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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


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Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?

Hurt my neck 2 days ago. I have numbness and tingling but its also a symptom of my panic attacks. I bumped head into wall. It wasn't hard at all.?

Depends: You did not say where the numbness ; tingling are. If worsening, spreading (arms, hands), or you have weakness (arms, hands), or trouble walking, go to your doctor, who can ask you more questions and examine you. If symptoms mild, you can wait and see if they get better on their own. ...Read more

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I do exercise chest stretching. Two days I have chest pain. Breathing difficulty. Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!

I do exercise chest stretching. Two days I have chest pain. Breathing difficulty. Small Panic attack occurs & numbness tingling on face...help indeed!!

Likely from exercise: Of course of your chest pain occurs after the exercises, then it is mot likely related to the exercises. And on exams, the pain will most likely be reproduced. Breathing difficulty needs to be examined by a doctor to see if you oxygen level and other vitals are also abnormal or not.
it is only after careful exams can we decide what is going on with you. ...Read more

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How can I stop a panic attack immediately? I feel like my head is numb but its not

How can I stop a panic attack immediately? I feel like my head is numb but its not

Learn about anxiety: Don't hyperventilate-- breathe slowly (as you can) through your nose, learn relaxation exercises/ meditation etc. And learn about anxiety-- it's all about adrenaline and "catastrophizing"-- going to the worst case scenario. Lots of good books about it. Ssri's can be very helpful if cannot get on top of it. ...Read more

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Palpitations occurring had panic attack yday head goes numb couple seconds heart rate slows when walking up stairs to worryingly slow bps chest pains?

Palpitations occurring had panic attack yday head goes numb couple seconds heart rate slows when walking up stairs to worryingly slow bps chest pains?

Confusing: I know you're limited in the number of characters you can type, but your question is very confusing to me. (maybe it's my american english?) :) for your palpitations: there are many causes/kinds. You need a 24 hour holter recording to see what's actually happening. ...Read more

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I felt like maybe I was having panic attack at first. My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest. Arms, hands and face went numb. My mouth and hands both contracted to the point that I was barely able to use them.

I felt like maybe I was having panic attack at first. My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest. Arms, hands and face went numb. My mouth and hands both contracted to the point that I was barely able to use them.

Panic: 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 may feel dizzy or faint and may become physically shaky. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that they are about to die.
It is reported that 60% of panic attacks are accompanied by hyperventilation. During hyperventilation the person breathes faster or deeper than normal which causes them to blow off too much carbon dioxide (co2). This in turn can lead to numbness and tingling of the hands, feet and lips. When hyperventilation is severe it can cause muscle spasm in the hands and feet.
It is very important to have a full physical evaluation because there are a number of medical conditions that can cause a pounding heart, numbness and muscle contractions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 32 years man I have shaky hands ands numbness and panic attack I need help?

I am 32 years man I have shaky hands ands numbness and panic attack I need help?

Get help: You need to see a doctor, and likely a therapist, if you are having panic attacks. The dr can help reduce symptom occurrence / frequency / severity with medications, while you work with a therapist to reduce the need for medication by (hopefully) resolving what ever is causing your panic. ...Read more

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What can cause random body numbness it started in my hands then my whole body was numb then I was shaking I have anxiety but dodnthsve a panic attack?

What can cause random body numbness it started in my hands then my whole body was numb then I was shaking I have anxiety but dodnthsve a panic attack?

Unclear could anxiet: The numbness could be from the anxiety, but also could be from neurologic issues. You need to get this clarified so that we have a better idea of what your diagnosis is. See your physician, it is to be sure this is not neurological. A neurologist can help clarify this issue. ...Read more

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I'm not a flexible person, when under stress and have a change in plans I get nervous and get panic attacks, rapid heart beats, trembling and numbness.

I'm not a flexible person, when under stress and have a change in plans I get nervous and get panic attacks, rapid heart beats, trembling and numbness.

Reach out to a: Psychologist and start working on the issues which may be causing your panic attacks. You do not need to continue being troubled by these symptoms. Medication may also be needed, but start with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Symptoms, back pain, can only lay in one position with minumal pain, nausea, numbness in legs, after affects of possible panic attack?

Symptoms, back pain, can only lay in one position with minumal pain, nausea, numbness in legs, after affects of possible panic attack?

Herniated disc: You need an evaluation to address the other possible causes and certainly to help you know the exact cause. Likely an MRI of your lower back will be needed. In the mean time, if you aren't allergic to ibuprofen, or have kidney disease, you should consider taking some. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a thymoma and I've been havin chest pain with numbness and tingling in my arms I know its not a panic attack like everyone says so what could be?

I have a thymoma and I've been havin chest pain with numbness and tingling in my arms I know its not a panic attack like everyone says so what could be?

Check it out: Any chest pain should be considered a possibility of heart origin -- so make sure that it is not a coronary heart disease -- then perhaps you need another imaging study to see the size of your thymoma -- it too can cause chest discomfort and numbness to the extremities and may need to be removed -. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety?

What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety?

See a neurologist: Panic usually affects whole body and unilateral symptoms would be unusual. Let a neurologist investigate for pinched nerve in neck and back. ...Read more

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Woke up in middle of night with numbness & tingling in left arm & panic attack. Haven't been able to sleep much (4 hrs). Also, have difficulty swallowing at night at times, gagging at times & feel disoriented.?

Panic attacks: At your age severe anxiety with panic is likely rather than heart disease however make sure to have your blood pressure checked and do it at home with an automated monitor. Sometimes hormonal forms of hypertension can present this way and would need treatment.
The swallowing trouble is more in keeping with anxiety and you need treatment for that too.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sudden Temp numbness of left hand with full movement of the hand but no feeling be a assoc Migraine Aura or Panic Attack? Which have history of.

Can sudden Temp numbness of left hand with full movement of the hand but no feeling be a assoc Migraine Aura or Panic Attack? Which have history of.

Possible: Not associated with panic reaction, but could be migraine aura, especially if followed by headache.
But other possibilities exist, such a pinched nerve in arm or neck, or even brain circulatory issues. See your doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. Can talk fine, can raise arms. No weakness?

I think I am having a panic attack/ after affect 3 hours or so. I had sudden numbness in left arm/tingling. Can talk fine, can raise arms. No weakness?

Acute Anxiety: I feel empathy for your condition. Having sudden numbness in left arm/tingling is causing panic feeling in you.

Panic attack is period of intense fear with at least 4 of the following symptoms:
Palpitation, sensation of shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain, feeling dizzy or faint, numbness or tingling, seating, fear of going crazy, fear of dying

Go to ER, and see a Psychiatrist ...Read more

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Is mouth throat and tounge numbness and roof of mouth numbness a symptoms of anxiety? Or something more serious happens before I have panic attack

Is mouth throat and tounge numbness and roof of mouth numbness a symptoms of anxiety? Or something more serious happens before I have panic attack

Relax: If these symptoms always precede your panic attacks, they seem to be strongly correlated with the episodes. If they are random you should consult a doctor. In the meantime try to use any relaxation techniques in order to alleviate your anxiety symptoms (such as breathing techniques, music therapy, aromatherapy, yoga). ...Read more

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Is it possible with panic attacks to give yourself an adrenaline rush or head rish by just thinking that it is gonna happen?

Yes: That could be called: in vitro exposure. It can actually be a very powerful tool. If one can imagine a situation and have a panic attack and then, just allow the anxiety to wash over until it naturally goes away, one can eventually rid themselves of the anxiety. It is part of the exposure & response prevention paradigm and is very effective. If a person cam do it, they can avoid needing medicines. ...Read more

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Body heated. Could because of hot room. Panic attacks constantly. Random head pain for a short term. Could this mean anything.?

Body heated. Could because of hot room. Panic attacks constantly. Random head pain for a short term. Could this mean anything.?

See your doctor: Consider seeing your doctor as your symptoms could be due to a variety of conditions. A careful history, physical exam and routine tests should reveal the cause. The differential diagnoses range from anxiety, panic disorder, substance abuse, caffeine use, thyroid disease, mood disturbance to diabetes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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