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Panic Attack Hands Contorted
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
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
Often, my hands lightly shake and I don't feel good. Could it be an anxiety/panic attack or something else? I haven't been diagnosed anxiety.
See doctor: You're 16 and likely healthy. But first get checked by your pcp to make sure there is no medical reason for your hands shaking often and "not feeling good." Write down when this started, any triggers, what helps, any medications prescribed or OTC you take, any alcohol or drug use, caffeine intake, cigarette smoking and review with your doctor. Ask if anxiety could be the cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Red hands and feet are your body's response to the stress of a panic attack; however, panic attacks are not normal and should be treated. There effective treatments for panic attacks, start with your doctor to determine if medications would be appropriate and seek a psychotherapist to work on regular coping strategies for keeping stress at bay and specific relaxation techniques to prevent attacks. ...Read more
What causes tingling in hands during a panic attack? Sorry to ask again just didn't get answer. Thank you in advance
Fight/flight: Our bodies react to threat w/ a wide range of chemical/hormonal responses. They helped our ancestors survive by preparing the body to run or fight. Blood flow is raised and re-directed to muscles from whatever else it was doing. Breathing changes, it's complicated - but dry mouth, sweating, etc., etc. All can happen. The nerve endings in your hands are stimulated. Seek good CBT Tx for the attacks! ...Read more
Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?
Really?: Primary hypertension is not common (less than 10%) before age 40. Sudden weight loss is also rare. These two "facts" need to be confirmed before jumping to any conclusions. If leave out these two items, what's left is heavy alcohol, and a list of anxiety symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal tends to cause anxiety symptoms, increased blood pressure, so when did this "pt" have his/her last alcohol drink? ...Read more
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
I have anxiety with panic attacks and I take 25mg of alprazolam. Still, sometimes, I have difficulty of breathing and I still have numbness of hands. What should I do?
Dose is too low speak with your doctor - also ssris for long haul and
cbt-cognitive behavioral therapy with or instead of the meds. ...Read more
How to get a benzo to help my panic attacks and insomnia so I have had moderate anxiety my whole life, but in the past year or so it has gotten out of hand. I can't focus in school, I get panic attacks at work and school because I freak out over the small
Symptoms: Symptoms of anxiety disorder and panic attacks could be very disabling. Benzodiazepines can rapidly reduce anxiety symptoms, however, they tend to be addictive, lose effectiveness over time, worsen memory and may cause seizures upon withdrawal. Vilazodone is an antidepressants and many antidepressants are also beneficial in treatment of anxiety disorders. However, not all antidepressants have been approved by regulatory government bodies (such as the us food and drug administration or fda) for treatment of anxiety. Among those that have been approved are ssri class antidepressants (fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine) and snri class antidepressants (venlafaxine, duloxetine, desvenlafaxine). I do not believe that vilazodone has such approval. Lack of approval could mean several things but oftentimes it means that the drug has either been tested for a particular condition (e.g. Anxiety) and turned out to be ineffective, or it has not been tested for this condition. I posted a link below to the fda website in case you wish to verify which medications have been approved for treatment of anxiety. Like with many other psychiatric conditions, the best treatment approach is the comprehensive approach. When correctly used, medications can be very effective and helpful but understanding and eliminating the factors that cause or perpetuate anxiety symptoms, or disrupt your sleep, could significantly improve your chances of success. ...Read more
I felt weight in my chest and stomach then my hands and feet were cold. I controlled to feel scared bc it may lead to my panic attacks, why is that?
Feeling weight in the stomach and chest, and hands and feet feeling cold are likely symptoms of anxiety. Your fear that it may lead to panic attacks seems to indicate feeling overwhelmed with stresses of relationship, unresolved conflicts, school, and peer pressure at age 16.
Alcohol and drug use can make these symptoms worse.
Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
So my hands randomly started turning blotchy red and itching my feet where also red. What could this be? I have anxiety and was having a panic attack
Can you have a physical panic attack without feeling it mentally? Like shortness of breath and tingling hands but having normal/non-panicked thoughts?
Unlikely: I'd look for another cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
How do I control a massive panic attack? I can breathe, hearts pounding and my hands are starting to cramp. Please help me
Get evaluated: Panic attacks can mimic other conditions or be in and of themselves prohibitive of being able to function. Typically, making sure you are safe and not going to be a hazard to yourself or the public is a prime concern. It is usually advised to get to a proper medical facility the safest way possible to be evaluated. ...Read more
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.
I smelled something burning or a smoke and got a panic attack after that. Ever since I'm not feeling well. Headache, tingling hands, blocked nose.
When standing legs feel shaky & weak. Feel off balance & panicky. Hand feels numb. Don't know if it's a panic attack Or something is seriously wrong?
Please repost: It says here that you've had an MRI & a "cubital, " whatever that is. You can't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor has to order an MRI (of what body part?) & (s)he has to have a reason. So you've seen a doctor. Please repost & include the answer to this question given to you by your doctor; or, if you haven't asked your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more
My husband and I were arguing then he stopped talking and kept mouthing words then collapsed and his pupils dilated and his hands cramped up, was this a panic attack?
I am always fatigued. Sensitive to heat. Morning body temp 95.6-96.8. Cold hands and feet. Anxiety. Panic attacks. Weight gain. Puffy feeling in face?
Get a general:
Physical exam to r/o obvious causes--diet, weight, circulation, allergies and other possible culprits. Panic w/o physical causes is a psychological problem, so go see a mental health pro. Learn all you can about anxiety. it has a cause and 33 known sx's. Here's a place to start:
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Could a sudden temporary numb left hand (only) moving to lip lasting 4 mins be a TIA? History of migraine and panic attack.
Hi I get panic attacks a lot for no reason. The symptoms are nauseousness, heart rate speed up, and pins and needles I'm hands and nose. Why it happen?
Panic Attacks: Panic attacks r from release of adrenaline when there's no need 4 flight or fight response. If u can chill out 4 abt 15 mins (when the adrenaline will wear off), it will pass. Panic gets worse when u freak out + tell yrself it's never going 2 end, leading 2 continued re-release of adrenaline. Exposure therapy from a trained therapist helps. If your nasal spray is a stimulant, it may be a factor. ...Read more
Have panic attacks mitral valve repair 3 yrs get migraine aura, left hand numb 4 mins no aura migraine? Had numb hands before, likely Panic attack?
Consultation advised: Sorry, this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosing illness. You would be best served with an INBOX TEXT CONSULTATION at Health Tap. You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from your consultant. ...Read more
Is a numb left hand only <5 min with normal movement, temp to lip a complexmigraine if you have history of Migraine Aura and Panic attack or maybe TIA?
Maybe, maybe &: Maybe. Any abnormality, including Migraine Aura & TIA. Along the pathway from the brain to the wrist can cause temporary numbness. Also, pressure on a nerve from an external source and a temporary chemical imbalance that occurs with hyperventilation, can cause numbness or tingling. I strongly encourage you to consult with your GP about this phenomenon. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Can panic attacks cause hands, legs tremble and eyes and tongue coordination issues which almost disapear 15 minutes after I intake 1-1.5 mg xanax (alprazolam)? Ms?
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 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
Panic attack or storke or seizure or migraine w/aura doc did test says im fine I worry alot, hand lip get tingle and burry vision are the symptoms?
Pain in right hand finger headache neckache panic attacks pain in legs could I have multiple sclerosis in 21 year old also I have back pain?
Under lots of stress for months, and had a panic attack. Bottom of foot is vibrating now; weakness and tingling in hand, bruise-like pain in arm. Help!
Get checked: Although anxiety can present with severe and real physical symptoms, other physical causes of these symptoms have to be ruled out so we are not treating one part of the problem, or the wrong problem altogether. When symptoms are unilateral, (on one side) there is more compelling reasons to have a thorough evaluation by ur dr., please see your doctor for a proper assessment. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been experiencing severe panic attacks right before going to bed. I feel as if I can't breath, like I'm having a heart attack and will die. I also have physical symptoms such as a bad pain in my left arm and back, tingling in my hand and sweating.
Be careful: Be certain that the cause is truly a panic attack: this a "diagnosis of exclusion." first you need to be checked carefully for other, more ominous causes. See your family doc if you haven't already. If it's deemed to be panic, consider relaxation techniques like transcendental meditation, yoga, self hypnosis with or without assistance from a tranquilizer (under the direction of your doc). ...Read more
Had shortness of breath and pain in chest and took Xanax (alprazolam) thinking panic attackstill tingling in hands, feet, &lower lip. On lutera. Pe or panic attack?
What does it mean if whenever I have a panic attack or I'm trying to sleep I feel the need to suck my thumb?
Thumb sucking: Is serving as a method of self-calming or soothing. You may be able to learn other ways of self-care since most people in our culture have transitioned out of thumb sucking before reaching adulthood. Take care. ...Read more
Sharp, shooting pains from left shoulder blade that shoot down into my forearm and into my wrist. History of panic attacks, that make this worse.
My right index finger tip has been numb and fairly sore for about a week now. No recollection of doing anything that could possibly have caused this, however, I do suffer from extreme panic attacks and recently (approximately a month prior to this) had a
Had a. .. "what? ":
I was interested in this question and then you ran out of space...Write back and complete the question. Extreme panic attacks can cause numbness and muscle soreness, but not usually in this discrete a pattern. You must have done something to your finger, maybe in a sleep state or? Check with an MD for circulation problems. Research anxiety:
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The veins in my friend's hands and arms are expanding (in his words, "they look like a spider web") and he feels hot and panicky. He says the panic might be stress but im not so sure..
Had temp numbness lasting less than 5 mins 4 times in 2yrs while walking. I do get migraines aura no headache. If TIA's why only affecting left hand everytime? Could this be panic attack or benign circulation issue Would TIA keep affecting same area?
36 Weeks pregnant, 1st pregnancy. Sugar levels dropped/panic attack/migraine?? Blurred/spotty vision, followed by severe headache, and then pins & needles in l/hand and lips & mouth. Got BP check, was normal. No history with BP, but panic attacks.
Talk to your OB MD: You need to talk to your treating OB MD and explain your concerns who may examine you and determine what testing or referrals are needed. ...Read more
How low does blood sugar have to go to experience anxiety? I start feeling pretty bad in the 70's and have been having anxiety and panic attacks.
Hypoglycemia: Anxiety is a frequent symptom of hypoglycemia. 70 is the lowest threshold of what is considered the normal range of blood sugar. So, if you are feeling hypoglycemic at around 70, you may be sensitive to fluctuations in your blood sugar levels. Have an evaluation with your physician. Make sure to keep a quick release glucose product with you to help bring your sugars back into normal range quickly. ...Read more
Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more
I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for several years because I have severe panic attacks. 1 mg 3x''s a day. I don't think it is working anymore.?
Maybe not enough: Most likely the xanax (alprazolam) is still having some effect. Probably it is just not working well enough. Other treatments that are often helpful include serotonin antidepressants (sri's like prozac, zoloft, lexapro) and cognitive behavioral therapy. You should talk to your doctor. But don't abruptly stop the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
See below: Panic attacks can cause your heart rate to go up. HR=180s is really high and other causes of this elevated HR need to be ruled out. You should see your PCP and/or a cardiologist for further workup. ...Read more