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What Happens If You Have A Panic Attack In Your Sleep
Discuss: Discuss this with your Dentist ahead of time so he/she will be prepared if you feel stressed. There are Meds and Procedures available to help you manage your anxiety. Are you seeing a Therapist? If so, ask Dentist and Therapist to talk with each other to provide you with an easy, comfortable dental experience. ...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
What happens if you have had a heart attack in the past if you take risperidone does this pose any risk to your life?
A little: There is a small increased risk but if he needs it, he needs it. (for all meds, one must balance risk and benefit. No med comes free of risk). ...Read more
Can be difficult: Until you're examined by a physician who can review your general health and cardiac status, the differentiation can be challenging. Some anxiety symptoms include tachycardia, chest pressure/pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc -- which can all overlap with cardiac problems. Once you've had that workup and are assured of stable physical health, anxiety is much more likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares. A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown....... ...Read more
Call 911: If you know CPR start it after calling 911. If there is an automatic defibrillator nearby send someone to get it or get it yourself. This will talk you through what to do. Even if you don't know cpr, doing chest compressions quickly (about 100 per minute) until help arrives may save someone's life. Better yet, learn CPR and take refresher courses every 2 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?
Need to be tested: Lot of small heart attacks can go unnoticed and you can lead a normal life. Overall heart function is important. If you are a diabetic you can have a big heart attack without knowing. A lot of things may feel like a heart attach too. Simple 12 lead ECG may be enough to give some information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a panic attack during labor and your heart is beating 200bpm is that dangerous? And what can they give you to calm you down?
Panic attacks that present with the exact symptoms of a heart attack, so how am I to know each time if I'm not actually having a heart attack?
Panic symptoms like: Heart attacks. (shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sweating, etc) with normal ecg. Learn2relax your breathing. Practice when u r not having a panic attack so that when it occurs u will B prepared2use the relaxed breathing2calm yourself. At the same time remind yourself, it will pass, UR not having a heart attack or other physical problem. Psychologist can teach u relaxation techniques. ...Read more
Call 911: 1. Call 911 2. Call 911 - this is most important - they need immediate medical care at a hospital and each minute counts. Then, 3. Give an Aspirin - whatever dose you have - technically 325 mg but a couple of 81 mg if that's all you have is a lot better than none. 4. Keep the patient comfortable and wait for help. 5. Know where the automatic defibrillator is just in case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A doctor told me you won't have a heart attack at my age unless you have an underlying heart condition, is this true? How do you tell a HA from a PA?
Young at heart!!: Your doctor is right... Chances of HA at your age is low. Happens in patients who abuse drugs- esp. cocaine. You don't smoke and if you don't have jeuvenille diabetes it is very low. Chances of PA is high given multiple stresses in one's life esp when young worried about job, money, boy friend, family etc.. Best Wishes. ...Read more
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