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Can panic attacks cause temporary vision loss?

Can panic attacks cause temporary vision loss?

Maybe: Panic attacks can be very scary. Usually your heart races you perspire and breathe hard. If your blood pressure falls, your vision could be constricted and you may black out. You need to see your doctor right away to confirm these are indeed panic attacks and not something more serious and you can seek help for these. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


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Can a panic attack cause visual symptoms like vision loss for just a minute, or snowy vision (looks like tv static) that obstructs vision for a min?

Can a panic attack cause visual symptoms like vision loss for just a minute, or snowy vision (looks like tv static) that obstructs vision for a min?

Panic Attack: I am empathic to your vision loss for a minute and snowy vision.
Trust your body and mind to cope with these symptoms, as you know that these symptoms are temporary.
At age 21, stressors of relationships, unresolved emotional conflicts, work and finances can cause severe anxiety and panic attacks.
Panic attacks with these symptoms, are treatable with good results.
Please see a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Not cerebellum: The symptoms you mention would not likely come from cerebellum. But there's still help for panic attacks and anxiety, which can cause all those symptoms. A psychiatrist could help you with them. ...Read more

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Can temporary blood pressure spikes (panic attacks, exercise, etc) cause brain aneurysms to form?

Can temporary blood pressure spikes (panic attacks, exercise, etc) cause brain aneurysms to form?

It is highly: Unlikely for you to form brain aneurysms on this basis. Usually there is a familial or genetic basis for vascular abnormalities that result in these forming. ...Read more

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My friend has been having panic attacks and loss of appetite? She also been taking a very unusual large amount of medicines. What should I do?

My friend has been having panic attacks and loss of appetite? She also been taking a very unusual large amount of medicines. What should I do?

Talk to your friend: True friendship involves your commitment to help your friend in need. Proper consult with her PCP and then if needed seek counselling ...Read more

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On ssri constantly convinced I'm dying doctor at a loss panic attacks lasting daily?

On ssri constantly convinced I'm dying doctor at a loss panic attacks lasting daily?

Tell your doctor: Without knowing more, this is my first advice. There is a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. The first step has been taken (you are on a medication). You might need a different dose, a different medication or a combination of interventions and therapies. The next step is to make sure the prescribing physician is aware that you are still in distress. ...Read more

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Can regular exercise and weight loss lower panic attacks?

Can regular exercise and weight loss lower panic attacks?

Good ideas: Regular exercise that's appropriate to your overall physical condition is good for anyone and might help prevent anxiety/panic from developing. Once there, it can help too but might need help from psychotherapy if the gym scares you. Weight loss (in folk who are above BMI 25) is also good and again may be easier if you 1st deal w/ issues and learn skills in therapy. Nice ideas! Good thinking! Best ...Read more

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I've been having panick attacks for 4 years now, have never been diagnosed, never went to a doctor for that reason. I was able to manage panic attacks last year, but after this summer (I experienced loss of loved ones) a week ago it was last drop?

I've been having panick attacks for 4 years now, have never been diagnosed, never went to a doctor for that reason. I was able to manage panic attacks last year, but after this summer (I experienced loss of loved ones) a week ago it was last drop?

Panic: Can be managed to some degree, as can other physical and emotional challenges. At some point the need for professional help becomes apparent. Please see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage your panic effectively. Lots of reason to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am having high anxiety, panic attacks, loss of appetite and sudden loss of weight. Could this be a thyroid problem?

I am having high anxiety, panic attacks, loss of appetite and sudden loss of weight. Could this be a thyroid problem?

Unclear: Need full assessment. Blood test as well as more questions why you are experiencing anxiety / panic attacks. Loss of weight / appetite could be because of either thyroid or anxiety attacks. Please seek professional help near to you. ...Read more

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Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?

Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?

Really?: Primary hypertension is not common (less than 10%) before age 40. Sudden weight loss is also rare. These two "facts" need to be confirmed before jumping to any conclusions. If leave out these two items, what's left is heavy alcohol, and a list of anxiety symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal tends to cause anxiety symptoms, increased blood pressure, so when did this "pt" have his/her last alcohol drink? ...Read more

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Is meridia a good drug for anxiety and weight loss I am 26 and 458 pounds and suffer from panic attacks an this is what's asking about being prescribed but is it safe

Is meridia a good drug for anxiety and weight loss I am 26 and 458 pounds and suffer from panic attacks an this is what's asking about being prescribed but is it safe

No,: No, it is not. Meridia (also known as sibutramine) is an appetite suppressant, a drug that was intended to help reduce weight in conjunction with calorie restricted diet and exercise. It was withdrawn from the market in the us and in many other countries because of the serious adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. The following quotation is from an article on sibutramine posted on the us national library of medicine website (link below): "sibutramine is no longer available in the U.S. The manufacturer has decided to stop producing sibutramine based on information from a recent clinical study. In this study, people taking sibutramine had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. If you are currently taking sibutramine, you should stop taking this medication and call your doctor to discuss switching to another treatment for weight loss or maintenance of weight loss.". ...Read more

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I had my first ocular migraine I am now terrified of going blind or losing my vision. Causing me major panic attacks. Mri three years ago was normal.

I had my first ocular migraine I am now terrified of going blind or losing my vision. Causing me major panic attacks. Mri three years ago was normal.

Doesn't cause blind: Many people experience migraine with aura, what some doctors and patients call "ocular migraine." Certainly is alarming to patients the first time it happens, but rest assured it doesn't cause blindness. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss prevention and treatment. ...Read more

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Get panic attacks while I'm asleep at night or in the afternoon. Sweating much, loss of breathe and reality confusion. How to control them without pills?

Get panic attacks while I'm asleep at night or in the afternoon. Sweating much, loss of breathe and reality confusion. How to control them without pills?

Breathe: Try breathing exercises s, keeping a worry journal/diary. When you wake up at night, sit back, close your eyes ad take a few deep breaths. Also, I would recommend a therapist or a counsellor to help you get through this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?

Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?

See a psychiatrist: These may be symptoms of major depressive disorder or other psychiatric disorders. It is important to seek help from a psychiatrist or get a referral from your primary care doctor. Suicidal thoughts should be evaluated immediately. Call your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts, what to do?

Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts, what to do?

First things First.: You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). If you are suicidal please have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for transport. Help is available. If you aren't working with a psychiatrist that is a must. ...Read more

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Symptoms: chronic bloat, fatigue, panic attacks, constipation, inactivity and weight loss. My life revolves around the bathroom. Please help me.?

Symptoms: chronic bloat, fatigue, panic attacks, constipation, inactivity and weight loss. My life revolves around the bathroom. Please help me.?

Lots of symptoms....: Hard to give you an answer without exam and possible testing. The weight loss and panic attacks may be related and, in fact, all of this could be related to anxiety/depression and stress. However, please make an appointment with a doctor so these important issues can be resolved. ...Read more

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Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?

Insomnia 7yrs, chronic fatigue, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, pain back of head, neck, shoulders, hips & depression setting in now. Diagnosis?

Get an evaluation: When one has a number of long standing symptoms the only way to get an accurate diagnosis is to get a personal evaluation by an experienced clinician. There are hundreds of possibilities based on the symptoms you list. ...Read more

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I have never taken macobid I have panic attacks is it true this med can cause panic issues?

Rare if at all.: Panic attacks may be triggered by many psychological, situational and chemical circumstances. Although rare, people report panic attacks while on Macrobid but that does not necessarily indicate causality. Individuals who experience panic attacks causing distress and impaired function are advised to seek professional review for possible intervention. If suspect Macrobid then change med. Best regard ...Read more

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I have been having trouble figuring out what causes my panic attacks. Do you know what may cause them?

I have been having trouble figuring out what causes my panic attacks. Do you know what may cause them?

Sudden panic: Panic attacks can be very frightening but are self-limiting and non-harmful. Having said that, please see a mental health professional to learn strategies to cope w/panic attacks. It is very treatable. Peace and good health. Their cause is an easily triggered fight-flight-freeze response. This response helps us stay alive but when it is too sensitive it causes problems. ...Read more

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Can oxybutynin cause someone to get panic attacks?

Can oxybutynin cause someone to get panic attacks?

Oxybutynin & Panic: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is used to treat overactive bladder. It can cause nausea, dry mouth, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness & rash. Some cases develop nervousness, but to my knowledge, no panic attacks are reported. ...Read more

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Help please! Could bisoprolol cause panic attacks?

Help please! Could bisoprolol cause panic attacks?

Bisoprolol has side: Effects that can seem like a panic attack. Stress over ses and/or condition being treated may trigger panic attack. Serious side effects require medical attention: slow, fast, or pounding heartbeats; chest pain, feeling like you might pass out; confusion, hallucinations; short of breath, even w/ mild exertion; numbness/tingling, or cold feeling in hands and feet. Seek help. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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What are the causes of panic attacks and how can you get rid of them?

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. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit. Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read more

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Would the ER help me with panic attacks, cause I'm having bad one right now?

Are you in treatment: For panic attacks currently? The er is likely to evaluate for medical causes of symptoms and to give you medication to help you feel calmer. If you have not been formally evaluated for your panic attacks that is warranted. There are a number of effective treatment approached. Take care. P.S. Don't drive if you are experiencing panic. ...Read more

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My urine pH is 5.What are the causes? It there any link between it and panic attacks?

My urine pH is 5.What are the causes? It there any link between it and panic attacks?

No, cover with PCP: A renal consult might be wise since the causes could range from nothing to worry about to something that needs to be looked into now.
Pcp=primary care physician which is another way of saying family doctor. ...Read more

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What's wrong when I can't hold food rapid weight los chest pains passing out and panic attacks?

What's wrong when I can't hold food rapid weight los chest pains passing out and panic attacks?

Rule out...: ...Anything cardiac or otherwise medical by consulting your regular physician. If all is well, then what you describe sounds like intense anxiety with episodes of acute panic. The latter often leaves the impression of a heart attack to the peron in its grip. The former may arise from a growing fear that an attack may happen at any time. After medical rule-out, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between true breathlessness caused by illness and breathlessness caused by panic attacks?

How can I tell the difference between true breathlessness caused by illness and breathlessness caused by panic attacks?

There is no good: Way to differentiate between the two other than to rule out all organic causes of breathlessness through medical examination and testing. If every test is normal than by exclusion it is most likely psychological (Panic). ...Read more

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What are possible causes of panic attacks that come out of nowhere? As in, not doing anything in particular. Possible neuro imbalances? Serotonin?

Don't know: Like a lot of other things in the world of Psychiatry and neurology, panic attacks are somewhat of a mystery. I have had people with panic attacks, who are actually having seizures. I would see a neurologist to make sure that these are just panic attacks ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of andropause in men? Can it cause panic attacks and chills? And what is the average length of duration? What can be done?

What are the symptoms of andropause in men? Can it cause panic attacks and chills? And what is the average length of duration? What can be done?

Low libido: Andropause, or low t with ageing can show up with low libido, weight gain, hot flushes and many other ways. Get a blood test and talk with your doctor. Make sure he/she checks a psa at same text if you're over 40. ...Read more

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Why does built up gas cause panic attacks?

Why does built up gas cause panic attacks?

It doesn't: Build up gas can, however, cause abdominal pain, which might in some people lead to a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks cause problems to the heart?

Can panic attacks cause problems to the heart?

Panic attacks/heart: Panic attacks make you feel like you're having an heart attack but they don't actually cause damage to the heart. Very rarely, some kinds of cardiac problems can cause panic attacks. However, most panic attacks are simply the fight or flight response going out of control. Psychologists can treat panic attacks successfully 90% of the time in less than 10 sessions. There's no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks cause stress cardiomyopathy?

Hm, No, but...: Chronic Sympathetic Discharge has been associated with the development of left ventricular hyperplasia and other anxiety related heart issues. Panic Attacks per se are usually harmless, result from adrenergic stimulus, and are time limited, unless a heart is already weakened. The most dangerous part of a panic attack is the fear of having one, which can result in severe disability. See your Doc. ...Read more

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Do you think Zoloft (sertraline) can cause panic attacks?

Zoloft (sertraline) & panic?: Zoloft (sertraline) an SSRI is effectively rx'ed 2 treat panic attacks (acute anxiety marked by physical sxs like palpitations, sweating, dizziness, difficulty breathing, tingling, numbness, & others). Sometimes, if the med has just been started, the pt may have incr anxiety Xs abt 1 wk. Then the med should begin to work to prevent panic. C ur doc if ur symptoms are worsening instead of improving. ...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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more