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Having difficulty breathing and having panic attacks ?

Having difficulty breathing and having panic attacks ?

Common panic sx: Difficulty breathing i classic panic sx. It lasts for under an hour but may recur. Seek help for the panic attacks: meds and therapy and the sx can be greatly reduced. Don't just rely on meds as therapy is essential for a good outcome. ...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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Sudden heart palps, tightness in chest, nausea, irritable, rapid breathing, Dry cough. Panic/anxiety attacks?

Sudden heart palps, tightness in chest, nausea, irritable, rapid breathing, Dry cough. Panic/anxiety attacks?

Possible panic: attacks. Please see your doc to rule out or identify medical conditions. After that consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating panic attacks. Lots of reason to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having panic attack symptoms without anxiety or feeling panicked ?

Having panic attack symptoms without anxiety or feeling panicked ?

non-fearful panic: Non-fearful panic attacks were described in the early 1980's and the treatment is the same as for panic attacks. ...Read more

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Can racing thoughts cause shortness of breath?

Can racing thoughts cause shortness of breath?

No: No, but anxiety can. Shortness of breath, sweating, racing thought, shaking- can occur in severe anxiety or panic attacks. Panic attacks are severe but usually last minutes to hour only. You should see provider to treat anxiety- there are many treatments available including therapy, medications and nutritional therapy. ...Read more

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Fear of heart attack - tight chest feel like can't breath, tired, agitated?

Fear of heart attack - tight chest feel like can't breath, tired, agitated?

Go to ER!!!!: See your doctor immediately. Although your symptoms maybe be minor there is no way to tell without a full medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble breathing well/ chest tightness?

I'm having trouble breathing well/ chest tightness?

Vhst Pain/Tightness: Chest pain with a "tightness" or feeling of pressure upon the chest is common in coronary heart disease. If the amount of tightness for a given amount of activity is increasing over weeks/months, heart disease is more suspect. An early visit to your doctor for a thorough evaluation as to heart disease seems important. ...Read more

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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

Yes,: As well as other symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist to help you with this. You do not need to live with this. ...Read more

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Do breathing exercises aid with panic attacks?

Do breathing exercises aid with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: Often involve over-breathing or hyperventilation. Slow, abdominal breathing can be helpful to manage an attack. It's best to practice breathing and other relaxation techniques when you are not having a panic attack, just as it's best to learn to swim before you fall out of a boat. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks danger tomy heart?

Are panic attacks danger tomy heart?

No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it certainly can make your heart rate rise alarmingly, there is no direct damage to your heart or lungs or any other bodily organ. ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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Headaches. Difficulty of breathing can't sleep.. Nightmare

Headaches. Difficulty of breathing can't sleep.. Nightmare

You : You haven't asked a question and have provided very little information. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Absolutely: Call an ambulance and go to the emergency department now. Could be serious. ...Read more

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Bad chest night sweats panic attacks weakness?

Bad chest night sweats panic attacks weakness?

Please clarify: Hello, would love to help you, but not sure what your question is. Please resubmit and clarify. ...Read more

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I'm taking anxiety or anger having trouble breathing and other problems what should I do blurry vision trouble breathing fast heart beat?

I'm taking anxiety or anger having trouble breathing and other problems what should I do blurry vision trouble breathing fast heart beat?

See below: Not sure about the first part of the question. You might want to reword it. With respect to the second part of the question -- contact your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

Yes: Feeling short of breath and not being able to catch your breath is one of the most common signs of a panic attack. You may want to try relaxation breathing as explained very well in the book: the relaxation response by benson. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause trouble breathing and chest pains?

Can anxiety cause trouble breathing and chest pains?

For sure: It's a common cause. Just be sure there's nothing more ominous going on as well. ...Read more

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Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma: First off, quit the cigs. Then you need to have pulmonary function testing. Afterwards, your asthma doctor (if you have asthma) will prescribe daily controller therapy in the form, most likely, of an inhaler medication(s). ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more