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Panic Attacks After Surgery
Recovering from clipping surgery 2 months ago. My only symptom is anxiety, crying for no reason and panic attacks. Who can help me?
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
I suffer panic attacks, if I need surgery for an ovarian cyst is there anything I can do to control the panic? Thanks
Hello. I am having lasik surgery tomorrow and will be taking 5mg of Valium before the procedure. I have a current prescription of 1mg Xanax to treat panic attacks. However, I haven't needed to take this for over two months now. However, I'm starting to ge
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I had emergency surgery a few yrs ago & have started to have panic attacks along w/mild symptoms of depression, trouble sleeping, & nightmares.
See doc.: I think you have defined your problem. You need someone to talk to and may benefit from medications. ...Read more
Father had septoplasty surgery today and requested for Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks of not breathing through nose. Is this safe after anesthesia.
Wisdom tooth surgery in a couple hours - i think i'm inducing a panic attack. How can I calm down?
Ask for sedation: Wisdom tooth surgery requires the dentist to have complete cooperation from the patient. If you feel that you cannot get through the procedure then sedation would make you comfortable enough to tolerate the procedure. Call the dental office right away as the dentist should be notified prior to you being in the dental chair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic attacks: Can make you feel numb and out of body, plus many other things. It could be that or a desire to avoid the present ups and downs of life. A clinical psychologist or your doc can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Regular: Routine aerobic exercise combined with mild to moderate weight lifting 2-3 times per week,for 30min to 1hr. Intensity: each time until shirt is dripping with sweat. Also yoga is excellent and so is Tai Chi. Meditation or mindfulness training. If that is not enough, see your primary care physician to rule out any medical cause and if none, refer you to a psychiatrist or therapist. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A LOT!!!: There are many treatments for panic attacks but first you need a really thorough evaluation to determine that this is truly what the diagnosis is. Then you can get therapy if the symptoms are mild and therapy and medications if severe. Antidepressants like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) and zoloft have been used. Also the benzodiazepine class of medications like xanax. Talk to your physician for help and guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic: One theory is that late in the day when you are less physically active while your brain is still producing adrenaline (anxiety chemical), you can be more prone to get anxious, plus it coincides with the time when people normally are thinking about the events of the day instead of distracting themselves with physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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