What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes. Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part.
Anxiety Panic attack. Causes of Anxiety and panic Attacks Major Stressor • Physical and sexual abuseDomestic Violence • Death of a loved one • DivorceAlcoholCocaine • Amphetamines • Family history Causes of Anxiety • Stressor of relationships • Medical Illnesses Hyperthyroidism, Hypoglycemia • Thyroid medications • Asthma medications • Steroids • Some blood pressure medications.

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I know what is causing my anxiety panic attack. My back pain...Would I die bec. Of this? I don't like ds feeling. Always nervous. Pls help me?

Medication. Your physician needs to know about your anxiety and its cause. He can help you with medications and behavioral therapy. Read more...
Anxiety. Anxiety does not kill anyone. Work with your physician to get your anxiety & medical conditions under control. Read more...

I've never been diagnosed with asthma but I do have anxiety and panic attacks. Can anxiety/panic attacks cause asthma??

It is possible . Recent research indicates a strong relationship between panic attacks and asthma, with each being a risk factor developing the other. Here is an article describing this: http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20050601/asthma-panic-disorder-often-go-hand-in-hand If you are concerned I would recommend see your doctor to initiate evaluation and possible treatment. Read more...

Can anxiety and panic attacks cause low blood sugar?

Not sure. However possible sxs from low blood sugar (nausea, palpitations,^'ed irritability & feeling dizzy) can also occur with panic attacks. When some people experience these symptoms they believe that it is due to anxiety/ panic and the symptoms can build and actually trigger a panic attack. I am not sure if panic triggers hypoglycemia but hypoglycemia may trigger panic. Read more...

Can anxiety and panic attacks be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Panic attacks. can be influenced by thyroid imbalance. After consulting your doc and dealing w/the thyroid situation, if panic continues, please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders. Peace and good health. Read more...