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What Causes The Total Body Muscle Spasms During Panic Attack
Panic & muscles: Fear leads to release of adrenaline which causes the fight-flight reaction where the body starts preparing for strenuous physical activity, which results in blood sugar being drawn away from the brain & into the major muscles, hence the spasms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Absolutely: People with panic attacks have a variety of symptoms that they often misinterpret at evidence they are dying--can't catch their breath, have chest pain, feel dizzy and about to faint. Fortunately, the symptoms are not dangerous, even though they feel that way. Treatment is available and well worth seeking out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can anxiety cause your muscles to be weak, even when not in an acute(panic attack) spell, or can it cause it at all?
Anxiety Disorders : may cause a subjective feeling of weakness. Patients with Conversion Disorder can have paralysis & other neurological symproms in the absence of medical disease. Objective neurological findings of decreased muscle tone/strength require investigation for problems in the Central Nervous System, at the junction of peripheral nerves & muscles, in muscles themselves &/or from a systemic illness. ...Read more
The doc said to take clonzaepam for anxiety, citalpram for panic attacks and anxiety . I have been taking muscle relaxers to ease tension in my upper back. Thought?
Be Wise With Meds: Clonazepam and citalopram are reasonable medicines for anxiety and panic. There can be possible issues with dependence if Clonazepam is used over the long term so you would need to be careful about that. Also, the medicine you are currently taking for your back in combination with Clonazepam could result in increased sedation. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to fight panic attacks and their symptoms? I experience muscle weakness, lightheadness and shortness of breath after Anger , with normal bp.
Usually treatable: Psychiatrists treat panic attacks every day usually with a combination of meds & therapy. ...Read more
32yr old, repeatedly reassured by docs that my chest pains are muscle pain/panic attacks, not heart issues. Suggestions re: how to get past this fear?
Evaluation?: Ever been evaluated with a stress test, ecg, possibly an echocardiogram? Panis attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion. Recommend a cardiology consult if not done yet. Given you have had multiple ecgs and a stress echo you may ask your doctor what utility a ct angio would be to assess for coronary artery disease. This will tell you yes or no. My hunch, negative but that = peace of mind. ...Read more
I havnt been sleep that good lately and have been trouble sleeping at night, that why they put me on muscle relaxers. I got put on citlapram for panic attacks and clonazepram for anxiety and trazadone as needed for sleep.?
What is U question: Insomnia can have many causes, sleep hygiene is important for treating insomnia. It is ok to take sleeping medications if needed , but remember to take them on as needed basis . If u take them daily u body can get used to it. Remember trazadone can cause orthostatic hypotension , so if u wake up at night before standing up sit down a littlebit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have withdrawal symptoms from nasal steroids? After stopping Nasacort I developed migraines, muscle aches, and anxiety with panic attacks.
Dg ptsd and panic disorder. Have fatigue and muscle soreness/burning after periods of attacks. Is this normal in panic attack/how can I stop it?
Psych Tx: All conditions shown are respiratory. If Dx'd PTSD and Panic, why no Tx? It may help. If you're just approaching this now, try to select carefully. Really look into any medications as to side effects and w/drawal issues. Planning ahead can pay off!. Consider some psych eval sessions to be sure of the Dx if it was sketchy. A good start can lead to a good result. Expect to be tired. Get rest. Best! ...Read more
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