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Will i die during labor? I have severe panic attacks during this pregnancy. I have not seen an obgyn due to fear of leaving the house. I am due within the next four days. So i had to questions. Will i die during labor and will my anxiety get back to norma

Will i die during labor? I have severe panic attacks during this pregnancy. I have not seen an obgyn due to fear of leaving the house. I am due within the next four days. So i had to questions. Will i die during labor and will my anxiety get back to norma

Fear and childbirth: I would like to encourage you to see someone tomorrow. Death is always a possibility. The chances , however, are very low. About 15 people out of 100, 000 die in childbirth. We can certainlydie of fear because it stops us form doing necessary things. Do you have any help? Not getting prenatal care is by no means deadly by itself. If possible see a psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

What's safe during pregnancy to take to help with anxiety/depression and panic attack that cause blackouts/rage/shock.?

Psychiatry eval.: I must disagree with my colleagues around this specific question. One has to balance the danger from anxiety/depression/blackouts/rage/shock and medication side effects during pregnancy. There are meds that are relatively safe to take, but do have some risks. Please seek a qualified psychiatry evaluation to weigh the risks/benefits of treatment with medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Can molar pregnancy cause panic attacks?

Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Is anxiety common for pregnancy, feel like may have a panic attack at times, just started a few weeks ago, no previous anxiety but also experiencing shortness of breath at times, 23 weeka prego.

Pregnancy: There are a number of conditions that can cause anxiety. One example is hyperthyroidism. Shortness of breath can be a normal process of later pregnancy, from anxiety or from a medical condition. It is important to bring this up with your obstetric physician. This could be anxiety or a medical condition. Your physician will evaluate you and can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What antidepressant is safe in pregnancy? My depression is bad, not to mention my panic attacks.

What antidepressant is safe in pregnancy?  My depression is bad, not to mention my panic attacks.

None: Panic attacks are caused by poor oxidation in brain tissue and it is an excellent indicator of poor diet, especially all the sweet "junk". There is no time in a woman's life when diet is more important and you need better vitamin supplements, particularly b complex. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Also try relaxation: I understand you must be very worried about your mood changes. It would be more likely the baby might suffer more with some medications. So, you have made a good decision. I would advise to try some Cognitive Behavio Therapy, with emphasis on learning how to relax and positive thinking. The welcoming of your child should be a great motivation to to give up. I am glad you agreed to be in therapy. ...Read more

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What to do during a panic attack?

What to do during a panic attack?

Bring it on ; then..: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; ; 2) alternate between squeezing ; relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them! ...Read more

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What can do during my panic attacks?

Panic attack: Sit down, close eyes, breath regularly & visualize a scene that distracts you. Breathing exercises & imagery help u thru the attack. ...Read more

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What causes the zig zag vision during a panic attack?

Like a migraine: It's probably due to increased neural activity in the visual cortex of your brain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of detachment from reality during a panic attack?

Internal conflict: Very real and physical things happen during a panic attack. One of the reason that panic attacks occur is because an unresolved internal feeling is being triggered by a seemingly unrelated external event. Because there is no obvious or immediate connection between these two things it feels and looks like a detachment from reality. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have panic attacks during sleeping?

Many of the combat: PTSD patients that I have treated wake in the middle of the night experiencing a panic attack. They may or may not recall a triggering nightmares. Flashback could also occur at that time. ...Read more

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What are the normal panic attacks during GERD attack?

What are the normal panic attacks during GERD attack?

Normal?: Normal is such a complex and dangerous and comforting word all wrapped in 2 syllables. More information is needed to consider your situation. A physician can visit with you, take a full history, perform an exam, and then talk about what it might be. Have you seen a GI doctor yet? They are the kings and queens of gerd when there is any complexity. ...Read more

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Can you have a panic attack whilst taking 50 mg of sertraline daily?

Yes: Medication works differently on each person. You are on a low dose. Many people require fine tuning and several trials. Its also important to consider adding other interventions like psychotherapy. Panic attacks are serious and require a multi modal approach. Make sure you are communicating with your treatment team. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the muscles in your chest to tense up and spasm during panic attacks?

Absolutely: People with panic attacks have a variety of symptoms that they often misinterpret at evidence they are dying--can't catch their breath, have chest pain, feel dizzy and about to faint. Fortunately, the symptoms are not dangerous, even though they feel that way. Treatment is available and well worth seeking out. ...Read more

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What are some good relaxation techniques to use during anxiety or during a panic attack?

What are some good relaxation techniques to use during anxiety or during a panic attack?

Try smoking (?): What! On a Health Website? I mean the breathing pattern - w/out a cigarette! Actually, many smokers benefit from the breath pattern w/out knowing the role it plays. The deep inhale, hold, and full exhale thru the lips is very good for you. It reduces BP and HR. Part of "I need a smoke!" is about this. So, don't use tobacco - but take the time of a cigarette and breathe that way whenever you want. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take .25 mg Ativan during a panic attack if I already take .5 mg klonopin each day?

Limited benefit: Hi Both medication are from the same group so I am not convinced of the additive benefit of combining both. ...Read more

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What chemical reactions take place before, during and after panic attack, fear and anxiety in males?

What chemical reactions take place before, during and after  panic attack, fear and anxiety in males?

Hundreds!: There are lots of chemical reactions going on in our body at any time. With fear (whether to a known cause or due to panic attacks which can happen for unclear reasons or with no definite threat) one of the main ones is the adrenaline surge (fight or flight response) which causes a multitude of reactions itself. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response ...Read more

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My teenager daughter is having panic attacks especially at bed time but sometimes during the day and at school. What can I do to help her?

My teenager daughter is having panic attacks especially at bed time but sometimes during the day and at school. What can I do to help her?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic attacks, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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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