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I recently had a parathyroidectomy and would like to know about the after effects it has caused (panic attacks, insomnia, etc) and is this common?

I recently had a parathyroidectomy and would like to know about the after effects it has caused (panic attacks, insomnia, etc) and is this common?

Electroly Calcium Mg: Check your electrolytes calcium and magnesium levels. Also, thyroid functions. As above symptoms are related to the changes in electrolyte and Ca and Mag homeostasis due to oedema of the remaining parathyroids and sometimes thyroid. ...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 is the best medicine to take for panic attacks with less side effects?

What is the best medicine to take for panic attacks with less side effects?

Ideally no medicines: Panic, although a sometimes difficult to treat condition, can be effectively treated with psychotherapy. Relaxation training, diaphragmatic breathing, and cognitive behavior training often can eventually provide relief. Benzodiazepines are sometimes utilized initially to stabilize symptoms ("chill pills") but best not chronically. A number of antidepressants approved for acute or chronic use. ...Read more

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I am 24 I get panic attacks during my exams which effects my grades what can I do to stop this?

Treatment: Panic attacks can be very problematic. They can limit your ability to work, socialize and study. Effective treatment can include therapy, medication or both. It is also a good idea to have a physical evaluation to be sure there isn't an underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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I take propanolol to stop the physical effects when im having a panic attack I am going to take a viagra (sildenafil) in a couple of hours is this ok?

Here are some...: Yes, you may but caution is always needed in taking drugs exerting similar effect on the same organ or system, like both in this Q have individual effect to dilate blood vessel but in different mechanisms. In fact, the study on drug interaction is always incomplete because it is impossible to test one drug with all available drugs in the market. So, take them in 6-8 hrs apart and see; reasonable. ...Read more

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Would panic attacks have any positive effects on the heart/cardiovascular system of the sufferer?

No: None that I can think of. The heart doesn't benefit from a panic attack and is also not injurred from panic attacks. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) or celexa (citalopram) which is better for panic attacks and which has worse side effects or more addicting? Thank you!

It depends: Celexa is better for long-term treatment/prevention of recurring attacks, and actually works well (as do other ssris, like paxil, (paroxetine) prozac, etc.). Xanax, on the other hand, is better for acute attacks, to be taken when you're actually having an attack. It's better not to take it all the time if possible, as it is a controlled substance, and, thus, more addicting. ...Read more

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What is the best Rx to take (lowest # of side effects & minimal drug interactions) for panic attacks during sleep & possible underlying anxiety?

What is the best Rx to take (lowest # of side effects & minimal drug interactions) for panic attacks during sleep & possible underlying anxiety?

Need more info.: Difficult to answer without a history of your symptoms, what's been tried in the past, etc. Did someone diagnose "panic attacks during sleep" or is that your thought? There may be medical or other reasons you have disturbed sleep. Please review with your pcp for guidance or request a consult or second opinion appointment with a HealthTap doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Started getting anxiety and panic attacks and have started taking zoloft (sertraline). What are the side effects?

Started getting anxiety and panic attacks and have started taking zoloft (sertraline). What are the side effects?

Possible SE's: Hi. Some potential GI side effects from zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite and change in weight. A person can also experience headache, dizziness, tremors, or feeling tired. Erectile dysfunction can occur. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, hallucination and visual changes. See below. ...Read more

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One year of panic attacks from severe side effects of 500mg niaspan (niacin) can develop anxiety? I stopped it a year ago still get anxiety sometimes

One year of panic attacks from severe side effects of 500mg niaspan (niacin) can develop anxiety? I stopped it a year ago still get anxiety sometimes

Anxiety: Unlikely that a year later your symptoms would be caused by your previous medication, consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues. Try using the free anti anxiety app for daily support and it your stress does not lessen consult a clinical psychologist who can help you learn to better ways of coping. Best. ...Read more

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Do I have to take an anti-depressant for panic attacks? I hate the way I feel on them, such bad side effects. I have tried many diff kinds. Hated them

Do I have to take an anti-depressant for panic attacks? I hate the way I feel on them, such bad side effects. I have tried many diff kinds. Hated them

Find a psychologist: Or counselor/therapist who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback -- www.Bcia. Org or www.Aapb. Org) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. You don't have to take antidepressants if you work hard in therapy. ...Read more

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If you had panic attacks, got put on clozapram, and citalpram for about 20 days then see your doc and get paxil, (paroxetine) when will the side effects ease up?

If you had panic attacks, got put on clozapram, and citalpram for about 20 days then see your doc and get paxil, (paroxetine) when will the side effects ease up?

Which side effects?: To go from one ssri to another (citalopram to paxil (paroxetine)) you don't generally need a wash-out period. Also, potential discontinuation symptoms from citalopram would conceivably be covered by paxil (paroxetine). If the Clonazepam was stopped suddenly, that's not a good idea. Can you say whether you're still on clonazepam, and what you're experiencing? I'm sure your own physician would want to know too. ...Read more

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On citalopram for 3 days but have side effects, and increased anxiety and panic attacks u think a dr could change me to Prozac (fluoxetine) since its fast acting?

SLOW IT DOWN: May need to just reduce the dose a little of the citalopram. There is no faster acting medication and Prozac (fluoxetine) would not be faster. When you have anxiety you need to go on medication very slowly to avoid increase in anxiety. ...Read more

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Started taking Paxil (paroxetine) for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms... Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

Started taking Paxil (paroxetine) for severe panic attacks and IBS symptoms... Concerned about side effects and weight gain. Will i definitely gain weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

Not to my knowledge: Though it is not listed as one of the primary side effects, it is certainly possible. I usually advise my patients that if they should notice that they are eating more due to a given medication, they should probably keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. No medication will make you want to eat chocolate or fried foods, the choice is yours. ...Read more

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Ormy daughter has an implanon for birth control. What are some side effects and could it cause an elevated heartrate or panic attacks?

Ormy daughter has an implanon for birth control. What are some side effects and could it cause an elevated heartrate or panic attacks?

Unlikely but possibl: Since it secretes hormones, this may have some effect autonomic nervous system, most likely preexisting anxiety/ your board certified OB should have explained risks and benefits prior to implant. ...Read more

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I am taking 50mg vyvanse for anxiety/adult adhd. 5 mg abilify (aripiprazole) was added to control panic attacks. How do they work together /possible side effects?

I am taking 50mg vyvanse for anxiety/adult adhd. 5 mg abilify (aripiprazole) was added to control panic attacks. How do they work together /possible side effects?

Can Be OK Together: There are no real concerns about using these two medicines together. However, Abilify (aripiprazole) can sometimes cause drowsiness, which could affect your focus/concentration. Also, keep in mind that Vyvanse can sometimes cause increased anxiety. If you are needing additional treatment for anxiety/panic, you would want to talk with your provider about whether Vyvanse is adding to the anxiety. ...Read more

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What effects of very high stress and anxiety along w/ panic attacks that make your nose bleed have on the body and mind.

What effects of very high stress and anxiety along w/ panic attacks that make your nose bleed have on the body and mind.

Many: High stress & anxiety can cause muscle tension, rapid heart rate, dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, diarrhea -- symptoms all over the body not to mention the scary emotions of fear and dread. It can result in sleep disturbance, which worsens the whole thing. Nosebleeds can happen from causes like dry air, picking, and inhaled drugs like Cocaine -- not usually stress alone. ...Read more

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Always aware of heart beat, have panic attacks and anxious, scared to take pills due to side effects. Had ecgs, echos etc. Asthma so can't take beta-b'?

Always aware of heart beat, have panic attacks and anxious, scared to take pills due to side effects. Had ecgs, echos etc. Asthma so can't take beta-b'?

Can take BB: Beta blockers may be the best choice since the other available medications options can lead to physical dependance. A trial of cardioselective beta blockers should be okay in an asthmatic. Non-medicinal therapies such as exercise, yoga, meditation, etc. Should be tried first. ...Read more

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Can mirtazapine (remeron) give you side effects that can actually trigger a panic attack? Ex: skipped heart beats, shakiness and feeling weak? :(

Can mirtazapine (remeron) give you side effects that can actually trigger a panic attack? Ex: skipped heart beats, shakiness and feeling weak? :(

No: Early in the treatment of anxiety patients may feel increased anxiety as their body is getting used to the new medication. Try to stay the course and after a period of weeks and regular used of the new med the good benefits will come. ...Read more

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Am on sertraline 150 mg . I also take sotalol, amiodarone. I have really bad side effects . I am very anxious and depressed . I get severe panic attacks . I feel am going to die . I have agoraphobia I feel down?

Am on sertraline 150 mg . I also take sotalol, amiodarone. I have really bad side effects . I am very anxious and depressed . I get severe panic attacks . I feel am going to die . I have agoraphobia I feel down?

Verify cardiac statu: Sertraline has an interaction with amiodarone. Levels are increased. Sotalol and amiodarone both contain beta-blocking properties which can be depressing. Sotalol can pose a risk of serious ventricular arrhythmias, hopefully ...
Negated by the amiodarone. You must ensure that your cardiac status is entirely normal to avoid the risk of serious arrhythmias which can cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What is a panic attack?

What is a panic attack?

Panic: Sudden onset of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptom as sweating, dizziness, heart racing, rapid breathing, sense of urgency, etc. No clear trigger can be identified. ...Read more

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What cause panic attack?

What cause panic attack?

Interpretation: Your interpretation of the situation your are in as well as the symptoms you are feeling can lead to a panic attack. Breathing changes are also a factor. ...Read more

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How do I stop panic attacks?

Several ways : Panic attacks can be just that-panic attacks. Or it could be issues with heart irregularities, mitral valve insufficiency for instance. When do they occur & under what circumstances, or are they random? Does exercise trigger them? Are they associated with any medication you may be taking, adhd meds for instance? Answering these questions with your physician will then determine correct treatment. ...Read more

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What is a panic attack like?

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read more

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Tell me about panic attacks?

A panic attack is : Due to anxiety. 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 ...Read more

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How do I stop panic attacks?

CBT + Medicatiion: Panic disorder is a form of anxiety disorder. The most effective treatment is psychotherapy, ps, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Medications that treat anxiety such as the SSRI (For example Prozac, lexapro, Zoloft) can be effective as well. Reports in the literature suggest that the combination of meds + therapy has the greatest benefit both short and long term. Good luck ...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