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During my panic attacks my BP rise around 130-140 over 100 will it cause heart attack or stroke? And does it make me a hypertensive person?

Brief - No problem. For an adult a systolic pressure of 140 is elevated but will not cause heart attack or stroke in the short term. If systolic pressure is persistently elevated it will gradually cause problems, especially as the heart has to work harder. Most adults should have a BP of ~100-125/60-80 when they are calm and relaxed. BP readings during a panic attack are not adequate for diagnosing hypertension. Read more...
Not likely. Check several times a day and record for your doctor. Get help, for the panic attacks. Panic, fight, flight release Adrenalin and raise pulse and BP transiently. But very high BP even briefly can do damage so do not ignore. Read more...

Panic attacks are starting to feel like I'm having a heart attack. Almost passed out at work a few times. I need advice. Very hard to get a psych appt?

ER eval. If you feel like you are having a heart attack, you should go to ER for an evaluation. Read more...
Panic. I really appreciate that you have the insight to know that your mind is causing your physical symptoms. When we panic or have anxiety we often hold our chest muscles too tight, and breathe too shallow making a vicious cycle of muscle fatigue and low oxygen add to our sense that something is wrong. Learning breathing techniques, learning how to manage these anxious feelings is how to live well. Read more...

I get random panic attacks and I always feel like I'm gettinga heart attack or something. I'm scared and I feel like I'm going to die. The doctors said that I have anxiety. What should I do?

Sounds like panic DO. It sounds like you may have panic disorder, which is treated with the same medications as depression, ssris like prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) and celexa. Talk to your pcp or a psychiatrist, but there are several effective medications to treat what you are experiencing. Read more...
Yes, it could be. It sounds like your doctors have found that your heart is doing well. Panic attacks can truly feel like heart attacks -- in fact many people having their first episodes go to er's because of that. Panic can produce many physical symptoms, like chest pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. See a psychiatrist for eval and treatment; cbt w/psychologist is important too. Be well. Read more...
Panic & How It Ticks. Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. Read more...
Exposure therapy. There is a lot of validation for treatments that involve gradually increased exposure to the symptoms of panic coupled with relaxation training. Ssri meds are often prescribed for anxiety as well as for depression, but you can also learn how to manage, decrease, & sometimes completely eliminate the problem by working with a therapist who specializes in exposure-based therapy for panic. Read more...

Do you have the ability to prescribe me medication for anxiety and recent increases in panic attacks? It seems to typically be a combination of a PTSD, my hyperthyroid, and then I just get stuck in my head and panic. Almost feels like a heart attack.

Anxiety/panic. We do not have the capacity to prescribe anxiety medications. Sometimes urgent cares will prescribe a short term course, You can also call the \Lifeline Crisis Chat ( National Suicide Hotline) and they can refer and guide you to local resources. 1-800-273-8255. Read more...
Hyperthyroidism. I feel empathy for your anxiety and panic symptoms Hyperthyroid can also cause Anxiety. See an Endocrinologist for status of your Thyroid, and get treatment See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, Therapy to cope with stressors of relationship, work and financed, Medication, Breathing Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation. Read more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...
Diagnose before Rx. You may be missing something when you try to diagnose yourself. Any thyroid problems need to be diagnosed and treated immediately as they can cause and exacerbate anxiety symptoms. Medication certainly can be helpful to treat anxiety, panic symptoms as well as PTSD. Very often medication and therapy are combined in these situations. A physical evaulation and psychiatric consultation are needed. Read more...
Full check up. Make sure your thyroid function is stable as hyperthyroid that is not controlled can present with anxiety symptoms including panic and palpitations as well as affective dysregulation. Read more...
MAYBE. I practice only in Virginia . If you live in Virginia I may be able to prescribe medications that will help your PTSD and Anxiety. You will need to get counseling in addition to the medications. Read more...

Can panic attack lead to: a) stroke or heart attack due to either hbp being too high at that moment or my heart rate being too too fast? Help

Needs to be high. At 32 years provided you are not morbidly obese severely diabetic or have cardiac issues its unlikely. The panic would have to have your heart beating at almost 200 and your BP would have to be quite high. If you are having a lot of panic attacks speak to your doctor, neurologist, psychiatrist and they may be able to prescribe a medication to stabilize these events. Read more...

Suffer from panic attacks think I'm having heart attack doctor says EKG and blood work were fine could I still have one? 28yr old female

Panic attacks. More likely to have more panic attacks, talk to your doctor about your panic attack problems. Read more...
Quieting What-Ifs. Many young kids are afraid of monsters. We know it's pointless to try to convince them that monsters exist only in their imaginations. In ur case, it's like u've got a child next to u living in fear of u having a heart attack. A psychologist specializing in treatment of anxiety &panic can teach u how 2quiet this child, so to speak. Educate urself about anxiety & panic. See http://www.Anxietybc.Org. Read more...

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...

So for about a week have been feeling like im having heart attack with all same symptoms as one more sudden then gradual though. I do smoke cigarettes and it makes it worse. I do have panic attacks but nothing like this. What should I do?

See a doctor. without knowing your medical history, medications, a more detailed description of the pain and what else it is associated with, it is best to have a through exam and testing done by a doctor. If sudden, then go to an ER. Good luck. Read more...
Panic. I'm sure this is frightening. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Please get into a smoking cessation program to lower your odds for future health problems. See clinical psychologist who treats panic disorder. It may take a little time but there are lots of reasons to be hopeful. Peace and good health. Read more...