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I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

Yes: Hopefully this resolves in 30 minutes or so. It may even slow some in 10. Some folk experience even higher heart rates during an attack, and do not incur permanent damage, so don't worry about that. However, CBT therapy can offer a chance to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. It can be a good investment in your quality of life. Best! ...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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How long can symptoms from panic/anxiety attacks last?

How long can symptoms from panic/anxiety attacks last?

Panic: Attacks usually last minutes, rarely more than 30 mins. , depending on triggers, how long u had them, & what tx u r getting for the anxiety. ...Read more

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How long does a panic attack last? I feel like I get over one and mins later a new one arrives :(

Panic attacks: The height of the panic attack in usually over by 10 minutes -but it may last longer if the trigger is still there. There can also be residual anxiety for quite a while. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last?

What to do if I have bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last?

Til you get therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating panic disorder, especially helpful is exposure based therapy for panic, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally ; repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over ; over again, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more

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Bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last, what do you recommend?

Bad panic attacks, i think I am suffering from depersonalization disorder. How long will this last, what do you recommend?

Well, a person can: Experience depersonalization during a panic attack. I don't know if you are in treatment right now. If you have not had a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation - that would be a good starting point. You will also need to be worked up to ensure that there are no medical conditions contributing to your symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Well, i officially been diagnosed with costochondritus.. How long does it last? I got it after my first panic attack, about 2 months ago.

Well, i officially been diagnosed with costochondritus.. How long does it last? I got it after my first panic attack, about 2 months ago.

Costochodritis: Is an inflammation in thejioint space between a rib and the breastbone and it is not caused by a panic attack. Treatment is heat to the area an anti-inflammatory medication and avoiding activities that make it worse. If treated properly usually resolves within a few weeks. If it persists see your doctor. ...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