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Is it possible after a panic attack residual anxiety can last many days after. Happens to me everytime after a panic attack. Tyvm Drs.

Is it possible after a panic attack residual anxiety can last many days after. Happens to me everytime after a panic attack. Tyvm Drs.

Yes: Residual anxiety can last hours to days after a panic attack. There is also a possibility that there is both panic disorder and another underlying anxiety disorder. Take care. ...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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Panic attacks.Wake up smacking lips uncontrollabley. Wake up don't know where i'm at.Taste off. Last days then gone flares up everyfew month, anxiety?

Panic attacks.Wake up smacking lips uncontrollabley.  Wake up don't know where i'm at.Taste off. Last days then gone flares up everyfew month, anxiety?

Eval: Often times when one wakes up in the middle of the night with a panic attack, they have woken from a nightmare (although they may not remember dreaming). You should be evaluated for underlying physical pathology as well as psychiatrically. ...Read more

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I take Buspar (buspirone) 10 mg once daily for anxiety for 24 days, have had 4 panic attacks in the last week what should I do? Start taking it twice a day??

Buspirone: You can discuss with your prescriber whether your panic attacks are, technically, panic attacks; if so, buspirone is unlikely to work. You may also discuss the exceptionally low dose that you've been prescribed, and whether you should increase it or switch. ...Read more

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How much time does anxiety attacks last?

How much time does anxiety attacks last?

Most panic attacks: peak within 10 minutes but there may be after effects such as anxiety or fatigue that can last for hours. ...Read more

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Hi can anxiety attacks/panicattacks be so breif thay last seconds rather then minutes?

Hi can anxiety attacks/panicattacks be so breif thay last seconds rather then minutes?

Yes they can: Although most anxiety attacks last longer, they may be briefer. Also, have you had a good evaluation with your primary care physician? ...Read more

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How long can symptoms from panic/anxiety attacks last?

How long can symptoms from panic/anxiety attacks last?

Panic: Attacks usually last minutes, rarely more than 30 mins. , depending on triggers, how long u had them, & what tx u r getting for the anxiety. ...Read more

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I have anxiety attacks and I was told I quit breathing for a few minutes during my last attack. what causes this? is this normal?

I have anxiety attacks and I was told I quit breathing for a few minutes during my last attack. what causes this? is this normal?

Very commoe: In panic attacks people normally have changes in their breathing patterns. You should see about starting yoga, meditation or taking a medication as this can all help and be life changing. ...Read more

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Having extreme anxiety attacks, like they last an hour or so. What can I do about these to at least lessen them since I know they won't go away?

Having extreme anxiety attacks, like they last an hour or so. What can I do about these to at least lessen them since I know they won't go away?

Is workup complete?: Were you initially worked up fully from a medical point of view to make sure you didn't have something crazy like a pheochromocytoma, hormonal imbalances, and/or other physical ailments? ...Read more

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Does lyrica (pregabalin) cause anxiety attacks i took mine last night and felt like it have me one?

Anxiety attack Lyric: I have not seen Lyrica (pregabalin) cause panic or anxiety episodes. Sometimes it is used to reduce anxiety in certain patients. Many patients read the side effects and research the medication on the internet, and become apprehensive - then they relate certain side effects to the medicine. ...Read more

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I am 16 and I have been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks for 8 years its starting to last all day help?

If you haven't seen: A psychiatrist - would discuss this with your parents. Anxiety ; panic are treatable conditions. 8 years of this type of suffering is more than long enough. Talk with your parents about getting help now. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16 and I have been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks for 8 years its starting to last all day help?

What do you suggest if I am 16 and I have been struggling with anxiety and panic attacks for 8 years its starting to last all day help?

You need support: The intensity and length of your anxiety situation suggest the need for a mental health professional. He/she can teach you strategies for coping w/your situation. An additional help is the practice of the relaxation response, a simple meditation technique in a book by the same name by herbert benson. Pease and good health. ...Read more

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How long can symptoms of anxiety last in comparison to a panic attack? My symptoms have been continuing for a while and only stop when I am distracted

How long can symptoms of anxiety last in comparison to a panic attack? My symptoms have been continuing for a while and only stop when I am distracted

Anxiety symptoms: Anxiety itself can last a long time -- especially in people with generalized anxiety disorder who worry all the time about many different things. This is distinct from panic episodes, which are usually much shorter in duration (they tend to peak in 10 minutes and be back to baseline within 20-30 min). It might be possible to have both in the same person. ...Read more

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.How long can anxiety symptoms last? I've been have symptoms of a panic attack for like 3 hours but haven't had an actual panic attack. Is that normal?

Prolonged panic: Panic symptoms without danger are not normal. Please see a physician to determine cause and treatment. SSRI medications like zoloft (sertraline) help many patients with pathological anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I was prescribed ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety. The last 3 times i've taken it i've had worse anxiety attacks and have been aggressive. Why is this happening?

Ativan (lorazepam) Side Effect: This sounds like a paradoxical or unexpected reaction to your ativan (lorazepam). I would first advise that you stop taking this drug and get back to your mental health provider. You may need something from a different class of drugs to treat your anxiety rather than this ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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Can you feel stress in just one spot !? The pain goes away but comes back hours later how long is this gonna last ? I have anxiety & panic attacks

Can you feel stress in just one spot !? The pain goes away but comes back hours later how long is this gonna last ? I have anxiety & panic attacks

We can feel: The impact of stress anywhere. Please see a mental health professional to get your anxiety and panic treated. There are many things that can be done to help. Get the pain checked by your family doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My parents used to fight horribly and I would get anxiety attacks. They fought last night and may be divorcing. But I don't feel anything. Idk why...

My parents used to fight horribly and I would get anxiety attacks. They fought last night and may be divorcing. But I don't feel anything. Idk why...

Question?: Parental fighting even if sporadic is major stress for kids. It can certainly cause anxiety attacks. For more info and how to reach out for help see: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/Parents/parents_fight.html# Take care. ...Read more

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My name is Angela. Yesterday I suffered an anxiety/ panic attack that lasted several hours and is carrying over today. I've been treated for depress?

My name is Angela.  Yesterday I suffered an anxiety/ panic attack that lasted several hours and is carrying over today.  I've been treated for depress?

Panic attacks: You mention being treated for depression. Are you being treated for panic attacks? Medication may help but psychotherapy for the panic can be very useful. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org for someself-help too. ...Read more

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Hello I am currently on celexa (citalopram) 40mg been on it for 15 years.. the last week in a half I been having anxiety and panic attacks. .. I can't work .. ?

Hello I am currently  on celexa (citalopram) 40mg been on it for 15 years.. the last week in a half I been having anxiety and panic attacks. .. I can't work .. ?

See your provider: Recommend followup with your prescribing provider for further evaluation on these recent changes and to determine treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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