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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy  w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...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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What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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Can nitrous oxide cause severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Can nitrous oxide cause severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: First, it is a sympathy mimetic agent, so it may directly cause that reaction, although I have never seen it. Also, simply the process of initiating the anesthetic, breathing through the mask, may trigger an attack. Ask your doctor to prescribe an anxiolytic to those before your next procedure. ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Should I be worried about higher levels of blood calcium, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts? Causing me anxiety and panic attacks daily.

Should I be worried about higher levels of blood calcium, hematocrit, and red blood cell counts? Causing me anxiety and panic attacks daily.

See your PCP.: It would be better to see your doctor and get blood test to monitor your CBC and Calcium levels than worry unnecessarily. You also need to get your anxiety treated because this is causing the anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone cause anxiety and panic attacks? Could breaking the pill in half cause it to react differently than if I took it whole?

Yes: This is highly addictive and should be reserved for pain from advanced cancers. I recommend other forms of pain management and if having severe pain then please seek professional help. ...Read more

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Can high testosterone in women cause anxiety and panic attacks?

Can high testosterone in women cause anxiety and panic attacks?

Unlikely: High testosterone in women, such as obesity and pcos, is not good, and can cause some anxiety, but panic would be highly unusual. It could be seen in a woman who makes the mistake of taking exogenous testosterone. ...Read more

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Can severe hypothyroidism cause anxiety and panic attacks as well as depression?

Can severe hypothyroidism cause anxiety and panic attacks as well as depression?

Absolutely!: Any psychiatric disorder is possible with exceedingly low thyroid function, even psychosis. The best way to tease this apart is for three physicians to collaborate: primary care physician, endocrinologist, and psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read more

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Would gas or heartburn cause anxiety or panic attacks?

No: But when you're anxious, a lot of normal physical sensations can be misinterpreted as something wrong. Get checked by your doctor and consider counseling for the anxiety. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that having congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) also cause mental anxiety/panic attacks?

Yes: See the report: www.Neuroendocrinology.Org/pdf/...Adrenal%20;%20anxiety.Pdf brief reports late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a treatable cause of anxiety alan r. Jacobs, phyllis b. Edelheit, anton e. Coleman, and andrew g. Herzog. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions, common our uncommon, that could be causing my severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Are there any conditions, common our uncommon,  that could be causing my severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Anxiety & Panic: Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks are conditions in and of themselves, sometimes alone and sometimes overlapping. A mental health professional can teach you strategies to deal w/them. Please see your doc to rule out underlying conditions such as thyroid or other hormonal imbalance situations. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can Zofran (ondansetron) help severe nausea caused by anxiety/panic attack?

Nausea/Anxiety: Zofran (ondansetron) may help, but takes time to digest & get into your system. Anxiety attacks happen quickly & therefore the treatment should be directed at controlling the anxiety. Treatments include see a mental health specialist for "talk therapy" as well as possibly taking a medication on a regular basis. If the anxiety is controlled, then the nausea & any other symptoms you may feel, will be controlled ...Read more

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Can backpain cause anxiety/panic attacks?

Yes: There are many reasons why panic attacks or anxiety issues may occur. With back pain and not knowing how to deal with it or understand what that pain means, can be a source of these feelings. Chronic pain can lead to depressive symptoms and depression can magnify pain symptoms. These issues are often undiagnosed or under treated when one is dealing with a patient with chronic back pain. ...Read more

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I am prescribed to 10mg Adderall. Can Adderall cause anxiety/panic attacks? I also take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety

I am prescribed to 10mg Adderall. Can Adderall cause anxiety/panic attacks? I also take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety

Yes: It is possible for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to cause panic attacks. However your underlying anxiety and not the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may be responsible. Please discuss this with the physician who is prescribing your medication as he or she knows your condition and give you the best opinion. ...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


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