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Sometimes I sweat when I think of certain things. Is that a panic attack symptom?

Sometimes I sweat when I think of certain things. Is that a panic attack symptom?

Listen to your Body!: Sweating is only 1 of many symptoms of a panic attack. What you're describing seems more like your body is giving you indication that the thought in question is emotionally-laden. If there's a positive vibration about it, then great! you're just excited ;) if the vibration is negative, then the indication is that something needs to be explored, worked through & resolved. Listen to your body! ;). ...Read more

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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


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I get this feeling like I could faint any minute. Is that a symptom of panic attacks?

Could be: While panic attacks often lead to feelings of a physical nature such as light headedness and feeling like you may faint, I would not diagnose yourself without seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I've got bad anxiety but when i think i'm relaxed i get an attack out of the blue why is this and what are the sudden symptoms?

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I've got bad anxiety but when i think i'm relaxed i get an attack out of the blue why is this and what are the sudden symptoms?

Panic attack: Sudden intense anxiety or apprehension accompanied by sense of impending doom and other hyperarousal symptoms, either due to medical causes or part of panic disorder. Review with your doc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hyperventilate when you have a panic attack? I stop breathing sometimes and gasp for air. It's a new symptom but I have panic disorder

Is it normal to hyperventilate when you have a panic attack? I stop breathing sometimes and gasp for air. It's a new symptom but I have panic disorder

Hyperventilation: Anxiety or panic attacks do sometimes occur in the form of hyperventilation, where the person cannot get control of their rate of breathing and breathe really fast. This can cause dizziness and tingling in the mouth or face due to the loss of CO (carbon dioxide). Breathing into a bag causes the person to take in more carbon dioxide which helps limit the attack. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a panic attack when others organize i stuff?

Not really: No, it's not normal to have a panic attack -- very uncomfortable too! most people don't like it when others interfere with their personal possessions or space, and tell the other to back off. Having your anxiety set off when this happens could mean you're more intense about it than healthy for you, though. Checking this out with a psychiatrist or psychologist might be helpful to you. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a anxiety attack? A sudden nervous feeling in the stomach? When I put a T-shirt on, I feel it. What is this exactly?

What are some of the symptoms of a anxiety attack? A sudden nervous feeling in the stomach? When I put a T-shirt on, I feel it. What is this exactly?

Anxiety symptoms: Physical symptoms of anxiety often include a range of symptoms including stomach tightness, shortness of breath, agitation, increased heart rate, or other physical sensations. In some cases people may experience a full sense of panic. These are likely due to cognitive and chemical changes that come from autonomic arousal (fight or flight). If problematic consider talking with a provider. ...Read more

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Feels like I have a bubble in my heart. Most often occurs after panic attact/stress. Is this relate to anxiety disorder or is there a deeper issue?

Feels like I have a bubble in my heart. Most often occurs after panic attact/stress. Is this relate to anxiety disorder or is there a deeper issue?

Some people sigh a : lot when anxious & swallow air. The "bubble" is far more likely to be in your upper digestive tract than in your heart. Panic Disorders & other Anxiety Disorders ARE deep issues that require accurate diagnosis by a psychiatrist & a psychologist & treatment by long-term Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or other therapies. You may also benefit from adjunctive anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more

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When I have a panic attack about a certain situation and someone says "it's all in your head"! Is that really true?

When I have a panic attack about a certain situation and someone says "it's all in your head"! Is that really true?

Partly true: The cause of the panic attack is usually a signal from your brain, but the effects of the panic attack are in your body! The brain sends a fear signal that turns on your body's fight-or-flight response. Hormones speed up your heart, make you tremble, dilate your pupils, and raise your blood pressure. So what you feel in your body is actually in your body! ...Read more

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I feel like i wake up in another reality sometimes. What kind of mental disorder could this be?

I feel like i wake up in another reality sometimes. What kind of mental disorder could this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face encounter with your doctor. Only he/she can adequately evaluate you to find out what's wrong and what to do to make it right. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks that are like seizures. Is there a way to treat this? If so, what kind of condition might it be?

First U need to see: A mental health professional to verify u diagnoses. As far treatment usually med and therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to come out of an anxiety disorder after aanxietyattack? I don't feel my usual symptoms anymore, but I have a cold. Could this be why ?

Is it possible to come out of an anxiety disorder after aanxietyattack? I don't feel my usual symptoms anymore, but I have a cold. Could this be why ?

COPD may be cause: Cause of panic disorder is not clear. It is thought that panic disorder may result from an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). Exact cause unclear. Panic disorder also may be passed down (genetica). Children of parents who have panic disorder are up to 8 times more likely to develop panic disorder. Hgher risk of developing panic to #r of conditions incllucing copd. Cold rare? ...Read more

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Ill just be going about my day and suddenly a wave comes over me. It seems like a panic attack, dizziness and such. What are some triggers of anxiety?

Ill just be going about my day and suddenly a wave comes over me. It seems like a panic attack, dizziness and such. What are some triggers of anxiety?

Un- or Conscious or : Some purely physical conditions could underlie those symptoms, so a good exam might be a help. But if that shows nothing, it's likely emotional whether conscious or not. Thoughts alone can be triggers of threat (or those very things) can start a cascade of chemicals & hormones. A therapist can help zero in on your internal experiences to find the issues. Then you may begin to resolve them. Or meds. ...Read more

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I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

Need to see someone: You should speak with a psychiatrist and then he or she can get you on a regime that may include medication and therapy. This will help you get a better handle on the anxiety. ...Read more

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Think I have medical anxiety that's a bit debilitating, always worrying that something wrong with me when I develop a symptom, to the point of crying?

Think I have medical anxiety that's a bit debilitating, always worrying that something wrong with me when I develop a symptom, to the point of crying?

Worried Sick: If you are healthy, as deemed by a physician, your worries likely reflect emotional struggles that need treatment. People with health anxiety cross a number of diagnostic categories, so first step is a thorough psychiatric assessment. You might also find Fred Neuman's book, "Worried Sick," helpful. Treatments are available to alleviate your suffering. Take good care. ...Read more

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When i was dancing, i felt a jolt of electricity in my chest. I suffer from anxiety and panic. Is this my anxiety or something more serious?

Anxiety: It sounds like your anxiety. What was going on when that happened? What were you feeling, thinking? We're you worried that people were watching you? Did you feel worried? These are questions your therapist would ask you. But you should always trust your intuition, if you think it is more serious you can see your pcp and get an ekg. ...Read more

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I have depression and some time I can't control to crying on that I feel like chocking and shortness of breath what is this is this a normal.?

I have depression and some time I can't control to crying on that I feel like chocking and shortness of breath  what is this is this a normal.?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. See doc to rule out medical conditions. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

A type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will ...Read more