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Do people normally go to the ER for panic attacks and anxiety?

Do people normally go to the ER for panic attacks and anxiety?

Panic: People often go to the er for panic/anxiety; however, there is nothing they can do for you since the key is seeking psychological assistance to learn to manage the panic. If you are certain you are suffering with panic disorder, you may consider seeking appropriate treatment. Since you are near me, I will be happy to see you for this condition. ...Read more

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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Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?

Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?

Not necessarily: The automatic printouts for EKG indicates "abnormal" for many reasons including tachycardia (increased heart rate) which is a major symptom of an anxiety attack and not bad in and of itself unless persistent ...Read more

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My 15 yr old daughter went to ER and had panic attack what are some herbs/otc meds I could give her for anxiety?

My 15 yr old daughter went to ER and had panic attack what are some herbs/otc meds I could give her for anxiety?

See your doctor: Although there are some herbs which have commonly been used to help create calm and peacefulness, there are no good studies showing that these will be helpful in a panic attack. See your daughter's doctor and talk about medical treatment for these types of anxiety. A good therapist is also important to help her deal with stress, to prevent the panic attacks when possible. ...Read more

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If I went to er solely for panic attack & dr saw injection marks, then asked who prescribes my pain meds, can he/she alert my pain doctor? Hippa law?

If I went to er solely for panic attack & dr saw injection marks, then asked who prescribes my pain meds, can he/she alert my pain doctor? Hippa law?

I think so since: He may think you are a danger to yourself or others and is still in good faith, your pain dr. would do drug screens as routine and panic attack alone should not be a reason to discharge you, you are up front with your pain dr. anyway, nothing to hide for your health, if you have track marks because you are abusing the pain meds by injecting them then you need to stop now and get help for your ...Read more

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Can extreme stress cause a tight neck because I went to ER for a panic attack dr says my lungs and heart seem find , is it asthma or bad stress?

 Can extreme stress cause a tight neck because I went to ER for a panic attack dr says my lungs and heart seem find , is it asthma or bad stress?

Tight neck/panic: Hi! The symptoms use describe are not respiratory, but
appear due to stress/panic attacks. You can develop palpitations and feel throat or chest tightness but have a normal exam as in the ER. Neck can tighten or you may have turned your head fast and had muscle strain
of the neck, which Advil can help for that. Breathing in a
paper bag to slow breathing down helps in the moment. ...Read more

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11 EKGs done in 1 year because of Er visits BC of panic disoder. All normal except recent one. Nonspecific T abnormalitieslateral leads should I worr?

11 EKGs done in 1 year because of Er visits BC of panic disoder. All normal except recent one. Nonspecific T abnormalitieslateral leads should I worr?

No: I suspect you have been getting chest pain during your panic attacks. A normal EKG at the time of the chest pain rules out an acute coronary syndrome in most people. You should talk to your doctor about getting a stress test just to be sure. ...Read more

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Would the ER help me with panic attacks, cause I'm having bad one right now?

Are you in treatment: For panic attacks currently? The er is likely to evaluate for medical causes of symptoms and to give you medication to help you feel calmer. If you have not been formally evaluated for your panic attacks that is warranted. There are a number of effective treatment approached. Take care. P.S. Don't drive if you are experiencing panic. ...Read more

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How long before Cyproheptadine is out of ur system, went 2 ER for dizziness n panic attack from being scared of weird feeling. I was taking Apetamin?

How long before Cyproheptadine is out of ur system, went 2 ER for dizziness n panic attack from being scared of weird feeling. I was taking Apetamin?

Depends: As an antihistamine, the effect lasts from 4 to 72 hrs depending on how one measures the effects and individual variation. For the sedating effect, likely between 4 and 12 hrs. ...Read more

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I had to go to the ER today for a panic attack n they injected me with 1mg of ativan is it okay to go ahead n take my .5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) now?

I had to go to the ER today for a panic attack n they injected me with 1mg of ativan is it okay to go ahead n take my .5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) now?

Probably.: The half-life of ativan is about 10 to 20 hours, so there may still be avian in your system. Usually, xanax (alprazolam) is prescribed for control of symptoms similar to panic attacks. If you were currently having symptoms, it probably would be useful for you. If you were going to take it, just to stay on some type of schedule, not for symptoms, then you can probably skip a dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get dehydrated. Sometimes I forget to drink for hours. My total protein was high one day in er. I had a panic attack,?

How long does it take to get dehydrated. Sometimes I forget to drink for hours. My total protein was high one day in er. I had a panic attack,?

It depends: Getting dehydrated depends on many factors -- how physically active you are, how warm and dry or humid your environment is, how you're dressed, how much you drink, your electrolyte status, etc. All these are variable. Baseline water intake for most is at least 8, 8oz glasses of water per day -- more if needed. You can get dehydrated before you feel thirsty, esp in low humidity places. ...Read more

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When I stand my heart either beats really fast or slow and hard. What could be the cause? Could this be anxiety. Went to ER June 13 for panic attack, had cardiac workup all normal. However, these symptoms started a few weeks after. Anxiety?

When I stand my heart either beats really fast or slow and hard. What could be the cause? Could this be anxiety. Went to ER June 13 for panic attack, had cardiac workup all normal. However, these symptoms started a few weeks after. Anxiety?

Panic vs. Heart: The symptoms for both MAY look the same. Please go to your doc to rule out any medical condition and then see a mental health pro who treats anxiety disorders. He/she can teach you strategies to deal w/panic if that is what's going on. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. ...Read more

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30yr male. Hot flushes. Cold & clammy on touching. Chest pains and pain in legs. Accompanied by needles n pins. Rushed to er. They said its panic attack?

Not panic: What you have described is certainly not a panic attack. Panic attacks do not involve feeling cold and clammy or having leg pain. Chest pain leg pain and feeling cold and clammy to me sound like a possible pulmonary embolism from a deep venous thrombosis. Please read the following article and go back to that er or a different one.
www.mayoclinic.com/health/pulmonary-embolism/ds00429/d...
Pulmonary. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times i ve had normal ECG but 2 times i ve had what

Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion?

I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times i ve had normal ECG but 2 times i ve had what

Unlikely: T waves are usually inverted in aVR and often leads III, aVL, aVF & V1, An inverted t wave in any single lead is considered a "normal variant." Anxiety doesn't cause T wave inversion but, in your case, it is causing multiple ER visits & EKG's and probably more anxiety. You sound miserable but what you need is appropriate & aggressive treatment for your anxiety, not more EKGs. ...Read more

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Why am i still having panic attacks with all the meds I take to stop them. I had 3 attacks in 1 week and the 1st landed me in the e.R.

Panic Attacks.: Hello. I suggest that if your current medication regimen is not adequate to control your regiment that you add in cognitive behavioral therapy or adjuncts such qigong, tai chi, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Make sure to let your provider know about your symptoms. ...Read more

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If you are having anxiety or stress overload some panic is the ER the right place to go?

If you are having anxiety or stress overload some panic is the ER the right place to go?

You have Lorazepam: The er is unlikely to have a psychiatrist on call unless it is a teaching institution. Your doctor is already prescribing lorazepam. I think you should contact them first unless your physical symptoms are so severe that you seriously are worried that something else physical is going on. Otherwise, your money is far better spent in psychotherapy or visiting your psychiatrist for a med adjustment. In my practice I carry a pager 24-seven, 7 days a week and i itriage my patients by phone and able to prevent most emergency room visits and hospitalizations as a result. ...Read more

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What do they do in the ER for someone who had severe panic attack and already is on and took a benzo that day?

What do they do in the ER for someone who had severe panic attack and already is on and took a benzo that day?

ER: They will check your vital signs and run blood work. While waiting for results, if anxiety calms down and your workup is normal, they release u and u make followup appointment with your doc. ...Read more

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How can I cure hypochondria? Years ago I visited a 3rd World country and got so ill I went to ER and almost died of shock. Now I panic daily

How can I cure hypochondria? Years ago I visited a 3rd World country and got so ill I went to ER and almost died of shock. Now I panic daily

Flashback or hypoch?: Usually hypochondria is not based from scary and negative feelings after an experience such as the one you experienced. Your symptoms appear more susceptible to behavioral or psychopharmacological intervention. Hypochondriacs are usually persons that fear and feels certain symptoms rather longer and they tend to consult with different professionals for a long time and compulsively. ...Read more

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Should someone with what feels like panic attack for days be seen at the ER or dr? Very anxious 3 day w/ all panic attack symptoms constantly.

Yes-Dr visit: Anxiety and panic attacks are able to be treated by first seeing your primary care dr. And then treatment may begin which may include medication, therapy, and or psychiatric input. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do ER and some other doctors always dx as "severe anxiety with panic", when other clinical causes are documented? And anxiety abt sx is warranted?

Why do ER and some other doctors always dx as "severe anxiety with panic", when other clinical causes are documented? And anxiety abt sx is warranted?

Impossible to answer: If you can respectfully ask one who did that for their thought process, they might be able to explain. No one else could and there are too many unknowns. Sorry.... ...Read more

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I was diagnosed last november with long qt then monday I was sent to ER and they stated yes I did have a long qt and that I was having a panic attack?

I was diagnosed last november with long qt then monday I was sent to ER and they stated yes I did have a long qt and that I was having a panic attack?

Co incidental may be: There are many causes of pro longed qt interval on ekg including some medications and heart conditions and your panic attack may be purely co incidental. Contact your physician and have reason for prolonged qt investigated. ...Read more

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Long time panic disorder and depression. Been on meds but still pretty bad. Can't find good help ER won't admit me. What can I do?

Long time panic disorder and depression. Been on meds but still pretty bad. Can't find good help ER won't admit me. What can I do?

Panic Disorder, Depr: You are a Precious Human Being!
You deserve Relief from panic and depression.
• Go to a National Park -Feel Peace and Wonder of Creation.
• Release all feelings of worry, fear, sadness, disappointment, hurt, resentment and frustration.
• Believe in Healing Powers of Your Body.
• Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds.
• Have Therapy ...Read more

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My toddler swallowed a pair of stud earrings. Any need for panic? Toddler is male. 1 year old. Swallowed a pair of diamond studs. Should I go to the er?

My toddler swallowed a pair of stud earrings.  Any need for panic? Toddler is male. 1 year old.  Swallowed a pair of diamond studs.  Should I go to the er?

REGULAR VISIT OK: Unfortunately we have plenty of experience with this.If the pair made it into the stomach it should pass within 3-4 days (2 at earliest unless the kid has diarrhea). You can feed the kid some stewed okra, this forms a congeal around the sharp points and helps it pass. Your doc can x-ray the kids belly Monday and locate its position. I suppose you want to retrieve them so check diapers. ...Read more

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I had a panic attack yesterday while in the ER. Today I am have chest pain across my whole chest is this normal?

I had a panic attack yesterday while in the ER. Today I am have chest pain across my whole chest is this normal?

Panic disorders: Chest pains can sometimes be a symptom of anxiety and a panic disorder. See your doctor to Make sure your heart is healthy. Then look for relaxation exercises, yoga, or tai chi classes. If you panic does not get better, see a psychologist or psychiatrist to look for the roots of your anxiety and possible solutions. ...Read more

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I've had a concussion for 5 days and have had panic attacks which are making my symptoms worse. Should I got to the ER?

I've had a concussion for 5 days and have had panic attacks which are making my symptoms worse. Should I got to the ER?

Yes: If you had a significant head injury and a concussion and are having continuing symptoms, you should be evaluated by a physician. If it's determined that your main problem is anxiety, your physician can refer you for stress management therapy, but it's very important to rule out complications from a head injury. ...Read more

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My almost 9yr old having panic attacks. I have anxiety really bad. I was thnking about taking her to the ER it's been hrs. What will they do 4 her?

In distress?: Unless your child is in acute distress with these attacks, the er isn't the best place for her to receive care for panic attacks. For the best help, she needs an in-person evaluation with her pediatrician and/or a child psychiatrist. In the doctor's office they would interview her and you, try to understand what's happening, and recommend helpful treatments. The er would stabilize and refer her. ...Read more

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I have heart symptoms and panic attacks. Aside from going to er. How do I differientiate my symptoms.

I have heart symptoms and panic attacks. Aside from going to er. How do I differientiate my symptoms.

Cardiology consult: I would recommend you see a cardiologist once. Also, Ibuprofen can irritate your stomach or your edophagus if you happen to have gastroesophageal reflux disease which can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack and trigger the cascade leading into panic. You also wish to consider a visit to a gastroenterologist. Get to know your panic symptoms and ask these specialists your question. ...Read more