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Panic Attack

A panic attack is a sensation of fear that occurs without warning in the body. It occurs at any time in the day, but it often occurs during sleep. The symptoms are chest pain, loss of control in the body, increased heartbeat, tingling or numbness in the body, and breathing difficulties. Usually, it lasts for ten minutes, but it cal also occur for a long time. It can occur during diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, asthma, and irritable bowel disease. It is treated by taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and Benzodiazepines. Doing deep breathing exercises regularly helps to provide some relief.

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Will panic attack leads to numbness in the body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. For the past two months, I am having episodes of undermentioned symptoms: My arms start getting numb, then this numbness spreads to the scalp, face, then chest, abdomen and so on to legs and feet. I have had such episodes for 25-30 minutes about seven to eight ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms seem to be more psychological related as these kinds of episode of widespread numbness not seems to be associated with any other medical condition. Moreover, all your medical reports are normal nor did you suffer from any kind of medical problem. So you...  Read Full »

I had a panic attack after the intake of marijuana. It has been two weeks and I still feel a pit in my stomach accompanied by anxiety. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, About a month and a half ago I was smoking marijuana with some of my friends for probably the third time ever I had a severe panic attack. For the last two times when this happened to me, I just went to my room to wait it out and it eventually ended and I went back to normal. However,...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As more than a month has passed since you last smoked marijuana, it is unlikely to be substance-induced, though it could have been precipitated by it. I suggest you to take the following steps: 1 Screen yourself for clinical depression ...  Read Full »

Can the percentage of brain affected by panic attacks be seen in CT or MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having panic attacks. Can it be seen in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan for how many percents of my brain is being affected by it?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Panic attacks are due to molecular disturbances (in medical term known as neurotransmitters disequilibrium) in the brain. It is due to some stress or some time normally seen in type A personality or many times it is associated with people with migraine. It cannot be s...  Read Full »

I suffer from loss of energy, black floaters in my eye, weakness, and panic attacks. What condition are these symptoms indicative of?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last four years, I have been suffering from problems like loss of energy, weakness, and black eye floaters in front of my eyes for 24 hours. I always get pain in the back of my neck, and in the initial stages of this problem, I also have got panic attacks. Four years back, I had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is not only clinical depression but also the deep hidden internal conflicts that make us weak. And I think if, after taking so many medicines and visiting so many doctors if your problem can not be treated, then it may be related to some in...  Read Full »

I often feel anxious with a dream-like state, and the surrounding environment is unreal. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I easily feel anxious for no evident reason. I had started feeling as if I was in a dream-like state which I usually felt when I was out with my friends or in a crowded place. I feel like I am numb or that the surrounding area is not real. I have tried to pinch or scratch myself to ens...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. Panic attacks and deja vu-like feelings may occur occasionally. But it is a matter of concern if it is occurring more regularly. At present, in your situation, I would like to do a detailed assessment so that a definite diag...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old female who is experiencing panic attacks now due to my childhood trauma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My childhood was not good. That is a nightmare for me. That is why I now suffer from a panic attacks, pathological lying, and memory loss, and I need help. Please help me. My family members are not supportive. And I do not have any friends so no one can help ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your situation, and you have passed trauma in your childhood. You may have an anxiety disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and I suggest you to follow few guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should exercise 30 to 45 minute...  Read Full »

I take tablets Lexapro and Valdoxan, but I still keep getting panic attacks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I keep getting really bad panic attacks. I take two tablets of Lexapro in the morning and a tablet of Valdoxan at night, but I need help controlling my panic attacks. I have also had panic attacks and have taken tablets Diazepam, Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lexapro, Duloxetine, and Effexor...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You can discuss with the treating psychiatrist regarding changing the dosage of medicines or substituting the tablet Valdoxan (Agomelatine) with Mirtazapine. You can also discuss regarding tablet Lorazepam. You can als...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old and lost 21 kgs in a year. I feel depressed and have panic attacks and seminal leakage. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and going through a very strange time. I was 149 pounds last year, but now I have lost around 45 pounds. I was a happy student, but now I am so much depressed. I started experiencing panic attacks last year, and then I experienced seminal leakage. I have passed all th...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You seem to have an anxiety spectrum disorder, but a detailed evaluation is needed to conclude. So consult a psychiatrist in person for detailed evaluation and treatment. Treatment is possible. Seminal leakage is nothi...  Read Full »

I experience panic attacks and breathing difficulties when I think about the traumatic events I had over the past two years in school. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced traumatic events in the past two years in school. My forehead hurts whenever I talk about that traumatic event, my body shakes out of nowhere, I get panic attacks, and I find it hard to breathe. I also have a hard time sleeping, and I often just get lost in space, em...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. you may have panic disorder or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) due to trauma in your life. You need to follow the below lifestyle for it and you must do the following blood reports ...  Read Full »

My fingers will twitch consistently then lock up and lose circulation, on both sides. Is this panic attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with some issues lately regarding panic attacks. I am not sure what it is, but it is scary. I had three panic attacks in one day, or I think they are panic attacks. My fingers will twitch consistently then lock up and lose circulation, along with my whole arm, on bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are experiencing can be possibly due to hyperventilation during panic attacks. These can give rise to tetanic symptoms like tingling in limbs and face, muscle stiffness, trembling in hands, etc. It is advisable to consult your primary care doctor ini...  Read Full »

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