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Er For Panic
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 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
Psych admission: They will admit you if 1. You are an imminent danger to self, 2. Imminent danger to others, 3. Gravely disabled, they will not just admit you based on hx of suicide attempts in past and you are not suicidal etc, unless you want to pay cash, best is go to er and have yourself checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
it may: Anxiety and panic disorders can be very serious at times. Certainly, a panic attack may occur and symptoms can last for hours, but the norm is less in duration. If your anxiety is worsening, best to see a doctor for an evaluation as there are several medications, along with therapy that can be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
What is better for panic attacks, clinidium and chlordiazepoxide or clonazepam? My panic attacks have to do usually about stomach issues or nausea.
Ginger: I am side stepping your direct question. If your stomach problems & nausea trigger your panic attacks - why not get right to the GI issues. Have your tried ginger? Ginger tea, ginger capsules, crystallized ginger? It is wonderful for reducing nausea & upset GI tract. If you calm the storm in you gut - you may have much less need for anxiolytics. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Pappas, sorry if i seemed drug seeking i was only looking for hospitals for treatment for anxiety attacks. I don't experience withdrawals xanax (alprazolam)?
Anxiety treatment : The treatment for anxiety is multifaceted. Including counseling, desensitization, meditation and breathing exercises, medication. The medication should be one that prevents anxiety rather than react to it. Xanax (alprazolam) is a reactive not preventative medication with a decent risk of dependence. See your doctor or psychiatrist for appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will Lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?
Anxiety /depression: Many times anxiety and depression are experienced together. Lexapro (escitalopram) may be effective to reduce both if given in adequate dose and for at least 4 weeks, which is what it takes to produce full effect. In some cases can take 8 weeks. Also work with a therapist to see what are the factors involved in the anxiety attacks and how to modify your behavior to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sob, occasional chest pain, being evaluated by gp. Ox %100, bp/heart rate great. Many tests. Worry about pe and go to ER or wait for cardio apt monday?
Our General advice : Is for people to go to the er for any worsening symptoms. U have history of anxiety which can cause your symptoms. Be aware that pe occurs in people with risk factors- clot in legs , sedentary lifestyle, history of long travel, surgery, estrogen use, clotting factor defects etc.Typical pe presents with low oxygen saturation but anything is possible. Hope everything goes well with u! ...Read more
Panic Attacks: Relax: If you are experiencing a panic attack, sit down in a safe place and focus on deep breathing slowly and regularly. Try just that for a few minutes. Consider a combination of treatments if you experience them often: medications such as ssris (avoid benzodiazepines except for emergency situations), learn relaxation techniques, ejercise daily, sleep well and avoid alcohol and caffeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety attack at work went to ER asked for a beta blocker for perf anxiety given lorazapam instead not sure why, gave me bad side effects. Took 2 mgs?
Anxiety: It sounds like the er doctors were trying to help you with your chief complaint: the anxiety attack you were experiencing. Ativan (lorazepam) can help this, with sufficient dose. You must have been quite anxious, and they wanted the medicine to be effective. A beta blocker would have had no effect on your existing anxiety, but can prevent peripheral anxiety symptoms. Your doctors clearly knew this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should: Seek the help of your physician for a formal evaluation to ensure that a medication like Ativan (lorazepam) is appropriate for you. It can be used to address panic attack but it isn't the right medication for everyone. Due to it's addictive, habit forming potential it is best prescribe by a healthcare provider who can monitor you in the long run, which makes a platform, such as this, less than optimal. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had 2mg of Ativan injected at ER today at 9am for major panic attack ... Have prescription for klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5mg ... Is it ok to take one now before bed?
Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?
Can panic attacks be long lasting? Very, very anxious with all panic attack symptoms for two days.
Sometimes, not usual: Luckily, panic attacks are very treatable. If you get the right treatment, it is very unlikely they will continue. Also, sometimes they are related to stressful events in your life which hopefully will resolve. See a psychiatrist and i'm fairly sure they will go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not immediate: Though i often see decrease in anxiety before antidepressant effects, Paxil (paroxetine) and other antidepressants have long half lives and build up in your system over time. Prevention of panic attacks and decrease in baseline anxiety is the goal. Be patient. Paxil (paroxetine) is a very good anti anxiety medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm struggling with worsening medical issues.I've phsyciatric probs, depresion, anxiety.Now fearful of getting to dr! would an ER help me?Scared hurt:(
Fix Might Be Simple: It appears u're taking levothyroxine --a thyroid hormone replacement prescribed when person isn't producing enough of the hormone. I'm not a medical doc but i know that among most common symptoms of low thyroid levels are anxiety & depression, not 2 mention trouble concentrating, feeling cold, etc. I wonder about getting someone u trust 2help u make a doc app & get u there? There may be easy fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer