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Panic Attacks While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Truth in the Pain: Individuals who suffer with panic disorder frequently experience physical symptoms that are associated with anxiety. This can include shortness of breath, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, and chest pain. These symptoms are treatable and require both physical examination and psychotherapy. If you are struggling with these symptoms you are not alone. Get help and educate yourself. ...Read more
Can panic attacks or near panic attacks (high anxiety) leave you feeling very tired, drained and/or depressed after they pass?
Yes: Anxiety can take a lot out of you and anxiety and depression can commonly go together. If you are not on medication I would suggest you consider it. I would be happy to discuss options with you through my virtual practice or you could consult a psychiatrist in person in your area. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it certainly can make your heart rate rise alarmingly, there is no direct damage to your heart or lungs or any other bodily organ. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The more panic attacks you have the more likely you'll continue to have them. They are almost never life-threatening. Find a psychotherapist who specializes in cognitive- behavioral psychotherapy, a proven effective treatment. It;s likely you are exaggerating the physical harm in your mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have panic attack ocd and severe anxiety lately. Get pressure under jaw on neck like im being lightly choked. Triggers panic attacks. Anxiety symptom?
Facing them: The two treatments for panic disorder are medication & cbt. Cbt involves exposure to the fear and not responding once the anxiety occurs. It involves facing fears head on. If you fall off a horse, you get back on. One needs to allow the anxiety to wash over them, cuz it will set you free. This is known as systematic desensitization. Or, you may need a medication. I would choose a nonaddictive one. ...Read more
Yes: Panic attacks involve the sudden onset of intense physical and cognitive symptoms of anxiety that may be triggered by specific cues or occur unexpectedly. You could be calm and suddenly start experiencing a panic attack. Take 3 deep breaths and distract your thoughts. Contact your doctor or therapist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can thyroid medication worse anxiety depression when I take these medication I have alots panic attacks breathing dificalities.
Not if it's right: Work w/ your endocrinology specialist to find the right levels and ask about life style routines too. If you get the balance right and stable it will not worsen anxiety or depression. In fact, it is likely to help it. I might have mentioned benefits of a Health Psychologist. It can teach you how these things work (or not) together as a system. Best! ...Read more
Get psychiatric eval: To make accurate assessment, check for underlying medical conditions ; to see if psychotropic medications are indicated. To address anxiety/ panic: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?
Must be supervised!: Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) are the typical treatment for alcohol withdrawal, but it must be treated on an inpatient basis. The dose must be tapered gradually over several days and you must be supervised. Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal and it is imperative that you seek medical attention quickly. Benzodiazepines are undesirable for long term use. After recovery stick with a support group ega a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not recommende: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
32 old female, w/anxiety & panic attacks. Any suggestions on how to stop believing my panic attacks are cardiac events? Hate living in constant fear.
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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