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Episodes of breathlessness, dizziness, flashes, nausea, heart pain towards the end of the day. Cause and cure?

hello my names ohlivia and i always feel mostly tworads the end of the day that i can t breath and i get dizzy, the room flashes in and out, i feel like i m going to puke , i get really light headed and my heart feels like it s being squeezed and it hurts. it s been getting stronger lately and i actually had to go to the nurses office and lay down and even then when i tried to slow my breathing and rest it pounded and i got hot like i always do during these attacks but worse i m scared that something worse will happen and this time and i won t wake up. i tried to tell my family but they just laughed. i told them it was because of stress and i tried to explain the pain and that i ve been going through it for years, actually like 3 years after my father left me. one time i had an attack in school and got my friends worried sick. please helpha me
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. What you describe are suggestive of anxiety attacks. What i would suggest you is to undergo an ECG to rule out cardiac pathology. If normal, you would require a thorough psychiatric evaluation followed by anti-anxiety agents and psychotherapy. Yoga/meditation/breathing relaxation exercises are recommended. Hope you found the information useful.
Dr Sundar
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It seems like you are having panic attacks. If you have had a cardiological exam or an electrocardiogram and there is nothing wrong with your heart, it clearly is a case of anxiety disorder. I understand that these attacks are bothersome and are getting worse. I suggest that you practice relaxation strategies, deep breathing, yoga, pranayama, meditation, and regularly exercise physically. I think it may be appropriate to see a psychiatrist to get started on medication to prevent further attacks. I hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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