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Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

There are many: Symptoms of depression and anxiety can include low self-esteem, irritability, changes in sleep, diminished sexual interest, appetite changes, cognitive deficits, loss of motivation, very low or very high energy levels and decreased patience. Panic is a sense of impending doom usually followed by physical changes such as increased heart rate, nausea or shortness of breath. ...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

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What are the symptoms of anxiety and social anxiety? Also how can you tell if you're going to have a panic attack?

What are the symptoms of anxiety and social anxiety? Also how can you tell if you're going to have a panic attack?

Too many questions: To answer in 400 characters. I will respond for anxiety. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is not being able to put your finger on the reason. ...Read more

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Hello I suffer from anxiety and lack of sleep and panic attack since 2011 and have used many drugs, including Cipralex 20 and Remeron15 clonazepam1 mg and then stopped taking the full year after it returned the symptoms of anxiety and sleep and IBS I had

Hello I suffer from anxiety and lack of sleep and panic attack since 2011 and have used many drugs, including Cipralex 20 and Remeron15 clonazepam1 mg and then stopped taking the full year after it returned the symptoms of anxiety and sleep and IBS I had

?: what is your question? The medications you mention are all good for anxiety. Clonazepam should be for short term use only as your body will develop tolerance. Mirtazepine is good for sleep and anxiety and 15 mg is a low ode as I prescribe up to 45. It is best to maximize one med and then try another rather than being on 2 or 3 at the same time. I suggest you see a psychiatrist ...Read more

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May physical symptoms of anxiety / panic attacks change over time? This changes leading me to think about I have other diseases and boost my anxiety.

May physical symptoms of anxiety / panic attacks change over time? This changes leading me to think about I have other diseases and boost my anxiety.

Yes they do : Usually the concommitant physical symptoms in a person with anxiety cahnge little over time and the person develops a pattern of predictability. However, sometimes they do change which leads to loss of that pattern and makes the person (like yourself) more anxious . The good news is that anxiety and panic are very treatable and the success rate is very promising. Get help and feels better. ...Read more

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How long can symptoms of anxiety last in comparison to a panic attack? My symptoms have been continuing for a while and only stop when I am distracted

How long can symptoms of anxiety last in comparison to a panic attack? My symptoms have been continuing for a while and only stop when I am distracted

Anxiety symptoms: Anxiety itself can last a long time -- especially in people with generalized anxiety disorder who worry all the time about many different things. This is distinct from panic episodes, which are usually much shorter in duration (they tend to peak in 10 minutes and be back to baseline within 20-30 min). It might be possible to have both in the same person. ...Read more

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.How long can anxiety symptoms last? I've been have symptoms of a panic attack for like 3 hours but haven't had an actual panic attack. Is that normal?

Prolonged panic: Panic symptoms without danger are not normal. Please see a physician to determine cause and treatment. SSRI medications like zoloft (sertraline) help many patients with pathological anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I was prescribed propranolol 10mg twice daily for anxiety. I don't get panic attacks or other anxiety symptoms daily, can I take it only when needed?

I was prescribed propranolol 10mg twice daily for anxiety. I don't get panic attacks or other anxiety symptoms daily, can I take it only when needed?

Symptoms: Typically the beta blocker helps prevent full blown panic/anxiety symptoms. If you wait till the symptoms are fully developed, the drug takes time to begin to work and then build up. Generally it is more useful taken daily. ...Read more

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Can u have a panic attack when u r relaxed with no anxious thoughts and no trigger? I have no stress/anxiety. Symptoms are = to panic, though.

Can u have a panic attack when u r relaxed with no anxious thoughts and no trigger?  I have no stress/anxiety.  Symptoms are = to panic, though.

Panic attacks: By definition, panic attacks come out of the blue -- they do not have predictable triggers. And you would be the first person I have met in over 30 years of medical practice who has absolutely "no stress/anxiety." I have known many people, though, who are so disconnected from their inner lives that they don't notice when they're anxious. The body does its best to help by releasing things. ...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


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