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I keep having these weird symptoms. How do I know I have a panic attack?

I keep having these weird symptoms.  How do I know I have a panic attack?

See a good doctor: If the "weird" symptoms are just amusing or a curiosity to you, then you need do nothing. If however, they are significantly troublesome or disabling, you need to be evaluated by a physician. (that's what we do.). ...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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I have been experiencing what I believe are panic attacks. How do I get over them?

Face your fears : Do not avoid situations that make you anxious, rather, expose yourself to such situations on purpose. If you have a panic attack, don't do anything about it to try and get it to go away. That is called desensitization. ...Read more

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How do I know if I could have anxiety? What are the beginning symptoms? I think I had an attack once..

How do I know if I could have anxiety? What are the beginning symptoms? I think I had an attack once..

Anxiety: Common symptoms: chronic worry for no apparent reason, overwhelming fear of a stimulus or situation, agitation, nervousness, or thoughts of dread accompanied by physical symptoms (sweating, high heart rate, flushing, panic). Important to determine if symptoms affect functioning in multiple domains (school, social activities, etc). Be sure to discuss with parent or family, as well as your doctor. ...Read more

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I have really severe panic attacks what should I do now?

I have really severe panic attacks what should I do now?

Calm yourself.: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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I am having panic attacks. I do not have any meds. What can I do?  they are scarey.

I am having panic attacks. I do not have any meds. What can I do?  they are scarey.

Panic attacks: Panic attacks may occur without any real identifiable precipitant. They often occur out of the blue. Treatment involves either medication or a type of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. There are medical/physical causes for panic attacks as well, these can be ruled-out with some lab tests. See a psychiatrist, preferably one board certified. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

There are 33 Sx's of: anxiety and 9 of depression. In major depression, three-quarters of the time, anxiety is present, too, so there is some overlap. Here's a lay reference for depression Sx's: http://health.alot.com/conditions/depression-symptoms--367 Here's a source to diagnose your own anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html Use a psychologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?

What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?

See a doctor: It sounds like you are having significant problems. You need a thorough evaluation to help sort out what is causing them. I am sorry things are causing you this much trouble now and i wish you the best. Sorry i can't be more specific here, but there are many possible contributors and a good doctor will sit with you and help sort out what's going on. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a panic attack?

Peak of anxiety: Panic attacks are a sudden surge of fear that last 10 to 30 minutes. Typical symptoms are: difficulty breathing; sweating; chest pain; unsteadiness, dizziness; feelings of unreality; trembling or shaking; tingling or numbness; nausea or abdominal distress; palpitations or tachycardia; choking, smothering sensations; hot flashes or cold chills; fear of dying; fear of going crazy or losing control. ...Read more

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I just found out i was pregnant and i deal with aniexty and panic attacks. Do yous have any ideas how to help me?

I just found out i was pregnant and i deal with aniexty and panic attacks. Do yous have any ideas how to help me?

Panic and Pregnancy: There are certainly ways to help with anxiety and panic, even when someone is pregnant. They don't have to involve medications, but some medicines are safer than others in pregnancy. Speak with your ob-gyn about your anxiety problems, and get a referral to a therapist skilled in working with cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety. A psychiatrist can help if medicines are needed also. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder or just get nocturnal panic attacks?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder or just get nocturnal panic attacks?

The best way: to determine the cause of your symptoms is through consult with a sleep medicine specialist and a sleep study (polysomnogram). Take care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have just experience my first panic attack?

Panic attacks often: last 2 to 10 mins. Possible sx’s: severe anxiety/panic, chest tightness/pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins & needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills & ^ perspiration. There may be tickle sensation in stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint & physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, are out of control or that they are about to die. There ...Read more

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Was wondering what I can do to talk myself out of a panic attack? And what I can do when I feel really dizzy? Been so scared been housebound

Seek help: It's hard to talk yourself out of a panic attack, if that's what it is. There are medical conditions that can mimic this psychological problem. The fact that you're becoming housebound is serious, so get yourself seen. If you don't have a doctor, you may call local mental health services. Take care of yourself, you are your own best advocate. Good luck . ...Read more

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How do i know if im having a mini heart attack or that i have anxiety or panic attacks ?

How do i know if im having a mini heart attack or that i have anxiety or panic attacks
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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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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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How do i know if i have panic attack disorder?

Panic disorder?: Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. The most common symptoms are panic attacks (which are marked by severe anxiety with accompanying nausea, dizziness, numbness, heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, trembling, fear of impending serious medical problem or " going crazy") as well as fear of having another panic attack. Talk with ur doc to determine if u have panic disorder. ...Read more

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How do you stop anxiety attacks. I have them often now and I have a hard time in school. What do I do?

How do you stop anxiety attacks. I have them often now and I have a hard time in school. What do I do?

People who have: Panic attacks are ok but often fear dying or some other catastrophic event. The fear of another panic attack becomes the real issue. Some therapists will even prescribe panic attacks to help the person see that they are ok and that the attacks are self-limiting. Please see a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe panic disorder but im 3 months pregnant I have asthma I am 3 months pregnant and i suffer from really bad panic attacks i don't no what to do since im pregnant I have them every day constantly please help

Unfortunately : Unfortunately this an issue that you, your psychiatrist, and OB will have to discuss and weigh all your options. The medications that are typically used for the treatment of panic attacks are class c drugs, this means that these drugs have not been studied in humans, and have possibly shown some adverse effects in animal studies. A doctor or medical team may decide that the benefits when given these drugs outweigh the potential risk to the fetus, then they are prescribed. Daily panic attacks seem like a justifiable reason to go ahead and begin medical treatment, however your medical team has more information about you and your history and can make a better decision regarding this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like I have depression?

What to do if I am feeling like I have depression?

Ask for help: If you feel you are suffering from depression, it is important to ask for help. Contact your pcp or a psychiatrist for an evaluation. There are numerous treatment options for depression including medications and therapy. ...Read more

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What do I do when I have an anxiety attack?

What do I do when I have an anxiety attack?

Breathe: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more

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I keep having these weird symptoms. How do I know I have a panic attack?

See a good doctor: If the "weird" symptoms are just amusing or a curiosity to you, then you need do nothing. If however, they are significantly troublesome or disabling, you need to be evaluated by a physician. (that's what we do.). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a panic attack with no physical symptoms?

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Panic attack: During the attack, your autonomic nervous system is hyper functioning, so physical symptoms occur. In between attacks, you might experience apprehension & fear & worry, with little physical symptoms until another attacks starts. ...Read more

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Could you have a panic attack with absolutely no physical symptoms?

Could you have a panic attack with absolutely no physical symptoms?

Yes: Panic attacks are as much about percieved harm as real harm & often you see something you can do to remove the percieved threat. I once felt the walls of a large store were caving in on me so i went outside - threat gone! also some physical symptoms are slight and generally those pass quickly like increased heart rate or breathing heavy or increased bp. ...Read more

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Does dueler have life threatening symptoms? And will it cause me to have a panic attack I have them bad but there under control now thanks to meds

Dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?: Would be very unlikely in a 21 year old. However, single inhaled steroid treatment may be enough to treat your asthma. Sometimes beta-agonists may cause shaking and tremor. Discuss with your lung doc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anxiety and social anxiety? Also how can you tell if you're going to have a panic attack?

What are the symptoms of anxiety and social anxiety? Also how can you tell if you're going to have a panic attack?

Too many questions: To answer in 400 characters. I will respond for anxiety. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is not being able to put your finger on the reason. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hyperventilate when you have a panic attack? I stop breathing sometimes and gasp for air. It's a new symptom but I have panic disorder

Is it normal to hyperventilate when you have a panic attack? I stop breathing sometimes and gasp for air. It's a new symptom but I have panic disorder

Hyperventilation: Anxiety or panic attacks do sometimes occur in the form of hyperventilation, where the person cannot get control of their rate of breathing and breathe really fast. This can cause dizziness and tingling in the mouth or face due to the loss of CO (carbon dioxide). Breathing into a bag causes the person to take in more carbon dioxide which helps limit the attack. ...Read more

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Can u have a panic attack when u r relaxed with no anxious thoughts and no trigger? I have no stress/anxiety. Symptoms are = to panic, though.

Can u have a panic attack when u r relaxed with no anxious thoughts and no trigger?  I have no stress/anxiety.  Symptoms are = to panic, though.

Panic attacks: By definition, panic attacks come out of the blue -- they do not have predictable triggers. And you would be the first person I have met in over 30 years of medical practice who has absolutely "no stress/anxiety." I have known many people, though, who are so disconnected from their inner lives that they don't notice when they're anxious. The body does its best to help by releasing things. ...Read more

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I had a panic attack now I'm having all kinds of weird symptoms. please help.?

I had a panic attack now I'm having all kinds of weird symptoms. please help.?

Panic / Anxiety: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun BUT it is treatable. CBT? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of panic attacks?

Panic Attacks.: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of panic attack?

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Panic: Sudden intense fear and apprehention along with physiological symptoms of anxiety such as shortness of breath, sweating, heart racing, lightheadedness, etc. Attacks occur for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a panic attack?

Panic sxs: Panic attacks can develop rapidly and can include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache, shaking; difficulty swallowing or throat tightness; >>>. ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of panic attacks?

Sxs: Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of panic attack?

What are the common symptoms of panic attack?

Fight-Flight-Freeze!: All of the physical symptoms of anxiety are directly the result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when your primitive fear & rage brain centers sense danger. Learn about this "fight or flight or freeze" response. See: http://bit.Ly/wzhvqoonce you understand the physiology of anxiety, the symptoms make sense. This doesn't make them feel less unpleasant necessarily though! ...Read more

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What are some the symptoms of a panic attack?

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Panic: Sense of impending doom, tense muscles, heart racing, sweating, GI upset, fast breathing, sense of urgency, fear of dying or going crazy, headache, chest tightness, blurred vision, numbness & tingling, with symptoms lasting few minutes to 1/4 hour. ...Read more

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In what ways are panic attack symptoms caused?

In what ways are panic attack symptoms caused?

Mind & body: Mind and body are complexly interwoven -- not separate, the way some people think about them. Panic is the epitome of a condition showing symptoms in both realms, in the same person at the same time. Surges of sympathetic nervous activity produce many of the physical symptoms, like racing heart, shallow fast breathing, chest pressure, numbness & tingling of hands & fingers, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a minor panic attack?

Panic Symptoms: Minor symptoms can range from shortness of breath to palpitations to feelings of dread, high anxiety and others. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of panic attack are most common?

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Which symptoms of panic attack are most common?

Panic attack: Sudden intense anxiety or apprehension accompanied by sense of impending doom and other hyper arousal symptoms, either due to medical causes or part of panic disorder. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of a panic attack?

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Panic: Sudden intense fear or apprehension, accompanied by sweating, shaking, fast heart beats, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, choking, chest discomfort, numbness & chills. ...Read more

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How might a person react to a panic attack/their symptoms?

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How might a person react to a panic attack/their symptoms?

Panic attack: Sudden intense anxiety or apprehension accompanied by sense of impending doom and other hyper arousal symptoms, either due to medical causes or part of panic disorder. Try breathing exercises. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a panic attack and what causes them?

Panic attacks can : Develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

A type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will ...Read more