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Doctor insights on: Hormone Testing For Panic Disorder And Thyroid Disorder

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Do I need hormone testng to see if it a panic disorder or thyroid?

Do I need hormone testng to see if it a panic disorder or thyroid?

Might help: It's an easy blood test and could help distinguish the two diseases. If the thyroid test is positive, treat that first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Developed panic disorder w/agoraphobia after daughter was born. Ovarian cysts were found. Doc confirmed no pcos, hormones are fine. Is it related?

Developed panic disorder w/agoraphobia after daughter was born. Ovarian cysts were found. Doc confirmed no pcos, hormones are fine. Is it related?

Panic disorder: Your panic disorder is not likely related to ovarian cysts. It can develop in anybody and will have a higher chance to develop if you have history of. Generalized anxiety disorder . It can be precipitated by stressor like birth of. Child. You should consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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I'm kerry I'm 37 .I take citilopram antideppressants for past 9 years .I'm trying to come off slowly redusing I get anxiety but not as bad as panic disorder like years ago .I've got underactive thyroid which got diegnosed 1 year ago I've started treating

I'm kerry I'm 37 .I take citilopram antideppressants for past 9 years .I'm trying to come off slowly redusing I get anxiety but not as bad as panic disorder like years ago .I've got underactive thyroid which got diegnosed 1 year ago I've started treating

SSRI Weaning....: Coming off SSRI's after 9 years is difficult to do. As you come down on them, you will experience feels of "anxiety" and withdrawal, naturally. I don't know your current dosage, but assuming you are coming down from a high dose of citalopram, (they come in 80, 40, 20, 10 mg), you need to be under the supervision of a doctor while weaning down. Thyroid issues also needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Could neck shoulder tension cause weird lightheaded feeling constant daily for years I do have anxiety panic disorder?

Could neck shoulder tension cause weird lightheaded feeling constant daily for years I do have anxiety panic disorder?

You may have : anxiety and fibromyalgia. Go see a primary care. Neck tension can be caused just by your anxiety so talking thru their diagnositic clarification can help you understand what you have and how to treat it. Its common to have mood issues and fibromyalgia and or somatic issues. Science isnt clear what comes first yet. Exercise and managing your stress is very helpful. ...Read more

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Can pain in your neck that is sudden and my head feels foggy n heavy be a physical symptom of someone who has sever panic disorder jus got off zoloft ?

Can pain in your neck that is sudden and my head feels foggy n heavy be a physical symptom of someone who has sever panic disorder jus got off zoloft ?

Yes it could be: Withdrawal symptoms can occur coming off of psychiatric medications including zoloft (sertraline). Symptoms can include pain mimicing a pinched nerve shocking type pain. Zoloft (sertraline) is a good long term treatment for anxiety disorders. Stopping it, especially suddenly, can not only have withdrawal effects but uncover the panic disorder it was suppressing. Best test of this is to restart zoloft (sertraline) and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed alprazolam for panic disorder for the better part of the last twelve years and i can no longer afford to see my doctor.?

I have been prescribed alprazolam for panic disorder for the better part of the last twelve years and i can no longer afford to see my doctor.?

Xanax (alprazolam): Appears that u need to see someone to manage your medication. Contact your local mental health center for appointment. They can work with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. see no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds

Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. see no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds

There can be such: a thing as physiological anisicoria where the pupil size ratios are the same in bright versus dark lighting. If neuroopthalmologist is not concerned, then I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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I'm angry and irritable all the time and sometimes cry at night. I have panic disorder and agoraphobia, no friends and don't see family. Bipolar??

I'm angry and irritable all the time and sometimes cry at night. I have panic disorder and agoraphobia, no friends and don't see family. Bipolar??

Sounds terribly sad: Do you see a therapist? Please try to find one you can trust. This may take a long time and be difficult but it's worth it! Bipolar may be there too, but it's not all. Medication for it might get you started but you need to find a human to relate to. Even if you start very safe and slow - it's a nutrient for life. One step at a time. Get a psych eval. Move from there. Best! ...Read more

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Panic disorder will it go away?

Panic disorder will it go away?

Exposure therapy: Once medical prob is ruled out find a therapist who specializes in panic disorder, esp helpful is exposure therapy for panic, where gradually, w the therapist's guidance, u intentionally & repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over & over again, physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can a panic disorder go away on its own?

Can a panic disorder go away on its own?

Expert Docs & Info!: #1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.! ...Read more

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Can somebody have just a very mild panic disorder ?

Can somebody have just a very mild panic disorder ?

PD symptoms include: 1)frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation. 2)worry a lot about having another panic attack-pa. 3)behave differently because of the pa (avoiding places where u’ve previously panicked.) i've seen these sx in various degrees of intensity (mild with only 1 pa to severe w daily pas.) in all, the psyche has something to say. Listen to it... U'll be glad u did! ...Read more

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Please tell me what are best meds for panic disorder?

Please tell me what are best meds for panic disorder?

There is no one: Best med for panic disorder. Ssri's, Buspar (buspirone) ; benzodiazapines can be used. Important question: what non-medication approaches are being used? There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga ; an exercise program. ...Read more

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How do you be a friend to someone who has panic disorder?

Care and treatment : Be supportive. Understand that what may be easy for most people can be very difficult for someone who suffers from anxiety. Be positive and hopeful. Encouragement without pressure is helpful. Consideration, tenderness, care and love are especially important. Help your friend find a psychologist specialized in treatment of panic disorder. ...Read more

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How can I identify if i suffer from panic disorder? Please

How can I identify if i suffer from panic disorder? Please

Panic DIsorder: Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder where you have repeated attacks of intense fear, usually peaking within a few minutes and then resolving within a half hour. During attacks, symptoms can include chest pain or discomfort; palpitations; rapid breathing; dizziness; tingling of face & extremities; fear of loss of control, doom, or death; feelings of choking; nausea, etc. Treatment works. ...Read more

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My sister has panic disorder. Should I be worried about it?

Yes: Sure. Panic disorder can significantly reduce the quality of life for some individuals. Sometimes it leads to agoraphobia (fear of going outside in public), and sometimes evolves into bipolar disorder or recurrent depression. Some evidence suggests that panic disorder increases the risk for suicide. On the other hand, pure panic disorder is a very treatable condition using medication. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of somebody with a major panic disorder?

Apprehension of PAs: Beyond the panic attacks themselves, a key symptom of panic disorder is the persistent fear of having future panic attacks. The fear of these attacks can cause the person to avoid places and situations where an attack has occurred or where they believe an attack may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of panic disorder and how can I stop them?

Panic Defined: Its manifested by recurrent sudden anxiety attacks that peak within 10 minutes and accompanied by at least 4 out of 13 symptoms listed in dsm-4 such as sweating, fast heart rate, chest pain, dizziness, short of breath, etc.Plus at least 1 month of worrying about having others. Best treated with ssris, benzodiazepines and cognitive behavioral therapy. ...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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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more