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How Can I Treat This Anxiety Attack Kind Of Welling Up In My Chest
Psychotherapy option: As a psychologist, i recommend a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program that will teach you how to better understand and control your emotional feelings. These skills can help you decrease or eliminate anxiety/panic feelings as well as help you be more confident and in control. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Chest pains and mild shortness of breath. Could it be a symptom of my anxiety attack that i had yesterday? I had a few today as well.
Recently on new meds developing chest pains ? My chest hurts kind of like when im having a anxiety attack but withought the fast heart beat just a sharp pain my chest feels a little tight and my heart beat feels irregular . I was recently put on celexa fo
One : One must always make sure that there is not a medical origin to a symptom, like chest pain. No matter how much anxiety you have, do not avoid having your doctor evaluate you for chest pain. Maybe a cardiologist needs to be involved? Your primary care doctor or psychiatrist could help you figure out how to make sure the discomfort is not imminently a medical danger. This aside, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and the likes, often includes physical and emotional components. You are describing some of the physical symptoms: palpitations (heart thumping), shortness of breath, tightness, lightheadedness, sweating, dizziness, etc... The emotional may include sense of impending doom, loss of control, a lot of angst, and the likes. Celexa, an ssri, is a fine medication to start with, along with some sleeping medicine (restoril). People with anxiety disorders are often very sensitive to these medicines, when they first start them, and are often the ones who have an initial paradoxical increase in anxiety at the beginning of starting the medicine. This can be helped with the klonopin, but not always and since Klonopin takes a long time to start working, you may further not reap its benefit for over an hour or more. Speak to you doctor/psychiatrist to help balance when you should be taking the klonopin. An example of how he may help: he may suggest lowering the Celexa for a while (e.g. 1/2 tab of smallest pill or 10 mg, or even less). Once you are on this dose for a bit, then the dose can be slowly increased. In a reverse way, taking Klonopin a little more regularly and tapering off, as Celexa starts working for you, can occur. There are many ways to help. First, make sure no real medical emergency, then clarify alternative strategies, discussing alternatives and their risks and benefits with your doctor. You are in the drivers seat, you just need a road MAP to help a little. Good luck. ...Read more
39yr old female is having chest tightening that comes & goes. Sometimes feels like irregular heartbeat, this all started after having anxiety attack.
Anxiety: Most likely anxiety. However, pending family history and your risk factors, i would still recommend basic labs, ecg, stress test and echocardiogram. With palpitations, a 24 hour holter monitor maybe needed too. Anxiety won't kill you, but underlying cardiac disease can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The other day i had chest pain and felt like i had a big elephant sitting on me. Is that a anxiety attack?
I was taken off plaquenil because i told my rheumy about what i thought was an anxiety attack with my heart beating out of my chest. Is she right?
How can I tell the difference between having a heart attack or an anxiety attack? I have been having pain in chest and back...just to name a few
See your PCP: Anxiety can often present like a heart attack and many people end up in the ER because they don't know. It can be very frightening, but the only way to know for sure is to be checked by a doctor. If your heart is fine, you may want to consider the level of stress in your life or if anything in particular is worrying you, large or small. Talking to a professional can help you figure this out. ...Read more
Can you have anxiety symtoms such as shortness of breath and tighten chest with out having a anxiety attack. ?
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