...Read more
Physiology of Panic: When ur brain senses danger (even when there's none) its fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. The centers get u 2breathe fast because ur body needs lots of oxygen. (o2) 4 running/fighting. But if u get too much o2 in relation 2carbon dioxide (co2) u experience sensations of panic. To chase away panic:, take slow, shallow breaths. Cup ur hands & breathe thru them. ...Read more
Panic attacks are: Treatable by a mental health professional. The source you feel they are coming from is something best discussed w/a prudent spiritual leader. Please don't jump to conclusions and do keep a level head. Treatment helps. Prayer is respected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
DSM IV defintion: A discrete period of intense fear or discomfort, in which four (or more) of the following symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak within 10 minutes: 1) palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate 2) sweating 3) trembling or shaking 4) sensations of shortness of breath or smothering 5) feeling of choking 6) chest pain or discomfort (cont. On comments). ...Read more
Glad to hear it.: Do you have many panic attacks? If yes consider the following. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate. ...Read more
Panic: Etiology is biopsychosocial, which means genetics (bio) & predisposition due to personality makeup (psycho) & in relation to experiencing exposure to traumas or fearful situations (social). It is hypersensitivity of the alarm system in our brain (fight-flight mechanismor thermostat) which goes haywire during attack & produces excess adrenaline which makes us panic. ...Read more
In a panic moment.:
It is best to sit down, relax, do relaxing breathing. Think calm thoughts and say to yourself this too will pass.
When the panic is over, try to find the trigger, work with your counselor to reduce the power of the trigger or avoid the trigger. ...Read more
Panic attack: A panic attack is a severe attack of anxiety and fear which occurs suddenly, often without warning, and for no apparent reason. The symptoms mainly occur because of an overdrive of nervous impulses from the brain to various parts of the body during a attack. To ease a panic attack, or to prevent one from becoming worse, breathe as slowly and as deeply as you can. See Gp if you have repeated attack ...Read more
Intense fear...: A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Panic attacks were once dismissed as nerves or stress, but they're now recognized as a real medical condition. ...Read more
Panic Attacks.: 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
Panic attacks: Etiology of panic attacks can be real or perceived threat to safety, whether it is actual scary encounter such as sudden exposure to feared object or event, or it can be an event that triggers fears from past exposure (flashbacks) that trigger our alarm system to react with panic. ...Read more