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Have breathlessness and tightness in chest. Have anxiety problem. No medication. What to do?

So I have been diagnosed with anxiety but I have never had dizziness. I've stood up a few times today and felt like the ground was moving under me. Nothing else seems like it's moving but I am just not feeling right. My pulse is normal, but I'm now getting anxious about it and having chest tightness and difficulty breathing. My legs feel weak and I'm stuttering my speech a little big but I'm completely coherent just feel dazed.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for using healthcare magic.
I have gone through your available history. Dizziness, chest pain, weakness are symptoms of depression but you should also rule out ow sugar level.
You should consult Psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and treatment. Doctor may prescribe Buspirone, or some benzodiazepines like clonazepam or antidepressant drugs having anti anxiety properties like peroxetine.
Meanwhile you can use relaxation techniques like breathing exercise for better control.
I hope you will be fine soon.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

As per your details, you are possibly having underlying anxiety disorder. For this consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. However, consult a general physician first to rule out any other medical pathology.
Following treatment strategies would be helpful-

1) Antidepressants like SSRIs (escitalopram, sertarline, paroxetine etc)
2) Antianxiety agents like clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam etc
3) Psychotherapy/ Counselling sessions
4) Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sundar Gnanavel's  Response
Thanks for your query. I would suggest an initial evaluation to rule out middle ear pathology, blood sugar and blood pressure readings for three consecutive days. If the findings are normal, i would suggest a detailed psychiatric evaluation to rule out anxiety disorder. The treatment for anxiety disorder includes:
1. Anti-anxiety medication like SSRIs
2. Psychotherapy techniques like CBT/ Cognitive behavioural therapy
Yoga, meditation and breathing relaxation exercises are likely to be beneficial. It is better to avoid caffeine containing products that exacerbate anxiety symptoms. Wish you good health.
Dr Sundar
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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