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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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I get raised heartbeat and shortness of breath while having anxiety. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a problem that suddenly an anxiety is taking place and my heart beat increased, the heart is like a balloon, sometimes I think that my breath is going and I am going to die. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The problem you are experiencing is called a panic attack. In this problem, the person feels as if he is going to have a heart attack but this does not happen. This problem usually starts in young age. I would advise you to get your thyroid function test done and als...  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 feel depressed and have 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 am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. Please help.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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, li...  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 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 an anxiety patient and using Mirtazapine. How long can I continue this?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an anxiety patient with 170 pounds weight and 5 feet 5 inches height. I am using the Mirtazapine tablet for a year. I have withdrawn it some times but faced some panic attacks. Please suggest to me how long I can continue this?  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mirtazapine is an effective antidepressant medicine used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. What dose are you taking? It can usually be from 15 mg to 45 mg depending on response and tolerability. You need to take it daily for at least six months to a year, po...  Read Full »

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