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Will I die during labor? I have severe panic attacks during this pregnancy. I have not seen an obgyn due to fear of leaving the house. I am due within the next four days. So I had to questions. Will I die during labor and will my anxiety get back to norma

Will I die during labor? I have severe panic attacks during this pregnancy. I have not seen an obgyn due to fear of leaving the house. I am due within the next four days. So I had to questions. Will I die during labor and will my anxiety get back to norma

Fear and childbirth: I would like to encourage you to see someone tomorrow. Death is always a possibility. The chances, however, are very low. About 15 people out of 100, 000 die in childbirth. We can certainlydie of fear because it stops us form doing necessary things. Do you have any help? Not getting prenatal care is by no means deadly by itself. If possible see a psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am I hurting my baby?

Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am I hurting my baby?

Also try relaxation: I understand you must be very worried about your mood changes. It would be more likely the baby might suffer more with some medications. So, you have made a good decision. I would advise to try some Cognitive Behavio Therapy, with emphasis on learning how to relax and positive thinking. The welcoming of your child should be a great motivation to to give up. I am glad you agreed to be in therapy. ...Read more

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Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What antidepressant is safe in pregnancy? My depression is bad, not to mention my panic attacks.

What antidepressant is safe in pregnancy? My depression is bad, not to mention my panic attacks.

None: Panic attacks are caused by poor oxidation in brain tissue and it is an excellent indicator of poor diet, especially all the sweet "junk". There is no time in a woman's life when diet is more important and you need better vitamin supplements, particularly b complex. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm 24 W prg, I take sertraline75mg for my panic attack. Is that true that sertraline is safe during pregnancy? I'm really worry for my baby health.

Hi! I'm 24 W prg, I take sertraline75mg for my panic attack. Is that true that sertraline is safe during pregnancy? I'm really worry for my baby health.

Low risk: Risk may be increased during the third trimester, there is a risk of withdrawal symptoms for your baby after birth. There is inconclusive risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension or autism in the baby. Pls consider enrolling in the national pregnancy registry for antidepressants: www. Womensmentalhealth. Org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/antidepressants ...Read more

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What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

Psychiatry eval.: I must disagree with my colleagues around this specific question. One has to balance the danger from anxiety/depression/blackouts/rage/shock and medication side effects during pregnancy. There are meds that are relatively safe to take, but do have some risks. Please seek a qualified psychiatry evaluation to weigh the risks/benefits of treatment with medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Pregnancy: There are a number of conditions that can cause anxiety. One example is hyperthyroidism. Shortness of breath can be a normal process of later pregnancy, from anxiety or from a medical condition. It is important to bring this up with your obstetric physician. This could be anxiety or a medical condition. Your physician will evaluate you and can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do about my panic attacks during car ride?

Panic in the car.: 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. Wonder if you have motion sickness with hyperventilation that transitions into panic. Get checked. Take care. ...Read more

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Does a generally afraid child eventually have problems with panic attacks?

Does a generally afraid child eventually have problems with panic attacks?

Panic: Some kids with early separation anxiety go on to develop social anxiety & later on generalized anxiety. Very few develop panic disorder. ...Read more

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Does child abuse lead to panic attacks?

Does child abuse lead to panic attacks?

This is complicated!: Child abuse can lead to many different psychological responses, including panic attacks. Certainly, the lack of support (whether it be physical safely, food, or even parental love) that defines child abuse leads to insecurity and fear. A child with a history of abuse needs a very constant, predictable, non-threatening environment to recover. ...Read more

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Can alcohol induce panic attacks during intoxication even though its a depressant?

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Can alcohol induce panic attacks during intoxication even though its a depressant?

Alcohol: Alcohol is itself a depressant. Any initial calming effect is at best temporary. ...Read more

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If one is pregnant, what affect does anxiety and panic attacks have on the unborn baby?

It's uncertain.: It is however best if you're on medication as the ssri's which will not affect your fetus.
It is believed that the mother;s anxiety is passed on to the baby.
This is not evidence proven but there have been many report about it and I know you wnt to have a wonderful child free of anxiety.
All the best.
I can remember when I was pregnant with my twins and I ate better than I ever did in my life and. ...Read more

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If your panic attacks triggered during your repeat c section? What can possibly happen to you? Will it be dangerous?

If your panic attacks triggered during your repeat c section? What can possibly happen to you? Will it be dangerous?

Your panic attacks: Will not cause you any significant physical harm but they can cause you to feel miserable. I would encourage you to work with cognitive behavioral therapy or another avenue before you need a repeat c-section. Take care. ...Read more

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No history of seizures just panic attacks. But just curious, can people actually have a seizure during a panic attack?

No history of seizures just panic attacks. But just curious, can people actually have a seizure during a panic attack?

Never seen it happen: I've seen many panic attacks, and treated hundreds of people who have them -- yet have never seen or heard of anyone having a seizure during a panic attack. However it's possible for what appears to be a "panic attack" to actually be withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol, etc. In that case, a seizure would be possible. ...Read more

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Does ashwagandha work for panic attacks? Used daily? Can it be used while taking sertraline, or during weening off sert?

Does ashwagandha work for panic attacks? Used daily? Can it be used while taking sertraline, or during weening off sert?

No: Ashwagandha is a common herb in ayurvedic medicine. It has a variety of uses -- much to do with adapting to stress. Some use it for anti-anxiety properties, but it does not have research supporting any prevention of panic attacks. There are no conflicts between it and sertraline -- but there could be with benzos. Talk w/your doc. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10956379? dopt=abstract. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 yr old female who suffers from anxiety/panic attacks. During an attack my hr can get up to 150-160. Is this dangerous?

I'm a 21 yr old female who suffers from anxiety/panic attacks. During an attack my hr can get up to 150-160. Is this dangerous?

Possibly: You should be in treatment and have an anxiolytic available to reduce these panic attacks. SSRI treatment and psychotherapy will be more beneficial long term, and then you can get off the benzodiazapines, thereafter. 150-160 is a good target heart rate when you are doing cardiovascular exercise, so you should consider that along with your overall health. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks in the middle of the night more concerning than during the day? I'm taking 40 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety already

Are panic attacks in the middle of the night more concerning than during the day? I'm taking 40 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety already

Panic Attacks: Not necessarily but it would help if you saw a mental health professional to help you reduce anxiety and learn better ways of coping to reduce tension. Panic in the middle of the night may convey you are not talking through your concerns during the day. Also try the anti anxiety app for daily help on your phone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My younger brother was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child and still has them today he is 26 and has anxiety and panic attacks what's the dangers?

My younger brother was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child and still has them today he is 26 and has anxiety and panic attacks what's the dangers?

Unclear: It is pretty common for patients with epilepsy to also have anxiety disorders. There is a very slight risk of seizure with some of the antidepressant/anxiety medications but that would be managed by his anticonvulsant medication. ...Read more

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What can I do for panic attacks during car rides?

Consider: acupuncture or acupressure. 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. Looking at horizon can help as well as rolling car window down. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with panic attacks during exams?

What is a good way to deal with panic attacks during exams?

Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! So try 2slow ur breathing! Better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic works. Some self-help strategies: http://bit. Ly/xjnhyf knowledge & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage/even overcome panic. See pcp 2rule out any underlying physical causes. ...Read more

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What kinds of medications are safe for a child who has panic attacks?

SSRIs: Ssris like sertraline, fluoxetine, and citalopram are preferred, but only in more severe cases such as when the attacks prevent normal activities like school attendance. Other anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines are not recommended because of their potential side effects and other issues such as withdrawal and abuse potential. Behavior therapy is the treatment choice and is generally successful. ...Read more

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I am 24 I get panic attacks during my exams which effects my grades what can I do to stop this?

Treatment: Panic attacks can be very problematic. They can limit your ability to work, socialize and study. Effective treatment can include therapy, medication or both. It is also a good idea to have a physical evaluation to be sure there isn't an underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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Could a hazelnut intolerance be causing my child to have panic attacks?

Could a hazelnut intolerance be causing my child to have panic attacks?

Yes: Allergic reactions can result in what looks like anxiety. If the child has an allergic reaction, s/he can become anxious about the physical changes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have panic attacks during sleeping?

Many of the combat: PTSD patients that I have treated wake in the middle of the night experiencing a panic attack. They may or may not recall a triggering nightmares. Flashback could also occur at that time. ...Read more

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What are the normal panic attacks during GERD attack?

What are the normal panic attacks during GERD attack?

Normal?: Normal is such a complex and dangerous and comforting word all wrapped in 2 syllables. More information is needed to consider your situation. A physician can visit with you, take a full history, perform an exam, and then talk about what it might be. Have you seen a GI doctor yet? They are the kings and queens of gerd when there is any complexity. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the muscles in your chest to tense up and spasm during panic attacks?

Absolutely: People with panic attacks have a variety of symptoms that they often misinterpret at evidence they are dying--can't catch their breath, have chest pain, feel dizzy and about to faint. Fortunately, the symptoms are not dangerous, even though they feel that way. Treatment is available and well worth seeking out. ...Read more

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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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