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Suggest treatment for high BP, anxiety and panic attacks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Jul-2015
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Doctor:Hi,
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
User:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:My mother age 60 is having some kind of problem
Doctor:Please explain
User:She has high BP, has history of panic attacks
User:and anxiety
Doctor:ok,
User:Today afternoon she felt her hands n feet trembling, numbess and weakness
User:now it happnd again
Doctor:Did she experience a panic attack then ?
User:I am not sure as I was not in home. We don't know how to differetiate it as panic attack
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:A thorough psychiatric examination would help to ascertain the cause for her tremors
User:Usually when she feels worried and has anxiety we go to doctor next day. After heart checkup they find nothing is wrong and tell it as panic attack
Doctor:I would recommend a visit to psychiatrist
User:Should we consult cardiologist also ?
Doctor:I dont see the need
User:We had ECG, ECHO and X-RAY in March and everything was fine then
Doctor:first get her evaluated by a psychitrist
User:She is telling also emptiness in chest when it happnd
User:but she has felt this feeling before also
User:Trembling was new
Doctor:that could be gastritis triggered by anxiety
User:yes she burped lot of gas
Doctor:I suspect her to have an severe anxiety attack
User:She was fine after 10 mins
User:from the timt it hpnd
User:now she is feeling ok
Doctor:thats ok
User:There was no problem in breathing and no pain in chest area.
Doctor:that rules out heart problems
Doctor:based on your description, i suspect anxiety only
Doctor:ascertain the same with the specialist
User:My mother has habit of over thinking things. When it hpnd in morning she was still thinking about it in evening and now it hpnd again but more severe
User:Any reason why this anxiety occurs ?
Doctor:Only a thorough counselling will help to identify the cause for such psychological problems
User:She felt similar kind of feeling worried, and fear 3 weeks before
User:Ok
Doctor:this could get progressive
Doctor:take her to the specialist at the earliest
User:Psychiatrist doctor right ?
Doctor:yes
User:Ok Thankyou
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Wish you good health
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye for now
User:bye
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