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I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

I have suffered from panic attacks on & off over the last few years. When I get one, my hr can get up to 150. Is this normal?

Yes: Hopefully this resolves in 30 minutes or so. It may even slow some in 10. Some folk experience even higher heart rates during an attack, and do not incur permanent damage, so don't worry about that. However, CBT therapy can offer a chance to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage stress, anxiety and panic. It can be a good investment in your quality of life. Best! ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more


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I'm a 43 yr old female with hep c I have not had a period for 5 months. Can hep c cause me to go into premenopausal . With panic attacks?

Check with Ob/Gyn: Many things can cause panic attacks. Do you have hep c? I can see how one could be anxious about that. There is not an association between menopause and hep c that i know of. I suggest you start by seeing the doctor who diagnosed the hep c. If you don't have one, you could start with a good internist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get panic attacks, occasional ache at bottom of sternum, burping, hot flashes then chills. Had an EKG and blood test, came out normal. Just turned 45. What could be wrong?

I get panic attacks, occasional ache at bottom of sternum, burping, hot flashes then chills. Had an EKG and blood test, came  out normal. Just turned 45. What could be wrong?

Need more info: If you are a woman, you could be going through menopause. Conventional "panic attacks" can casue the symptoms you described. If you doctor has ruled out organic causes for the syptoms you described you should discuss the option of seeking psych care. ...Read more

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I'm 40 years old. I have been having severe anxiety for a month with panic attacks. I have just got my period twice in amonth. I get rapid heart rate/pounding but the stress test and EKG were normal. Could this be a hormonal problem?

Relaxation Response: When you get the panic attack try to create a thought record with what thought triggered that emotion. By working through your fears you can help process the stress. Simple technique like letting go medication - while inhale say let and exhale say go and will be able to watch your breathing and regulate your emotions. Sometimes irregular heartbeats can mimic panic supplement with magnesium oratate. ...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?

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

What else: If the panic attacks really effect your performance on test,You should learn coping skills by visiting good therapist, at the same time you may consider pharmacotherapy. Thera are a few technics as for therapy like systemic desensitization of biofeedback, etc. Usually smal dose of beta blocker , atenolol helps , the it may follow by benzo 15 min prior to test, you should do better on test . ...Read more

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What causes panic attacks?

What causes panic attacks?

Panic: Think of the phrase "bio psycho social". Bio is for hereditary or medical causes. Psycho is for psychological causes. Social is for exposure to fearful objects. Most cases, however, the cause is not clear, but with therapy & exploring dynamics, it becomes more clear. ...Read more

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What can be done to control my panic attacks and i worried too much?

What can be done to control my panic attacks and i worried too much?

Panic & How It Ticks: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much. So try 2slow ur breathing. To keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf education re panic & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: first see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read more

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Are you any good with panic attacks? I am currently having one and have felt anxious all day.. I need some calming down remedies

MaybeThisWill Help: This is what I did the few times I was freaking-out over something: I started walking outside real fast then started jogging and intermittently sprinting until I was out of breath and repeated it until i was exhausted. It worked for me. If it doesn't work for you then you should probably see a doc and get some medication to help you temporarily until you can get some counseling. ...Read more

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How do I stop panic attacks?

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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Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attacks (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