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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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Can mens rogain give a women panic attacks if used every 3 days..

Can mens rogain give a women panic attacks if used every 3 days..

Don't think so...: I think women can use rogaine, (minoxidil) even at the same strength men do, for hair loss, topically ( on the hair and scalp) of course. ...Read more

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What to do for panic attacks in men?

What to do for panic attacks in men?

Same treatment as: For women. You may want to meet with a therapist who specializes in anxiety and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioral treatment is very successdul sometimes with some added insight oriented treatment to understand some of the causal factors.. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between anxiety and panic attacks vs an actual medical problem or emergency.

How to tell difference between anxiety and panic attacks vs an actual medical problem or emergency.

Often similar: At times it's difficult to tell the difference as feeling of shortness of breath, tremulousness, sweats, dizziness and palpitations can occur in both situations. When in doubt, have an evaluation by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Im having panic attacks and been diagnosed with rhd last month, just wondering what's the difference of a hear attack and panic attack..Thankyou?

Im having panic attacks and been diagnosed with rhd last month, just wondering what's the difference of a hear attack and panic attack..Thankyou?

Not Easy to Tell: Those with gad, like you (& i) often exaggerate symptoms & then have panic attacks. The big difference is that a heart attack will generally be the most severe pain you ever have experienced while a panic attack generally you just feel impending doom - like something bad will or could be happening because of the slightest twitch. When in doubt, call 911 (000 in aus) - better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between true breathlessness caused by illness and breathlessness caused by panic attacks?

How can I tell the difference between true breathlessness caused by illness and breathlessness caused by panic attacks?

There is no good: way to differentiate between the two other than to rule out all organic causes of breathlessness through medical examination and testing. If every test is normal than by exclusion it is most likely psychological (Panic). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of andropause in men? Can it cause panic attacks and chills? And what is the average length of duration? What can be done?

What are the symptoms of andropause in men?   Can it cause panic attacks and chills?  And what is the average length of duration?  What can be done?

Low libido: Andropause, or low t with ageing can show up with low libido, weight gain, hot flushes and many other ways. Get a blood test and talk with your doctor. Make sure he/she checks a psa at same text if you're over 40. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nocturnal panic attacks and sleep apnea?

What is the difference between nocturnal panic attacks and sleep apnea?

Different problems: Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder involving brief periods that a person stops breathing while sleeping. This triggers an alarm system in the brain to wake the person up so he/she will start breathing again. Nocturnal panic attacks are discrete periods involving extreme anxiety associated with physiological changes in heart rate, breathing, sweating, etc. That occur at night. ...Read more

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If xanax/Valium help with my panic attacks why is my pcp pushing antidepressants on me?Also whats the difference?Im not depressed I just get nervous.

If xanax/Valium help with my panic attacks why is my pcp pushing antidepressants on me?Also whats the difference?Im not depressed I just get nervous.

See answer: Many antidepressants are very effective for anxiety, especially the 'serotonin-boosting' meds like Prozac, (fluoxetine) etc. They are longer-lasting, provide better coverage than shorter -acting Xanax/Valium type meds and are not potentially addicting. Your doc is correct. Glad you're not depressed. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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