Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Alcohol Cause Panic Attacks

Share
1

1
Possible for panic attacks to be caused strictly from alcohol alone?

Possible for panic attacks to be caused strictly from alcohol alone?

Yes: Some folks have a specific sensitivity to alcohol, which can lead to panic like symptoms. This may be especially common in those with asian descent. It is almost a type of allergy. Some people just cannot tolerate alcohol. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
How severely is alcohol and smoking related to panic attacks? And how much quantity of alcohol is moderate as in 40 vol of rum? Thank you.

How severely is alcohol and smoking related to panic attacks? And how much quantity of alcohol is moderate as in 40 vol of rum? Thank you.

Anxiety smoke & drin: Generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder were associated with increased likelihood of nondependent cigarette use (goodwin et al am j addict, vol. 21(5) pp. 416-23) panic disorder and social anxiety disorder most frequently co exist with alcohol abuse or they trigger alcohol( bouzyk-szutkiewicz et al 2012) alcohol and nicotine combine predict the onset of panic disorder (chou et al 2011). ...Read more

5

5
If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?

If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?

Must be supervised!: Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) are the typical treatment for alcohol withdrawal, but it must be treated on an inpatient basis. The dose must be tapered gradually over several days and you must be supervised. Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal and it is imperative that you seek medical attention quickly. Benzodiazepines are undesirable for long term use. After recovery stick with a support group ega a. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Had a bit too much to drink, just know I had severe sudden panic lasting 20 seconds, was panic attack or alcohol ? Felt like I was gonna faint or die

Had a bit too much to drink, just know I had severe sudden panic lasting 20 seconds, was panic attack or alcohol ? Felt like I was gonna faint or die

YOU SHOULD: NOT be taking any ALCOHOL with the medications you listed that you are taking or have taken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alcohol does NOT relieve anxiety! Panic attacks are NOT due to alcohol Sounds like u need medical/mental health counseling NOW! Please listen to this warning Dr Z ...Read more

8

8
I'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. I took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack. Would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? It is my 30th bday.

I'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. I took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack.  Would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? It is my 30th bday.

Yes but: Its hard to know from the info you provided but be careful. Even if you are not taking Ativan (lorazepam) on the day you plan on drinking it can alter your tolerance and perhaps give you some unpredictable effects. Even moderate alcohol consumption and this med is dangerous. Have fun without it. ...Read more

9

9
I have mild tingling on my right cheek the day after drinking alcohol. Worried it's peripheral neuropathy or TIA. Or it could be panic attack.

I have mild tingling on my right cheek the day after drinking alcohol. Worried it's peripheral neuropathy or TIA. Or it could be panic attack.

Doubtful: although alcohol can cause a peripheral neuropathy usually one does not drink it and have the symptoms the next day. It is usually a long term effect of many drinks - not just one. And you should see a neurologist if you are concerned about this. It could be a TIA. It could be RIND. It could even be a small stroke. Do you have any weakness or vision problems? see a doctor if you are. ...Read more

10

10
Can levimir cause panic attacks?

Can levimir cause panic attacks?

Unlikely: Levemir (insulin detemir) a long acting basal Insulin does not have know side effects of inducing panel attacks directly. Panic attacks can be 2ndary from overwhelming emotional response that's been triggered. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali
1,135 doctors shared insights

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