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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello,1 week ago I jumped out of bed and I thought I was having a heart attack, I drove myself to the ER and they told me it was a panic attack. Now I have anxiety, nervousness, starting to have phobias, mental confusion, faintness. It seems as though when I go outside I am having a fear of the sky, I have been an outdoorsmen for all my life, I look at the mountains and I get light headed and panic. I am 37. I have gone on extensive trips by myself and am somewhat a survivalist. It seems as though now, in one week, I had a hard time driving because I was getting bewildered at the sights around me. What do you think, I am shocked. I am going through some things that are stressfull, and life changing. I eat very healthy but may be lacking in something.
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please give me some time to read through what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having such symotoms?
User :   1 week ago
Doctor :  
have you had similar symptoms in past?
Doctor :  
were you given medications for anxiety?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
have you tried to find out the precipitating factor before these symptoms start?
Doctor :  
what other symptoms do you have?
User :   I have, and I will admit I am very stressed right now
Doctor :  
before the light headedness symptoms, did you have any ear/nose/throat infections?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
User :   the weel before i fet great
Doctor :  
i suggest you to go in for a psychological counselling
User :   i was afraid of thet
Doctor :   to figure out the reasons for these symptoms
User :   ok thnx
Doctor :  
and also help you to overcome these and put you
Doctor :  
in right treatment to be able to manage these symptoms
Doctor :   hi
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