Doctor insights on:
Hypoglycemia Panic Attacks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently ...Read more
I've been experiencing random panic attacks about once a quarter for three years. Also, have hypoglycemia. Zoloft doesn't help. Any link?
Panic attacks: First, zoloft is far from the only medicine that can help with panic attacks. For further options, you could see a psychiatrist who would have additional suggestions. Hypoglycemia can produce some similar symptoms to panic attacks -- such as sweating, weakness, faint feelings, etc. If you're also diabetic on Insulin it's important to work with your family doctor for optimal management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatically speaking, how can you tell the difference between a panic attack and hypoglycemia (had eaten oatmeal and honey 1.5hr previously)?
Sugar: The difference is your blood sugar level is low in hypoglycemia while panic attacks will have normal blood sugar level. If hypoglycemia is the problem, the synptoms should go away quickly after you eat something. Get a glucometer and check your blood sugar during these episodes and you will have your answer. ...Read more
Panic & How It Ticks: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much. So try 2slow ur breathing. To keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf education re panic & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: first see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Some women feel anxious because they have chronic, ongoing stress. Others might occasionally fear for safety of their family or themselves. There are many other reasons. Not all people, men or women, have a panic disorder. But if they have frequent or intense "attacks" it might help them to see a doctor, psychologist or religious leader. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean if I have frequent panic attacks and feel almost out of my body sensation where I have to lay down ?
Depersonalization: Feeling like you are standing outside yourself - as if watching another person - can occur with panic disorder. Other causes include: hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, medications, other anxiety disorders, stress, borderline personality disorder, narcolepsy, depression, migraine headaches, seizures (temporal lobe type), recreational drug use, and sleep deprivation. Treat underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MOST PROBABLY...: Assuming no physical basis for them, there is probably a common underlying cause connecting them. One finds out about that sort of thing in psychotherapy - and when you find out, you can change/stop them. Meds help initially, but seeing the source is key to fixing things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can you make yourself have a panic attack?
- Can panic attacks cause temporary vision loss?
- What causes the total body muscle spasms during panic attack?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Mini panic attack symptoms
- Does gabapentin cause panic attacks?
- Can a panic attack be caused by vitamin b12 deficiency?
- Low potassium levels panic attack
- Talk to a diabetes specialist online for free