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Last night I went to the hospital er. My heart was racing and I was having a huge anxiety attack. They did nothing?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
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In brief: Nothing?

I'm sure they performed some labs to rule-out physical problems that might be causing the symptoms, as well as an ekg to make sure you weren't having cardiac problems.
Most panic atracks last about 20 mins, while anti-anxiety meds take 45 mins to start having an affect. Since these types of meds can be habit-forming and shouldn't be taken long-term, they are prescribed hesitantly. At least determi.

In brief: Nothing?

I'm sure they performed some labs to rule-out physical problems that might be causing the symptoms, as well as an ekg to make sure you weren't having cardiac problems.
Most panic atracks last about 20 mins, while anti-anxiety meds take 45 mins to start having an affect. Since these types of meds can be habit-forming and shouldn't be taken long-term, they are prescribed hesitantly. At least determi.
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