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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

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In brief: Unlikely

Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves.
They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques

In brief: Unlikely

Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves.
They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

As in it depends on what you define as shock.
The type of shock that most doctors refer to which refers to significant compromise of blood flow is unlikely to occur even from severe anxiety without a preexisting heart condition. But you can go into "psychological shock" states like an acute stress disorder or fugue state where you can have significant cognitive dysfunction.

In brief: It depends

As in it depends on what you define as shock.
The type of shock that most doctors refer to which refers to significant compromise of blood flow is unlikely to occur even from severe anxiety without a preexisting heart condition. But you can go into "psychological shock" states like an acute stress disorder or fugue state where you can have significant cognitive dysfunction.
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Panic attacks are caused by inefficient oxidative metabolism in the lower brain.
This part of the brain signals the body through the autonomic (automatic) nervous system that enables you to adapt. The easiest way to make it go haywire is by high calorie malnutrition, especially all the sweet stuff. This is called dysautonomia and it is very common throughout the country because of dietary mayhem.

In brief: No

Panic attacks are caused by inefficient oxidative metabolism in the lower brain.
This part of the brain signals the body through the autonomic (automatic) nervous system that enables you to adapt. The easiest way to make it go haywire is by high calorie malnutrition, especially all the sweet stuff. This is called dysautonomia and it is very common throughout the country because of dietary mayhem.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Get shock?

Not sure what that means, but something you need to get is solid therapy help.
Medications alone are not nearly as helpful as a combination w/ really expert psychotherapy. You need to learn new ways to think and behave and interact w/ your surroundings (including people). It's not unusual anymore for this to be ignored after you get a Rx. Do it before decades of this DO actual cardiovascular harm.

In brief: Get shock?

Not sure what that means, but something you need to get is solid therapy help.
Medications alone are not nearly as helpful as a combination w/ really expert psychotherapy. You need to learn new ways to think and behave and interact w/ your surroundings (including people). It's not unusual anymore for this to be ignored after you get a Rx. Do it before decades of this DO actual cardiovascular harm.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: You decide:

Subjective feeling include an impending sense of doom or fear of dying.
Also feeling de- realized eg as though your surroundings are not real or depersonalized eg detached from one self. All are possible or can combine. If having these once per week or too frequent for your comfort discuss with psychiatrist to adjust meds. Goal is rare episodes and 5 or less (10 =most intense). Take care

In brief: You decide:

Subjective feeling include an impending sense of doom or fear of dying.
Also feeling de- realized eg as though your surroundings are not real or depersonalized eg detached from one self. All are possible or can combine. If having these once per week or too frequent for your comfort discuss with psychiatrist to adjust meds. Goal is rare episodes and 5 or less (10 =most intense). Take care
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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