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Difficulty Breathing Panic Attack
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
I do exercise chest stretching..Two days I have chest pain.Breathing difficulty.Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!
Likely from exercise: of course of your chest pain occurs after the exercises, then it is mot likely related to the exercises. and on exams , the pain will most likely be reproduced. breathing difficulty needs to be examined by a doctor to see if you oxygen level and other vitals are also abnormal or not. it is only after careful exams can we decide what is going on with you. ...Read more
Not always: Difficulty breathing can come from many causes. Sometimes heart problems; lung disease such as asthma or copd; sometimes anatomic problem like when pregnant, plus others. If you've have had a full medical checkup and none of these other things are going on with you, then it's very possible that difficulty breathing relates to anxiety. Not all anxiety is a panic attack, but can feel scary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having rapid heartbeats panic attacks and difficulty breathing drs. Said all test come back normal why is this still happening ?
Chemical imbalance?: Panic attacks or anxiety attacks are thought to be biological in origin but often brought out by stressors in one's environment. All the routine medical tests are typically normal (which is a good thing, isn't it?). Panic attacks are horrible experiences and you do need treatment. Usually the ssri's like zoloft, lexapro, (escitalopram) etc. Will suppress panic attacks. Please get help now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I reacentli have been experiencing a titening in my chest, and then i start having difficulty breathing, it almost like and asthma or a panic attack?
Have anxiety. was told am ok by doc. but i have panic attack now. Have difficulty breathing through nose especially when i lie.
i also fear dry drown?
Panic attacks are: Acute bouts of intense anxiety + physical sxs like shortness of breath, chest tightness, palpitations, dizziness, numbness, nausea/vomiting, and the fear or dying or going crazy. Panic disorder occurs when the pt worries so abt having further attacks that this worry keeps them from normal fcn. As no medical cause , c MD for review of tx options including medications (SSRIs) & talk therapy (ie CBT) ...Read more
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
How do you cure a panic attack asap?1 of my friends recently had trouble breathing/tigntness of chest and just stopped functioning for 4 mins. Normal?
Therapy: In addition to medication, I would suggest finding a local psychotherapist who is very reputable, and specializes in dealing with anxiety. Panic attacks and anxiety are very common phenomena that are encountered in psychology practices. Psychotherapy can benefit you greatlyin controlling anxiety. This would also apply to panic attacks. Medications by themselves usually are not optimal for anxiety. ...Read more
How can severe panic attacks be treated? My daughter has started having bad panic attacks almost every day. She get where she has a lot of trouble breathing when the attacks happen!
Hello. : Hello. Panic attacks can be very debilitating. Luckily, they are treatable. If this has not already been done, recommend a comprehensive evaluation by either a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. From there, viable treatment options can be presented to you and your daughter. ...Read more