Anxiety attacks vs panic attacks

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Avatar n tn I believe that if I can resolve this problem my anxiety and panic attacks will go away. Just point me in the right direction.
Avatar f tn I do very well with Celexa, but if I want complete relief from panic/anxiety attacks, I have to take a low dose of Klonopin 2 times per day. I take less Klonopin now than I did two years ago. I wish I were one of the people who could just take an SSRI, but I'm not. This is only my experience. When comparing Xanax to Klonopin, I think it is a proven fact that Klonopin is the better drug for long-term use. I don't believe that that is just an opinion.
Avatar n tn Panic attacks can lead you to THINK you are having a heart attack. Panic never killed anybody. Just keep telling yourself this. Believe me, I spent THOUSANDS of dollars in Dec. and Jan. doing the EKGs, chest x-rays, echo dopplars, holtor monitors, etc. etc. all to show that my heart is totally healthy.
Avatar n tn The physician's assistant changed him to Klonopin 0.5 mg bid. He is not achieving relief from his panic attacks. His recent push to obtain better control came after an ER visit last week at which time he had the bluest/grayest hands that you have ever seen. He was started on Nifedipine 10 mg bid and this gave him some hope that his panic attacks could be controlled as he felt a little better. Please advise.
Avatar f tn I basically lost it and started to suffer from anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Very random. I had every sympton known to man. Went to the ER. Had 3 EKG's, been to 2 eye doctors, blood work, CAT scan, **** tests.. nothing. I was obsessed. I started taking zoloft and within 3 weeks, every sympton I had vanished. I have never had a panic attack since the first day of zoloft. I get side effects sometimes but I dont sweat them. I would be like you were I had those thoughts man.
689327 tn?1240232764 I have been on xanax for as long as I can remember, without I have the worse anxiety attacks on a daily basis, The anxiety is so bad I don't want to get out of bed socialize or leave the house, with the xanax I am able to live a normal life, I don't want to be by myself and have no life.
Avatar m tn D) who had never experienced anything related to anxiety or panic attacks ever in my life. I've always been a laid back, easy-going individual. Last May, after a weekend of beer pong and partying, I woke up on the following Monday and instantly felt dizzy and out of breath, like I was going to pass out or fall over. I didn't know what it was. I thought maybe I had hit my head during the previous weekend's festivities.
6579347 tn?1388505968 dizziness, weakness, shakes, nausea, hot/cold flashes - the works. I do NOT need puppy advise - I've had plenty of that. I've made the decision to rehome her, which has been hard. One of my challenges with this illness is that my dad and sister just don't get it that it's a real illness. So, in this instance, they don't understand what my problem is - in their words, it's just a puppy. Which makes it worse for me. They're not wrong.
Avatar n tn These ordeals are the very type of things that would TRIGGER MY panic attacks, so I've had bouts of them on top of it. Therefore, since I get panic attacks...I am not going to be able to get the cause treated, just what seems apparent, so I'm just told to deal with the panic despite the evidence of reflux. unless the over-the-counter prilosec starts doing something (8 days of it).
Avatar n tn Anxiety attacks and panic attacks are the same thing with different names. The reason for them can be from many social anxiety, agoraphobia, OCD, Post-traumatic stress..etc.
Avatar f tn I'm just not sure how to treat my panic. I used to have anxiety attacks...aweful aweful. Today, my anxiety has returned, no attacks, but a few episodes of panic. They go away but make me hyperventilate. That isn't fun because I have asthma. Anyways, has anyone felt the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack? Are they treated the same? Man this is confusing. I'm in college and a few times I've had my panic attacks.
Avatar n tn There are so many theories on panic attacks, anxiety, it's amazing when you start to research it. And, I did later on have panic attacks, but I know what you are describing, and that is different, and that is also what I had years before any panic attacks. You would think now, with my twitching problem, that I would be able to relate my experiences in the past with now, and try to relax about it.
Avatar n tn I have been seeing a good theropist off and on for a few years for depression and anxiety. My preference has always been to not take medication. Recently I've started having panic attacks here and there (elevators, escalators, driving over bridges). In addition, my irritability has gotten much worse. My therapist suggested that it may be time to try some medication, and sent me to a prescribing Dr. He prescribed Paxil.
Avatar f tn Now, to your question. Anxiety is to babbling brook as panic is to FLOOD! Anxiety -as a disorder- is a gnawing sense of uneasiness or nervousness that occupies the emotional background more or less constantly and keeps us from taking part in activities, or attempting to meet new challenges we might otherwise freely take on, even with the possible out come of results we don't want.
Avatar m tn A panic attack will stop, eventually. If you are having a heart attack the pain will stay. I have had severe anxiety for many years and also had a heart attack a year ago. Believe me, you would know the difference.
Avatar f tn In the past, I've confused my SVT with anxiety or panic attacks. Whenever I get really anxious, I constantly fear I will go into SVT and have to go to the ER. I hate when you have to get the shot of adenosine in the ER :( I've also never had panic attacks prior to being diagnosed with SVT. So me knowing I have SVT causes me anxiety and then leads to a panic attack. Any insight on this matter? Maybe on how to distinguish between the two? How to calm down? Isn't anxiety a trigger of SVT?
Avatar n tn hey... right now I am on Trazodone.. its just ok.. I also take xanax for when i have panic attacks.. I used to be on lexapro which i feel worked alot better.. I am gonna wait til I am off pain meds and see how i feel I may go back to it.. So sorry you anxiety level is high.. I am off to bed talk more tommorrow..
Avatar n tn i am a 38 yr old female that had to have a full hysterecotmy by the time i was 34 since that time i have had surgery for bilateral kidney stones 34 of them and 2 others for scar tissue my obgyn put me on twice the normal dose of hormones but i still have the pain, my obgyn did another surgery in Jan of 2009 for excesive scar tissue but this still has not fixed the pain, i am under alot of stress and i have experianced a few panic attacks could my chronic pain be caused by anxiety?
Avatar f tn form (a quick-dissolving formulation) for people with panic attacks. I'm not trying to contradict your therapist, but I would speak to a pharmacist about this to get more information if I were you. One thing you do want to be aware of is that if you do ever get Rxed klonopin or any other benzo.
4046749 tn?1357107596 I suffer from panic attacks and anxiety. I dnt take any medication and I never have. When I start getting anxious I get a glass of ice water and lay down in front of a fan and breath deep breaths until I am calm again. Right now I am in my first trimester.
Avatar n tn in and of itself, but the symptoms of fatigue and depression can be. I also have great anxiety with it at times and panic attacks. Prior to diagnosis, I worked for the division of prisons (mental health population), and then I worked a few years for the psych unit in the teaching hospital here. My last three years of practice before "retiring" was in long-term care (mostly terminally ill patients.
Avatar n tn I feel the exact same way as you. I don't know if I'm having mania or anxiety. I am in a panic over it. I'm also on lexapro and reading it might make symptoms worse if I have BP. I need help!!
Avatar n tn There are many drugs available, things like SSRI's and SNRI's that work miracles for anxiety. My wife had years of severe anxiety and panic attacks. A psychologist specializing in anxiety neurosis, together with a small dose of Paxil (an SSRI) helped her beat it. Today she leads a normal life, working, traveling, and enjoying the grandchildren.
Avatar m tn and it dose not work for real panic attacks, it works in 5min. if you truly have panic. Whice mite not be the case. i'm used axnax for 15yrs. and with drowel from Klon. is horrible. you'll.