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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?

During a pain attack: Heart rate can increase 8 – 20 beats per minute above your normal rate. So it depends on what your normal heart rate is. It is very frightening and people describe it as feeling as having a heart attack ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Hello, can anxiety or nervousness causes loose stools? I've been having frequent anxiety/ panic attacks early in the morning,

Yes, anxiety: Can stimulate the gut. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. A mental health professional can teach your ways to cope. "Hope and Help for your Nerves" is a book by Claire Weekes that helps w.anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I go #2 it's usually diarrhea. It started when I got anxiety/panic attacks. Today I went and I saw some little red things floating? Help?

When I go #2 it's usually diarrhea. It started when I got anxiety/panic attacks. Today I went and I saw some little red things floating? Help?

GI: You don't mention exactly how long you've been having diarrhea like this, but if it's been awhile I would strongly recommend you get a referral from your primary doctor to see a gastroenterologist and consider getting a colonoscopy to make sure everything is ok in your intestines. I am concerned there is blood in your stool and the frequency of diarrhea is not normal. Want to rule out more serious ...Read more

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Would heart race then go back to normal with a heart attack? Chest tightness, back pain, diarrhea. Or panic attack?

Would heart race then go back to normal with a heart attack? Chest tightness, back pain, diarrhea. Or panic attack?

Not typical: Change in heart rate is not something people who are having a heart attack usually report. Chest tightness or pressure is, often associated with activity that increases the heart rate. Low back pain or diarrhea would not be a sign of heart attack, but mid-back pain can be a symptom of a heart issue, especially a problem with the large chest artery, the aorta. Anxiety probable; pursue evaluation. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of panic attack with no fear or dread. They last about 3 hours with the help of 1mg lorazepam. Symptoms include chills, clattering teeth, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, fast heart beat, shortness of breath. I once woke up at 5:30 am w

I have all the symptoms of panic attack with no fear or dread. They last about 3 hours with the help of 1mg lorazepam. Symptoms include chills, clattering teeth, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, fast heart beat, shortness of breath. I once woke up at 5:30 am w

Get it evaluated: There are medical conditions that can cause release of hormones and other substances that will produce these symptoms for no obvious (perceived) reason. Get to your physician for a thorough evaluation asap. ...Read more

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How to cure panic attacks?

How to cure panic attacks?

Panic: Attacks can be brought under control & the anxiety into recovery stage, with cognitive behavior therapy, life style changes, and medications for symptomatic control. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks permanent?

Are panic attacks permanent?

Not necessarily: They should resolve with proper treatment. A combination of medication and cognitive behavior therapy has the best outcome. ...Read more

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What to do in panic attacks?

In a panic moment . : It is best to sit down, relax, do relaxing breathing. Think calm thoughts and say to yourself this too will pass.
When the panic is over, try to find the trigger, work with your counselor to reduce the power of the trigger or avoid the trigger. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of panic attacks?

Panic Attacks.: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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Are all the causes of panic attacks real?

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Panic attacks: Etiology of panic attacks can be real or perceived threat to safety, whether it is actual scary encounter such as sudden exposure to feared object or event, or it can be an event that triggers fears from past exposure (flashbacks) that trigger our alarm system to react with panic. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have panic attacks?

Is it possible that I have panic attacks?

Panic: Sense of impending doom, tense muscles, heart racing, sweating, GI upset, fast breathing, sense of urgency, fear of dying or going crazy, headache, chest tightness, blurred vision, numbness & tingling, with symptoms lasting few minutes to 1/4 hour. ...Read more

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List of all the triggers of panic attacks?

2 many 2 list: Typically, situations where pt feels out of control or unable 2 escape--malls restaurants middle seat in church theater class bridges elevators planes etc. ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of panic attacks?

Sxs: 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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of random panic attacks?

MOST PROBABLY...: Assuming no physical basis for them, there is probably a common underlying cause connecting them. One finds out about that sort of thing in psychotherapy
and when you find out, you can change/stop them. Meds help initially, but seeing the source is key to fixing things. ...Read more

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How to have panic attacks and still be okey?

How to have panic attacks and still be okey?

People who have: Panic attacks are ok but often fear dying or some other catastrophic event. The fear of another panic attack becomes the real issue. Some therapists will even prescribe panic attacks to help the person see that they are ok and that the attacks are self-limiting. Please see a psychologist for support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hiw would I know that its just panic attacks?

Hiw would I know that its just panic attacks?

Taking Care of You : You wouldn't want 2diagnose yourself & take the chance of missing something important. Think about it: even doctors see their doctors 4medical care! Feelings of anxiety & panic can be indicators of physical conditions. Likewise, they may reflect mental health conditions other than panic attacks. So #1 get doc 2 rule out physical health issues then #2 get diagnostic psychiatric/psychological eval. ...Read more

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How are panic attacks and panic disorders treated?

Panic Attacks: Can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodizapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

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How would I know if I am only having panic attacks?

Panic attacks.: Panic attacks can develop rapidly and can include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. See below>>>>. ...Read more

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Are benzo's the only legitimate way to truly eliminate horrendous panic attacks? Thanks!

Are benzo's the only legitimate way to truly eliminate horrendous panic attacks? Thanks!

NO: Benzodiazepines are good for quick relief but long term use is not recommended. Antidepressants offer more sustained reduction of anxiety & panic. Consult a psychiatrist for proper diagnosis & medication treatment. Therapy is powerful in addressing anxiety & panic including developement of anxiety management strategies for life-long control that eventually could eliminate need for medicin. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for panic attacks?

Is there a cure for panic attacks?

Cure no,help yes: Learning to face and deal with your anxiety and panic attacks is the key to success, meditation, biofeedback, neutofeedback, yoga, hypnosis and medication all could be beneficial. ...Read more

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Could msg by triggering my panic attacks?

Could msg by triggering my panic attacks?

Yes: Absolutely. Some are very sensitve to msg and develop a rash and/or breathing problems. You should probably avoid msg and consider yourself to be allergic to it. An antihistimine like benedryl could help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include:
previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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Someone I know of mine having nightmares and panic attacks?

Someone I know of mine having nightmares and panic attacks?

Psychiatrist: It is recommended that patients that have panic attacks and nightmares see a psychiatrist and are thoroughly evaluated and treated with medications. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Although medications (ssris, benzodiazepines such as xanax, (alprazolam) and non-benzos such as bus par) are effective for many people, cognitive-behavioral therapy is also an extremely effective approach. Cbt teaches you the ways in which your thoughts about physiological sensations (and situations), influence your feelings, and behaviors. A key component is exposure to these sensations, thoughts, events. ...Read more

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Does child abuse lead to panic attacks?

Does child abuse lead to panic attacks?

This is complicated!: Child abuse can lead to many psychological responses, including panic attacks. Certainly, the lack of support (whether it be physical safely, food, or even parental love) that defines child abuse leads to insecurity and fear. A child with a history of abuse needs a very constant, predictable, non-threatening environment to recover. ...Read more

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Why do I dream about having panic attacks?

Panic: Anxiety dreams are not uncommon in panic disorder when there is anticipatory anxiety and worries as you go to sleep. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks?

What are symptoms of anxiety/panic attacks?

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 nervous or irritable, muscle tension >. ...Read more

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


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