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I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

Yes: Hopefully this resolves in 30 minutes or so. It may even slow some in 10. Some folk experience even higher heart rates during an attack, and do not incur permanent damage, so don't worry about that. However, CBT therapy can offer a chance to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. It can be a good investment in your quality of life. Best! ...Read more

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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


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Can extremely intense mania follow panic attacks?

Can extremely intense mania follow panic attacks?

Usually unrelated: Panic can occur as part of mania, so it's possible to be manic and panicky at the same time. But panic or anxiety attacks are generally unrelated to mania. Some types of drug intoxication (e.g., stimulants) can produce both, so if i were evaluating someone with this i'd think about drugs as a possible cause. ...Read more

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I'm suffering badly with mental health problems. Having panic attacks and anxiety Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me go into a state of mania. Bi polar? Borderline?

I'm suffering badly with mental health problems. Having  panic attacks and anxiety Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me go into a state of mania. Bi polar? Borderline?

Maybe bipolar: Selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac (fluoxetine) can trigger mania in those with bipolar disorder, however, you will need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does a manic panic attack usually last?

They are different.: A manic episode and a panic attack are 2 separate things, but some symptoms may overlap. Mania is characterized by an elevated mood, feeling of invincibility, risky behavior, increased goal-directed activity and other symptoms. A panic attack involves intense anxiety, discomfort, feeling of dying or going crazy, palpitations and other somatic symptoms. It may last from 10 min to several hours. ...Read more

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What’s the best therapy/treatment for panic attacks?

What’s the best therapy/treatment for panic attacks?

Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more

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I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for several years because I have severe panic attacks. 1 mg 3x''s a day. I don't think it is working anymore. ?

I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for several years because I have severe panic attacks. 1 mg 3x''s a day. I don't think it is working anymore. ?

Maybe not enough: Most likely the xanax (alprazolam) is still having some effect. Probably it is just not working well enough. Other treatments that are often helpful include serotonin antidepressants (sri's like prozac, zoloft, lexapro) and cognitive behavioral therapy. You should talk to your doctor. But don't abruptly stop the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Do panic attacks ever go away?

Yes : Nature is recurrence and can be chronic, but if u learn some triggers for it, and how to cope with it, u will be able to tolerate some symptoms of anxiety without having it take control over you. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks go away yes or no?

Maybe... : Some people have 1 or more panic attacks then never again. Others have them til skills r learned in therapy. Fear of an attack can bring one on. Panic is from adrenaline, which is instant on but also instant off in 10-15 mins unless u tell yrself it's a catastrophe, triggering more & more adrenaline. Breathe w more focus on exhale for 10-15 mins & let it pass. It may help. If not see a therapist. ...Read more

Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Definition)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, ...Read more


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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