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Doctor insights on: Nighttime Panic Attacks Symptoms

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Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

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'm tapering Pamelor (40,30,20mg) with panic attacks & nighttime leg cramps. DR wants me to start Zoloft (sertraline) (50mg). How should I transition these meds?

I'm tapering Pamelor (40,30,20mg) with panic attacks & nighttime leg cramps. DR wants me to start Zoloft (sertraline) (50mg). How should I transition these meds?

Talk with your docto: Your doctor should provide very specific instructions on how to do this. Typically you slowly increase the zoloft (sertraline) while at the same time slowly decreasing the Pamelor. The time frame would depend on you specifically. If your doctor did not provide specific instructions then I would schedule another appointment to discuss this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of panic attacks?

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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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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How can I control my panic attacks and the physical symptoms ?

Seek help with MD: The first step is to see your doctor. There are several types of panic disorders and diagnostic criteria can be examined. There are several types of pharmacotherapy and SSRIs and beta blockers are very commonly used. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can also help you very much please read about it. Good luck. http://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders ...Read more

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Do panic attacks have physical symptoms when not having a panic attack?

Truth in the Pain: Individuals who suffer with panic disorder frequently experience physical symptoms that are associated with anxiety. This can include shortness of breath, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, and chest pain. These symptoms are treatable and require both physical examination and psychotherapy. If you are struggling with these symptoms you are not alone. Get help and educate yourself. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks be long lasting? Very, very anxious with all panic attack symptoms for two days.

Sometimes, not usual: Luckily, panic attacks are very treatable. If you get the right treatment, it is very unlikely they will continue. Also, sometimes they are related to stressful events in your life which hopefully will resolve. See a psychiatrist and i'm fairly sure they will go away. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of panic attacks?

What are signs and symptoms of panic attacks?

Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks?

What are symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks?

Panic attacks sxs: : Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension >. ...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