Can anxiety attacks be fatal

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Could it be anxiety/OCD? Maybe. Other than that, Fatal Insomnia is really the only consistent explanation.
thanks for the comment, but i would really want to know is, could my conditon be a really medical situation both mentally or internally, could someone help?just want to know on whom to go to for the right treatment,phsychologist,herbalist yoga, etc. thanks a lot again, regards.
I agree with the previous comments - it really sounds like very classic generalized anxiety with panic attacks. Panic attacks can absolutely wake you up from sleep, and they feel just like you've described. They will NOT kill you. And, in fact, many people find that therapy can help them learn to calm themselves back down when they start to occur. Sounds like you got yourself off to a good start by finding the book on panic.
I'm going back on Lexapro a couple weeks before my next delivery so I can be prepared! I hope you can find some relief from your health anxiety, it is so tough. Feel free to ask me any more questions!
Your cardiologist can also explain the other 100 reasons you can have chest pains and 99% of those are not fatal. Anxiety attacks can be cured, and if not cured, controlled. With therapy and medication, many times a person CAN get past having attacks. For many of us, they are a lifelong issue that we learn to deal with......often with the help of meds and getting back into some therapy. A bit like having your car tuned up.
o, but I have incorporated a healthy amount of water into my daily life. Dehydration can be a major cause of anxiety-related feelings, so by nipping that in the butt right away, I think it has helped a lot. If I do go out and get hammered, I make sure to pound some water before bed, and pound a lot more as soon as I wake up. That seems to keep the attacks at bay.
The heart is a complex organ and has back up modes , it just doesn't fail or go into a deadly rhythm that easy, increased or complex PVC activity can be a harbinger of more serious ventricular arrhythmias in persons with certain "cardiac" syndromes, coronary heart disease or other significant structural abnormalities, a scar , or some other reentry circuit in the ventricle is usually needed to support the heart going into such a deadly rhythm. Remember PVCs can trigger a-fib also.
Now i've had anxiety and panic attacks for a while and i can handle it pretty well, usually. When I feel like im going to get a bad attack I take a Zanax that my family doctor prescribed me. But for the last two days i've had these bad anxiety attacks when i'm asleep. It happens whithing the first two hours of sleep and I wake up scared and that feeling stays with me for a while. The anxiety is centered around me getting a fatal disease, if that makes any sense.
I guess I seemed to have noticed it while on the paxil, but I think it may just be due to overall anxiety. I can really relate to spilling a lot of coffee.
A lot of these feelings and fears are common to anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder can cause physical tension as well as sometimes feeling detached from reality. It would be worthwhile to speak to someone such as a family member or if you don't feel comfortable speaking to them a counselor and obtain a referral to a psychologist so you could discuss these concerns with them and they could help you.
I can tell you this. I have been having severe to mild panick attacks since January. I twitch all over. I have had a normal MRI of my C-spine, brain and normal blood work and a very normal neurological exam. I thought I had ALS for sure and maybe MS but the neuro said I have neither. He said my twitching was from my anxiety. I was convinced also that my right leg and arm were weak and he said even though they felt that way my muscle strength was excellent for a woman who only walks for exercise.
Yeah I'll look into seeing one but can anxiety be the root of all this and the meds seem too work I have no heartburn just belching I'm in shape I guess I'll wait too see my endoscopy results if they come back fine then it's probably a anxiety symptoms or a pinched nerve but I notice when I think about it it gets worse I'm currently going to therapy also
He first tried xanax with me - but that XR form put me to sleep. For some of us, apparently, amxiety can be or appears to be - permament. Lexapro also may help - if anxiety related. Try the Klonopin generic in .25 tablets twice a day; see if it helps; also, 10 mg of Lexapro might help. It works for me - but all people are different; as are all Dr's. It takes a while to find a good one. Also, teaching hospitals might be helpful - if one is located near you? Search the web for trials?
I too am on an antibiotic for UTI but i'm not so sure the "antibiotic" itself will cause the anxiety. This would be something you should talk to your GP about. I have anxiety that comes and goes and i too start feeling really sick when i go to leave my house, shaking, nausea, lightheaded, ect...i've had anxiety on and off since my teens but never this bad so i too am looking for some advice and talking to my dr about it.
I am just curious but someone posted about a Doctor dieing from cardiac arrest from anxiety.I am just curious can that really happen can you really die from cardiac arrest in anxiety..Can someone answer that for me and let me know..I have been checked for a cat scan, blood test, and a EKG so i am just curious if i should get checked for other things and just to make sure there isnt anything wrong bad..When becomes to something like SCA that freaks me out..
You will know what they are,but wont understand them when heart attacks happen to you.No easy explanation,but be sensible and open minded and you will know when it' happens.
She told me today that she had changed her diagnoses to anxiety disorder with panic attacks. Now, after multiple hours of researching, I've convinced myself that I have schizophrenia. I don't have hallunations, but I believe that I'm delusional. (Clearly I am if I believed that I had various rare, fatal diseases.) I feel numb sometimes. My memory is decreasing, and it feels like it's decreasing faster. My motivations is declining quickly.
Johns Wort or 5-HTP with a SSRI or any other chemical anti-d as it could cause a serious reaction called serotoin syndrome which can be fatal, so be clear about what you want to do. Which ever way to go please do get yourself into therapy and also think about starting some relaxation exercise class or buy some meditation/relaxation cd's to help you relax yourself. Download them onto a MP3 or ipod and listen to them on your way to school or in breaks to help keep your anxiety to a minimum.
Yes, anxiety/panic attacks can also be caused by a chemical imbalance, physical illness i.e. low blood sugar, high blood pressure causing the heart to palpitate and therefore can send a person into anxiety. But most of the time there is no known cause, and each individual has to decide and try what is best for them.
I've had Anxiety and Panic attacks for 20 years (since age 12). About 5 years ago I had an "episode" I get visual disturbances followed by numbness in face and extremities. When I speak I sound drunk. I'm "out of it" for hours and get extremely tired. As you can imagine I've had a million tests, first it was a stroke (TIA), Then M.S., then ocular migraines, then seizure disorder. After my last normal EEG. My neurologist suggested maybe this was a new anxiety symptom.
If the mind is pre-occupied with danger, both body and mind are deprived of attention (for want of a better word) and a cluster of mental and physical symptons can develop, palpitations, tremours, disturbing thoughts or impulses, senses affected, tingling soles or fingers, numbness, depression, feelings of overwhelmness, unreality, childhood memories, low self esteem or worthlessness Anxiety symptons can be slow to subside.
I'm not a doctor, but I have a lot of experience with certified anxiety/panic attacks, as well as nicely-documented PVCs, so I'll give you my non-medical opinion. No matter how cr*ppy your heart rhythm is, can you do your ordinary, daily stuff? That is, can you walk around, do chores, go upstairs, work out or run, and can you do all this without literally fainting out cold, or truly having to lie down because you simply cannot do anything else?
cant talk to anyone ,because no one takes me seriously,i have kids to take care that is my main fear that I ll dye my question is is this anxiety or can be any thing ? .thanks everyone for reading.
I think it's unwise for anyone to diagnose themselves with anything bc (1) you don't have the appropriate knowledge, training, and skills to do so, (2) self-diagnosing can be anxiety inducing. I mean, you can stress yourself and throw yourself into an anxious frenzy for no reason. If a physician and or/ mental health professional has not given any indication of what you've diagnosed yourself with, then don't stress yourself over it. It just means you're creating unnecessary worry.
wow cori after seeing how much wheight u loss im not to scared about mine no more the only thing that i need to rule out any illnes is a colonoscopy and a endoscopy and i think ill be more accepting of the fact that this all can be anxiety and defienaly open to getting therapy i think i can overcome this i just dont whant to take any drugs i dont whant to get side effects or have to depend on them to be calm and stable nad yes weed is no good for me either one puff for me and is if i cant feel m
Hey I feel for ya - I am 43 now and I remember being your age like it was yesterday. It was the most difficult time of my life. I had the same issues as you, I suffered from bad anxiety which lead to daily panic attacks which then made me depressed and ultimately suicidal. I ended up quitting school and then going back - it was a constant struggle. It is painful to even think about.
I then joined a programme called SMART Recovery, which is basically a group of people recovering from some sort of addiction (not just alcohol) where I realised that actually I was not the only person in the world who suffered from panic attacks and anxiety/stress and had been self medicating for the last 15 years. Believe me it was a revelation when I listened to other people talking about anxiety and I could say, yes I know what that feels like.
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it's only a day away. Then...if anxiety seems to be the problem....you can start dealing with it head on. And, yes...you are absolutely not alone....what you describe is near the top of the list of anxiety symptoms/concerns. Keep us in the loop and let us know how the doc appt goes on Thurs. If this is anxiety...we'll help you through it along with your doc/therapist..... Good luck!!!
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