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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?
Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more
Dread, Avoidance: Symptoms include physical (e.g., heart racing, sweating. blushing); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self, feeling ashamed of self (e.g., "I'm so stupid"); avoiding social situations, social interactions. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Suggest expert help! Read the stories of two sufferers here: http://ow.ly/EXbBU ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.
Acronym "BPD": Acronyms can be confusing, as people might use "bpd" to indicate either borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder. I'll answer about borderline pd -- which can indeed periodically experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices, paranoia, and delusions. Hallucinations can arise in the context of intense pain such as abandonment depression -- but aren't usually sustained over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite questionable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Cannabis can trigger anxiety so i think it's use would be questionable in this case. ...Read more
They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more
No - very different: Anxiety includes emotions of dread, apprehension ; worry, and physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, tremors/twitches, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, and headaches. Dementia is completely different -- it's a loss of brain function affecting memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. A person with dementia may certainly feel anxious, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes they can: As far as symptoms go, anxiety can be a great masquerader. It can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including those that could sound or feel neurological: dizziness; numbness & tingling in extremities; feelings of being far away; poor concentration; forgetfulness; tension; headaches, etc. Your doctor will work with you to differentiate causes through good exams & diagnostic tests. Be well. ...Read more
Yes if...: You are susceptible e.g. family history in parents of bipolar disorder. This phenomenon is called kindling e.g. Zoloft (sertraline) and others can thus kindle mood swings. Varies by individual at what age and so can be at any age. Clinically, in general we have seen patients as young as 3 and as old as 18 in child adolescent psychiatry. take care. ...Read more
Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more
Unusual irritablity: There are no definite symptoms. Excessive irritability and "cold" (ur) symptoms have been reported but they are obviously non specific. The most important one is brief periods of apnea (no breathing) for about 10 seconds in sleep. The peak age is at 3 to 4 months so that would be more ominous at that age. Unfortunately there are often no symptoms at all. ...Read more
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?
Panic not a cause: Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source i found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Many: Panic attacks, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, re-experiencing traumatic life events, worries of various kinds: all of these symptoms are present in various anxiety disorders. The good news is that these symptoms are treated effectively with therapy (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy) and/or medications. ...Read more