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Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin (gabapentin) started having panic attacks after started taking the med?

Can you tell me what to do if on Neurontin (gabapentin) started having panic attacks after started taking the med?

Talk to your doctor: Tell them your concern. They will advise you as to whether the panic attack could be related to the medication or not. If it is not seek treatment for panic attacks from a qualified psychologist. A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication if needed will help you control this symptom.

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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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I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a day but I'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?

I have very bad panic attacks. I take 60 mgs of Prozac (fluoxetine) a day but I'm also on gabapentin and oxy for a back injury and migraine meds. Do u suggest anyt?

Interaction: How much oxy you taking time interval make sure you take as schedule don't use CAD pen your panic might be due to opioid withdrawal also what is dose of Neurontin (gabapentin) life style caffeine intake your thyroid function and any relaxation therapy.

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I recently started gabapentin for anxiety and I noticed pitting edema on my right foot and ankle and shortness of breath. Side effect or panic attack?

I recently started gabapentin for anxiety and I noticed pitting edema on my right foot and ankle and shortness of breath. Side effect or panic attack?

Gabapentin: Hi, lower extremity swelling could be a side effect of Gabapentin but I don't believe your Shortness of Breath is due to Gabapentin, I suggest that you contact ur prescribing doctor to change your medication. Best of luck.

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Can levimir cause panic attacks?

Can levimir cause panic attacks?

Unlikely: Levemir (insulin detemir) a long acting basal Insulin does not have know side effects of inducing panel attacks directly. Panic attacks can be 2ndary from overwhelming emotional response that's been triggered.

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What causes panic attacks at night?

Panic: One theory is that late in the day when you are less physically active while your brain is still producing adrenaline (anxiety chemical), you can be more prone to get anxious, plus it coincides with the time when people normally are thinking about the events of the day instead of distracting themselves with physical activity.

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What can cause 10 minute panic attacks?

Panic: If otherwise physically healthy, untreated chronic panic disorder can show longer-lasting attacks.

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What could cause an onset of panic attacks?

Anything/Nothing: The thing about panic attacks is that they can come out of the blue and for no particular reason. Or they may occur as the result of certain stressful situations, or other non-stressful situations like going to the store. One problem is, let's say a person has a panic attack at the store. He or she may then relate that store to the panic and avoid going to the store afraid they will panic.

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What could be the cause of my constant panic attacks?

What could be the cause of my constant panic attacks?

Many things: If you have a history of panic, then poor sleep, use of caffeine, nicotine, illicit drugs, alcohol or psychosocial stressors could play a role. If you don't have a history of panic, then you should see your doctor to be sure you don't have a medical condition causing this such as hypoglycemia or thyroid disease.

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What causes panic attacks with hyperventilation?

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Panic: Usually there are no clear triggers for panic attacks. Finding good therapist that works with cognitive behavior therapy will help u explore the dynamics underlying your anxiety, and eventually concur the attacks.

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What causes panic attacks? Can lonliness be a cause?

Result not cause: Panic attacks by definition are unexpected (ie "out of the blue" and without specific cause) and result in avoidace of situations in which attack occurred. The extreme is called agoraphobia which is a fear of being in open spaces. Fear of being alone is monophobia which can lead to anxiety, but not specifically panic attacks.

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Can panic attacks cause seizures?

Can panic attacks cause seizures?

Poss but not likely: It is actually the other way around. Autonomic symptoms can include "ictal fear" and "impending doom" which can simulate a panic attack. Another scenario is seizures occurring as the result of withdrawal of medications used for panic and anxiety (i.e. Benzodiazepines). Finally, there is an entity called non-epileptic seizures arising out of primary psychiatric disease. I hope this helps.

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Can donating blood cause panic attacks?

Can donating blood cause panic attacks?

In some cases, maybe: Donaitng blod should not be so traumatic in most cases. Yet if there was a prior experiance that causes the blood donator to remember a past trauma then possibly.

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Can backpain cause anxiety/panic attacks?

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.

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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.

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Docs, could a concussion cause panic attacks?

Docs, could a concussion cause panic attacks?

Seemingly rare: It is possible especially if the concussion was a right brained injury and there has been some sensory functioning issues to track as well. Depression and attentional issues are far more common. If the concussion was related to a traumatic event, accident, assault, etc. Then the incidence of anxiety following the concussion goes up. Could even relate to PTSD then.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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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