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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Suffering from anxiety, and panic attacks for the last 3 years. Need second opinion on the prescription.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for the last 3 years. I went to a neurologist 2 years back and he advised me to take REXIPRA 10 for 3 months, SOLTUS 50 for 6 months, HEMIDAP PLUS for 9 months & ZEPAM .5 for 12 months. Upon following these medications, I was improvin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. As per your diagnosis of anxiety and panic attacks, there should be no doubt whether you need neurologist or psychiatrist. Both these conditions come under the domain of psychiatrist and they are more able to treat these ...  Read Full »

Am I feel lightheaded and unbalanced because of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I have been feeling lightheaded and unbalanced. I have been diagnosed with panic attacks once in the past. I am not sure if I am getting the same panic attacks again. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of panic attacks are episodically occurring attacks for a duration of 10 to 20 minutes. The symptoms include: Chest pain. Breathlessness. A sense of impending doom. Increased perspiration. Nausea and abdominal pain. Numbness and tingling in extremit...  Read Full »

Can Daxid and Stablon be taken together?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from panic disorder and was prescribed Daxid 100, Qutipin 50, Stablon 12.5 (all one tablet per day). Can anyone take Daxid and Stablon simultaneously?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available description, it appears that you are confused with your drugs. Yes; you can take both Stablon (Tianeptine) and Daxid (Sertraline) at the same time. I want to know, are you having any other disorder other than panic disorder. Qutipin (Quetiapine) is no...  Read Full »

How to stop a panic attack naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a horrible panic attack two weeks ago. My arms and legs went numb. Even now, I am having trouble with them and my balance. What can I do to stop this?  Read Full »


Dr. M K Rathore

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment includes some medicines and psychotherapy. Medication includes antidepressants (SSRI's, TCI), antianxiety drugs. It is better to see a doctor before taking any medicine as the best medication for your panic attacks will depend on a variety of factors, l...  Read Full »

Why does my father have increased BP and panic attacks after taking antidepressants?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 68 years old, and from the last six months, he is suffering from a few health problems. He has a severe gas problem and stomach pain. He keeps complaining about gas getting accumulated in his stomach.  As a result, he has burping and shortness of breath, and his heart rat...  Read Full »


Dr. Surender Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per the case history that you narrated, your father might have a somatoform disorder. It is good that the CT abdomen is fine.Your father's complaints are quite common among this age group. You had not mentioned whether he is having any history of forgetfulness, irritabil...  Read Full »

What are the causes of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had panic attacks for the past 13 years. I have been to the hospital on multiple occasions and have been diagnosed with anxiety attacks every time. I have had EKGs and blood work done. All the reports are satisfactory. Sometimes, I have multiple panic attacks in a day, and also I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a need to get a medical checkup done for panic attacks and persistent anxiety. Hyperthyroidism, cardiac issues like angina, etc., could cause an increased risk of panic attacks. So, if the panic attacks are persistent, get one ECG done to rule out heart cau...  Read Full »

What should be the next step if I develop panic attacks along with insomnia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. My height is 160 cm, and my weight is 65 kg. I developed insomnia five years ago, and I could not sleep on my own. I believe I was suffering from health anxiety. So, my doctor suggested taking the tablet Mirtazapine to induce sleep which I took for some ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I will advise you not to stress as your condition is probably due to stress or anxiety. But to cover our bases, I will recommend you to check your blood pressure, RBS (random blood sugar), E...  Read Full »

What is the cause behind my memory problems and confusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel really spaced out and detached from my surroundings. It is like I am in a dream. It is like there is a glass between me and the world and everything just seems really surreal and far away. I also have a lot of brain fog. Some memory problems and confusion. I feel like this all day ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are having derealization episodes, which is a sensation of changed reality or that one's surroundings have altered. It is usually seen in schizophrenia, panic attacks, and ...  Read Full »

I had pain in the chest for a whole day, followed by pain in the chest only during night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, On Thursday, I woke up with sharp pain under my left rib. It came and went throughout the day. In the night, I got up and had stabbing pain in the chest, then was mostly fine on Friday until bedtime. I got in bed going to sleep and had pain under my left rib again and heart flutter (not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing good. To rule out the cardiac cause of your pain, you should do few tests. 1) ECG (electrocardiogram). 2. 2D echocardiography. 3. TMT (treadmill test) or stress test. If all these three are normal, then it can be muscular pain o...  Read Full »

Please advise on how to stop taking Metoprolol safely.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 49-year-old male. My height is 6'1", and my weight is 309 lbs. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have had atrial fibrillation in the past, but that was related to alcohol withdrawal. I quit alcohol four years ago. I have also started to eat healthy, trying to exercise, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have the following issues: 1) High blood pressure. 2) Obstructive sleep apnea. 3) Suspicion of atrial fibrillation. For high blood pressure (BP), you can continue taking tablet Lisinopril. Along with it, do regular exercise, lose weight, avoid alc...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.