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How do I know if its an anxiety attack? Feel akathisia, worry, short of breath, weak, but lot of other things ok. Sense of panic need to get out, etc

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Dr. Herbert Popolow
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Get medical exam

To sort out the causes of your problems, i would suggest you first see a physician for a thorough examination.
If medical issues are ruled out, you should be diagnosed for anxiety disorders by a psychologist or psychiatrist who can also treat the disorder.

In brief: Get medical exam

To sort out the causes of your problems, i would suggest you first see a physician for a thorough examination.
If medical issues are ruled out, you should be diagnosed for anxiety disorders by a psychologist or psychiatrist who can also treat the disorder.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Akathisia?

Akathisia is a feeling of internal restlessness specifically related to certain antipsychotic meds like haldol, risperdone, etc -- as well as some others like Reglan (metoclopramide) and prozac.
Your info doesn't show that you're on any of these meds. An anxiety attack can manifest in feelings of dread, panic, breathlessness, chest pressure, numbness & tingling, etc. Please see your doctor for assessment.

In brief: Akathisia?

Akathisia is a feeling of internal restlessness specifically related to certain antipsychotic meds like haldol, risperdone, etc -- as well as some others like Reglan (metoclopramide) and prozac.
Your info doesn't show that you're on any of these meds. An anxiety attack can manifest in feelings of dread, panic, breathlessness, chest pressure, numbness & tingling, etc. Please see your doctor for assessment.
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Dr. Tanzid Shams
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Anxiety vs Panic

Anxiety is a general state of mind.
Panic attack on the other hand include some of the symptoms that you describe. In addition, a lot of patients may have high heart rate and/or begin to sweat. If you are anxious all the time or having frequent panic attacks, i would recommend seeing a psychiatrist.

In brief: Anxiety vs Panic

Anxiety is a general state of mind.
Panic attack on the other hand include some of the symptoms that you describe. In addition, a lot of patients may have high heart rate and/or begin to sweat. If you are anxious all the time or having frequent panic attacks, i would recommend seeing a psychiatrist.
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