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Serotonin Syndrome Vs Panic Attack
Depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, brain zaps, epilepsy, Raynaud's syndrome, gastrointestinal distress, positive ANA test. Any one cause?
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caused by use of one or more serotonergic medications. Serotonin Syndrome can cause nausea /vomiting /diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness or spasm of muscles, fever, shivering, ^ sweating, hallucinations, confusion, restlessness, visual changes, ^ Heart rate, tremor, lack of coordination, seizure, bp changes, dilated pupils, In some rarer cases, coma ...Read more
Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.
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Many issues: Forget about pre-diabetes, at least for now. If you haven't seen a psychologist you should ask for a referral. If you already have a psychologist ask your friends if they might know someone else. You should be seeing your cardiologist regularly. ...Read more
Essentially the same: Panic attack ; anxiety attack: basically the same. Feeling of impending doom; intense fear that often coincides with so-called physiological changes; by definition lasts at least 10 min ; at least 4 of these: shallow, fast breathing; rapid heart-rate/palpitations; chest tightness, nausea/vomiting in some cases;feeling cold ; clammy or lightheaded; trembling/shaking; feeling of dying/losing control. ...Read more
Physically, no, even: though the symptoms can be frightening. Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes. If yours recur & you worry about having another one, you may have Panic Disorder. Panic attacks also occur within the context of other psychiatric disorders. If yours recur & you do not seek treatment, you can develop specific phobis that cause harmful impact to your daily functioning. ...Read more
Basically the same: The dsm (manuel used to diagnose psychiatric illnesses) uses the word panic attack to describe the acute (sudden) onset of extreme anxiety 'out of the blue'. It is part of the diagnosis of panic disorder. Anxiety attack would be a more general word used in conversation. Of note there is also a diagnosis called "generalized anxiety disorder" which describes low grade, daily worry and anxiety. ...Read more
Information.: Yes it could be confused. Special tests may need to be done. ...Read more
Very bad agoraphobia, cardiophobia,&health anxiety.Was on lexapro had serotonin syndrome.Dr prescr venlafaxine 37.5 scared it affecting heart Chances?
Venlafaxine: The medication is associated with the following side effects in over 10 percent of people that take the medication: asthenia, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, nausea, somnolence and sweating. Tachycardia and arrythmias are associated with the medication, but this is in overdose situations. ...Read more
Both: Citalopram & mirtazepine target symptoms of anxiety including panic attacks. The results of an open label study in panic disorder (2001) suggest that Mirtazapine seems to be a fast & effective treatment alternative for ssris in panic disorder. A placebo-controlled study (1997) demonstrated efficacy of citalopram in reducing panic attacks. Both meds have been associated with panic attacks during tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more
What are the differences between serotonin syndrome, generalized anxiety, or neurological disorder?
Lots to know: Neurological disorders refer to disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Serotonin syndrome is a disorder caused by excessive serotonin throughout the body resulting in a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. It is most often due to excess medication. Generalized anxiety disorder is excessive, pervasive and persistent worry resulting in impairment in ability to function. ...Read more
Panic attacks.: 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
Can serotonin syndrome cause brain damage/dementia/heart damage? Took high dose ADHD meds and effexor (venlafaxine).
Unlikely: Serotonin Syndrome may cause fevers and seizures but unlikely dementia or heart failure. Speak with your doctor if you are concern of the dosage and quantity of your medications More info on serotonin syndrome: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 ...Read more
Is Xanax (alprazolam) better at treating panic disorder than ativan or klonipin? & is there any possibility it causes any cardiac effects? Cardiac arrest, arrythmia
Xanax (alprazolam): It is more potent during the panic attack due to its rapid onset of action, although with all those meds. There is potential for abuse, dependency & withdrawal. Any of them at doses higher than recommended daily dose, or if taken along with other meds. That adds to their effect, can lead to respiratory depression & cardiac problems. Close monitoring by a qualified physician is strongly advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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