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Doctor insights on: Nocturnal 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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What causes panic attacks at night?

What causes panic attacks at night?

Panic: One theory is that late in the day when you are less physically active while your brain is still producing adrenaline (anxiety chemical), you can be more prone to get anxious, plus it coincides with the time when people normally are thinking about the events of the day instead of distracting themselves with physical activity. ...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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What can cause sudden nocturnal panic attacks?

Start by seeing your: family doc. He/she make order some neurological or sleep studies. After you know what is happening, a mental health professional can help. Peace and good health. ...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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I have panic attacks that wake me up at night, what can I do to treat them?

Panic at nite: Best to talk to your doctor about medications at night to block the attacks, also cognitive behavior therapy helps. ...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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I get this feeling like I could faint any minute. Is that a symptom of panic attacks?

Could be: While panic attacks often lead to feelings of a physical nature such as light headedness and feeling like you may faint, I would not diagnose yourself without seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What the most common symptoms are in people who actually have anxiety or panic attacks?

What the most common symptoms are in people who actually have anxiety or 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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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

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I am chronically anxious all the time and at night have panic attacks and my body feels motionless and weak I'm 18 how will this effect health?

Physical exam: stress, tension, anxiety, panic, etc. can all influence the body's immune systems. I would advise a comprehensive physical exam and lab testing, especially thyroid testing for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

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 more

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Scared of having seizures at night. Giving me panic attacks. I'm not epileptic.

Scared of having seizures at night. Giving me panic attacks. I'm not epileptic.

Seizures: If you are not epileptic, then you don't have seizures. You may be talking about panic attacks that are sometimes mistaken for seizures. Your panic disorder needs to be addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety

How do I stop having panic attacks at the doctors? They are taking my symptoms lightly and always blaming them on my anxiety

Panic is anxiety: Panic is a type of anxiety. You have paired the visit with your panic (conditioned response) seek treatment for the panic which usually includes therapy and medications. ...Read more

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