You may have PD if U. 1) experience frequent, unexpected panic attacks that aren’t tied to a specific situation. 2) worry a lot about having another panic attack. 3) are behaving differently because of the panic attacks, such as avoiding places where u’ve previously panicked. Still, even if u don't meet the specific criteria for pd, u deserve to feel better about ur symptoms! consult w/ ur dr. Or a therapist. Gl!
Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. Psychiatric evaluation can lead to accurate assessment.
Panic disorder? Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder. The most common symptoms are panic attacks (which are marked by severe anxiety with accompanying nausea, dizziness, numbness, heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing, trembling, fear of impending serious medical problem or " going crazy") as well as fear of having another panic attack. Talk with ur doc to determine if u have panic disorder. Read more...