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Nighttime Panic Attacks Symptoms
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 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Dealt with anxiety for 3 months by stages. First nervous then panic attacks. Now those symptoms gone but feel out of balance.Is this possible?
Yes: Symptoms of anxiety wax and wane, imbalance and dizziness can be signs of anxiety. however, anxiety itself can be secondary to another physical problem . so before a diagnosis is made you need to be evaluated by your physician, if determined that anxiety is the primary problem then you need to see an Anxiety specialist and treatment is effective and available . good luck and feel better ...Read more
Depression, Anxiety: Depression Symptoms: Feeling very sad Hopelessness Suicidal ideations Worthlessness loss of weight Poor sleep Low energy and motivation Anxiety: •Excessive worrying •Difficulty in concentration •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Fatigue Panic : •Sense of impending doom or danger •Fear of heart attack •Fear of going crazy See a Psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety
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?
May physical symptoms of anxiety / panic attacks change over time? This changes leading me to think about I have other diseases and boost my anxiety.
Yes they do : Usually the concommitant physical symptoms in a person with anxiety cahnge little over time and the person develops a pattern of predictability. However, sometimes they do change which leads to loss of that pattern and makes the person (like yourself) more anxious . The good news is that anxiety and panic are very treatable and the success rate is very promising. Get help and feels better. ...Read more
Can alprazolam be taken only when inability to cope with anxiety / panic attacks physical symptoms occur?
Anxiety: Yes. It can be taken on an as needed basis; however, in order for the medication to actually block the occurrence of panic attacks it would need to be taken routinely. Since it is habit-forming and you can become physically dependent on it, this should be avoided and other medication options pursued. In general, by the time the medication begins to work, the actual panic attack has passed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All the symptoms of panic attacks but almost constant for days. Anxiety or part of an MS relapse? I was diagnosed 2 years ago.
Comments: Am I missing something here? If you have confirmed diagnosis of MS, why are you not listing a disease modifying agent? Panic and anxiety can co-exist in patients with MS, and does not necessarily represent any portion of a relapse. But I think your emotional reassurance can be magnified if you are treated with the protection of a potent MS drug. We have 13 choices. See a good neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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