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Please help! what happens if I have a panic attack at the dentist?

Please help! what happens if I have a panic attack at the dentist?

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 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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Could you have a heart attack in your sleep?

Could you have a heart attack in your sleep?

Yes: You need to block the artery to have a heart attack. This can occur at any time of the day or night, awake or asleep. ...Read more

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What happens if you have had a heart attack in the past if you take risperidone does this pose any risk to your life?

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

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How to tell if I am having a cardiac. Issue or a panic / anxiety attack? Happens frequently.

How to tell if I am having a cardiac. Issue or a panic / anxiety attack?  Happens frequently.

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 more

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How do you know your having a panic attack when you're in the middle of one ?

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Panic: You suddenly feel apprehensive & fearful, feel urge to escape, feel like u r having a heart attack or going crazy, feel nauseated or like passing out, u shake & sweat & breath fast, feel numb & like choking. ...Read more

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Can you die in your sleep if you have a dream that you are drowning?

Can you die in your sleep if you have a dream that you are  drowning?

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

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What can you do for someone who is having a heart attack before the ambulance gets there?

What can you do for someone who is having a heart attack before the ambulance gets there?

Rest + aspirin: Try to keep them calm- have them lie down. If you have an aspirin, have them chew and swallow it as Aspirin is probably the single most effective way to treat a heart attack and is very safe. ...Read more

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What can you do if you witness someone have a heart attack and stop breathing?

What can you do if you witness someone have a heart attack and stop breathing?

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 more

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What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

Vacation killer: A real heart attack is a medical emergency. They will land the plane at the nearest airport . If you have a cardiac arrest during a flight you will likely not get any airmiles. ...Read more

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As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

As a woman do you know when your having a heart attack?

Similar to men: Left chest pain, shortness of breadth , pain from chest radiating left arm ;/or, left jaw, occasional pain epigastrium(pit of stomach)- see your pcp for more details- don't neglect symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens if you ignore a heart attack? Do you just go on with your life or can you be tested?

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 more

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How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

Go to ER: About 90 percent of patient who go to the er for chest pain r having a panic attack. But it is very important to r/o cardiac causes first. ...Read more

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What is happening in your body when you have a hangover?

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What is happening in your body when you have a hangover?

Hangover: In the morning after a night of heavy alcohol consumption, the after-effects on your body are; sugar levels drop, there is acetaldehyde intoxication, dehydration, and your liver cannot get rid of toxins, all of which attribute to hangover effects. ...Read more

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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 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

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What does it mean if you went to the hospital with a severe panic attack while pregnant?

You'd get help: Pregnancy can pull your hormones out of whack and might cause anxiety disorders. Even though you're pregnant, there are safe ways (including some medications) to handle it. ...Read more

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What should I do if someone at work gets a heart attack?

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 more

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How could you know if you have had a mini stroke in your sleep?

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How could you know if you have had a mini stroke in your sleep?

TIA: Mini stroke- if you have any symptoms of a speech defect, extremity weakness that lasted a few hours. ...Read more

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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?

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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What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

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What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

Heart attack: You are placed in ICU on monitors & a cardiology consultant comes in to evaluate. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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