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Can Panic Attacks Cause Seizures
Poss but not likely: It is actually the other way around. Autonomic symptoms can include "ictal fear" and "impending doom" which can simulate a panic attack. Another scenario is seizures occurring as the result of withdrawal of medications used for panic and anxiety (i.e. Benzodiazepines). Finally, there is an entity called non-epileptic seizures arising out of primary psychiatric disease. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I have panic attacks over having seizures could thinking about one cause me to become lightheaded suddenly and then go away?
Yes: Panic often causes temporary lightheadedness. (of course, this can be confused with having a seizure, the very thing you fear.) sometimes this symptom is due to hyperventilation, so try to be conscious of not over-breathing. Some say re-breathing into a small paper bag can help, although the evidence for this is mixed. Probably can't hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the high dose of ativan (lorazepam) for panic attacks that will cause seizures if you stop it rapidly is it over 3mgs a day?
Depends: This depends entirely on the patient. It depends how long you've been on it more than anything, with the longer you've been on it meaning the longer you need to taper off of it. 3 mg/day is a typical dose, i wouldn't say overly high, but i would still taper off over a few weeks rather than just a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i was taking ativan (lorazepam) for panic attacks will it cause seizures once I am sucefully weaned off I am down to 0.25mg a day could i stop it now?
I have panic attacks that are like seizures. Is there a way to treat this? If so, what kind of condition might it be?
Im 30 and ever since i got panic attacks at 28 I've gotten this headrush feeling or a falling feeling while sitting? Only for a few seconds.Why?Seizure
POSSIBLE BUT: It may be possible but may be related to your underlying cause of panic attacks, are you on any meds for panic attacks, if so that may be causing it. I will recommend you make an appoitment with your doctor and get it checked as it can be dangerous, you meay need complete comprehensive examination including blood test and imaging like MRI and/or eeg, to find out the cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother has epilepsy has been to many drs has panic attacks is on medication yet nothing can control his seizures what else can we do?
Distinguish between: First it must be clear that there's a distinction between his panic attacks ; epileptic episodes.Uncontrolled frequent convulsions can be deleterious from a neurological point of view. ; although panic attacks in ; of themselves don't cause same type of physical stress ; damage to the body they are all the same very debilitating and frightening. Find renowned specialists in psychiatry;epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 2 mg at bedtime for the last 3 months. However, i took it a few times during really bad panic attacks. The medicine is over before time. I am freaking out about seizures now. What should I do?
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