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What causes constant breathing problem, dizziness, mood swings, dry heaves and stomach problem?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Mental Health
Question: So for five years I have been having bad panic attacks with no history before then I have done methamphetamine and coke before then I have tried a few different meds like matoporol, lisinopril, buspar a few anti depressants. My breathing is not what it was I constantly feel I cannot breath right and wake up unable to breath for a few seconds. I was put on an inhaler and breathing treatments due to a blow test that showed my lungs are about half what they should be, no x rays. I feel off balance all the time not really dizzy constantly dry heave and stomach problems, mood swings and irritability, feels like my nose closes and constant flem and nose drips,swelling under the tongue, and a lot of respiratory infections I cannot drive cause then I do get dizzy and short of breath and usually can't go in public for same reason. I have an appointment Thursday to renew meds so my question is what could physically be wrong that I can ask my doctor to test or what meds seems to work so that I can get back to a relatively normal life?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get done breathing test again to see for any improvement or deterioration.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should ask for these two things.
1. Repeat PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). This is to compare between new and old report and judge whether it is improving or deteriorating.
2. Long acting inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
You are at present taking only albuterol inhaler which short acting. So only this will not give proper control of respiratory symptoms.
So discuss about these two points when you meet your doctor.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 hours later
Thank you I well ask. Any suggestions on the anxiety? what they have me on now is not working.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Are you regularly taking counseling sessions?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
For anxiety, I want to know few more things.
Please let me know, are you taking regular counselling sessions?

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Yes and have tried meditation and change in diet but it's not really helping I have panic attacks numerous times daily in and out of my home
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
What are the stressors in your life?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
What are the stressors in your case?
I mean what things give you more symptoms?
Family life, personal life, professional life?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Driving and public are the main ones but I get them out of the blue like watching tv or doing simple house hold chores and activities
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
When did you last visit your psychiatrist?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
So you are having phobias.
Since how long you are suffering from this?
When did you last visit your psychiatrist?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Tuesday and another visit Monday
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Since how long you are having these symptoms?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Since how long you are having these symptoms?
Did you have disturbed childhood?
It's OK if you don't want to answer these personal questions.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
First one was 5 years ago and it's got progressively worse since it started with one or two a week and now it's daily
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
So you are having adult onset phobias.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
So you are having adult onset phobias.
And these are usually due to triggering factors.
So please let me know
1. What was the triggering factor 5 years back?
2. Did you have disturbed childhood?
3. Are you married?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
I smoked methamphetamine and freaked out seen hallucinations for three days a month later I had my first attack. Yes I had a bad childhood was beat and molested at a young age but don't remember to much of it. Yes I am married and have two children. And lost a child to brain bleeding at birth due to my wife seizing forme eclampsia
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are having so many stressors.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
So you are having many stressors.
Sorry to hear about your child.
Best treatment of your psychiatric illness is counselling sessions and drugs.
You should also apply positive attitude towards your fears.
Don't worry, you will be alright. Avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
What in your opinion is the best for anxiety I'm on buspar but not really working heard xanax and kolonopin can work good but I'm not sure which one out of many to ask about
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Klonopil is better than Xanax.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, klonopil is better than Xanax.
Have you tried any of these drugs?

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Thank you very much for answering my questions you have been a big help much appreciated hope you have a good day

No I have only tried anti depressants and buspar
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wish you good health.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Well you should discuss about starting these drugs with your psychiatrist.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Be positive and think positive.
It was nice talking to you.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Do let me know your progress .
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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