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Managing a panic attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am having a hard heart beat and it is very painful
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you mention your age, height and weight?
Doctor :   Since when are you having this?
User :   19, 5'8 180 lbs
User :   about 30 minuntes now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The reason is probably a panic attack, there is nothing to worry about.
User :   and i also feel a pulse on the right side of my stomach
Doctor :   Is there any burning sensation in your stomach?
Doctor :   Do you have any other past health problems?
User :   there is no burning
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and no health problems
Doctor :   Ok
User :   It just really hurts
Doctor :   Then I suggest that you take some bland food and lie down for some time
User :   what do you mean by bland
Doctor :   Also, take deep breaths for 5-10 minutes
Doctor :   and stay calm
Doctor :   Food without any grease, spice
User :   It is kind of hard to take deep breaths when I am already having trouble breathing
Doctor :   Like plain bread or mashed potatoes or
Doctor :   milk with cereal
Doctor :   Did this happen before any time?
Doctor :   The breaths must be taken slowly and steadily.
User :   about a month ago
Doctor :   What happened then?
Doctor :   Did you use any medication then/
User :   i was told to stop drinking caffine
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i havent touched it at all
Doctor :   I suggest that you lie down quiet for some time and follow my advice and
Doctor :   if it still continues after 30 minutes, then
Doctor :   you can consider getting a check up
Doctor :   by a GP

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